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Doha Metro station wins top green certifications


Msheireb Station, part of the Doha Metro subway, has been awarded two prestigious Green Building certifications: LEED Gold and GSAS 5 stars.

Constructed by Greece-based Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC), 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) green building programme, 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.

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.

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.

CCC is a global leader in the engineering and construction industry. Established in 1952 and operating worldwide, the company has provided more than 67 years of project management, engineering, procurement and construction services to the industry, is currently engaged in 45 ongoing projects globally, and employs around 140,000 people internationally. – TradeArabia News Service

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