Msheireb Properties, Qatar’s leading sustainable developer and a subsidiary of Qatar Foundation for Education, Sciences and Community Development, received a milestone award at the 2020 Qatar Sustainability Awards.
Msheireb Properties Headquarters building, located at Msheireb Downtown Doha, was recognised for the exceptional standard of sustainability practices and received the “Green Office Building Award”.
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.
“Msheireb Properties is honoured to receive this award at the highly respected Qatar Sustainability Awards. The ‘Green Office Building Award’ recognizes our headquarters for the building’s sustainable features in Msheireb Downtown Doha, the smartest and most sustainable fully-built city district in the world. This award reaffirms our ongoing strategy to protecting the environment and preserving natural resources,” Msheireb Properties acting CEO Ali al-Kuwari said in a press statement.
The “Green Office Building Award” for Msheireb Properties Headquarters building located at Msheireb Downtown Doha is recognised for 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.
“Msheireb Downtown Doha is the first truly sustainable regeneration project from its inception and all our buildings ensure optimal consumption of water and energy. It is our goal to help Qatar realise its National Vision 2030, by taking great strides in sustainability practices within the real estate sector,” Msheireb Properties’ Design and Deliver y acting chief officer Mohamed al-Buainain said.
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.