Accelerating
Green Solutions
in MENA and Beyond

GSAS - Standardization & Certification
GORD Institute
GORD Academy
GORD Labs
GORD Advisory

The Gulf Organisation for Research & Development (GORD)

GORD is an RDI entity spearheading MENA region’s sustainability milieu. Headquartered in Qatar Science and Technology Park, GORD drives the transformation of societies, industries and the built environment by influencing corporate ethos, fostering innovation and developing capacity to enable low-carbon sustainable growth for present and future generations.

GORD and UN SDGs

GORD targets multi-layer dimensions of sustainability paralleled with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.

GORD Sustainable Goals
NO Poverty - Sustainable Development Goals
Zero hunger - Sustainable Development Goals
Good health and well-being - SDGs
Quality Education - Sustainable Development Goals
Gender Equality - Sustainable Development Goals
Clean Water and Sanitation - SDGs
Zero hunger - Sustainable Development Goals
Affordable and Clean Energy - SDGs
Decent Work and Economic Growth - SDGs
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure - SDGs
Reduced Inequalities - SDGs
Sustainable Cities and Communities - SDGs
Responsible Consumption and Production - SDGs
Climate Action - SDGs
Life Below Water - SDGs
Life on Land - SDGs
Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions - SDGs
Partnerships for the Goals - SDGs

GORD's Centers of Excellence

GORD's Centers of Excellence engage in research and development, standards setting, green buildings certification, capacity building, advisory and performance testing.

GSAS
Trust
GSAS Trust

GSAS Trust is an independent third-party entity responsible for awarding the green building rating certification called GSAS to projects. 

GORD
Institute
GORD Institute

GORD Institute is a research and development hub where GORD develops novel technologies that foster its vision for sustainable development in the built environment. 

GORD
Academy
GORD Academy

GORD Academy fosters capacity building of the region by delivering sustainability courses aimed at green building skills and decarbonization. 

GORD
Labs
GORD Labs

GORD LABS is a pioneering facility measuring energy efficiency and safety by offering high quality and reliable testing services in Qatar.

GORD
Advisory
GORD Advisory

GORD Advisory is GORD's latest center of excellence that is committed to helping organizations optimize their projects to reach environmental excellence.

GORD Timeline

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  • 2022
    Approval of GORD’s Global Accreditation Bureau as the associate member of Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (APAC).

    Approval of GORD’s Global Accreditation Bureau as the associate member of Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (APAC).

  • 2022

    Successful completion of 180+ sustainability training workshops, benefiting 7,000+ professionals.

    Successful completion of 150+ sustainability training workshops, benefiting 5,000+ professionals.
  • 2021
    Selection of GORD to establish the official AEE Qatar Chapter representing the Association of Energy Engineers.

    Collaboration between the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) and GORD to establish the official AEE Qatar Chapter.

  • 2021

    QMAX Patent, an ultra-efficient hybrid technology for AHUs developed by GORD Institute.

    Patent registration of QMAX, ultra-efficient hybrid technology for AHUs developed by GORD Institute.
  • 2021
    Launch of Green Events Tool (GET) developed collaboratively by GORD, UNFCCC and UNEP.

    Launch of Green Events Tool (GET) developed collaboratively by GORD, UNFCCC and UNEP.

  • 2020

    Launch of GORD’s e-academy offering online courses for the global community amid COVID-19 pandemic.

    Launch of GORD’s e-academy offering online courses for the global community amid COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 2020
    ICAO and ICROA’s approval of Global Carbon Council, making it the only CORSIA-accredited international program in the Global South.

    ICAO and ICROA’s approval of Global Carbon Council, making it the only CORSIA-accredited international program in the Global South.

  • 2019

    Patent registration of  low-carbon and economically competitive cement invented by GORD Institute.

    Patent registration of low-carbon and economically competitive cement invented by GORD Institute.
  • 2018
    Inauguration of GORD LABS as the country’s pioneering testing facility specializing in energy and safety testing.

