Doha Festival City is celebrating World Water Day and Earth Hour with a number of environmental activities to promote a culture of conservation under the programme, Festival Cares.

Earth Hour

On Saturday, 27 March, Doha Festival City will pay tribute to Earth Hour by decreasing its electricity consumption from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm. The mall will dim the chandelier lights in its luxury area, and alternate switching lights on and off in the centre court, to cut consumption by 50%.

The mall will also promote electricity conservation among visitors by spreading awareness and sustainability messages all around the mall via its digital screens.

World Water Day

To celebrate World Water Day on 22 March, Doha Festival City reaffirms its commitment to saving water resources and will follow a number of measures aimed at controlling and limiting water consumption.

Throughout the seasons, and during summer, in particular, Doha Festival City adjusts its irrigation system using a timer that allows controlling the amount of water used in the mall’s landscape. Irrigation mechanisms in place are also sustainable and employ the already used waters – from the mall’s ventilation systems and cooling tower, as well as harvested stormwater, to sprinkle the lawns and plants.

Doha Festival City also chooses to grow plants that are suitable for the Gulf region. Furthermore, the mall is currently upgrading its system to enable the utilisation of TSE (treated sewage effluent) waters for chilled water circulation and to fully rely on TSE water for its chillers in the second half of 2021.

Doha Festival City General Manager Robert Hall said they are committed to continuously improving their operations in protecting the environment in Qatar.

Through contributing to major initiatives in this field, the mall also aims to educate its visitors on the importance of sustainability, enticing them to contribute to the national efforts.

Doha Festival City received the highest level of sustainability certification from the Gulf Organization for Research and Development (GORD). Hall said they are a sustainable mall and they try to deploy every effort to reduce the environmental impact of their operations.

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