Fueled by eco-friendly practices
In the interest of protecting our planet and fueling sustainable growth, DAEP facilitates eco-friendly design, construction and operation for all projects. By implementing environmentally conscious practices like reducing our carbon footprint, reusing and repurposing our resources and recycling our waste, DAEP is on track to achieving carbon neutral growth by 2020.
At the very earliest stages of project delivery, DAEP ensures that sustainability masterplans are undertaken to establish environmental visions and targets. Environmental impact assessments and technical studies provide understanding of all natural environment aspects such as biodiversity, air quality, noise, soil and ground water. Projects are the executed to accomplish the highest performance with minimal environmental impact.
Environmentally sustainable design is at the forefront of DAEP projects, with most being LEED certified. We will always consider the most energy efficient technologies as well as the most sustainable and least environmentally damaging materials, while building long-lasting and operationally efficient airport infrastructure.
Environmentally responsible construction
DAEP only selects construction contractors who are committed to and have a proven record of protecting the environment. Strict controls during the construction stages ensure environmental impacts are minimised and managed properly.
We closely monitor our environmental impacts and consistently exceed expectations. For instance in 2018, through careful planning and construction operations, we were able to reuse and recycle 78% of solid non-hazardous construction waste and achieved a carbon footprint of 0.00143 tonnes of CO2 per m2, which DAEP is very proud of.
During the planning stages of Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC), we came to find the existence of important wildlife in the area such as the protected Ghaf Tree, Persian Wonder Gecko and other species of mammals and reptiles. Before any project-related construction began, we coordinated with Dubai Municipality to capture and relocate all wildlife to the protected Al Marmoum Conservation Reserve, where biodiversity is now thriving. We are fully committed to offsetting any impacts DWC has had on the biodiversity of the area and will continue to implement initiatives to enhance UAE's natural environment.