Etihad Eco-Residence development in Masdar city has won the Green Residential Building award at the Emirates Green Building Council, Emirates GBC , Middle East and North Africa Green Building Awards 2018.
A team from Multiplex Constructions, the construction company that built the development, received the award at the recent awards ceremony held in Dubai.
Etihad Eco-Residence is Platinum-certified according to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (Leed) building rating system, which is one of the most widely used green building codes around the world.
The project is rated 3 Pearls under the Estidama Pearl Building Rating System, introduced for new buildings by the Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities, Abu Dhabi.
Etihad Eco-Residence features 11 buildings comprising more than 900 apartments. The complex features airtight building ‘envelope’ comprising high-performance insulation, as well as solar thermal water heaters, and solar-reflective coatings, which reflect light away from the surface of a building with minimal absorption.
The development also incorporates several design features that enhance its sustainability. The shape and arrangement of the buildings as well as the landscaping are designed to protect against wind and dust while also promoting natural ventilation.