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GORD, a member of Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company, is a non-profit governmental organization established at Qatar Science and Technology Park.

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Aug 21, 2016

Standardising Construction: GSAS and it's pioneering impact

By Sindhu Nair, Construction Today (Issue July-September 2016)
Dr. Yousef Al Horr, GORD's Founding Chairman, can be described as one of the pioneers who have paved way for a new sustainable...

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Aug 21, 2016

GORD Institute's International Journal of the Sustainable Built Environment selected for inclusion in SCOPUS

GORD Institute's International Journal of the Sustainable Built Environment (IJSBE) has recently been selected for inclusion in...

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Aug 09, 2016

MENA region represented by GORD in the UNFCCC-EADB workshop in Kampala, Uganda

The Regional Collaboration Center (RCC) of UNFCCC, and East African Development Bank, Kampala, Uganda organized a workshop titled “Eastern and Southern African...

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Aug 08, 2016

GSAS SERVICE PROVIDER: Membership Updates

GORD welcomes companies joining the GSAS community as Service Providers. Distinct members as such will form a vibrant global consortium of companies & organisations that have genuine interest and commitment to...

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GSAS SERVICE PROVIDER Membership Updates
Jun 06, 2016

GORD and Dar Al Sharq Group sign an agreement to organize the Green Expo 2017 Exhibition & Conference

Dr. Yousef Al-Horr: "Green Expo 2017 is an international platform for green advocates to share knowledge, exchange ideas...

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Jun 01, 2016

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May 26, 2016

Construction Industry Professionals laud GSAS at the CGP workshop

GORD welcomed another mix of professionals from the construction industry to its Certified Green Professional training held at the QNCC from 24-26 May, 2016. The three-day workshop conducted by...

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May 25, 2016

Ministry of Public Works, State of Kuwait aims to adopt GSAS & concept of sustainable developments in its public building projects

In prospect of collaboration with the Ministry of Public Works, State of Kuwait...

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May 24, 2016

Gulf Organization for R&D Launches First training Workshop About Brand Environmental

Gulf Organization for R&D Launches First training Workshop About Brand Environmental Green Construction Materials Together...

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May 15, 2016

GORD organized a seminar titled “Advances in Solar Cooling”

In partnership with the University of Aston, UK and the Yazaki Energy System Incorporation, Japan, GORD conducted a GSAS seminar ...

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May 14, 2016

GORD partners with YAZAKI to launch first low grade heat packaged solar cooling in MENA region

Mr. Yusuke Nakahara and Mr. Arne Heuzeroth of YAZAKI Energy Systems Corporation visited GORD offices ...

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May 12, 2016

GSO Technical Committee appoints the State of Qatar as the head Secretariat of the GSO Technical Subcommittee for Green Buildings (TC6-SC1)

The State of Qatar was appointed by the GSO Technical Committee ...

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Apr 28, 2016

GORD contributes to the 9th GCC Municipal Work Conference in Doha

GORD participated in the ninth Gulf Municipal Work Conference hosted by the State of Qatar ..

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Apr 27, 2016

GORD conducted a Workshop on GULF GREEN MARK – Product labeling

On April 16, 2016, GORD conducted a workshop titled “GULF GREEN MARK” for Product labeling workshop at Qatar National Convention Centre.

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Apr 20, 2016

Ashghal Projects Awarded 3-Star “GSAS" Certifications in Design & Build

The Public Works Authority in cooperation with (GORD) held a press conference announcing ..

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Mar 15, 2016

GORD organized “GSAS Water Assessment Workshop”

GORD, the hub for sustainability in the MENA region, has conducted a workshop on “GSAS Water Assessment” in the presence of more than 50 professional engineers from different disciplines

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Mar 03, 2016

Researchers from EU has made an exploratory research visit to GORD’s TechnoHub

Research delegates from the European Union has made an exploratory research visit to GORD’s new research facility TechnoHub at QSTP. TechnoHub is the first novel

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Feb 29, 2016

SC & GORD organized a workshop on Indoor Environment and Occupant Productivity, Wellbeing and Behavioral Change

On February 27th, 2016, SC & GORD conducted a workshop ...

