What's New

What's New

Latest News

E-Newsletter

GORD has published the first issue of its quarterly E-Publication titled 'Sustainability Pulse'.

Read more

Kuwait launches first Low Energy House in collaboration with GORD

Kuwait’s National Technology Enterprises Company has opened its first Low Energy House in collaboration with the Public Authority for Housing Welfare and GORD.

Read more

News

GORD chairs the 4th meeting of GCC Technical Committee for Green Buildings Standardization in Kuwait

Mar 14,2018

Gulf Organisation for Research and Development (GORD) being the Chair of the Technical Subcommittee of the Gulf Green Building Specifications TC06-SC1, organized the fourth meeting of the Committee jointly with the Public Authority for Industry, Kuwait on 6-7 March 2018 in Kuwait.

The meeting was attended by representatives of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) along with the members representing member countries of the GCC. Also, representatives of various Standardization Organizations from Gulf states such as Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait attended the meeting in addition to experts from academic and research bodies.

The meeting commenced with the opening address by Committee Chairman Dr. Yousef Alhorr (Founding Chairman GORD) who welcomed all members and appreciated their continuing efforts of collaboration and coordination towards upgrading of specifications of materials and equipment for green buildings and their performance standards suited to the environment and the climate of the region.

Mr. Abdullah bin Ali Al-Rabai from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) was also present while Mr. Mohammad bin Abdullah Al-Dablan was attending on behalf of the Standardization Organization for the GCC States (GSO).

The committee members reviewed current and future projects and actions of Member States for the development of green building standards and shared their experiences in green building projects. It was also agreed to identify international bodies and institutions related to the work and competences of the Committee for the purpose of communicating and benefiting from their outputs in this regard in coordination with the Standardization Organization for the Gulf Cooperation Council

Field visit

On the second day of the meeting i.e. March 7, 2018, all delegates visited the Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) Head office building in the Al-Ahmadi city which has been recently awarded the GSAS Gold Standard Certificate for green buildings in the Operations category. Representatives of Public Authority for Industry and Kuwait Municipality accompanied the delegation. The delegation was received by Dr. Suad Al-Radwan, Director, Department of Research and Technology, KNPC who briefed them about the office building project and its various facilities being the first building of its kind in the State of Kuwait to have received the GSAS Gold Standard Certification in Operations. She also mentioned the other successful joint activities for which KNPC has collaborated with GORD.


Other News

Feb 21, 2011

BQDRI offers 1st Green Building Solutions Conference & Exhibition Doha 2011

The BARWA & Qatari Diar Research Institute (BQDRI) is offering delegates and visitors to the 1st Green Building Solutions Conference & Exhibition Doha 2011

Read more
Dec 08, 2010

Qatar Green Building Council and BARWA & Qatari Diar Research Institute Ink Major Sustainable Agreement

the Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) and BARWA & Qatari Diar Research Institute (BQDRI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)...

Read more
Oct 20, 2010

HE PM Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassem Bin Jaber Al Thani inaugurates the 1st Green Building Solutions Conference

Doha is poised to become the Gulf region’s ‘Capital of Green’ as Qatar hosts the first Green Building Solutions Conference...

Read more
Oct 17, 2010

BDQRI launches QSAS v.1 - Cities & Urban Planning in the Middle East

BARWA and Qatari Diar Research Institute (BQDRI), the premier organization supporting research and training...

Read more
Oct 13, 2010

BQDRI Presents QSAS in the first forum on GCC Unified Building Code

Barwa and Qatari Diar Research Institute (BQDRI), the premier organization in the State of Qatar supporting research and training...

Read more
Jun 01, 2010

Lusail City commences the application of The Qatar Sustainability Assessment System

Lusail Qatar Sustainability Assessment System solidifies the company’s position at the forefront of real estate sector...

Read more
May 26, 2010

ASHGHAL adopts Qatar Sustainable Assessment System (QSAS)

Public Works Authority (ASHGHAL), adopts Qatar Sustainable Assessment System (QSAS) and the concept of sustainable developments in its public building projects.

Read more
COPYRIGHT 2020 - Gulf Organisation for Research & Development