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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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GORD and SKM sign MoU for Commercialization of the First Qatari Patent Smart Air Conditioning System

Nov 07,2016

On the opening day of the Green Expo Forum, Gulf Organisation for Research and Development (GORD) signed an MoU with the Sharjah Kuwait Manufacturing Air Conditioning for Commercialization of the First Qatari Patent Smart Air Conditioning System - QCOOL

The innovative GORD’s smart air conditioning system, QCOOL, is a fully integrated and controlled all in one ventilating and air conditioning system that provides super-efficient, cost-effective, and sustainable cooling for open or enclosed spaces in moderate, hot or humid climates. Based on the application, QCOOL consists of a single or multi-stages that can dehumidify and cool the air to the required comfort level. The system utilizes recycled water and absorbent materials, which is extracted from rejected desalination brines. The environmentally friendly desiccant, GORD@DES, has a high affinity for water and capable of absorbing water vapor from their immediate vicinity. QCOOL is locally manufactured, licensed to Sharjah Kuwait Manufacturing (SKM), can be fully driven by waste heat and renewables. The 15 TR (52 kW) world’s first unit is installed and tested at GORD’s Technohub which is located in Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP). During the tested period, the system has shown 50% -75% reduction in energy consumption compared to conventional systems. QCOOL is a risk free & CFC free energy efficient cooling system that can shrink clients’ carbon footprints using cost effective means. In addition to enclosed spaces, typical applications include:

  • Open spaces such as football stadia, walkways, souks, parks and many others.
  • Healthy and efficient fresh-air to fresh-air heat exchange where the use of return air heat recovery is prohibited such as hospitals, health centres, laboratories, etc.

Greenhouses for leisure spaces or crop production is another potential application. The latter would reduce food imports and strengthen national and regional food security.)


Other News

Feb 08, 2018

Dr. Alhorr: Mega Transport Projects Serve Fundamentals of Sustainable Economic Diversification

Qatar Sky Magazine issued by Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (Dec 2017)
In an exclusive interview, Dr. Alhorr spoke at length about ‘sustainability

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Feb 06, 2018

Upgrading GSASgate

Introducing the upgraded module for managing GSAS Construction Management Certification Process

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Jan 21, 2018

The GSAS CGP workshop gave a wholistic understanding of the concept of sustainability covering all aspects

Professionals from diverse disciplines of the industry found the 3-day workshop instrumental in simplifying concepts

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Jan 09, 2018

GORD’s GCT and IETA come together to develop capacity on voluntary carbon markets

Both organizations highlighted the climate change challenges in regional and global perspectives during the Sustainability Summit

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Nov 30, 2017

GORD signs MoU with Kuwait Public Transport Company to collaborate on GSAS related activities

MoU was signed by Dr. Yousef Alhorr (Founding Chairman GORD) and Mr. Abdullah Saleh Abdulla NASER (Executive Director for Transport Affairs)

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Nov 29, 2017

GORD signs MoU with Qatar Development Bank to develop a feasibility study for manufacturing of QCOOL in Qatar

MoU was signed on the opening day of Sustainability Summit 2017

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Nov 28, 2017

Khalifa International Stadium receives major sustainability award

The four-star GSAS certified Stadium is the first completed tournament venue for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™

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