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SC & GORD’s commitments
Jan 26, 2016

GSAS Sports – Energy Assessment Workshop

In furtherance to its commitments towards developing environmentally-friendly stadiums for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™, the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) is continuing with the Gulf Organisation

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Jan 10, 2016

GSAS SERVICE PROVIDER: Membership Updates

GORD welcomes companies joining the GSAS community as Service Providers ...

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GSAS SERVICE PROVIDER Membership Updates
december workshop
Dec 21, 2015

GORD conducted the 3-day GSAS – CGP Workshop for December 2015

GORD has organized GSAS – CERTIFIED GREEN PROFESSIONAL (CGP) Workshop at Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC) ...

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Dec 12, 2015

GORD Academy organized a CPD Seminar on GSAS v2.0 Updates (GSAS v2.1)

Gulf Organization for Research & Development (GORD) represented by GORD Academy has organized in partnership with Katara a GSAS Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Seminar

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CPD Seminar
Membership
Dec 10, 2015

GSAS SERVICE PROVIDER: Membership Updates

GORD welcomes companies joining the GSAS community as Service Providers ...

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Nov 12, 2015

GORD conducted the 3-day GSAS – CGP Workshop for November 2015

The three-day training workshop aim to empower industry professionals, senior consultants and engineers on "how to create sustainable building projects which minimize ecological impact while addressing the specific

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Lusail showcases
Oct 29, 2015

Lusail showcases sustainable projects at Expo Milano

Lusail Real Estate Development Company has showcased its latest environment-friendly and sustainable architectural designs to hundreds of visitors who toured the Qatar Pavilion at the Expo Milano

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Oct 22, 2015

GORD conducted a three-day GSAS-CGP Workshop for September 2015

(GORD), the hub for sustainability in the MENA region, has organized a three-day GSAS – CERTIFIED GREEN PROFESSIONAL(CGP) Workshop at Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC) on September 19th, 2015.

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GSAS
partnership with KATARA
Sep 20, 2015

GORD in partnership with KATARA, organized a Seminar titled "GSAS v2.0 Updates (GSAS v2.1)"

Dr. Yousef Alhorr, GORD’s founding Chairman, launched the seminar with the presence of more than 70 professionals representing different sectors of the industry

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May 26, 2015

GSAS Sponsored Seminar on Native and Productive Plants fodr Sustainable Vegetation

The Seminar’s presentations were delivered by Staffan Hilberg, CEO, and Christopher Steele, COO from Heliospectra, Sweden and Dr. Arvind Bhatt from GORD

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GSAS Sponsored Seminar
energy efficiency seminar
Apr 29, 2015

GORD organized a workshop on “Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy”

In association with the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), Gulf Organization for Research & Development (GORD) has organized a training workshop ...

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Apr 27, 2015

Dr. Yousef Alhorr received the “The Sustainability Pioneer Award"

On April 27, 2015, Dr Yousef Alhorr received the “The Sustainability Pioneer Award” during Qatar green building conference in recognition for his exemplary efforts in:

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award
GSAS in future projects
Apr 22, 2015

Sudan Railways Corporation and GORD sign an MoU to consider GSAS in future projects

GORD, the authority for knowledge on sustainability in the MENA region, signs a Memondrum of Understanding with Sudan Railways Corporation (SRC) ...

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Apr 15, 2015

GORD hosted Belgium Ambassador HE Mr. Christophe Payot

His Excellency the Ambassador of Belgium Mr. Christophe Payot accompanied by a High-Level delegates from the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO) Director

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ambassador
commencement ceromony
Apr 07, 2015

GORD Holds A Commencement Ceremony for the Bright Minds programme

Gulf Organization for Research and Development (GORD), the authority of sustainability in MENA region, in cooperation with Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO)

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Apr 05, 2015

In line with CPD Program, GORD Academy launched “Sports: Energy Assessment Workshop”

Gulf Organization for Research & Development, the authority for knowledge on sustainability in the MENA region conducted “Railways: Energy Assessment Workshop”

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CPD Program
Certified Green Professional workshop
Mar 29, 2015

GORD Academy organised a new GSAS – Certified Green Professional workshop

(GORD), the authority of sustainability in MENA region, organised a new GSAS - CGP workshop from 24 to 26 March 2015 at Qatar National Convention Centre.

