Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has announced that its accommodation complex in Warsan has received the Platinum Rating in the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) awarded by the US Green Building Council (USGBC).
This makes it the first multifamily project in the world to receive this international certification, achieving 80 points under LEED Homes v4.1.
The complex, which comprises a building for families and another for bachelors, has achieved 61% water savings and 28% energy savings. The complex has reduced leakage and produces 10% of the energy it needs using renewable sources. 
The furniture used in the Complex has received a certificate from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), an international non-profit organisation that promotes environmentally appropriate, and socially beneficial viable management of the forests. 
The furniture contains low volatile organic compounds (Low VOC) materials, enhancing the quality of the building’s internal environment.
This new accomplishment increases the number of Dewa’s buildings that have earned Leed ratings to 10 and consolidates Dewa’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions in Dubai and achieve net zero.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, the Managing Director and CEO, said: "In 2019, Dewa achieved a global milestone, represented by Dubai getting the Platinum Rating in the Leed for Cities certification awarded by USGBC. This makes Dubai the first city in the Mena region to receive this prestigious certification."
"We are keen to increase the sustainable buildings that utilise modern methods to protect natural resources, adopt best practices in sustainable and innovative design, use environmentally friendly materials, and use electricity and water more efficiently," stated Al Tayer. 
"Dewa’s Accommodation Complex in Warsan receiving the Platinum Rating in the LEED reflects our commitment to enhancing the happiness and quality of life of employees and provide a safe, positive, and healthy environment that enhances their efficiency and productivity," he added.-TradeArabia News Service