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KAFD receive renowned LEED Platinum Certification

Accreditation from the world’s leading green building authority

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KAFD receive renowned LEED Platinum Certification

KAFD has received LEED-ND Stage 2 Platinum certification, becoming the largest mixed-use financial centre to achieve the highest possible accreditation from the world’s leading green building authority. LEED is an internationally recognized designation that indicates a building or community was designed and built to be environmentally friendly to promote a higher quality of life. This certification confirms KAFD as a global centre for excellence in sustainability at every level – from its green building credentials to its robust public transport facilities and walkable infrastructure.

KAFD has sustainability built into the core of its infrastructure. Its energy-efficient building initiatives include District Cooling Plants that help reduce the energy consumption required for cooling; use of LED street lights instead of conventional lighting; and install renewable energy sources such as solar panels in several of its towers.

KAFD is also equipped with a site-wide automated waste collection system that collects and segregates recyclable waste, eliminating garbage trucks on KAFD streets and reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

KAFD’s innovative design includes the Wadi, a shaded pedestrian walkway that sits 5.5 meters below street level to provide a naturally cooler airflow to encourage walkability. Additionally, most of KAFD’s internal access roads are paved with concrete with a high Solar Reflective Index (SRI) value – reducing the “heat island effect” and supporting cooler temperatures throughout the development.

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, is a building certification process developed by the non-profit U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED certification is official recognition for projects that comply with the LEED rating systems’ requirements as created and maintained by the USGBC.

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