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Mar 16, 2015

GORD Academy launched the first Workshop on GSAS Construction - Sustainable Best Practices

GORD, has conducted its first GSAS – Construction Workshop “GSAS Construction Part (II)”

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workshop
project conference
Mar 11, 2015

GORD Participated in Qatar Projects Conference 2015

Dr. Yousef Alhorr highlighted the implementation of GSAS, the 1st integrated and performance-based rating system for the construction industry in the MENA region, in Qatar Mega Projects 2010 – 2020.

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Mar 09, 2015

Saudi Council of Engineers & GORD sign an agreement to promote the adoption of sustainability in the projects across SA

This endeavor aims towards encouraging green building initiatives such as conservation of energy, water..

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saudi council engineers
eco-villa foundation
Feb 24, 2015

GORD lays the EcoVilla foundation stone EcoVilla a Qatari modern sustainable villa

On February 23rd 2015, the Gulf Organisation for Research & Development (GORD),launched its pioneering 6 star sustainable project the “EcoVilla.

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Feb 09, 2015

GORD hosted VITO high-level representatives in their Headquarter in QSTP

Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO) Director Business Development – Middle East, Dr. Walter J.R. Buydens made a visit to GORD Headquarter in QSTP

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VITO
Smart Sustainable Buildings
Feb 08, 2015

GORD Academy & VITO hosted a seminar about“Smart & Sustainable Buildings” in Katara

Gulf Organization for Research & Development (GORD), the authority for knowledge on sustainability in the MENA region ...

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Jan 28, 2015

GORD and Al-Sayer Group establish a cooperative relationship for implementing GSAS in Kuwait

Gulf Organization for Research & Development (GORD) and Al-Sayer Group have signed an MOU

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GSAS in Kuwait
Inauguration of Qatar Olympic committee
Jan 27, 2015

Inauguration of Qatar Olympic committee stadiums for achieving GSAS 4 Stars

Monday 26 January 2015 – As an institution that is working tirelessly to promote environmentally responsible energy and resource efficient ...

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Nov 26, 2014

A new GSAS - CGP Workshop in Jordan reinforces the practices of sustainability

GORD organized a 3-day training workshop for engineers in Jordan in collaboration with the Jordanian Engineers Association (JEA)...

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Nov 26, 2014

GORD Bright Minds Programme continues to grow

Among high performing secondary school students, six ones are continuing their successful journey to unravel the mysteries of Bright Minds program...

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Nov 23, 2014

LREDC in collaboration with GORD organized a workshop for the consultants and launched GSAS 2 Star Rating

On November 23rd, 2014, Lusail Real Estate Development Company (LREDC) in collaboration with GORD launched GSAS 2 star rating guidelines...

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Nov 18, 2014

GORD signed an MOU with AIA Middle East Chapter

On November 14th GORD signed a memorandum of understanding with AIA Middle East Chapter during its fourth annual conference held at Hilton hotel Doha Qatar...

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Nov 08, 2014

GORD organized a new Refresher Course in collaboration with Katara

The Cultural Village Foundation, Katara hosted in its Conference Hall (Bld. 15) on November 8, a seminar organized by GORD Academy titled GSAS V2.0 Refresher Course...

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Oct 27, 2014

GORD to become the only IEA member from MENA region

On October 16, 2014, the International Energy Agency (IEA) launched the 76th executive committee meeting of the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (SHC)...

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Sep 28, 2014

HBKU high-level representatives visits GORD Headquarter in QSTP

Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) Vice President - Research, Murray Gray accompanied by the Dean colleague of Science, Engineering & Technology Dr. Mounir Hamdi made a visit to GORD Headquarter in QSTP

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Sep 27, 2014

Katara Host a GSAS V2.0 Refresher Course and organized by GORD

This collaboration between Katara & GORD came after the co-operation agreement which was signed recently between the two parties...

