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Masdar City launches new net-zero development

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Masdar City in Abu Dhabi is advancing its contribution to the UAE Net-Zero by 2050 Strategy with the groundbreaking ceremony of its latest development, Masdar City Square (MC2).

The MC2 development covers an area of 29,000 square meter and Gross Floor Area (GFA) of 50,000 square meter, extending Masdar City’s commitment to net-zero, sustainability, technology, and wellbeing by nurturing an expanded community of businesses operating in harmony with the environment. 

The development includes seven single and multi-tenant office buildings and a parking facility, all reflecting innovative design. Six of the buildings will be built to the highest green construction specifications while the headquarters will be Abu Dhabi’s first net-zero energy office building, meaning it will use no more energy than it produces by integrating energy efficiency-focused designs and systems and renewable energy technologies.

Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony, Ahmed Baghoum, Acting Executive Director, Masdar City, said “Masdar City is proud to serve as a testbed for sustainable urban development and we look forward to seeing how MC2 enriches Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, and the UAE.”

Work is expected to be completed in 2024.

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