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Damac Lagoons earns UAE's first LEED Platinum pre-certification

DUBAI, December 6, 2023

Dubai-based Damac Properties has announced that  its Damac Lagoons project has been named the UAE’s first pre-certified Leed Platinum community development under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Cities and Communities Rating System, coinciding with the country’s Year of Sustainability initiative and COP28. 
 
The mega-development, which is currently under construction, will feature townhouses and villas in a Mediterranean-inspired community surrounded by azure blue lagoons, white sandy beaches, and tropical islands.
 
Underlining Damac’s deep-rooted commitment to embedding sustainability throughout its operations, the Damac Lagoons community seeks to redefine urban living with its human-centric, environment-first design approach as well as its sustainable and socially responsible practices and features, said the developer.
 
It is themed around eight key sustainability principles of circular economy, rich biodiversity, low emissions, resource efficiency, sustainable mobility, smart city, diversity and equality, and health and wellbeing. 
 
Land optimisation, water and energy efficiency, waste diversion and management, and recycling are at the heart of the project’s sustainability philosophy, it added.
 
On the key achievement, Mohammed Tahaineh, General Manager of Projects, said: "As a leading force that is invested in shaping the Middle East's luxury real estate market, we at Damac have a responsibility to be at the forefront of sustainability efforts in the industry."
 
"In keeping with this, we have nurtured a commitment to embracing sustainability across all aspects of our business and contributing to a better and greener future through our various developments," he noted.
 
According to him, this low-carbon Damac Lagoons community features a biophilic design that incorporates eco-friendly materials, energy-efficient solar-powered infrastructure, green and blue communal spaces, biodiversity, aqua farming, restorative spaces, as well as wellness routes, facilities, and activities. 
 
It also includes recycled and treated wastewater networks to achieve 100 percent water savings, smart waste management systems, and an on-demand e-fleet that connects and transports residents and visitors across the development and the city.
 
"At Damac Lagoons, our vision is to enable our valued customers to have a home that is in harmony with the environment, within a community that offers a high-luxury beach lifestyle for those seeking a tropical vacation getaway right at their doorstep," remarked Tahaineh. 
 
"We have paid great attention to the project’s overall environmental footprint and impact to deliver a resource-efficient development that is well-designed, constructed, and operated. We are thrilled that Damac Lagoons is the first to have the Leed Platinum pre-certification for communities in the UAE within this Year of Sustainability," he added.-TradeArabia News Service



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