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Jul 22, 2014

GORD held a welcoming ceremony for new UK Ambassador Mr Michael ONeill

GORD, the authority for knowledge on sustainability in the MENA region, a welcoming ceremony for the new UK Ambassador Mr. Michael O'Neill...

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Jun 27, 2014

Katara, GORD sign training and research agreement

The Cultural Village Foundation, Katara, signed yesterday a co-operation agreement with the Gulf Organisation for Research and Development (GORD)...

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Jun 15, 2014

GORD Academy hosted a Seminar about Effective Management of Healthcare Acquired Infections

GORD Academy has conducted a GSAS Sponsored Seminar titled: “Effective Management of Healthcare Acquired Infections” ...

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May 28, 2014

Environmental Green Construction Materials

Gulf Organization for R&D Launches First training Workshop About Brand Environmental Green Construction Materials...

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May 27, 2014

GSO signs an MoU with GORD and establishes a cooperative relationship

GSO signs an MoU with GORD and establishes a cooperative relationship for the development of standards and criteria for sustainability...

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May 22, 2014

GORD Academy organised a GSAS - CGP Workshop

ORD Academy organised a new GSAS - CGP workshop which is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills...

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Mar 02, 2014

GORD Outlines Qatar Sustainable Environment Research Initiatives to HRH Prince Charles

GORD shared its impressive array of research initiatives with HRH Prince Charles during his recent visit to Qatar...

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Dec 21, 2013

A new GSAS v2.0 - CGP Refresher Course organised by GORD Academy

GORD Academy organized a new session of GSAS V2.0-CGP Refresher Course held on December 21, 2013 at QNCC.

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Dec 14, 2013

In line with GSAS – Certification Schemes, GORD Academy conducted its 1st Typology-Based Workshop on “Railways”

GORD Academy conducted its 1st Typology-Based Workshop on “Railways” at QNCC on 12 December 2013.

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Dec 13, 2013

International Sustainability Built Environment Conference Sponsorship Packages & Delegate Registration

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Nov 28, 2013

GORD Academy conducted its 1st Typology-Based Workshop on “Healthcare”

GORD Academy conducted its 1st Typology-Based Workshop on “Healthcare” at QNCC on 27 November 2013.

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Nov 10, 2013

GORD Academy organised a GSAS - CGP workshop

GORD Academy organised a new GSAS - CGP workshop which is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of the sustainable built environment practices.

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Nov 05, 2013

GORD to Welcome the First Group of Ambitious Students in Innovative Bright Minds Programme

Representing the best of Qatari schools system, seven high-school students from across the country started their journey to unravel the mysteries of science in the first batch of Bright Minds...

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Oct 20, 2013

ADA and GORD host first GSAS Certified Green Professional Training Workshop in Saudi Arabia

The High Commission for the Development of Arriyadh (ADA), in collaboration with Gulf Organisation for Research and Development (GORD)....

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Oct 07, 2013

GORD Academy launched its 1st GSAS V2.0-CGP Refresher Course

GORD Academy organized its 1st GSAS V2.0-CGP Refresher Course held on October 05, 2013, (QNCC).

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Sep 28, 2013

GORD Academy hosted a seminar on ‘Creating a Global Advantage in clean and alternative Energy’

GORD hosted its 4th CPD Seminar titled “Creating a Global Advantage in clean and alternative Energy“ at QNCC on 28 September 2013.

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Aug 21, 2013

Publishing the Updated GSAS Technical Guide v2.0-2013

GSAS Trust is pleased to publish the updated GSAS Technical Guide v2.0-2013 which made specific revisions to update several key issues,

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Jul 28, 2013

Development of GSAS Infrastructure Scheme

GORD is pleased to announce the development of its latest scheme “GSAS Infrastructure” which addresses issues related to large physical networks

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Jun 03, 2013

New GSAS Publications Series For v2.0 Are Now Available At Amazon

GORD is pleased to announce that the much awaited Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) Publications for v2.0 are now available to customers around the globe through Amazon.

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May 26, 2013

HH Emir’s vision inspires Qatar to make confident strides to become the Capital of Green Building

Gulf Organization for Research and Development (GORD) the authority for knowledge on sustainability...

