All developments within Masdar City must meet a minimum ‘3 Pearl’ rating under the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council’s green building standards framework, Estidama, meaning they will be designed to be up to 40% more water and energy efficient than comparable existing buildings, while also using more environmentally friendly materials in their construction. This compares to a LEED Gold rating under the US Green Building Council’s rating system.
The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI) campus is the city’s nucleus. After an expansion in 2013, the campus now has 323 residential units and accommodates several hundred students, more than 100 faculty and researchers, as well as four research centers, with an additional center dedicated to innovation and entrepreneurship. The MI campus covers 33,000 square meters (just over 7.5 acres) and provides a new benchmark as a model of sustainable living and academic development.
Other key Commercial Projects in Masdar City include The Knowledge Centre, Incubator Building, Siemens Middle East Headquarters, IRENA Headquarters. To read more click here.
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