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Green Apple Award for du shop

Shop in Fujairah City Centre is the UAE’s first LEED Platinum-certified retail outlet

| | Jul 31, 2013 | 8:26 am
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Shop in Fujairah City Centre is the UAE’s first LEED Platinum-certified retail outlet

du has announced that it has received The International Green Apple Award for “build environment and architectural heritage”, for its du Shop in Fujairah City Centre, reportedly the UAE’s first retail outlet to be LEED Platinum certified. The green shop concept is in line with du’s efforts to adopt more sustainable practices, the announcement highlighted.

“It is an honour to have received this recognition from the prestigious Green Apple Awards,” said Abdulhadi Alalyak, Vice President, Asset Management, du, who received the award during a ceremony held in the UK. “Our green retail concept is a step towards a more sustainable future for our company and our nation, and we are very proud that it has received such positive accolades from sustainability leaders.”

According to du, The Green Apple Environment Awards were launched in 1994 by The Green Organisation and have become well established as one of the most popular environmental campaigns in the world.

Giving details of its endeavours to explore and implement innovative alternative solutions, du said that the Fujairah outlet was designed, supervised and managed by Asset Management and Corporate Administrations (AMCA) projects’ team to achieve LEED certification, and sustainable features incorporated in its design include:

  • 100% lights controlled by motion sensors
  • 100% Energy Star-rated equipment
  • 100% of wood used in the project is FSC certified
  • 92% of construction waste was diverted from landfill
  • 42% furniture and furnishings are re-used
  • Lighting power is reduced by 41%
  • 24.5% recycled materials used in the project
  • 28.5% regional materials used in the project
  • Space is 30% more ventilated for improved air quality
  • High quality indoor environment for occupants is produced by using low-emitting adhesives, paints, flooring and wood
  • HVAC equipment is highly efficient with appropriate zoning and controls
  • Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) are provided for green power


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