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May 07, 2013

GORD unveils its unique Bright Minds programme

Gulf Organization for Research and Development (GORD), the leading Qatari organization in research and consultation, in cooperation with Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO), the world pioneer in petrochemicals...

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Apr 15, 2013

GORD to lead global dialogue in Green Building best-practice through the Green Buildings Expo 2014

Gulf Organisation for Research and Development (GORD), the authority for knowledge on sustainability in the MENA region...

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Nov 28, 2012

GORD showcases the ECO-HYBRID CAR at COP18

Gulf Organisation for Research and Development (GORD), the authority for knowledge on sustainability in the MENA region unveiled an innovative low-emission...

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Nov 22, 2012

Dr Yousef Al Horr announces Lusail company & GORD's participation in Qatar Sustainability Expo as Planet Protectors

As the launch of the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2012 (COP 18/CMP 8) draws closer...

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Nov 21, 2012

GORD & CNA-Q will collaborate on sustainability & environmental research programs

Gulf Organisation for Research and Development (GORD), the authority for knowledge on sustainability in the MENA region,

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Jul 22, 2012

GORD held a welcoming ceremony for new UK Ambassador Mr Michael ONeill

GORD, the authority for knowledge on sustainability in the MENA region, held on July 10, 2012, a welcoming ceremony for the new UK Ambassador

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Jun 17, 2012

GORD launches Global Sustainability Assessment System GSAS as new benchmark for sustainable development, Mena Countries to benefit from GSAS and Kuwait signs MoU with GORD

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Jun 17, 2012

GORD presents Eco Villa as the first Sustainable Qatari Modern villa

Gulf Organization for Research and Development (GORD), the authority for knowledge on sustainability in the MENA region, has today 17th of July 2012 launched “ECO VILLA”

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Jun 11, 2012

MEED in association with Gulf Organisation for Research and Development GORD launched today Qatar Sustainable Building Forum at the Renaissance City Centre Hotel in Doha

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Jun 03, 2012

GORD participated in IQPC World Stadium Congress 2012 presenting Achieving Sustainability of Sport Facilities for Qatar 2022 Through QSAS Sports System

IQPC World Stadium Congress 2012 in association with GORD...

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Jun 02, 2012

GORD launched in collaboration with Ashghal Fosters and Partners Hoare Lea and Thornton Tomasetti its third Seminar on Sustainable Stadium Designs at Qatar Convention Center

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May 29, 2012

GORD organized QSAS CGP workshop held on 29th May at Qatar National Convention Center QNCC

GORD Academy conducted a QSAS- CGP workshop on 29th May 2102 at Qatar National Convention Center QNCC.

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May 23, 2012

Dr. Al Horr presents Sustainability in the Gulf Region Challenges and Opportunities during the Kuwait Green Building Forum

Organized under the auspices of His Excellency Dr. Fadhel Safer Ali Safar, Kuwait’s Minister...

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May 10, 2012

Gulf Organization for Research & Development to conduct QSAS-CGP workshop at Qatar University Engineering Department

Gulf Organization for Research and Development (GORD), Qatar's leading research, consultancy...

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Apr 24, 2012

GORD Academy hosted a seminar on Indoor Environment - Science and impacts

GORD 2nd QSAS-CPD seminar called Indoor Environment Science and Impacts

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Apr 02, 2012

GSAS is a cornerstone to environmental security, economic growth and social development in Arabian Gulf

Dr. Yousef Mohammed Al Horr, Founding Chairman of the Gulf Organization for Research & Development (GORD), Qatar's leading research, consultancy and training institute,

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Mar 14, 2012

GORD to assist in strict implementation of QSAS rating system for buildings in Lusail City

Gulf Organization for Research and Development (GORD), Qatar's leading research, consultancy and training institute, has announced...

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Mar 06, 2012

Gulf Organization for Research and Development (GORD, Qatar's leading research, consultancy and training institute, in collaboration with renowned lighting consultancy Hoare Lea...

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Jan 23, 2012

Dr Yousef presents QSAS during a seminar "Building Sustainable Communities" organized by British Embassy & Msheireb Properties

British Embassy, represented by UK Trade and Investment, conducted a seminar ...

