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GORD to support delivery of Qatar’s carbon-neutral FIFA World Cup

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) has signed an agreement with GORD to support the delivery of a carbon-neutral FIFA World Cup™ in 2022.

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Key MoUs signed at Qatar Sustainability Summit

Key MoUs signed between GORD and Supreme Committee, UNESCO, and Doha Bank on the opening day of Qatar Sustainability Summit that opened in the presence of the Minister of Municipality and Environment.

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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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Researchers and professionals in Kuwait receive intensive training to develop sustainable built environment

In collaboration with GORD, the National Technology Enterprises Company (NTEC) held a workshop in Kuwait.

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Nov 05, 2019

Destination Green Campaign, Sustainability Awards and live scribing among highlights of Qatar Sustainability Summit

GORD has launched Destination Green campaign – a novel initiative aimed at promoting sustainability in the region.

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Nov 04, 2019

FIFA News: GORD to support delivery of Qatar’s carbon-neutral FIFA World Cup

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) has signed an agreement with GORD to support the delivery of a carbon-neutral FIFA World Cup™ in 2022.

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Nov 03, 2019

Qatar Sustainability Summit stirs debates on policies, solutions and implementation of sustainability

Stimulating insightful discussions on sustainability, climate actions and carbon neutrality, Qatar Sustainability Summit concluded on October 28.

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Oct 27, 2019

Key MoUs signed at Qatar Sustainability Summit

GORD has signed MoUs with Supreme Committee, UNESCO, Doha Bank and Terre Policy Centre at Qatar Sustainability Summit.

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Oct 02, 2019

GORD highlights the economic role of sustainability at Doha Bank’s "Qatar – Land of Opportunities"

Senior leadership from GORD marked their presence at Doha Bank’s leading corporate event "Qatar – Land of Opportunities".

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Sep 30, 2019

GORD to cut down Qatar’s carbon footprint with energy audit workshops

Consolidating efforts to achieve sustainability goals set forth by Qatar National Vision 2030, GORD has revealed plans to introduce energy audits workshops by 2020.

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