UAE TRA HQ certified LEED Gold standard

TRA Dubai headquarters gets green building certification

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UAE TRA HQ certified LEED Gold standard The UAE TRA's Dubai headquarters building uses stored solar power to light the building facade at night.
By  Mark Sutton Published  March 15, 2015

The UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has announced that its Dubai headquarters building has been awarded the Gold LEED green building certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

LEED is a green building certification program that recognises best-in-class building design strategies and construction practices. It recognises only those projects that follow high environmental standards of sustainability; water and energy efficiency; optimum utilisation of materials and resources, healthy indoor environment quality, which leads to the reduction of global greenhouse gases.

"LEED certified buildings have a positive impact on the health of occupants, while also promoting renewable, clean energy. In our desire to become greener, we applied leading techniques and technologies to be able to reduce the environmental impact of greenhouse gasses globally. We encourage everyone in the UAE to take such initiatives seriously to transform the way businesses think about how buildings and communities are designed, constructed, maintained and operated across the region," said HE Saeed Al Suwaidi, TRA deputy director general for Support Services Sector.

The TRA Dubai headquarters produces 28.8 KWH per day of solar power, which is used to light the building façade at night. Along with that, 12 cubic meter per week of recycled water is produced for irrigation and other applications.

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