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Dec 28, 2011

Public Seminar by Dr. Al Horr at Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, College of Engineering, Qatar University

“We do not seek to imitate nature, but rather to find the principles she uses.” -Buckminster Fuller

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Dec 05, 2011

GORD recognised for contributions in the latest edition of Qatar Construction Specification (QCS 2010)

GORD, Qatar's leading research, consultancy and training organization, has been awarded a certificate...

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Dec 04, 2011

Dr. Al Horr wins the Environment & Sustainability Award during the HSE For Life Conference

HSE For Life Qatar is the annual platform for governments, developers, contractors and solution providers

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Nov 22, 2011

Mr Choo Whatt Bin from The Building and Construction Authority meets Dr Yousef at GORD's office

GORD received a delegation from Singapore represented by Mr Choo Whatt Bin, Executive Director...

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Nov 14, 2011

Presidents, CEOs, engineering heads of construction firms from Qatar, UAE, UK, Singapore and Kuwait attend workshop.

As part of our commitment to the welfare of Qatar and the responsibility to support...

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Oct 30, 2011

Memorandum Of Understanding Signing Ceremony between Qatar University and GORD

Qatar University signed today (Sunday, October 30, 2011) a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Gulf Organization for Research and Development (GORD),

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Oct 29, 2011

GORD ventured into a new partnership with University College London to expand research activities

GORD signed lately a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with University College London (UCL)...

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Oct 24, 2011

GORD has concluded an MOU with the Chartered Institution for Building Service Engineers

The MOU was signed in the presence of GORD Founder and Chairman, Dr. Yousef Al Horr and CIBSE President Mr. Andy Ford...

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Oct 17, 2011

GORD hosted a Jordan delegation at their new premises at QSTP

The meeting was attended by GORD’s Founder & Chairman Dr. Yousef Mohammed Al Horr and JEA’s President - Eng. Abdullah Obeidat

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Oct 13, 2011

GORD hosted Italian delegation for mutual cooperation on green sustainability

GORD has recently hosted a high profile Italian delegation to discuss mutual cooperation...

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Oct 11, 2011

GORD developed the International Journal of Sustainable Built Environment

The Gulf Organization for Research and Development, Qatar's leading research, consultancy and training institute...

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Oct 04, 2011

GORD participated in the Humanization of Cities of Tomorrow Summit as the Official Sustainability partner

Gulf Organisation for Research & Development (GORD) participated in the Humanization of Cities of Tomorrow Summit...

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Sep 19, 2011

GORD presents Overview on QSAS & Energy Conservation at CRC

GORD has presented a paper ‘Overview on QSAS and Energy Conservation” during the “The Chapters Regional Conference (CRC)...

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May 02, 2011

GORD and QOC signs a MOU on QSAS

The Gulf Organisation for Research Development (GORD) and the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) ....

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Apr 27, 2011

GORD Representatives lined their vision to establish Qatar as the Gulf’s ‘Capital of Green’

Representatives of the new Gulf Organisation for Research & Development lined their vision to establish Qatar as the Gulf’s ‘Capital of Green’ at a press conference

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Mar 13, 2011

GORD joins QSTP's Techtalk Series

Gulf Organization for Research and Development, the Ministry of Environment’s Laboratories and Standardisation Affairs division, Lusail Real Estate Development Company and Chevron Qatar Energy Technology

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Feb 27, 2011

GORD honors green building projects and contractor at QSAS Sustainability Awards

Four visionary green building projects and one green contractor are to be honoured...

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Feb 21, 2011

BQDRI offers 1st Green Building Solutions Conference & Exhibition Doha 2011

The BARWA & Qatari Diar Research Institute (BQDRI) is offering delegates and visitors to the 1st Green Building Solutions Conference & Exhibition Doha 2011

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Dec 22, 2010

QSAS to be adopted in the curriculum of the Environment Design Faculty at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

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Dec 08, 2010

Qatar Green Building Council and BARWA & Qatari Diar Research Institute Ink Major Sustainable Agreement

the Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) and BARWA & Qatari Diar Research Institute (BQDRI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)...

