Etihad Rail gets pearl rating for seven buildings Details

Etihad Rail gets pearl rating for seven buildings
21-March-2016

Source : www.constructionweekonline.com Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE's $11bn national rail network, has been awarded the Estidama 2 Pearl Construction Rating by the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) for seven sustainable buildings at its depot in Mirfa, Al Gharbia. The 2 pearl Estidama Construction Rated Etihad Rail facilities range from maintenance buildings and operational facilities to administration and communications centres. The score is recognition of the sustainability commitments made from the project design phase until final test and commissioning inclusive of the construction phase. The achievements highlighted by the UPC include resourceful energy saving – including a 31% energy saving of at one of the administration facilities – and water saving initiatives, resulting in more than 10% reduction in potable water consumption for all the buildings surveyed. In addition, the project exceeded the minimum recycling target, with more than 80% of non-hazardous demolition and construction waste collected, transported and disposed to reduce the long-term environmental impacts. “Etihad Rail is committed to environmental sustainability and to supporting Abu Dhabi Vision 2030. We are very proud to say today that our commitment and efforts have led to Etihad Rail attaining the 2 Pearl Rating for seven buildings at our Mirfa depot,” commented Eng Faris Saif Al Mazrouei, CEO, Etihad Rail.