Msheireb Properties receives sustainability award for outstanding commitment to advancing green building

2021 USGBC Leadership Award recipients were honored virtually during Live event

  
Msheireb Properties receives sustainability award for outstanding commitment to advancing green building

Doha: Msheireb Properties, Qatar's leading sustainable property developer, received the 2021 USGBC Middle East Leadership Award from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), appreciating the company’s Outstanding Commitment to Advancing Green Building for its flagship project Msheireb Downtown Doha, the world's first sustainable downtown regeneration project.

As the only winner for this award from Qatar, the prestigious award marks a new milestone achievement for Msheireb Properties joining an impressive slate of awardees that include organizations, projects and individuals around the world who are using green building and sustainable practices to improve the quality of life for those around them. This year's recipients were recognized at the USGBC Leadership Awards Ceremony that took place recently during the inaugural USGBC Live virtual event.

"Following a difficult year, it is truly inspiring to recognize our green building leaders that have continued their commitment to green building and sustainable communities while adapting to the changing environments around us," said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC. "The 2021 USGBC Leadership Award awardees have improved our world through the power of green building and it is their contributions and work that have helped our communities stay safe and healthy."

Msheireb Properties, the national real estate developer and a subsidiary of Qatar Foundation, developed the flagship project Msheireb Downtown Doha as one of the smartest and most sustainable city districts in the world. With all Gold or Platinum LEED-certified buildings, the district adheres to the highest standards in green building and smart services. Msheireb Properties aims to enrich and enhance people's lives by building the most sustainable and smartest city that is an ideal destination for living, leisure, and business.

Ali Al Kuwari, Acting CEO Msheireb Properties, said: "We are proud to receive such a prestigious award and be recognized by one of the most prominent sustainability organisations in the world. It is another milestone in our successful journey, demonstrating our vision to be the leading developer of sustainable cities in Qatar and the region. We thank the U.S. Green Building Council for their effort and are confident that such recognitions will inspire more companies to follow their standards".

The 2021 USGBC Leadership Award recipients represent some of the best of USGBC's 10,000 member organizations, a network of committed professionals with more than 106,000 LEED commercial projects in more than 180 countries and territories around the world. The efforts of the awardees stand out as exceptional examples of sustainability leadership among a strong and growing network of projects, companies and individuals.

About Msheireb Properties

A national real estate development company and a subsidiary of Qatar Foundation established as a commercial venture to support the foundation in achieving the Qatar National Vision 2030. The company aims to enrich people’s lives and improve the overall quality of how they live, work and thrive by creating modern, innovative, and authentic developments.

Msheireb Properties partnered with industry leaders and experts in order to align the architectural lessons of the past with the latest in eco-friendly technologies, in order to employ a new approach to urban planning; one that combines traditional methods and modern technology to preserve the environment as well as the cultural identity of Qatar.

An emerging leader in sustainable development, Msheireb Properties’ new language is used to create buildings of a shared DNA, reviving local heritage and culture through a unified architectural idiom.

Its signature project, Msheireb Downtown Doha, is developing a blueprint for sustainable urban regeneration.

Msheireb Properties received ISO certification from the British Standards Institution for quality (ISO 9001:2015), environmental performance (ISO 14001:2015), occupational health and safety (BS OHSAS 18001:2007), and Risk Management Standard (ISO 31000:2009).

About Msheireb Downtown Doha

Qatar’s latest sustainable and walkable city district and destination for living, leisure, and business. Located in a prime location, it offers retail, commercial, residential and civic services, that will make Msheireb once more the heart of Doha.

Msheireb Downtown Doha is, also, the world’s first fully-built SMART and sustainable city district. With all buildings either Gold or Platinum LEED-certified, the district adheres to the highest standards in green building and SMART services. It revives the old commercial centre at the heart of the capital city, aiming to reverse the western pattern of urban development and to substitute it with walkable, friendly neighbourhoods. Blending the best of Qatar’s architectural heritage with modern design, Msheireb Downtown Doha is the new social hub– a place where it is enjoyable to live, work, shop, visit, and spend time with family and friends.

Msheireb Downtown Doha is home for Msheireb Museums, the first residential Mandarin Oriental Hotel in the Middle East, Al Wadi Hotel -MGallery by AccorHotels, Park Hyatt Hotel, Boutique Hotel, and Barahat Msheireb- the biggest open-air covered pedestrian square in the region. The district also has 800 modern fully-furnished residential units for rent, in addition to a range of mixed-use and commercial buildings that offer a wide array of retail and business services for the people of Qatar. 

About the U.S. Green Building Council

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, an international network of local community leaders, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, the Center for Green Schools and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. For more information, visit usgbc.org and connect on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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