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KAFD Receives Renowned LEED Platinum Certification

On the 18th of January 2021, King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) ND Stage 2 Platinum Certification. KAFD has been awarded for being a district designed and built to be environmentally friendly and aimed at the promotion of a higher quality of life. 


LEED is an internationally recognized designation and building certification process developed by the non-profit U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). This certification confirms KAFD as a global center for excellence in sustainability at every level – from its green building credentials to its robust public transport facilities and walkable infrastructure.


The King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) is now the largest mixed-use financial center in the world to achieve the highest possible accreditation from the world’s leading authority for green building. 


KAFD implemented several energy-efficient building initiatives as the District Cooling Plants, that help reduce energy consumption required for cooling, a site-wide automated waste collection system, the use of LED streetlights instead of conventional lighting, the installation of renewable energy sources such as solar panels, and the Wadi, a shaded pedestrian walkway that sits 5.5 meters below street level to provide a naturally cooler air flow to encourage walkability.




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