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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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GORD partners with YAZAKI to launch first low grade heat packaged solar cooling in MENA region

May 14,2016

Mr. Yusuke Nakahara and Mr. Arne Heuzeroth of YAZAKI Energy Systems Corporation visited GORD offices to note the launch of the first low grade heat packaged solar cooling project in the MENA region in partnership with GORD.

Powered cooling accounts for more than 50% of the energy consumption of buildings in the MENA region, posing environmental concerns therefore alternative cooling solutions are an imperative focus to developing future energy policies in the Middle East.

GORD objective from the water fire chiller project is to reduce the electricity consumption of compression based cooling systems.

GORD research team at TechnoHub research facility & experts from YAZAKI Energy Systems Incorporation worked collaboratively to operate the newly installed system.

The package features a 5RT hot water-driven chiller (WFC) which is driven by several collector types, reducing the electricity consumption of compression cooling plants.

Dr Yousef, chairman of GORD commented “The success in implementing solar technologies in the MENA region is a paramount; we are committed to driving forward the focus on increasing the efficiency of our HVAC systems due to their high impact on resources consumption.”

It is worth noting that TechnoHub is the first novel technology-based platform for research in sustainability and cutting-edge technologies in the MENA region. It aims to research, assess, develop and promote affordable, clean and efficient solutions


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Apr 11, 2017

FIFA Officially Endorsed the Use of Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) for 2022 World Cup Venues

Published on 7 November 2016 on FIFA website: Qatar building green stadiums

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Apr 04, 2017

Construction Industry Stakeholders Express Confidence in GSAS and the Sustainability Advancement in Region.

Professionals comment on the evolution of GSAS and the sustainability practices over the last decade

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Mar 26, 2017

The First Gulf Green Mark Environmental Product Declaration Awarded to Locally Manufactured Products

SMEET Concrete Industries and Al Waab Plastics to be the first to receive (GGM-EPD) certificates from GORD

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Mar 22, 2017

GORD Chairs the GCC Technical Committee for Green Buildings Standardization

The meeting took place in Doha on March 21 to 22, 2017 with the participation of countries from the Gulf Cooperation Council.

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Mar 16, 2017

GORD's International Journal of Sustainable Built Environment well received in the scientific community

IJSBE is a peer reviewed open access journal that offers researchers the opportunity to upload or download latest studies

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Mar 12, 2017

"GSAS is shaping the construction industry in the region", comment professionals at the GSAS-CGP workshop

The workshop participants were discussing how they see the current and future scenario of construction industry in the Middle East.

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Jan 24, 2017

"GSAS is doing great contribution towards sustainable development"

"Qatar and other GCC countries are way ahead in sustainability and hopefully will inspire other regions to follow."

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