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Qatar’s charities bring sustainability to the fore

RACA and GORD have signed a cooperation agreement to launch a series of green initiatives in the sector of charitable activities.

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GORD launches the new version of GSAS at the CGP Workshop, GSAS 2019 4th Edition

GORD has launched its fourth edition of Gulf Sustainability Assessment System titled GSAS 2019.

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GSAS Certifications

GSAS Design & Build

GSAS Design & Build certification is intended to evaluate the sustainability
of newly constructed or majorly renovated buildings, districts and infrastructures. GSAS Design & Build certification process consists of two stages:
Stage 1 obtaining the Provisional Design & Build Certificate in the form of
Letter of Conformance (LOC) following the design phase; and,
Stage 2 pursuing the Conformance to Design Audit (CDA) during the construction phase. The successful completion of Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the
certification process will qualify the project to obtain the final GSAS Design & Build Certificate.

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Certification Process

Stage 1: Provisional Design & Build Certification

This certification is achieved by obtaining the Provisional Design & Build Certificate in the form of Letter of Conformance (LOC) following the design phase

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A

PROJECT REGISTRATION

All projects seeking the GSAS Design & Build certification must register with GSAS Trust using GSASgate and pay the associated fees for registration and project certification in order to activate the project account.

APPLY on GSASgate
B

DESIGN ASSESSMENT

Upon activation of the project account, GSASgate supports the uploading of required documentation by project team for GSAS assessment and the verification by GSAS Trust.

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C

LOC STAGE COMPLETION

Following successful compliance of the project design deliverables with the requirements of the targeted GSAS criteria, the project shall receive Provisional GSAS Design & Build Certificate in the form of Letter of Conformance (LOC) indicating the targeted GSAS star rating

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Stage 2: Conformance To Design Audit (CDA)

During the construction phase, the project must meet the requirements of Conformance to Design Audit (CDA) to qualify for the final certification

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A

PROJECT REGISTRATION

All projects seeking the GSAS Design & Build certification must re-register with GSAS Trust using GSASgate and pay the associated fees for registration and visits for Design Conformance Audit (DCA) in order to activate the project account.

APPLY ON GSASgate
B

CONFORMANCE TO DESIGN AUDIT

During construction and commissioning, GSAS Trust shall conduct a number of audits. These audits will verify the validity of information provided during the design phase, as well as to ensure that the sustainability performance objective of the project is adequately met as per the issued LOC.

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C

CERTIFICATION COMPLETION

Following the successful compliance with CDA requirements , the project shall receive the final GSAS Design & Build Certificate indicating the awarded GSAS star rating. 

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