The King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) is a new development under construction near King Fahad Road in the Al Aqeeq area of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia being undertaken by Public Investment Fund (PIF) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The project consists of 59 towers in an area of 1.6 million square meters. It will provide more than 3 million square meters of space for various uses, 62,000 parking spaces and accommodation for 12,000 residents. In 2011, it was the largest project in the world seeking green building accreditation.
King Abdullah Financial District is designed to meet the requirements of the international sustainability rating system, “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design”, LEED.
The guidelines regulate conditions such as the water and energy consumption of the buildings, their use of materials, and their influence on the microclimate. They also regulate the buildings’ geometry within each plot. The district will become the world’s largest green urban development project, and the world’s first LEED-certified urban district.
Core GBC has been enrolled as the LEED consultant for Saudi Binladin Group for the design and construction phase to comply with the LEED V3 requirements to achieve the LEED certification for its skyscrapers buildings in addition acting as the LEED commissioning authority.