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Al-Attiyah Foundation and GORD Celebrate Partnership Agreement

Al-Attiyah Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the GORD on 12 September 2019, at the St Regis Hotel, Doha.

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Qatar’s charities bring sustainability to the fore

RACA and GORD have signed a cooperation agreement to launch a series of green initiatives in the sector of charitable activities.

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GSAS: Global Sustainability Assessment System

GSAS Trust, GORD’s Center of Excellence, is responsible for the development and administration of GSAS green buildings and infrastructure certification framework for the projects in the MENA region seeking GSAS accreditation for their design, construction and/or operation.

Overview

Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) is the first performance-based system in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, developed for rating green buildings and infrastructures. The primary objective of GSAS is to create a sustainable built environment that minimizes ecological impacts and reduces the consumption of resources while addressing the local needs and environmental conditions specific to the region. GSAS adopts an integrated lifecycle approach for the assessment of the built environment including the design, construction and operational phases.

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Certifications

Types of GSAS certifications include:
  • GSAS Design & Build Certification
  • GSAS Construction Management Certification
  • GSAS Operations Certification

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GSASgate

GSASgate is an online portal for managing the submission, assessment and certification of the projects seeking GSAS accreditation. GSASgate is an integrated system, catering for the needs of all stakeholders involved in the GSAS certification process, including project developers/owners, consultants, contractors, government entities and GSAS Trust.

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Resource Center

This area hosts GSAS Trust’s useful resources and materials including GSAS Technical Guide, GSAS overview presentation, GSAS Supplementary Guide, GSAS certification flowcharts & processes, and application forms.

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Schemes

This section provides description of various GSAS Schemes which can be used to assess the sustainability of the built environment. They include GSAS Districts & Infrastructure, GSAS Commercial, GSAS Core & Shell, GSAS Mosques, GSAS Neighborhood, GSAS Parks, GSAS Residential, GSAS School, GSAS Hotels, GSAS Light Industry, GSAS Sports, GSAS Railways, GSAS Healthcare, GSAS Worker's Accommodation, GSAS Existing Building, GSAS Construction Management and GSAS Operations.

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