City Centre Almaza (CCA), one of the biggest retail malls in Egypt has received LEED-Gold certification from the US Green Building Council (USGBC). Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) exceeded the contract requirement for a LEED-Silver rating and accomplished the higher certification level of LEED-Gold (the second highest ranking of the program). LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is recognized as the standard measure of sustainability in buildings.
CCC completed the construction and LEED certification process of CCA project, for the developer Majid Al-Futtaim (MAF), as part of a joint venture with local construction company Hassan Allam.
Located in Heliopolis, East Cairo, this major retail and entertainment centre covers an area of 120,000 m2. The mall was successfully completed on time and was opened to the public at the end of September 2019.
CCA accomplished the LEED-Gold rating for its green building features that positively impact the project itself, the environment and the broader community. High standards in energy savings, water efficiency and CO2 emissions reduction were adopted. For example, the mall features the exclusive use of LED lighting, bicycle storage facilities and changing rooms for its full-time occupants as well as preferred parking spots for fuel-efficient vehicles.
Through the use of sustainable strategies, the project achieved:
- 14.6% energy savings with the use of energy efficient equipment and renewable energy.
- 89% waste recycling via a detailed waste management program.
- 47% reduction of water-use through low flow fixtures and wastewater management.
- 4.7% offset of total energy consumed by utilizing renewable energy generated on-site.
- Procuring and using environmentally preferable materials: 30.9% of the total building materials were manufactured using recycled materials and 48.5% were sourced locally.
City Centre Almaza is one of the only two LEED-Gold certified shopping centres in Egypt. CCC’s project team providing construction and environmental management expertise ensured that the project achieved the prestigious Green Building certification.
The LEED-Gold seal awarded to City Centre Almaza, is the latest addition to CCC’s list of Green Building projects including the Abu Dhabi International Airport Midfield Terminal Building, two Doha Metro stations and the Palestinian Museum. CCC’s extensive knowledge and experience in sustainable practices is helping to shape the Green construction industry in the MENA region.