Social Tab

Like Facebook

Twitter Feed

What's New

What's New

Latest News

GORD's Newly Launched SEER Tool Well Received by Industry Experts

On 20 April 2017, GORD conducted a workshop on the SEER Tool for 70 delegates working as GSAS - CGP's

Read more


GORD Presents on Sustainable Development at King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

Jan 09,2017

On 28th December 2016, Dr. Yousef Alhorr, Founding Chairman of GORD addressed a conference titled "Sustainable Development" at the prestigious King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The conference was organized by Saudi Society of Civil Engineering on the occasion of their 10th Annual Meeting under the patronage of Professor Abdulrahman Obaid Al-Youbi, President of King Abdulaziz University. 

During his address, Dr. Yousef Alhorr made a presentation titled "Future Cities in GCC: Lusail City Case Study" in which he explained the environmental challenges faced by GCC countries and the impact of this pollution on the health of its inhabitants. Explaining the sustainability approach undertaken by GORD, he described the development process of the first performance-based sustainability assessment system - GSAS which has been designed specifically keeping in mind the requirements of GCC and the vital role it is performing in the development of sustainable cities in the region. GSAS has been implemented in Lusail City at both Macro and micro levels making it a requirement for all buildings to have a minimum 2 star rating and incentives to encourage private developers to achieve a higher rating up to 5 GSAS stars rating. The city is self-contained, sustainable and comprehensively planned using state-of-the-art smart technologies and a host of mass transit facilities that ensure the inhabitants' comfort as well as saving natural resources and reducing CO2 emissions. 

Appreciating the valuable contributions of GORD, Dr. Shaher Zahran Zahran Associate Professor Civil Engineering Department KAU and Chairman of the Society, thanked Dr. Yousef Alhorr for the presentation and commented on the necessity and prospects of GSAS implementation for the future projects in Saudi Arabia.

Following Dr. Yousef's presentation, Dr. Hassan Hossnei Shawli, Assistant Professor Department of  Urban Planning KAU spoke on the topic of Renewable Energy: Opportunity and Challenge.

At the end of the conference, Dr. Yousef Alhorr thanked the hosts of the event and also acknowledged the efforts of Eng. Ibrahim Kutubkhanah, CEO of Jeddah Development and Urban Regeneration Co. for inviting GORD to present at the esteemed forum. The conference was attended by a large number of engineers, students and KAU faculty members who appreciated the presentations and the progressive initiatives in the region.

Other News

Apr 26, 2017

GORD's Newly Launched SEER Tool Well Received by Industry Experts

On 20 April 2017, GORD conducted a workshop on the SEER Tool for 70 delegates working as GSAS - CGP's

Read more
Apr 11, 2017

FIFA Officially Endorsed the Use of Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) for 2022 World Cup Venues

Published on 7 November 2016 on FIFA website: Qatar building green stadiums

Read more
Apr 04, 2017

Construction Industry Stakeholders Express Confidence in GSAS and the Sustainability Advancement in Region.

Professionals comment on the evolution of GSAS and the sustainability practices over the last decade

Read more
Mar 26, 2017

The First Gulf Green Mark Environmental Product Declaration Awarded to Locally Manufactured Products

SMEET Concrete Industries and Al Waab Plastics to be the first to receive (GGM-EPD) certificates from GORD

Read more
Mar 22, 2017

GORD Chairs the GCC Technical Committee for Green Buildings Standardization

The meeting took place in Doha on March 21 to 22, 2017 with the participation of countries from the Gulf Cooperation Council.

Read more
Mar 16, 2017

GORD's International Journal of Sustainable Built Environment well received in the scientific community

IJSBE is a peer reviewed open access journal that offers researchers the opportunity to upload or download latest studies

Read more
Mar 12, 2017

"GSAS is shaping the construction industry in the region", comment professionals at the GSAS-CGP workshop

The workshop participants were discussing how they see the current and future scenario of construction industry in the Middle East.

Read more
Jan 24, 2017

"GSAS is doing great contribution towards sustainable development"

"Qatar and other GCC countries are way ahead in sustainability and hopefully will inspire other regions to follow."

Read more
COPYRIGHT 2017 - Gulf Organisation for Research & Development