Outokumpu delivers stainless steel for a unique student housing project in Education City in Doha, Qatar. The planned facility puts a high emphasis on sustainability in building and aims to achieve a platinum rating in line with the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System. LEED is an internationally recognised mark of excellence in sustainable construction.
The stainless steel in austenitic grade 316L is delivered for Energy Tec W.L.L and will be used as cladding in the student house building for Qatar Foundation, Doha-Qatar.
Sustainability factors were decisive throughout the project for all suppliers involved in the construction phase. Stainless steel is an inherently sustainable material and to support this Outokumpu has issued factsheets for the LEED and other international building standards specifying how sustainability aspects are supported by stainless steel.
Additionally, Outokumpu's third party verified Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for cold and hot rolled stainless steel for construction provide architects and builders a means for assessing the sustainability performance over the entire building lifecycle.
"Stainless steel offers a strong, durable and long-lasting solution. Keeping in line with the sustainability requirements of the project which aims at the platinum rating according to LEED, the support and advice from Outokumpu was of high importance to us", says Mr Salim Naroth, Operations Manager, Energy Tec W.L.L, Doha-Qatar.
Raghavan Viswanathan from Outokumpu continues: "The Qatar foundation student housing project follows a trend of sustainability requirements increasing in construction in the coming years. With the various environmental certificates and long-term work at Outokumpu, we are able to offer important environment and life cycle related information to customers and help them achieve more efficient and environmentally friendly solutions".