Doha wins more awards for sustainability

Atelier Ten are working on Phase III of the Downtown Doha urban regeneration project with Msheireb Properties, Qatar’s leading sustainable real estate developer. Msheireb Properties have won the awards for Sustainable Project of the Year and Sustainability Initiative of the Year Award during a celebratory evening at the Construction Week Qatar 2013 Awards in Doha.

Msheireb Downtown Doha is a “winning initiative that will make a positive contribution to the advance of environmental considerations in construction, while also demonstrating clear practical applications”.

Sustainability is central to the Msheireb Downtown Doha project and sustainable principles have been fully integrated into its design: the preservation of existing heritage sites, the use of natural light and ventilation, the installation of photovoltaic solar panels and the efficient use of water and electricity. By using these methods, Msheireb Properties is aiming to reduce energy consumption in Msheireb Downtown Doha by 32% once the project is complete.

Msheireb Downtown Doha is targeting an average Gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building certifications for all buildings within the development thus making Msheireb Downtown the project with the highest concentration of LEED certified buildings in the world.

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