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GSAS D&B 5-Star rating awarded to Qatar Foundation’s Education City Stadium

Qatar Foundation’s Education City Stadium is the first World Cup venue to receive GSAS Design & Build 5-Stars rating.

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GORD partners with EESL to deploy energy efficient solutions across Qatar

GORD and EESL will collaborate to provide Qatari stakeholders with solutions and technologies driving sustainability.

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GSAS-CGP Workshop Now in Oman!

Nov 24,2016

In cooperation with the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO), Gulf Organisation for Research and Development organized the first GSAS-CGP workshop at The Platinum in Muscat, Oman from 21-23 November, 2016.

The workshop was attended by a diverse group of 40 professionals representing nine countries including Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, India and Britain. The audience comprised of a good mix of representatives from government sector as well as contractors and consultants from the private sector.

During the workshop Dr. Esam Elsarrag, GORD’s Director of Research gave an overview of various GSAS procedures, tools, applications and assessment requirements, and highlighted the unique advantages of the system that address local challenges and requirements.

The participants reciprocated with an energetic response to the system's relevance and benefits, specifically for the region. They requested additional workshops to be arranged for local professionals who do not have access to such courses abroad. Also, it was highlighted that more efforts are needed to change the general mindset about the high cost impact of green construction by creating awareness about its various long term socio-economic benefits.

At the end of the workshop, Dr.Yousef Alhorr, Founding Chairman of GORD welcomed the participants to the community of green professionals and stressed on the importance of its advocacy in order to create the much needed awareness about sustainability. He further commented on the well rounded approach of GORD towards sustainable solutions through its various initiatives of which the CGPs are an active component.


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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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Nov 27, 2017

Local and international projects showcasing sustainability excellence among winners of Sustainability Awards 2017

Winning projects displayed sustainability excellence in GSAS Certification Process

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Nov 27, 2017

GORD celebrates 10th anniversary of Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS)

CGPs and Service Providers recognized for their best practices

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Nov 26, 2017

Green Leadership flourishes at Sustainability Summit 2017

Dialogue brought theory and practice together in the event hosted by GORD in collaboration with the SC

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Nov 08, 2017

GORD & other Sports Representatives at the UN Pitch for Climate Action

Dr. Yousef Alhorr participated at the UNFCCC discussion on achieving the goals of Paris Climate Change Agreement

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Oct 24, 2017

‘Joint efforts needed to reduce carbon footprint’ top of the agenda at workshop co-organised by Josoor Institute, the SC & GORD

Sessions were organised to build awareness about climate actions from a regional perspective

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