Etihad Airways

In December 2019, FAB led the EUR 100 million SDG Loan for Etihad to support the expansion and long-term leases of the Etihad Eco-Residence, a sustainable apartment complex for the airline’s crew. The apartment complex will be Abu Dhabi’s first purpose-built, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum rated cabin crew accommodation. The complex comprises 500 apartments in 11 buildings at the pioneering Masdar City development and has been awarded ‘Sustainable Design of the Year’ at the Emirates Green Building Council (EGBC) MENA Green Awards. The building is designed using low environmental impact construction materials, which aids the reduction of strong sunlight yet maximise available natural daylight. Solar hot water systems also provide 76% of the community’s water demand and the buildings’ design encourages greater water efficiency and the reduction of potable water usage, as well as smart waste management.