Spanish sustainable infra solutions firm ACCIONA has obtained the highest global qualification for sustainability in construction for the Dubai Metro Route 2020, making the new extension of the Dubai transit system the largest Gold LEED certified transport project in the world.
All seven stations of the Dubai Metro Route 2020 have now received the Gold LEED v4 Building Design and Construction certification – the top award for sustainable construction.
To increase the energy efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of the Dubai Metro Route 2020, ACCIONA optimised cooling systems, installed solar panels for energy, and used insulating material for the external walls and roof claddings, among other initiatives.
Carlos Bacaicoa, ACCIONA Stations Manager at the Dubai Metro Route 2020, said: “We selected high-efficiency materials and systems for each of the seven stations along the route, taking into account the harsh climate conditions, fragile environment and existing resources at the location. This allowed us to build smart, eco-efficient and more sustainable stations that will save considerable energy and water throughout their lifespans. The construction methodology used by ACCIONA and Gulermak CWJV, our partners in the civil works joint venture, has been as respectful as possible to the environment.” More