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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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New GSAS Operations Scheme Attracts Global Projects

May 24,2017

With hundreds of building and infrastructure projects already certified or in process of getting the GSAS Certifications in Design & Build and Construction Management, many projects are now preparing for the GSAS Operations. GORD has already started training sustainability professionals for this certification and the first GSAS Operations workshop in Qatar was held on 18th May 2017 at the QNCC, hosting delegates from KSA, UAE and Turkey besides Qatar. Also, present at the workshop were Mr. Federico Addiechi, FIFA’s Head of Sustainability & Diversity, and Ms. Madleen Noreisch, Programme Manager.

The GSAS Operations certification is intended to label the sustainability performance of buildings in use, regardless whether these buildings are GSAS certified or not. This certification's framework facilitates the auditing of the facility operations and tenants’ operating practices in order to assess the energy, water, waste and indoor environment performances.

Mr. Mohammad Othman, Sustainability Coordinator from Al Nakheel Landscapes also added while giving his feedback on the workshop, "We hope to implement the GSAS Operations on a project we just started working on at the new Doha Port in Mesaieed. We have a long association with GORD which we are proud of and appreciate that they encourage teamwork in their philosophy and culture."

Another workshop participant, Mr. Mohammed Al - Maadeed Junior Civil Engineer from Qatar Rail also commented, "This was my first workshop with GORD which I found to be very useful. It enhanced our knowledge and demonstrated different angles and approaches in projects for topics such as energy efficiency. I hope to work on implementing these insights in our project."

A number of eminent projects in Qatar, Kuwait and Turkey have already registered to qualify for the GSAS Operations Certification such as the Headquarters of Ministry of Municipality and Environment in Qatar (who also won the Tarsheed Award for Conserving Building Competition in 2017), the Kuwait National Petroleum Company Head Office building and the ERKE Green Academy Head Office building in Istanbul, Turkey. And many more projects are to follow such as the FIFA stadiums and QRAIL Stations.

 


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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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