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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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GORD engages thirty six new professionals in the GSAS-CGP workshop

Nov 01,2016

A new batch of professionals from the construction industry attended the three-day Certified Green Professional training held at the QNCC from 25-27 October 2016. The interactive workshop conducted by Dr. Esam Elsarrag, covered in detail, the various topics of Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) such as its advantages, rating system, framework including categories and their weightage and the different typologies for each type of project.

Thirty-six workshop participants included consultants, researchers, engineers, architects, project managers, sustainability experts and government officials. While most of the professionals were based in Qatar, some joined from the UAE and Belgium.

Commenting on the GSAS, Tatiana Maria Echeverri, Sustainability Consultant from Ceres said, "I work in Abudhabi and I wanted to see how GSAS compares to the other sustainability systems being used in the region. I like how GSAS goes more in detail and has been adapted to the actual country needs. You can tell that they've used other sustainability systems as a pick off and moved on from there and made it their own system which is an excellent idea."

Karolien Maria M. Peeters, the environmental engineer working for a Belgian research organization Vito providing another perspective commented, "My interest in GSAS is perhaps different from other participants as I'm not doing it for a project certification, but we are involved in research working with GORD on the lifecycle assessment of construction materials and we will be using what we learnt in the workshop for our research. I would say about GSAS that it's a very big asset and nice work done building it for local situations. it is definitely more useful here rather than using a system that has been designed for Europe or the US."

With this workshop, about 1600 industry professionals from across the globe have received the CGP training so far. 


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Turkish and Saudi delegates admire GSAS for its comprehensive approach

Stakeholders see very bright prospects of GSAS implementation in their countries

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May 16, 2017

Green Expo 2017 attracts Indian SMEs to showcase their sustainable solutions

Possibilities of collaboration were discussed in a meeting between GORD & SME Chamber of India

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May 08, 2017

GORD Participated in Energy Efficiency Seminars

Presented studies of QCOOL and a research on Developing Green Building Guidelines for Occupant Productivity, Wellbeing and Behavioral Change

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May 02, 2017

Kuwait National Petroleum Company to Apply GSAS OPERATIONS Scheme

The intent of GSAS Operations scheme is to assess and rate the environmental performance of existing buildings

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Apr 26, 2017

GORD's Newly Launched SEER Tool Well Received by Industry Experts

On 20 April 2017, GORD conducted a workshop on the SEER Tool for 70 delegates working as GSAS - CGP's

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Apr 11, 2017

FIFA Officially Endorsed the Use of Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) for 2022 World Cup Venues

Published on 7 November 2016 on FIFA website: Qatar building green stadiums

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Apr 04, 2017

Construction Industry Stakeholders Express Confidence in GSAS and the Sustainability Advancement in Region.

Professionals comment on the evolution of GSAS and the sustainability practices over the last decade

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Mar 26, 2017

The First Gulf Green Mark Environmental Product Declaration Awarded to Locally Manufactured Products

SMEET Concrete Industries and Al Waab Plastics to be the first to receive (GGM-EPD) certificates from GORD

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