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GORD Awards KNPC’s Sustainability Achievements and Celebrates its Expansion to the State of Kuwait

GORD presents KNPC with two major sustainability awards during a recent visit to the KNPC’s facilities in the State of Kuwait.

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KNPC’s Green Building Committee Members Master Sustainability in Building Operations

GORD Organizes GSAS Operations Workshop in Kuwait And Embarks its GCC Expansion Journey.

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KNPC’s Green Building Committee Members Master Sustainability in Building Operations

Dec 10,2018

Kuwait National Petroleum Company employees attend GSAS Operations Workshop held at KNPC’s Mina Abdullah Refinery Admin building in Kuwait on Monday, December 10th, 2018.

The GSAS Operations Certification empowers building owners, developers, planners, consultants, contractors, facility managers, building administrators, commissioning engineers, environmentalists, and the building occupants to minimize the negative environmental impacts of existing buildings. The certification allows KNPC employees to incorporate best sustainability practices in their buildings’ operations notwithstanding of the design of a building.  

Certifying building operations and maintenance practices not only help reducing the environmental impacts of KNPC’s existing buildings, it also enables long-sustained operations at high performance levels. KNPC’s Green Building Committee members learned how adopting a sustainable building design lowers the energy demand in existing buildings by more than 50 percent compared to conventional buildings in Kuwait and allows reduction in water waste by more than half of the rate of normal buildings.

Throughout the workshop, Eng. Zaki Mohammed, Senior GSAS Project Manager, introduced KNPC’ Green Building Committee members to the GSAS Operation Certification requirements and assessment process, and illustrated the direct positive impacts of sustainability in operations on the health and well-being of the occupants.

Furthermore, they learned how to optimize energy use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve indoor environmental quality, enhance human comfort and wellbeing, improve occupant productivity and reduce operation and maintenance expenses.

The system’s adoptive quantitative and qualitative measurements evaluate the building performance in five main assessment categories: energy consumption and performance, water consumption, indoor environment quality, waste management, and facility management.

Projects that target the standard operations scheme must fulfill the energy, water and facility management requirements. While projects that demonstrate compliance in the energy, water, indoor environment, waste management and facility management categories will be awarded the Premium Scheme certificate.

GSAS-OP CGP Workshop is one of several ongoing initiatives organized in the State of Kuwait, expanding GORD’s sustainability efforts to existing buildings in the GCC region.


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Nov 19, 2018

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Nov 12, 2018

GORD and the UN Environment Programme sign a MoU to Promote Sustainability & Carbon Neutrality

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GORD Awards Organizations for their Leadership and Commitment to Adopt Sustainability Best Practices

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Oct 23, 2018

The Fifth Edition of the Sustainability Summit Kicks-off Under the Patronage of His Excellency
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Oct 11, 2018

GSAS Refresher Course participants appreciate the opportunity to renew their learning and proficiency on the system

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