Majid Al Futtaim’s City Centres Bahrain, Deira, Muscat receive LEED Platinum Certifications


December 7, 2023 | By RetailME Bureau

Majid Al Futtaim’s City Centres Bahrain, Deira, Muscat receive LEED Platinum Certifications

Three of Majid Al Futtaim’s shopping malls in the region have been awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification. This is the highest level of certification in the LEED green building rating system – the world’s most widely used green building rating system.

The LEED Platinum Certification for City Centre Bahrain (total score of 84 points), City Centre Deira (83 points) and City Centre Muscat (82 points) have been awarded for Operations and Maintenance for Existing Buildings (LEED O+M: Existing Buildings) category. This brings the total number of LEED-certified Majid Al Futtaim malls in the region to 20. In addition, My City Centre Masdar has already achieved Abu Dhabi’s Estidama Three Pearl rating. The latest LEED Platinum Certifications follow Mall of the Emirates being honoured with the same award earlier this year.

Commenting on the LEED Platinum Certifications, Khalifa Bin Braik, CEO of Majid Al Futtaim – Asset Management said, “As the UAE welcomes the world for COP28, at Majid Al Futtaim, we believe it is our duty to help protect our environment for the future. As the first company in the MENA region to adopt a group level net positive strategy and one of the first companies in the world to sign up to the World Green Building Council Net Zero Building Commitment, sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. These highest-level LEED certifications reaffirm our commitment to providing a responsible and sustainable shopping experience for all our mall customers. We are confident that our efforts will guide our community, customers and business partners to eco-friendly solutions and pathways that are good for both people and the planet.”

Several sustainable practices implemented by Majid Al Futtaim contributed to achieving LEED Platinum status for the malls. These include a clear focus on water efficiency such as the installation of high-efficiency toilet fixtures across all malls, effectively reducing water consumption and convenient access to public transportation, leading to elevated points in the location and transportation credit.

Other industry practices implemented include effective waste management strategies such as waste reduction and segregation positively impacting the waste performance credit, efficient lighting systems and the ongoing HVAC optimisation to earn higher points in the Energy and Atmosphere category.

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