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GORD Chairs the GCC Technical Committee for Green Buildings Standardization

Mar 22,2017

In collaboration with GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) and  Qatar General Organization for Standardization (QS), Gulf Organization for Research and Development (GORD), which also holds the presidency of the GSO Technical Sub Committee for Green Building Standardization -TC06), hosted the meeting in Doha, on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 21 to 22, 2017 with the participation of countries from the Gulf Cooperation Council.

The meeting commenced with the welcome address by Committee Chairman Dr. Yousef Alhorr (Founding Chairman of GORD). In his address, he said: "We are pleased to have the honor of the presidency of the committee for the state of Qatar. We warmly welcome all members of the Committee and appreciate their efforts of mutual cooperation and coordination. It is indeed beneficial to have such committees formed between the Arab Gulf countries, which will definitely contribute to the upgrading of specifications of materials and equipment for green buildings and their performance standards suited to our environment and the climate of the region."

Also, speaking on behalf of the Gulf Cooperation Council Standardization Organization (GSO), Engineer Mohammed Al Dablan said: "It is very important to establish such committees as this committee in particular will play a major role in standardization at the level of the GCC countries. I would also like to acknowledge Qatar General Organization for Standardization and Gulf Organisation for Research and Development for their valuable contributions to this Committee in the field of green buildings. On behalf of the Gulf Standardization Organization, I assure all support to the Committee in carrying out the tasks assigned to it in order to meet the objectives of the Member States and to promote the optimum usage of all available resources in the field of green buildings."

In addition to the GCC Standardization Organization delegate, representatives of various Standardization Organizations from Gulf states such as Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait and Bahrain attended the meeting in addition to experts from academic and research bodies.

Standardization

The committee members reviewed the topics presented by each country and discussed the work plan for consolidating the regional standards of specifications for materials and products in the field of green buildings.

Members also discussed the latest developments in the field at international level and reviewed case studies for in the regional context and discussed how they can be benefitted from in the relevant fields. The Committee also identified its work plan for the next five years, and identified the international and regional authorities to be conferred with during this time.

At the end of the meeting, Dr. Yousef Alhorr appreciated the participation of guests from the Gulf Cooperation Council and praised their achievements and contributions shared during the meeting. He also highlighted the recent initiative from GORD to declare the environmental footprints of green products through the Gulf Green Mark program, which is attracting a growing segment of manufacturers in the construction industry seeking this certification to augment their products and have a competitive edge.

He also stressed the importance of and the need for effective and continuous communication between the Committee members, which would help in overcoming any obstacles or problems and would facilitate in optimizing the committee's productivity to the satisfaction of all members.

Field visits

On the second day of the meeting i.e. March 22, 2017, all delegates visited Techno Hub - GORD's Research Center located at the Qatar Science and Technology Park, where Dr. Esam Elsarrag, Director Research at GORD brief them about the various research projects related to green buildings including GORD's own patent smart air conditioning system, eco-friendly green cement and other projects that offer innovative solutions to the environmental challenges faced by the Gulf region.


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