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Sustainability Pulse Volume 2 Issue 2

GSAS Neighborhood

The intent of GSAS Neighborhoods is to assess and rate the environmental performance neighborhoods. The criteria and measurements focus on verifying the performance of buildings and systems (i.e. transportation, water, information, etc) within the neighborhood and ensuring the development adheres to sustainable principles such as smart growth and urban planning.
Included for assessment under GSAS Neighborhoods are newly developing and existing neighborhoods. Any combination of buildings can be assessed; there are no minimum or maximum sizes.
To download GSAS Neighborhoods manuals and tools, please visit the Resources menu.
To register your project for assessment under GSAS Neighborhoods, please click "Register" on the left side bar.


BARWA City is one of the largest projects being constructed in Qatar. The project, built on more than two and a half million square meters, offers residential units for more than thirty five thousand people. The city will utilize district cooling plants to provide air conditioning, central gas network, and central TV channels system. BARWA City offers apartments with diversified interior layouts to satisfy the different demands and needs of the tenants. It includes health clubs, commercial compounds, parks, playgrounds and multi usage buildings, banks, a two hundred fifty-bed hospital, schools, nurseries and a hotel. The project will be completed in two phases where the first phase includes six thousand apartments.

Residential Buildings:

>128 residential buildings in different sizes classified into three main types:

Type A: 2 and 3 bedrooms apartments, 10 apartments per floor
Type B: 3 bedrooms apartments, 8 apartments per floor
Type C: studio apartments, 16 units per floor

> 250-bed Hospital
> 2 Mosques
> 2 Health Clubs
> 2 shopping compounds
> Parks/Playgrounds
> Multi-purpose building
> Bank
> Schools

BARWA City Project Receives GSAS  Certification

BARWA City Phase-I Residential Buildings’ Design has received a total score of One Star in Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS).

BARWA City Phase-I comprises of 128 Apartment Buildings; 4 to 6 stories; and each apartment building will receive the GSAS certification.

GSAS assesses buildings under the following categories:

Barwa City Photos


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