Sustainability Stories

Aramex-Mashreq Awarded Prestigious LEED Green Building Certification

Aramex-Mashreq’s sustainable logistics facility in Cairo, Egypt awarded prestigious LEED Silver Certification  Aramex Mashreq’s new 350,000 square feet warehousing facility in Cairo, Egypt was recently awarded the prestigious LEED Silver certification, an internationally recognized certification under the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The logistics facility features a host of sustainable features including water saving equipment like dual flush water closets, low-flow showers, low-flow kitchen sinks and other similar equipment that has reduced potable water consumption in the facility by 26%. Reduced interior lighting power density, improved building insulation and dedicated automatized building management systems have helped the site achieve savings in carbon emissions equivalent to those produced by 83 passenger cars in a whole year. The warehouse provides five private shuttles to encourage employees to commute via public transportation and also includes two priority parking spaces for low-emitting, fuel-efficient vehicles or hybrid cars. Addressing waste management during construction, the site provided dedicated areas for the collection and storage of materials for recycling. Furthermore 41.6% of the materials used to construct the building were locally sourced and manufactured minimizing transportation emissions. Moreover, In order to further promote and maintain a healthy and clean atmosphere on site, not only is smoking prohibited within the building, but also within 25 feet of all entrances and windows.

Aramex is currently working on achieving the LEED certification for five other buildings in Amman, Cairo, Dubai and Muscat