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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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This project is focusing on the development of a space resolved database to support integral energy planning for cities, communities and building complexes. The main aim is to identify the potential for energetic optimization of buildings, locations for constructing district cooling networks and potential to integrate renewable energies. A database of the building stock will be developed for a selected area or region and will be joined with map data, based on a Geographical Information System (GIS). The building database will be connected to a building model and infrastructure energy relevant data, as production and distribution of energy, will be also collected as a basis for calculations.

The cooperation with the local energy suppliers and governmental stakeholders is essential as to identify potential for improvement the status quo has to be known. Benchmarks will be developed by comparing statistical data to real monitoring measurements. Planers and policy makers will likewise profit from a clearly structured set of energy demand parameters. The significant findings of the project will support long term the capital intensive investments that are required to build an energy-thrifty but high comfort environment. After the completion of the project, Qatar with have an open access to a mass of information concerning energy consumption and that will offer to the authorities the capability for realistic energy consumption forecast for its current and future cities. The project will open up the pathway to diversify a low-carbon economy and to enhance building capacity moving towards lower greenhouse gas emissions.

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