LEED consultant named for major Doha project
Doha, July 4, 2011
Msheireb Properties (formerly Dohaland) has appointes Interface Engineering and Green Building Services as site-wide LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) consultant for its signature project in downtown Doha.
The world’s first sustainable downtown regeneration project, Msheireb, uses an original Qatari architectural language and aims to achieve one of the highest concentrations of LEED certified buildings in the world. LEED is the internationally recognised building certification system developed by the US Green Building Council.
The Interface Global and Green Building Services team was selected from a field of highly qualified applicants for the breadth of its expertise and its commitment to sustainable practices. Collectively the team has certified 352 LEED buildings of all building types around the world with another 275 LEED registered projects under development, said a statement.
More than 100 buildings within the Msheireb project will aim for an average LEED Gold rating, with several buildings targeting LEED Platinum. The master plan of the entire 31 hectare (76 acres) mixed-use site will be certified as a sustainable community.
Eng. Issa M Al Mohannadi, CEO of Msheireb Properties, said: “Sustainable development is a long-term investment in our nation’s future and reflects Qatar’s Vision 2030. This appointment will ensure our development meets the highest environmental design standards.”
The Msheireb project will transform a 31-hectare site at the centre of Qatar’s capital city, recreating a way of living that is rooted in Qatari culture, attracting residents back to the city centre.
The mixed-use development will comprise commercial and residential properties as well as retail, cultural and entertainment areas.
Interface Global and Green Building Services has been appointed to develop a site-wide framework and to implement individual building strategies with architects for all buildings to achieve LEED certification.
The team aims to have the entire Msheireb project certified as a sustainable neighbourhood.
Interface Global and Green Building Services will act as the commissioning authority to achieve the Fundamental and Enhanced Commissioning LEED requirements laid down by the US Green Building Council for all buildings and district cooling plants. – TradeArabia News Service