- LEED is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement and leadership
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: VOX Cinemas has become the first cinema in the world to be awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4.1 O+M (Operations + Maintenance) Existing Interiors in recognition of its outstanding efforts in the application sustainability standards. Its 20-screen cinema at City Center Mirdif has achieved gold certification from the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and is the only cinema in the MENA region to receive the coveted environmental achievement, which aligns with the sustainability strategy at the scale of Majid Al Futtaim’s business. Dare today, change tomorrow”.
LEED, developed by USGBC, is the most widely used green building rating system in the world and is a globally recognized symbol of achievement and leadership in sustainability. Deepthy KB, Regional Market Development Manager at GBCI Middle East, presented the LEED v4.1 O+M Certificate for Existing Interiors to representatives of Majid Al Futtaim Leisure, Entertainment and Cinemas Olivier Saez, Technical Director, Facilities and Sustainability , Peter Stubbs, Director Health and Safety, Mark D. Haak Wegmann, Managing Director and commended Majid Al Futtaim Leisure, Entertainment & Cinemas for its continued commitment to the UAE Net Zero strategic initiative by 2050, while simultaneously delivering a highly impactful cinematic experience to its stakeholders through high performing assets.
Peter Stubbs, HSE & Sustainability Director, Majid Al Futtaim Leisure, Entertainment & Cinemas, “LEED is an international symbol of excellence, and we are incredibly honored to become the first cinema in the world to win this coveted accolade, given our common goal to build a healthy and sustainable future.At Majid Al Futtaim, we continuously implement environmentally responsible practices in line with our “Dare Today, Change Tomorrow” strategy and as part of our commitment to providing a healthy environment to our customers, employees, business partners and the local community. Achieving this milestone demonstrates how the innovative work of our teams and the continued investment in greener technologies across all of our assets can create local solutions that contribute to having a global impact.
Gopalakrishnan P., Managing Director, GBCI India, MENA and SEA Markets, said, “The latest version of LEED v4.1 personifies sustainability, health and well-being, resilience and social equity. Majid Al Futtaim Leisure, Entertainment & Cinemas has adopted the LEED v4.1 O+M version of the existing interiors for VOX Cinemas City Center Mirdif out of respect for the evolving customer, who in addition to enjoying audiovisual content, also wants to be in a a space focused on sustainability to improve their health and well-being.
VOX Cinemas City Center Mirdif is an industry leader in sustainable cinema practices, focusing on energy and water efficiency, indoor air quality, and waste diversion and management.
Achieving LEED Gold certification represents the first step in Majid Al Futtaim Leisure, Entertainment & Cinemas’ journey towards transforming its portfolio into one of the healthiest, most environmentally friendly leisure and entertainment providers. environment and the most effective.
Majid Al Futtaim is a sustainability pioneer in the region and was the first company in the Middle East to adopt a Net Positive strategy, which will result in a positive corporate footprint by 2040. In 2018, in the As part of the company-wide sustainability strategy, Dare Today, Change Tomorrow, Majid Al Futtaim has established three focus areas: Transforming Lives, Rethinking Resources and Empowering Our People.
About Majid Al Futtaim
Founded in 1992, Majid Al Futtaim is the pioneer of shopping malls, communities, retail and leisure in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
A remarkable business success, Majid Al Futtaim started from the vision of one man to transform the face of shopping, entertainment and leisure in order to “create great moments for everyone, every day”. It has since grown into one of the most respected and successful companies in the UAE, spanning 17 international markets, employing over 43,000 people and achieving the highest credit rating (BBB) among companies. private in the region.
Majid Al Futtaim owns and operates 29 shopping malls, 13 hotels and four mixed-use communities, with other developments underway in the area. The mall portfolio includes Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt, Mall of Oman, City Center malls, My City Center neighborhood malls and five community malls which are in joint venture with the Sharjah government. The Company is the exclusive franchisee of Carrefour in more than 30 markets in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, operating a portfolio of more than 375 points of sale, including City+, the first cashless store in the region, and a boutique on line.
Majid Al Futtaim operates over 500 VOX Cinemas screens as well as a portfolio of world-class leisure and entertainment experiences in the region, including Ski Dubai, Ski Egypt, Dreamscape, Magic Planet, Little Explorers and iFLY Dubai. The company is the parent company of a fashion, home and specialty retail business representing international brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister, AllSaints, lululemon Athletica, Crate & Barrel, Maisons du Monde, LEGO and That, a Majid Al Futtaim fashion concept store and app. . Additionally, Majid Al Futtaim operates Enova, a facilities and energy management company, through a joint venture with Veolia, a global leader in optimized environmental resource management.
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About the US Green Building Council
The US Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a healthy, resilient, and equitable future for all through the development of green buildings, cities, and communities. For more than 20 years, USGBC has advanced green building practices through the development of LEED, the world’s most widely used green building program. With the support of thousands of members, volunteers, and partners, USGBC offers robust green building education courses, a rigorous professional certification program, and advocates for effective public policy. It brings together an international network of green building and sustainability leaders through the annual Greenbuild International conference and expo and forward-thinking programs including the Center for Green Schools. For more information, visit usgbc.org and connect on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.