Dubai receives Platinum Rating in LEED for Cities

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al  Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, said that Dubai’s rapid growth in  various vital sectors has been guided by the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

Sheikh Mohammed’s directives to incorporate sustainable development strategies in plans for the future have led to great progress in the clean energy sector, he said. Sheikh Hamdan expressed happiness that Dubai has received the Platinum Rating in the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for Cities certification awarded by the US Green Building Council (USGBC). This makes Dubai the first city in the Arab world and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to receive this prestigious certification.

Sheikh Hamdan further said that Dubai aims to consolidate its position as a global hub for sustainable development. The city is undertaking a range of sustainable projects including the world’s biggest concentrated solar power project and the world’s tallest solar tower, he added.

The announcement was made by Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), in the presence of Abdulla Al Basti, Secretary General of The Executive Council of Dubai; Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and DirectorGeneral of Dubai Health Authority (DHA); Mattar Al  Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA); Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police; Dawood Al Hajiri, Director-General of Dubai Municipality, Ahmed Buti Al Mehairbi, Secretary General of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy; Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO of the US Green Building Council, and Brigadier Abdulla Hussain Ali Khan, Director General of the Department of Services and Supplies at Dubai Police.

Al Tayer said that this new achievement comes in line with the directives of the UAE’s wise leadership, and contributes to achieving the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to build a green economy in the UAE under the theme ‘A Green Economy for Sustainable Development’; and the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which aims to make Dubai a global centre for clean energy and green economy; and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030