venerdì 22 gennaio 2021
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.