Msheireb Downtown Doha has one of the highest concentrations of gold or Platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified sustainable buildings, making the destination with one of the highest concentrations of LEED-certified sustainable buildings. The sustainable city district received 32 Platinum certificates and 42 Gold certificates.

Sustainability facts:

  • Streets within Msheireb are oriented to capture cool breezes from the Gulf and shade most pedestrian routes from the hot sun.
  • Buildings are massed to shade one another, and light coloured to reduce cooling requirements.
  • Eco-friendly building material, thicker walls, heat-isolating glass that prevent the heat loss and keeps the internal temperature, resulting in loess use of energy for cooling.
  • 30% energy reduction due to the improved building envelopes of walls and windows, recessed windows, energy recovery to the outside air entering the building, optimised and a high-efficiency district cooling plant.
  • Abundant solar energy captured through photovoltaic solar panels and solar hot water panels on rooftops is used to generate electricity. Over 6,400 rooftop solar panels to provide onsite energy generation and 1,400 solar panels to secure hot water.
  • Water-saving of non-potable water is 70% of the city’s total consumption. The city relies on refined water from Ashgal.
  • Efficient irrigation systems and native green species adapted to survive in dry conditions reduce landscape irrigation requirements.
  • planting many native species adapted to survive in dry conditions reduce landscape irrigation requirements.
  • Green transport within the city by a tram that uses clean energy, in addition to dedicated lanes for bicycles and walkers.
  • Advanced waste collection and segregation system. Most wastes are recycled or reused; minimum wastes are dumped.