UDC Tower has received the ‘Green Apple Environment Award 2023’, a prestigious international award by green organizations that recognizes organizations adopting best environmental practices worldwide. “Mixed-use buildings” due to different design features and eco-friendly practices such as maintaining a carbon-neutral footprint, using recycled materials, solar panels, and regeneration. The award was received by Abdullatif Ali Al-Yafi, representative of UDC. The green organization has enlisted Green World Ambassadors and each ambassador will plant 100 trees. UDC will be honored next year at the Palace of Westminster in London, with a prestigious Green Plaque in recognition of its efforts in the field of sustainability. Sustainability and Environmental Development. UDC Tower is the first GSAS certified building in Pearl Island as it meets the necessary qualifications for sustainable operations. UDC was awarded and declared the winner based on building analysis, air quality, waste management, annual water efficiency, light and noise pollution. 24% of water cost. The building’s engineered construction is 10% more efficient than similar stock in the region, highlighting UDC’s dedication to sustainability and efficient use of resources. UDC Tower is also the first building in Pearl Island to have a vertical green garden. Limits that demonstrate normal levels of common air pollutants such as fine particulate matter (PM2.5), carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), sulfur dioxide (SO2) and formaldehyde. Additionally, analysis of waste management practices at the UDC Tower building indicated compliance with its waste management plan. The water fixtures inside the tower come with sensors and a high efficiency piece is installed to reduce the water pressure. Water usage breakdowns, ultra-low flow, flush fixtures and submeters that detect leaks and capture appropriate water consumption have reduced water consumption. The lighting design ensures that building occupants have proper visibility during the day, while also allowing for energy savings. The UDC harvests daylight inside the tower and combines it with artificial lighting used for occupied spaces on the perimeter of the building. These features allow passengers to enjoy natural light. Low noise levels reduce distractions and provide a comfortable working environment. Indoor noise levels inside the UDC tower were found to be within the limits specified by the relevant standards to ensure the health and well-being of the tower users.