Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has won the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Green Building Award in the category of the Green Building Project of the Year, which went to Route 2020 Stations. These stations had been awarded a gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) programme. 

Dubai’s RTA ranks number one worldwide in the number of LEED gold certificates awarded for transportation projects and facilities constructed at top-class specifications. Such specifications are governed by certain criteria highlighted by selecting an appropriate location, applying energy and water consumption-saving strategies, reducing carbon emissions, using suitable and recyclable building materials, curbing construction waste, and applying modern and green building technologies.

The stations have been designed to be coherent with the environmental design of green buildings. These seven stations include an interchange station with the Red Line, an iconic station at the site of Expo 2020, three elevated stations and two underground stations. 

Green Building Award

The MENA Green Building Award is organised by the Emirates Green Building Council and aims to honour excellent entities and practices in the fields of the sustainable urban environment. The scope of the award covers the design, construction and operation of construction projects in the Middle East and North Africa region. The criteria of the award include: selecting environmentally friendly products and materials, adopting green standards in design and operation, and using green technology.

Source RTA Dubai