Masdar Siemens Headquarters Update — AECOM takes the LEED in the UAE

Jan 19, 2015 9:05 AM ET

Managing complexity, building better lives. 

With sustainability at the forefront of the project, AECOM helped to create the first building in the United Arab Emirates to be certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED V3.0) Core and Shell Platinum.

Sheppard Robson International selected AECOM to provide mechanical, electrical and plumbing; sustainability; and cost consultant services to deliver a cost-effective, sustainable design and low-carbon construction for the new Siemens Headquarters in Masdar City, an emerging clean-technology cluster.

Explains Chris Wan, Masdar’s city design manager when describing the building, “For a start, many of its innovations cannot only be seen, they can also be felt. It feels as if we don’t need to add anything else to this building and that nothing can be taken away from it. That doesn’t happen very often but in my view that has happened in this building.”

“We are proud that this project will help Masdar City become a sustainable low-carbon city,” stated AECOM’s Georges Basmaji, director, buildings + places, Middle East.

Check out AECOM's most recent sustainability report for more projects that are improving sustainability around the world.


With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in more than 150 countries around the world following the acquisition of URS, AECOM is a premier, fully integrated infrastructure and support services firm. AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings. The company is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, had revenue of approximately $19.5 billion during the 12 months ended Sept. 30, 2014. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

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