Mall of the Emirates achieves LEED sustainability certification

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Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates will become the world’s largest mall with LEED Platinum certification for sustainability, says Majid Al Futtaim Asset Management

Mall of the Emirates in Dubai has won a prestigious sustainability award for its operations and maintenance, making it the largest mall in the world to receive this certification.

The statement said Mall obtained the certification through a long-standing partnership with Enova, a joint mission of Majid Al Futtaim and French company Veolia, which has narrowed down to offering power inspection and control center services.

Mall of the Emirates  is the largest mall in the world and has received LEED Platinum certification for its current buildings

Mall of the Emirates earns LEED Platinum certification for the operation and maintenance of existing buildings (LEED O+M: Existing Buildings), making it the largest operating mall in the world to achieve this global certification, said Majid Al Futtaim in a press release release statement.

LEED certification is a globally recognized measure of the sustainability of the built environment and is the world’s most widely used assessment tool for novice builders.

Since 2018, energy and water saving initiatives have saved an average of 15 million kilowatt hours of energy and 40,000 cubic meters of water annually.

The mall also generates clean electricity through the installation of 7,291 photovoltaic panels on the 11,996 square meter rooftop parking lot. The photovoltaic system reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 5,360 tons of CO2 per year.

The photovoltaic solar system reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 5,360 tons of CO2 per year. In addition, the mall has made significant progress towards LEED certification in the Transportation category, achieving near-perfect scores of 99/100 and 96/100 in the Human Experience class.

Success came after The Mall of Oman became the  largest shopping center in the world, earning a LEED Platinum rating for the building design and construction under the core and skin of the new building in 2021 (LEED BD+ C: Core and Skin).

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The latest milestone reflects Majid Al Futtaim’s ongoing efforts to become a  global leader in sustainability and is consistent with his broader sustainability commitment to achieve a net-positive and water-positive footprint. here 2040.

Majid Al Futtaim currently has 19 LEED-certified malls, said Khalifa Bin Braik, CEO of Majid Al Futtaim – Asset Management, adding that the company aims to be net carbon and water positive by 2040.

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more malls including City Centre Deira, City Center Muscat and City Center Bahrain are set to be assessed and certified in 2023.

Majid Al Futtaim currently has seven million square meters of certified green resources in its portfolio.