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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.)


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Apr 12, 2020

GORD publishes first issue of Sustainability Pulse

GORD’s new quarterly e-Publication 'Sustainability Pulse' is aimed at empowering the sustainability community through key market intelligence.

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Mar 30, 2020

GORD introduces unprecedented business support measures to support the sustainability community amid COVID-19

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

GORD's MoU with QSL comes against a backdrop of global sporting organizations pushing for greater environmental responsibility and superior sustainability standards.

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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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