    Inauguration of GORD LABS as the country’s pioneering testing facility specializing in energy and safety testing.

  • 2017

    Local and international organisations receive awards of excellence for adopting sustainability best practices at Qatar Sustainability Summit.

    Local and international organisations receive awards of excellence for adopting sustainability best practices at Qatar Sustainability Summit.
  • 2016
    Selection of GORD as the chair for the GCC Standardization Organization’s (GSO) technical subcommittee for green buildings (TC06-SC1).

    GORD chair the GCC Standardization Organization’s (GSO) technical subcommittee for green buildings (TC06-SC1).

  • 2016

    FIFA’s endorsement of GSAS as the green building certification system for the stadiums hosting Qatar World Cup 2022.

    FIFA’s endorsement of GSAS as the green building certification system for the stadiums hosting Qatar World Cup 2022.
  • 2015
    Completion of first GSAS certifications for sports facilities that hosted the 2015 World Men’s Handball Championship.

    Completion of first GSAS certifications for sports facilities that hosted the 2015 World Men’s Handball Championship.

  • 2014

    Establishment of TechnoHub as one of the largest outdoor facilities for conducting multidisciplinary research at QSTP.

    Establishment of TechnoHub as one of the largest outdoor facilities for conducting multidisciplinary research at QSTP.
  • 2013
    Certification of the first GSAS project in Kuwait under the country’s Ministry of Public Works.

    Certification of the first GSAS project in Kuwait under the country’s Ministry of Public Works.

  • 2012

    Collaboration of GORD with QSTP and the University of Aberdeen on the development of low-carbon CSA cement project worth USD10 million.

    Collaboration of GORD with QSTP and the University of Aberdeen on the development of low-carbon CSA cement project worth USD10 million.
  • 2012
    Rebranding of QSAS as GSAS V2.0 with addition of new schemes absorbing a wide scope of infrastructure projects.

    Rebranding of QSAS as GSAS V2.0 with addition of new schemes absorbing a wide scope of infrastructure projects.

  • 2011

    Rebranding of BQDRI as Gulf Organisation for Research & Development (GORD) with the purpose of region-wide expansion.

    Rebranding of BQDRI as Gulf Organisation for Research & Development (GORD) with the purpose of region-wide expansion.
  • 2010
    Certification of first GSAS projects in Qatar, including QP District, Kahramaa Awareness Park and Qatar Museums.

    Registration of first GSAS projects in Qatar, including QP District, Kahramaa Awareness Park and Qatar Museums.

  • 2010

    Mandating GSAS in Qatar Construction Specifications (QCS).

    Integration of GSAS in Qatar Construction Specifications (QCS), mandating GSAS certifications for Lusail City and all public projects.
  • 2009
    Barwa and Qatari Diar launched the first version of QSAS currently known as GSAS.

    Barwa and Qatari Diar launched the first version of QSAS currently known as GSAS.

  • 2009

    Establishment of BQDRI (currently known as GORD) along with its centers of excellence, Institute,  Academy and GSAS Trust.

    Establishment of BQDRI (currently known as GORD) along with its centers of excellence, Institute,  Academy and GSAS Trust.
  • 2007
    Development of QSAS (currently known as GSAS) as MENA’s first performance-based green building system.

    Development of QSAS (currently known as GSAS) as MENA’s first performance-based green building system.

Discover our locations

GORD
Headquarter

Qatar Science and Technology Park,
Gharaffa, Doha, Qatar

 4141 5000
 info@gord.qa

GORD location

TechnoHub &
GORD Labs

Qatar Science and Technology Park,
Gharaffa, Doha, Qatar

 4141 5000
 info@gord.qa
 info@gordlabs.com

GORD Institute location

Al Thumama
Showcase Stadium

Al Thumama Stadium,
Thumama, Doha, Qatar

 4141 5000
 info@gord.qa

Al Thumama Showcase location