Msheireb townhouses Majalis awarded prestigious LEED gold green building certification

This also adds to the credentials of Msheireb Downtown Doha as the world's first sustainable downtown regeneration project

  
Msheireb townhouses Majalis awarded prestigious LEED gold green building certification

Doha, Qatar: Msheireb Properties, the national real estate developer and a subsidiary of Qatar Foundation, today announced that five townhouse Majalis at Msheireb Downtown Doha have been awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certificates, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, which is the most widely used green building rating system in the world and an international symbol of excellence.

The LEED Gold Certification awarded to the townhouses Majalis add to the existing 32 LEED Platinum and other 37 LEED Gold Certificates for buildings and projects in Msheireb Downtown Doha, making the destination with one of the highest concentrations of LEED-certified sustainable buildings. This also adds to the credentials of Msheireb Downtown Doha as the world's first sustainable downtown regeneration project.

Through design, construction and operations practices that enhance environmental and human health, LEED-certified buildings help to make the world more sustainable.

Msheireb Properties developed its 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 development 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.

Eng. Ali Al-Kuwari, Acting CEO of Msheireb Properties said: “We are honoured to be awarded the LEED Gold Certificate for our townhouses Majalis at Msheireb Downtown Doha. This is another testament to our adherence to sustainability practices, to make it a destination of choice living, working and leisure. Winning the certification further upholds our vision to lead the future trends of construction in Qatar and the region and enhances the reputation of Msheireb Downtown Doha as one of the most sustainable districts in the world.”

The five Majalis at Msheireb Downtown Doha achieved LEED Gold certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions in areas such as sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

“The LEED Gold certification for Msheireb Townhouses Majalis demonstrates green building leadership,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC. “LEED was created to make the world a better place and revolutionize our buildings and communities by providing everyone with access to healthy, green and high performing buildings. Msheireb Downtown Doha is a prime example of how the innovative work of project teams can create local solutions that contribute to making a global difference.”

Certification is proof that buildings are going above and beyond to ensure the space is constructed and operated to the highest level of sustainability. More than 106,000 commercial and institutional projects are currently participating in LEED, more than 180 countries and territories.

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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 healthy, resilient and equitable future for all through the development of green buildings, cities and communities. For more than 20 years, USGBC has been advancing green building practices through the development of LEED, the world’s most widely used green building program. With the support of thousands of members, volunteers and partners, USGBC provides robust green building education courses, a rigorous professional credentialing program, and advocates for effective public policies. It convenes an international network of green building and sustainability leaders through the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, and forward thinking programs, including the Center for Green Schools. For more information, visit www.usgbc.org and connect on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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