October 30, 2017
Diwan Annex Building And Cultural Forum Awarded For Exceptional Standards In Sustainable Practices
Doha, Qatar, 30th October 2017: Msheireb Properties, Qatar’s leading sustainable developer and a subsidiary of Qatar Foundation for Education, Sciences and Community Development, bagged two coveted awards at the 2017 Qatar Sustainability Awards, held on 29th October.
Msheireb Properties’ flagship project, Msheireb Downtown Doha, was recognised for the exceptional standard of sustainability practices across Diwan Annex Building, which won for ‘Green Government Building,’ and Cultural Forum in the category of ‘Green Commercial Building.’
Qatar Sustainability Awards recognise the efforts, commitment, and contributions of individuals, institutions and organisations in furthering sustainable development and environmental protection in Qatar and beyond.
Mr. Abdulla Hassan Al-Mehshadi, CEO, Msheireb Properties, said: “Msheireb Properties is honoured to receive two awards this year, at the highly anticipated and respected Qatar Sustainability Awards. This reflects our unyielding commitment to protecting the environment and preserving natural resources. It also serves as a major win for our team of dedicated professionals who work tirelessly toward achieving the highest standard of sustainable practices, across all buildings and facilities in our projects.”
“Msheireb Downtown Doha is the first truly sustainable regeneration project from its inception and all our buildings ensure optimal consumption of water and energy. Through adopting the highest standards of sustainability practices, we hope to pave the way for other developers to follow suit and adhere to measures set by the Qatar Green Building Council. It is our goal to help Qatar realise its National Vision 2030, by taking great strides in sustainability practices within the real estate sector,” added Mr. Al-Mehshadi.
The two Msheireb Downtown Doha facilities were lauded for their use of non-potable water, considerable energy and water saving, rainwater recovery and on-site renewable energy generation. Some of the features include energy efficient building design with recessed windows, energy recovery of outside air entering the building, optimised ventilation using carbon dioxide (CO2) detectors, and a high efficiency district cooling plant.
Sustainability is central to Msheireb Downtown Doha’s conservation of natural resources and quality of design. The building designs include thicker walls and orientation, which enables them to benefit from the shade of adjacent buildings, provides natural cooling and reduces the need for air-conditioning. Furthermore, the adoption of the latest, cutting-edge technology enables Msheireb Properties to produce renewable energy, monitor electricity use, and make the most efficient use of water, all of which translate to reduced emissions, energy and water usage, and waste production.