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Oct 20, 2010

HE PM Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassem Bin Jaber Al Thani inaugurates the 1st Green Building Solutions Conference

Doha is poised to become the Gulf region’s ‘Capital of Green’ as Qatar hosts the first Green Building Solutions Conference...

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Oct 17, 2010

BDQRI launches QSAS v.1 - Cities & Urban Planning in the Middle East

BARWA and Qatari Diar Research Institute (BQDRI), the premier organization supporting research and training...

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Oct 13, 2010

BQDRI Presents QSAS in the first forum on GCC Unified Building Code

Barwa and Qatari Diar Research Institute (BQDRI), the premier organization in the State of Qatar supporting research and training...

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Jun 01, 2010

Lusail City commences the application of The Qatar Sustainability Assessment System

Lusail Qatar Sustainability Assessment System solidifies the company’s position at the forefront of real estate sector...

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May 26, 2010

ASHGHAL adopts Qatar Sustainable Assessment System (QSAS)

Public Works Authority (ASHGHAL), adopts Qatar Sustainable Assessment System (QSAS) and the concept of sustainable developments in its public building projects.

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Apr 29, 2010

Green Buildings prize at 1st Middle East Business Leaders Summit and Award

Federation of GCC Chambers honors Dr. Yousef Al-Horr the Emerging CEO Green Buildings prize at 1st Middle East Business Leaders Summit and Awards...

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Mar 27, 2010

Dubosc Associates and BARWA & Qatari Diar Research Institute signed an MOU

BARWA & Qatari Diar Research Institute (BQDRI) and Dubosc Associates signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

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Mar 16, 2010

Kahramaa and BQDRI signs MOU on Provision of Sustainability Development

Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation “KAHRAMAA” and BARWA & Qatari Diar Research Institute (BQDRI)...

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Mar 15, 2010

Qatar Today Cover Story: Interview with Dr. Youssef Mohamed AlHorr

Nowadays a key architectural landmark is not just the beautiful, famous and most visited structure...

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Jan 24, 2010

BDQRI presents QSAS exam qualification certificates

With the participation of representatives of global consultancy companies and government institutions...

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Jan 08, 2010

Oxford business group talks to chairman of Barwa & Qatari Diar research institute

Dr. Yousef Alhorr speaks about green building standards through Qatar Sustainability Assessment System..

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Nov 22, 2009

BQDRI and PROJACS INTERNATIONAL sign MOU to support the implementation of sustainability

BARWA and Qatari Diar Research Institute (BQDRI), that focus on studies about new knowledge in sustainability and its application...

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Nov 14, 2009

QSAS Wins international award of Excellency

The Qatar Sustainability Assessment System "QSAS" that was launched by BARWA and Qatari Diar Research Institute ...

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Jul 08, 2009

QSAS - CERTIFIED GREEN PROFESSIONAL® Training Workshop

BARWA Real Estate Company and Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company organized Qatar Sustainability Assessment System...

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Jun 15, 2009

BARWA and Qatari Diar granted QSTP's Approval to Establish Research Institute

BARWA Real Estate Company and Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company, leading real estate organizations in Qatar and the region...

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May 29, 2009

QSAS Saves Costs, Energy and the Environment

Qatar Sustainability Assessment System (QSAS), a new ‘green building’ rating system developed by BARWA Real Estate Company...

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May 28, 2009

BARWA and Qatari Diar Sponsors Qatar Society of Engineers (QSE) ‘Qatar Sustainability Assessment System (QSAS)' Workshop

Under the Sponsorship of BARWA Real Estate Company and Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company...

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May 12, 2009

BARWA announces the latest updates of its projects in Qatar

BARWA Real Estate Company, one of the premiere organisations in the State of Qatar, announced the latest updates of its projects’ developments

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Apr 08, 2009

BARWA and Qatari Diar Develops the first Performance-Based Sustainability Rating System in the Middle East

BARWA Real Estate Company, one of the premier organizations in the State of Qatar and Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company...

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Mar 29, 2009

QSAS launch at Global City Abu Dhabi

Qatari Diar, a leading company in sustainable development projects in Qatar and the world, and BARWA Real Estate Company, one of the premier organizations in the State of Qatar...

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