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.