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Gulf Organisation for Research & Development (GORD) signs MoU with Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF)

The MoU will help prepare AZF facilities as per the GSAS standards and spread awareness about sustainability among AZF employees

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GSAS Energy Assessment workshop demonstrates best practice on improving energy conservation

Professionals acquired a comprehensive understanding of GSAS Energy Assessment Framework and guidelines to ensure an error-free data submission.

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8 New Kindergarten Buildings Awarded 3 Stars GSAS Certification

Jul 24,2017

On 23rd July, 2017, GORD awarded GSAS certificates & plaques to Galfar Al Misnad for their newly constructed 8 kindergarten projects designed by Ashghal to achieve GSAS 3 STARS rating. Dr. Yousef Alhorr (GORD's Founding Chairman) acknowledged the GSAS Service Provider Galfar Al Misnad for their contribution in achieving another milestone towards a greener, sustainable Qatar as green school buildings provide a better and healthier learning environment to the students and help reduce the country's carbon footprint. 

Mr.Satish G Pillai, Executive Director, Galfar Al Misnad commented on achieving the milestone, "Galfar is really happy to be associated with many projects which are complying with the GSAS rating system to achieve Qatar’s national vision and sustainable development. I take this opportunity to thank & appreciate Ashghal & GORD for their support and efforts in implementing sustainability in Qatar market".  Mr. Sheeju David, Head of the Buildings division at Galfar Al Misnad received the certificates from Dr. Esam Elsarrag, (Director Research & Development GORD).

Recently, around 50 kindergarten and school projects were initiated by Ashghal Public Works Authority in Qatar, of which many have already received certification and are now operational. It is worth noting that all these school projects are designed and built to achieve a minimum of GSAS 3 Stars Rating. To be specific, the GSAS Education Certification offers a sustainability guideline for a variety of establishments including kindergartens, K12 school buildings, colleges, university facilities research and development centers and labs. The process consists of eight categories featuring more than 50 criteria covering all the sustainability requirements in this type of building specifically considering the climatic and cultural needs of the GCC countries.   


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May 24, 2018

Gulf Organisation for Research & Development (GORD) signs MoU with Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF)

The MoU will help prepare AZF facilities as per the GSAS standards and spread awareness about sustainability among AZF employees.

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May 13, 2018

GSAS Energy Assessment workshop demonstrates best practice on improving energy conservation

Professionals acquired a comprehensive understanding of GSAS Energy Assessment Framework and guidelines to ensure an error-free data submission.

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May 08, 2018

Qatar Rail receives the Sustainability Award 2018 for Msheireb Station

Dr. Yousef Alhorr (Founding Chairman GORD) handed the award to Eng. Abdulla Abdulaziz Al-Subaie, Managing Director and CEO of Qatar Rail

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May 03, 2018

GORD presents workshop in Kuwait titled The Future of Green Buildings in GCC: GSAS Standard Perspective

The Associate Certified Green Professional (ACGP) workshop was conducted in collaboration with EnerTech Company.

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Apr 15, 2018

GORD to launch the Sustainability Summit 2018 Under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada (Minister of Energy and Industry in Qatar)

Event will be held in Ritz-Carlton Doha on 23 -24 October 2018

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Apr 02, 2018

GSAS Certified Professionals Refresh their Knowledge at the Refresher Course based on Latest Updates

Participants appreciated the continuous learning and support provided by GORD Academy

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Mar 18, 2018

GSAS Construction Management workshops continue to empower professionals in implementing green building best practices

Delegates get hands-on training in effective, error-free submission for the certification.

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Mar 14, 2018

GORD chairs the 4th meeting of GCC Technical Committee for Green Buildings Standardization in Kuwait

The meeting was jointly organized by GORD and the Public Authority for Industry, Kuwait

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