Doha Metro ... dual green building accolades.

Doha Metro ... dual green building accolades.

CCC’s metro station gets green certifications

February 2020

Msheireb Station, part of the Doha Metro subway which was constructed by Greece-based Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC), has been awarded two prestigious Green Building certifications: LEED Gold and GSAS 5 stars.

Msheireb Station is one of the world’s biggest metro stations and a major interchange where all three Doha Metro lines (Red, Green and Gold) will connect.

The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), developed by the US Green Building Council (USGBC), is the pre-eminent programme 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 certifications 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, says CCC.

Msheireb Station was awarded these certificates for implementing strategies in sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, cultural and economic value and innovation in design, it adds.

“CCC’s project teams providing management, technical, and construction expertise ensured that the ambitious infrastructure project met CCC’s high standards of excellence,” says a spokesman for the contractor.  

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