Msheireb Station Received Green Building Certifications

Msheireb Station has been awarded two prestigious green building certifications: LEED Gold and GSAS 5 stars.

Msheireb Station was awarded these sustainability certificates for implementing strategies in sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, cultural and economic value and innovation in design, according to Consolidated Contractors Company.

In another major achievement, Doha Metro crossed 10 million passenger mark last week. Doha Metro has become hugely popular among residents as all the major tourist and public places can now be reached by Doha Metro trains.

Now, Residents can use Doha Metro services for a longer duration on Thursday and Friday, as Qatar Rail has extended service hours for Thursdays and Fridays.

Msheireb Station is one of the world’s biggest metro stations and a major interchange for Doha Metro’s Red Line, Green Line, and Gold Line. Msheireb Station is constructed by Consolidated Contractors Company.

The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building program, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is the preeminent program for the design, construction, maintenance and operations of high-performance green buildings.

The Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) is the first performance-based system in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, developed for rating green buildings and infrastructures.

The dual Green Building certification awarded to Msheireb Station: GSAS 5 Stars (in design and build under railways scheme) and LEED Gold (LEED 2009 for new construction) is a significant milestone as the subway station has achieved the highest GSAS rate for a non-residential building in Qatar and becomes the first LEED Gold underground metro station in the world.

The advanced Green Building targets, the jobsite’s inner-city position, along with the project’s complex structural design placed high demands on the execution of the construction work. CCC’s project teams providing management, technical, and construction expertise ensured that the ambitious infrastructure project met CCC’s high standards of excellence, said the company.

Source: The Peninsula

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