Dubai RTA’s Route 2020 Metro stations bags LEED Gold Certification

October 18, 2021

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has been awarded ‘LEED Gold Certification’ for all the seven stations of Route 2020, the dedicated Dubai Metro line to Expo 2020 Dubai.

It was awarded under the rating system ‘LEED V4 BD+C’ following the US Green Buildings Council (USGBC), which is the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) programme.

Abdul Redha Abu Al Hasan, Executive Director, Rail Planning and Projects Developments at RTA’s Rail Agency, said “The USGBC had confirmed that RTA is the first in the world to have the largest number of LEED v4 BD+C: NC certified Transit projects. This achievement reflects RTA’s standing commitment to leadership and excellence in delivering Route 2020 project for the region and the world at large.” He noted that the RTA is keen to use cutting-edge technologies and implement green building technologies, as part of its endeavor to nurture a more sustainable urban environment, save costs and preserve resources.

Reasons for the award

This achievement can be attributed to choosing the most appropriate locations for stations and executing strategies to reduce the consumption of power and water. These solutions also aim to curb carbon emissions using suitable and recyclable building materials that reduce construction waste.

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