Dubai Airports achieves LEED gold standard

Dubai Airports

Dubai Airports has been awarded gold standard according to the requirements of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for the operation and maintenance of existing buildings of the air traffic control facility at Dubai World Central (DWC).

Spanning 19,880m2 at Dubai’s second airport, the facility achieved a LEED score of 68, automatically placing it in the Gold category.

LEED is the internationally accepted certification for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

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The performance assessment focused on five categories – sustainability, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality and innovation in operations and regional priority.

The LEED programme ensures each of the operations are carried out sensibly and appropriately, as well as sustainably.

Vice president, Engineering Services, Dubai Airports, Omar Binadai stated: “Due to the unique challenges presented by the functionality of an ATC tower, particularly the requirement for large reflective glass surfaces, very few globally have achieved the gold standard.

“We are pleased to have achieved this rating and thankful for the close cooperation of Dubai Air Navigation Services (DANS) and Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP). Managing efficient and environmental-friendly buildings is in line with Dubai Airports’ commitment to grow and manage our business in a sustainable manner and to limit our carbon footprint,” he added.