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GORD collaborates with CESL to foster carbon neutral growth

GORD and CESL have announced a cooperation agreement to foster carbon neutral growth ...

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Ras Bufontas Free Zone achieves sustainability certification under GSAS framework

Ras Bufontas Free Zone has achieved green building certification under the Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS)

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Sustainability Pulse Volume 2 Issue 2

GSAS Trust, GORD’s Center of Excellence, is responsible for the development and administration of GSAS green buildings and infrastructure certification framework for the projects in the MENA region seeking GSAS accreditation for their design, construction and/or operation.

GSAS Overview

Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) is the first performance-based system in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, developed for rating green buildings and infrastructures. The primary objective of GSAS is to create a sustainable built environment that minimizes ecological impacts and reduces the consumption of resources while addressing the local needs and environmental conditions specific to the region. GSAS adopts an integrated lifecycle approach for the assessment of the built environment including the design, construction and operational phases.

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GSAS Certifications

Types of GSAS certifications include:
  • GSAS Design & Build Certification
  • GSAS Construction Management Certification
  • GSAS Operations Certification

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GSASgate

GSASgate is an online portal for managing the submission, assessment and certification of the projects seeking GSAS accreditation. GSASgate is an integrated system, catering for the needs of all stakeholders involved in the GSAS certification process, including project developers/owners, consultants, contractors, government entities and GSAS Trust.

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GSAS Resource Center

GSAS Resource Center hosts GSAS Trust’s useful resources and materials including GSAS Technical Guide, GSAS overview presentation, GSAS user manuals, supplementary guides, GSAS certification flowcharts & processes, and application forms.

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GSAS Certified Projects

GSAS Certified Projects

GSAS projects provides a database of GSAS-certified green projects in Qatar and beyond. Projects listed within this section can be classified and sorted with reference to their schemes, locations and corresponding GSAS certifications.

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