East Cairo’s City Centre Almaza has been certified LEED Gold by the US Green Building Council (USGBC), denoting proficiency in sustainable design, construction, and operation standards, Invest-Gate reports.

A joint venture between Hassan Allam Construction (HAC) and Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) carried out the construction and LEED certification process of the establishment, which is owned by the Emirati group Majid Al-Futtaim, according to an official statement in early May.

“The project’s true success lies in the fact that it is constructed with sustainable best practices in mind. We have been conscious to bring on board more than 100 local subcontractors and utilize as much local raw material as possible, in an effort to reduce the environmental impact of transporting construction material,” HAC stated.

“CCC has been awarded LEED Gold certification for the features of its green building that have a positive impact on the project itself, the environment, and the wider community. High standards have been adopted in terms of energy savings, efficient use of water, and reduction of [Carbon Dioxide] emissions,” Greece-based CCC explained in a separate press release.

Specifically, the 120,000-square-meter shopping center is lit exclusively by electricity-saving LED bulbs and tubes. The mall’s electricity supply is based on renewable energy sources.

In late September, City Centre Almaza opened to the public, with investments estimated at EGP 9.35 bn. The shopping mall boasts a variety of retail and dining outlets, including over 260 local and international fashion and lifestyle brands such as Hugo Boss, Emporio Armani, alongside a lineup of exceptional dining and leisure facilities.