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Dubai Airports awarded gold standard for air traffic control facility at DWC

Posted 20 July 2017 · Add Comment

Dubai Airports has been awarded gold standard according to the requirements of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for the operation and maintenance of existing buildings of the air traffic control facility at Dubai World Central (DWC).

The facility, which is spread across 19,880 square metres at Dubai’s second airport, consisting of the control tower, technical block and surrounding grounds, achieved a LEED score of 68, placing it solidly in the Gold category, which starts from 60 points. The Gold certification was recently awarded by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

The facility was assessed on its performance in five categories including sustainability, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality and innovation in operations and regional priority. The LEED programme aims to make sure everything being done is sensible and appropriate for the building, as well as being sustainable.

During the study, it was found that the building is currently using 40 per cent less water than the LEED baseline and 100 per cent of irrigation is being done with treated water. High scores were also given by virtue of a sustainable purchasing policy for maintenance and operations consumables and durable goods in the form of electric and IT equipment, furniture, cleaning products and materials. 

“Due to the unique challenges presented by the functionality of an ATC tower, particularly the requirement for large reflective glass surfaces, very few globally have achieved the gold standard,” said Omar Binadai, Vice President, Engineering Services at Dubai Airports.  “We are pleased to have achieved this rating and thankful for the close cooperation of Dubai Air Navigation Services (DANS) and Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP). Managing efficient and environmental-friendly buildings is in line with Dubai Airports’ commitment to grow and manage our business in a sustainable manner and to limit our carbon footprint.” 

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