15/03/2015 06:41 AST

The General Authority for Regulating the Telecommunications Sector (TRA), announceed that its headquarter, was awarded with the LEED Gold green building certification from United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

The LEED Gold certification identifies TRA as a showcase of sustainable design and demonstrates the leadership in transforming the building industry, which is in line with TRA’s efforts to become more sustainable.

LEED is a green building certification programme that recognises best-in-class building design strategies and construction practices. It recognises only those projects that follow a high environmental standards of sustainability; water and energy efficiency; optimum utilisation of materials and resources, healthy indoor environment quality, which leads to the reduction of global greenhouse gases.

Saeed Al Suwaidi, TRA Deputy Director General for Support Services Sector, said: “LEED certified buildings have a positive impact on the health of occupants, while also promoting renewable, clean energy. In our desire to become greener, we applied leading techniques and technologies to be able to reduce the environmental impact of green gasses globally.”

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