Ajman Free Zone’s eco-friendly warehouses receive LEED Gold Certification

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Ajman Free Zone’s (AFZ) eco-friendly zone warehouses have received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification after fulfilling all the requirements prescribed within the LEED rating system as created and maintained by the US Green Building Council.

The criteria for achieving the LEED certification requirements are based on several key factors such as the overall energy consumed, construction methods, and the material and elements used. According to AFZ, this certification is a testimony for placing sustainability as a key priority.

 Ali Al Suwaidi
Ali Al Suwaidi
Director General
Ajman Free Zone

“We are immensely proud to have secured the LEED gold certification. This achievement is more than just implementing sustainable practices. As part of our sustainable development strategy, we use advanced state-of-the-art tools at our warehouses which are specially designed to reduce electricity consumption, minimize carbon emission, and allow the implementation of the best sustainable practices to provide a better working environment for the people and improve air quality.”

“As an industry leader, it represents our commitment to making the world a better place and inspiring others to do more. The UAE has always viewed climate protection as a topic of extraordinary importance and our sustainable development goals are tailored to complement UAE climate change strategy to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050,” added Mr. Al Suwaidi.

The AFZ eco-friendly zone warehouses have made significant progress in the mission of sustainable development to date. It has achieved more than a 33 percent reduction in annual energy costs, a 100 percent reduction in total irrigation water consumption, and more than 40 percent reduction in annual water usage through efficient water fixtures.

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