ICD Brookfield, a joint venture between the Dubai Government’s Investment Corporation of Dubai and commercial real estate company Brookfield Property Partners, has won the LEED Platinum certificate.
In accomplishing LEED (leadership in energy and environmental design) Platinum, ICD Brookfield Place becomes the tallest and largest office building in the EMEA region to achieve the rating and takes its place among the top 20 of the world’s largest LEED Platinum projects.
The 102,193.3 sqm office and retail complex in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), was designed by UK architecture group Foster + Partners.
Brewer Smith Brewer Group (BSBG) was the lead consultancy, executive architecture and interior design, and construction supervision firm for the project.
Features inside used to achieve the rating include a community hub space that will host workshops and classes and the bathrooms that use 48 per cent less water than the industry baseline.
The certification marks an important milestone for the 53-storey office and retail destination, which has imminent plans to open to its tenants. LEED is a globally recognised symbol of excellence in green building and ensures electricity cost savings, lower carbon emissions, and healthier environments where people live, learn and work.
Speaking about the achievement, CEO of ICD Brookfield, Rob Devereux, said: “By reducing our impact on the environment, we are setting a new benchmark for healthy, highly efficient, and cost-saving buildings in the region.”