Today, with the earth’s natural resources at risk of overexploitation, the need for conservation has deepened more than ever. Looking for a solution that allows development without harm to the immediate environment or taking away from the resources of future generations, sustainable development has emerged as a guiding philosophy.
As a country that has undergone massive infrastructure changes in the last few decades, Qatar today encourages practices that reduce waste and improve long-term sustainability. The Environmental Sustainability Strategy (ESS) 2017 – 2022, the Gulf Organisation for Research and Development (GORD), and the Qatar Sustainability Assessment System (QSAS) are, for instance, part of these national efforts to promote sustainability.
In the real estate sector, eco-friendly practices are increasingly adopted, setting new standards. With its pioneering technology, Burj Alfardan stands out as this year’s Green Commercial Building, for its efforts in sustainability and environmental protection with intelligent resource allocation that mirrors sustainability in its design.
With green building principles at its core, Burj Alfardan has a 3-star GSAS (Global Sustainability Assessment System) rating which highlights its cutting-edge design that is luxurious yet sustainable. Impressive features like Automatic Plate Number Recognition (APNR), state- of- the art offices and designated data systems allow Burj Alfardan to exceed its tenants’ expectations. The building also features a built-in grid-connected solar electric PV system and dedicated electric car charging stations that are planned to be installed in the future. Throughout its design, other features including indoor and outdoor digital screens, mobile Bluetooth access and AC cooling system are all purposely designed around sustainability, incorporating it within the day-to-day operations of the building.
Sustainability, a core value for Alfardan Properties, is an increasingly implemented standard at AFP. With plans to further incorporate sustainable development at its projects, AFP looks to expand its portfolio of green buildings in the future as part of its dedication to the Qatar National Vision 2030.
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