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

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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.

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Swift Deployment of MoU between GORD and KNPC commences in Kuwait

Oct 17,2016

Following the signing of the memorandum of understanding between the Kuwait National Petroleum Company and the Gulf Organisation for Research and Development to take significant steps in the areas of environmental issues and green buildings on 28th August, 2016; the initial events already commenced from 10th of October with GSAS implementation for the existing & new buildings at KNPC followed by CGP (Certified Green Professional) training for the KNPC staff from 11-13 October, 2016.

Thirty five professionals of Kuwait National Petroleum Company including engineers, architects, project managers and other disciplines attended the three-day workshop conducted by Dr. Essam Elsarrag at the Safir International Hotel, Kuwait. The audience appreciated the content and methodology of the workshop and termed it to be "really interactive and fruitful". 

Talking about the overwhelming response to the workshop, Lamyaa Yousef Ali Alkandari, Team Leader, R&T Coordination at KNPC commented "Various partner organisations in Kuwait have expressed their interest for their representatives to participate in the coming GSAS certificate process for the existing & new buildings at KNPC for knowledge sharing. Also, Kuwait Oil Company showed their interest to utilize KNPC MoU to extend GORD's services to their green buildings initiative.

Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) is the first performance-based system in the MENA region, developed for rating the green buildings and infrastructures. The primary objective of GSAS is to create a sustainable built environment, considering the specific needs and context of the region.


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Mar 30, 2020

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The measures are meant to ensure business continuity and uninterrupted operations.

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Mar 03, 2020

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.

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Feb 29, 2020

Policy Update: New Requirement for GSAS Operations Service Provider License

All GSAS Operations Service Providers seeking new or renewal of their licenses must have at least one professional holding a valid GSAS Accredited Energy Auditor certificate.

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Feb 20, 2020

GORD and Dar Al Handasah Consultants co-organize GSAS workshops in Lebanon

Expanding its reach across the MENA region, GORD has concluded GSAS training sessions in Beirut, Lebanon.

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Feb 11, 2020

Qatar Stars League plans to take sports to new horizons through carbon neutrality with GORD

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Jan 30, 2020

ASHRAE and GORD sign agreement to fast-track sustainability efforts

GORD has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with ASHRAE Qatar Oryx Chapter to foster sustainable development through joint initiatives.

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Jan 19, 2020

FIFA News: Education City Stadium awarded prestigious sustainability certificates

Education City Stadium has become the first Qatar 2022 tournament venue to receive a five-star rating from the Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS).

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