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

Senior leadership from the Gulf Organisation for Research & Development (GORD) marked their presence at Doha Bank’s leading corporate event "Qatar – Land of Opportunities".

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Al-Attiyah Foundation and GORD Celebrate Partnership Agreement

Al-Attiyah Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the GORD on 12 September 2019, at the St Regis Hotel, Doha.

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Australian Ambassador visited GORD to learn about various initiatives

Oct 04,2017

On Tuesday, 26th September 2017, His Excellency Mr. Axel Wabenhorst, the Ambassador of Australia to Qatar, visited GORD head office in the QSTP and met with Dr. Yousef Alhorr (Founding Chairman GORD) and Dr. Esam Elsarrag (Director R&D GORD). The ambassador was briefed about various initiatives and projects of GORD that aim to provide sustainable solutions to various environmental challenges faced by the MENA region and Qatar in particular.

Acknowledging the visit, the ambassador commented,

“It has been a fascinating visit as I didn’t quiet realize the focus here on sustainability and standardization. I see a lot of potential of cooperation given the similarities in climate and the challenges we face specially when it comes to saving water and keeping buildings cool efficiently and the safety standards for infrastructure.”

Dr. Yousef Alhorr extended the invitation of Sustainability Summit 2017 to His Excellency and for experts, researchers and professionals from Australia which the Ambassador termed as a fantastic opportunity for people to come here and find out about the various opportunities of exchanging ideas and methodologies in the field of sustainability.

Dr. Esam Elsarrag later accompanied the Ambassador to the research facility of GORD, TechnoHub where he showed him various research initiatives and solutions developed by GORD such as the QCool hybrid and super-efficient cooling system and other renewable energy and water resources and technology related projects.

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Apr 18, 2019

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

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

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Apr 10, 2019

GSAS to be adopted in Kuwait following a strategic partnership between GORD and NTEC

In collaboration with Kuwait’s NTEC, GORD will be facilitating the implementation of GSAS through its first Center of Excellence in Kuwait.

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Mar 27, 2019


Al Bidda Tower, home for Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) is awarded the GSAS Operations Platinum certificate


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Mar 18, 2019

5th meeting of GCC Technical Subcommittee for Green Building Specifications in Kuwait

Chaired by the State of Qatar, Kuwaiti Public Authority for Industry (PAI) hosted the 5th meeting of GCC Technical Subcommittee for Green Building Specifications...

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Mar 14, 2019

Global Sustainability Academy organizes a workshop on GSAS-Operations certification

GSAS Operations certification aims to reduce the environmental impacts of existing buildings, to improve health and well-being

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Mar 07, 2019

32 professionals qualified for GSAS D&B CGP Certification

Throughout the three days, delegates learned about GSAS rating system, GSAS various certificates, and intensively tutored the GSAS-D&B

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Feb 25, 2019

GORD Participates in QF Cafe to Highlight the Importance of Reducing Carbon Emissions

GORD participated in this year's QF + Cafe, organized by Qatar Foundation, where the event aims to highlight sustainability and environmental issues

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Feb 07, 2019

Workshop on assessment of energy performance of facilities according to GSAS standards

Provide the professionals with a comprehensive understanding of GSAS Energy Assessment Framework and to demonstrate practically how to implement

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