This week DIFC Gate Avenue was awarded the prestigious LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification from the US Green Building Council. Not only is this RMJM Dubai’s first commercial development to achieve LEED accreditation, it is also the first retail and leisure development in the Middle East region to achieve a LEED Gold certification. The achievement reflects both DIFC and RMJM’s commitment to sustainability and green infrastructure.
The LEED Gold certification was awarded after the project was assessed as successfully fulfilling the requirements across nine measurements for green building excellence, from integrative design and human health to material use. Gate Avenue met LEED’s high standards across every category, indicative of the care and consideration given to the project’s design.
Other iconic RMJM projects that achieved LEED certification include Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore which received a GreenMark Platinum award. The Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Singapore achieved GreenMark Gold and Dubai Tower in Qatar, UAE received a LEED Gold award.
Gate Avenue perfectly demonstrates what sustainable design offers to clients. Energy savings, operational efficiency and reduced maintenance, are the cherries on top of a development that embraces the health and productivity of its end-users.