Msheireb Properties, a subsidiary of Qatar Foundation and Qatarâ€™s leading sustainable developer, for the second time in a row, has claimed an award at the National Programme for Conservation and Energy (Tarsheed).
Launched as part of Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporationâ€™s (Kahramaa) National Programme for Conservation and Energy, the Tarsheed Awardsâ€™ ceremony is held under the patronage of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani.
The ceremony on Wednesday at Qatar National Convention Centre was attended by HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani.
The objective is to motivate developers to adopt building conservation practices and encourage them to embrace energy conservation strategies that work towards Qatarâ€™s National Vision 2030.
The National Archive located at Msheireb Propertiesâ€™ flagship project, Msheireb Downtown Doha (MDD), claimed the Best Conserving Building Award in the Government category of the Tarsheed competition.
This landmark building aims to reduce energy and water waste by utilising the best technology and unique architectural language.
Receiving the award, Ali al-Kuwari, acting CEO, Msheireb Properties said: â€œWe are extremely pleased that our flagship project is being recognised and acknowledged for our commitment to sustainable urban regeneration, which shows our endeavours to support the plans of sustainable development as stated in Qatar vision 2030. Msheireb Downtown Doha is emblematic of our mission to build sustainable modern communities that change the way people think about urban living.â€
The National Archive was honoured and acknowledged for its energy and water saving features, use of non-potable water, rainwater recovery and on-site renewable energy generation. Sustainability is central to Msheireb Downtown Doha, in terms of both the conservation of natural resources and the quality of its design.
The National Archiveâ€™s energy efficient building design includes improved building envelopes of walls and windows, recessed windows, energy recovery to the outside air entering the building, optimised ventilation using carbon dioxide (CO2) detectors and a high efficiency district cooling plant.
Thicker walls and orientation enables building to benefit from the shade of adjacent buildings, which cools the local environment and reduces air-conditioning requirements. While adoption of the latest technology enables Msheireb Properties to produce renewable energy, monitor electricity use, and make the most efficient use of water. All these translate to reduced emissions, energy and water savings and minimised waste.
Winning the Best Conserving Building Award in the Government category of last yearâ€™s Tarsheed competition, the Cultural Forum building is located at MDD. With aims to have the largest concentration of gold and platinum LEED certified buildings â€“ while MDD is set to be the worldâ€™s first sustainable regeneration project.
Source: Gulf Times