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Katara Towers to become the first hotel development with GSAS 5 Stars rating

GORD has awarded Katara Towers in Lusail Marina District with a provisional certificate for GSAS Design & Build 5 Stars rating.

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GORD trains stadiums operators and facility managers to ensure sustainable operations

Sustainability experts from GORD have concluded the GSAS Operations CGP Workshop held at Al Janoub Stadium.

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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. 


Other News

Oct 11, 2018

GSAS Refresher Course participants appreciate the opportunity to renew their learning and proficiency on the system

Professionals were attending a GSAS D&B CGP refresher course based on GSAS v2.0 updates (GSAS V2.1)

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Oct 10, 2018

Al Rayyan Stadium achieves prestigious GSAS sustainability certification

Al Rayyan Stadium’s unique design has been confirmed as meeting mandated sustainability requirements under GSAS, which is administered in Qatar GORD.

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Oct 04, 2018

GSAS ENERGY ASSESSMENT WORKSHOP GUIDES PROFESSIONALS TO IMPLEMENT BEST PRACTICE ON BUILDING ENERGY CONSERVATION

Delegates got a practical approach to the GSAS Construction Management Energy calculator and the Operations Certificate Energy Calculator

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Sep 11, 2018

GORD welcomes leading Qatari organisations to be Sponsors of Sustainability Summit 2018

KAHRAMAA, QNB, AZF, QTA, QAPCO, QCAA, QA, GREE and Shell Qatar are now part of the leading sustainability event in MENA region

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May 24, 2018

Gulf Organisation for Research & Development (GORD) signs MoU with Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF)

The MoU will help prepare AZF facilities as per the GSAS standards and spread awareness about sustainability among AZF employees.

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May 13, 2018

GSAS Energy Assessment workshop demonstrates best practice on improving energy conservation

Professionals acquired a comprehensive understanding of GSAS Energy Assessment Framework and guidelines to ensure an error-free data submission.

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May 08, 2018

Qatar Rail receives the Sustainability Award 2018 for Msheireb Station

Dr. Yousef Alhorr (Founding Chairman GORD) handed the award to Eng. Abdulla Abdulaziz Al-Subaie, Managing Director and CEO of Qatar Rail

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