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Number of 'green organisations' to breach 1,600 mark by year-end

Qatar to house 1,600+ green projects
The number of organisations adopting green building policies in Qatar and in other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries is expected to breach the 1,600 mark by the end of this year, Gulf Organisation for Research & Development’s (GORD) top official has said.
Asked about the total number of companies in Qatar that received the Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) certification and how many more is GORD looking to certify by the year’s end, GORD founding chairman Dr Yousef al-Horr said: “It is heartening to see Qatar’s leading organisations stepping up to adopt green building practices in line with their commitment to the National Climate Change Action Plan and Qatar National Vision 2030.”
“Presently, more than 1,500 projects, including districts, neighbourhoods, infrastructure projects, and a wide range of building typologies, have been registered under GSAS in Qatar and the GCC region. With many new projects reaching completion, we foresee this number to cross 1,600 by the end of this year,” al-Horr told Gulf Times in an interview.