ABU DHABI, 6th January, 2023 (WAM) — Aldar Properties (‘Aldar’), in partnership with Diamond Developers, has launched Sustainable City – Yas Island, a sustainability-focused community for Abu Dhabi. Dhabi’s residents offer a new way of life.
Built on the strengths of sustainable urban Dubai, this family-friendly development is a walkable neighborhood surrounded by open green spaces, leisurely sidewalks and community farmland.
The project is supported by a central green spine that runs through the entire neighborhood, including parks, lakes, and bio gardens, where vegetables will be grown and distributed throughout the neighborhood. With a strong focus on creating an active community, Yas Island Sustainable City will also feature a range of public facilities and amenities, including an equestrian center with stables, a running track and two arenas, a gym and multiple swimming pools, cycling and jogging tracks , football, basketball and cricket pitches, retail and F&B outlets, nursery, autism center and a green and sustainable mosque.
Within the low-emissions community, a network of public battery-charging strollers and bicycles will be provided so residents and visitors can move around while their cars remain parked on the outer fringes of the development. The neighborhood’s design philosophy focuses on improving walkability and accessibility at all levels.
Sustainable City – Yas Island is open to buyers of all nationalities, with apartments and townhouses spread across 10 intimate clusters. In the first phase of the project, 272 apartments and 240 townhouses will go on sale to the public on January 19.
Jonathan Emery, CEO of Aldar Development, said: “Sustainable City – Yas Island is a landmark project for Aldar and reflects our commitment to deliver an increasingly diverse selection of living Experience to meet the life our local and overseas customers tell us they want This new community is a strong response to the strong demand we are seeing for a more sustainable lifestyle, with a more environmentally conscious customer base emerging , they seek natural lifestyle experiences focused on low carbon emissions, energy conservation and the fundamental principles of a circular economy. The community will work with Diamond Developers, experts in sustainable city creation and management, and advocates for placemaking and a low-carbon future, to enable The community is rejuvenated.”
Sustainable City – Yas Island is a fully sustainable community that will be guided by three pillars of sustainable development – social, environmental and economic. As one of the few Estidama 3-pearl communities in Abu Dhabi, the development will be powered by clean, renewable energy, including solar panels embedded in all parking structures, enabling residents to save up to 50% on their energy bills. Additionally, efficient water systems, sustainable technologies, community design principles, and recycling facilities within the community will help reduce carbon emissions, water consumption, energy use, and waste.
Salah Habib, CEO of Diamond Developers, said: “Cities need to forge a path to net zero emissions, taking into account city-specific characteristics such as building materials, food production and transport solutions. Sustainable City – Yas Island marks our support for the UAE A major milestone in the goal of net zero emissions. The community will give residents of Abu Dhabi the opportunity to live in a sustainable community with access to clean energy, locally grown food, reclaimed water and a carbon-free flow of waste. The community will also Employing the latest innovations in sustainable technology, the community of Abu Dhabi is at the forefront of the fight against climate change. We are proud to work with Aldar to bring this groundbreaking community to life.”
Sustainable Cities – Yas Island, announced during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week in January 2022, is the product of a joint venture with Diamond Developers, the mastermind behind the Sustainable Cities brand. Construction on the project will begin in the second quarter of 2023, with the first handover expected in the fourth quarter of 2025.