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Environmental Sustainability and Social Responsibility

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.

Environmental planning

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.

Sustainable design

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.

Reducing our carbon footprint

We use renewable energy sources to reduce all our carbon emissions, from generating renewable energy from solar panels, to using automated guided vehicles to reduce our dependability on carbon fuel. By 2020, the DAEP aims to achieve the industry target of carbon neutral growth.

Reusing our resources

All our projects are now focused on the optimal use of our resources, including repurposing our waste materials and efficiently using our available space. One of our milestones is the Concourse D project, where more than 20% of our structures were built from recycled materials.

Recycling our waste

We are constantly innovating ways to reduce our waste generation. We are exploring wats to use recycling mechanisms for all waste materials, including water and fluids, with on-site recycling facilities to eliminate waste to landfills.

Utilising technology

With efficient automated systems, grassroot-level recycling initiatives and maximum utilisation of renewable sources of energy, we are creating the region’s first facilities that are certified as “fully sustainably managed”. All our new buildings are also LEED certified, putting us among the world’s leaders of eco-conscious projects.

2020
Our target year for carbon neutral growth
Reaching for 57% reduction in water consumption
Planning for 42% solar-powered operations
A future with 0% waste to landfill
Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects is responsible for the design, master-planning, infrastructure development and construction of Dubai’s dynamic aviation sector.
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