Msheireb Properties organised special tours recently to highlight its sustainability features on the sidelines of the 2023 Earthna Summit, recently hosted at Msheireb Downtown Doha (MDD).
The Msheireb tram enabled visitors to learn first-hand about the sustainability elements of the city and its facilities, as well as the city’s key landmarks. The tram has won many awards, including the Global Light Rail Awards 2020, for adopting a zero-carbon sustainability approach.
Msheireb tram offers free services in the MDD throughout the day, with an average of one trip every 12 minutes.
MDD, a fully sustainable city, has one of the highest concentrations of gold or Platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified sustainable buildings in the world.
Some of the inspiring features in MDD include the orientation of the streets to capture the cool breeze from the Arabian Gulf and shade most pedestrian routes from the hot sun. Buildings are massed uniquely to shade one another, and light-coloured to reduce cooling requirements.
The city is also designed to reduce at least 30% of its total energy consumption, through enhanced building envelopes of walls and windows, recessed windows, energy recovery to the outside air entering the building, and a high-efficiency district cooling plant.
MDD relies on solar energy produced through photovoltaic solar panels and solar hot water panels on rooftops. Over 6,400 rooftop solar panels have been installed to provide onsite energy generation and 1,400 solar panels to secure hot water.
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