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AgriteQ kickstarts with the launch of Qatar’s first Encyclopedia of Plants

In collaboration with MME, GORD has unveiled its pioneering work titled “Encyclopedia of Native & Non-Native Plants in Eastern Arabia".

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GORD participates in Qatar's 8th International Agricultural Exhibition (AgriteQ)

GORD is participating in the 8th edition of Qatar International Agricultural Exhibition (AgriteQ).

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1st GSAS-CGP Workshop in LEBANON

Aug 16,2017

GORD’s GSAS (Global Sustainability Assessment System) being the first performance-based system in the MENA region, developed for rating the green buildings and infrastructures, has been widely recognized by local and regional leading firms. Dar Al-Handasah, which is based in Lebanon has an extensive presence across its 40 offices in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe. In Qatar, Dar has been working on mega projects such as the Khalifa Stadium and Al-Khor Stadium, Sports Museum, Primary Healthcare Centers and other buildings in the Pearl development.

From August 8th to 10th 2017, GORD conducted a 3-day GSAS-CGP training and workshop at Dar Al-Handasah (Shair & Partners) building on Verdun Street in Beirut, Lebanon. The training conducted by Dr. Essam Elsarrag (Director R&D, GORD) was attended by Dar employees working in different capacities on projects based in Qatar.

GSAS draws upon best practices adopted from 40 different rating systems known regionally and internationally. The systematic assessment method is applied seamlessly from the macro to micro scales encompassing urban design, infrastructure and buildings levels. The 3 day GSAS-CGP workshop covers an overview of various GSAS procedures, tools, applications and assessment requirements, and highlighted the unique advantages of the system that address local challenges and requirements. Following the workshop, the participants have to clear an online exam to become a GSAS Certified Green Professional.


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GORD participates in Qatar's 8th International Agricultural Exhibition (AgriteQ)

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Mar 01, 2021

GORD joins MME’s Plant Million Trees Initiative

Senior leadership from MME, GORD and QSTP planted saplings of trees in the precincts of GORD’s TechnoHub research facility as a part of Plant Million Trees Initiative

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Feb 25, 2021

Qatar Foundation’s HQ awarded GSAS Gold Certificate for operating sustainably

2015 building at Education City receives GSAS certification, and represents an example of how to operate a ‘green’ building.

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Feb 22, 2021

Lekhwiya’s new development becomes the first district to achieve GSAS 4 Stars sustainability rating

Lekhwiya Camp in Duhail has emerged as Qatar’s first sustainable district with GSAS 4 Stars rating.

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Feb 16, 2021

GSAS certification achieved by Kahramaa’s Water Quality Monitoring Laboratory

The Water Quality Monitoring Laboratory of the Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation "Kahramaa" is one of the latest projects certified by the GSAS.

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Nov 15, 2020

Katara Towers to become the first hotel with GSAS 5 Stars sustainability rating

GORD has awarded Katara Towers in Lusail Marina District with a provisional certificate for GSAS Design & Build 5 Stars rating.

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Nov 09, 2020

GORD trains stadiums operators and facility managers to ensure sustainable operations

Sustainability experts from GORD have concluded the GSAS Operations CGP Workshop held at Al Janoub Stadium.

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