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Qatar green building experts gather to discuss building sustainability assessment systems

1 October 2013 No Comment

Green building experts have gathered in Qatar to discuss the current effectiveness of building sustainability assessment systems.

The state’s construction industry sustainability experts were gathered together by the Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) for the talks.

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Building Sustainability Assessment Systems: Do they really affect change?

The seminar was entitled ‘Building Sustainability Assessment Systems: Do they really affect change?’ and was attended by a range of experts. This included those involved in green building research and energy conservation. As well as discussing current systems, delegates also considered alternative options which would make the industry more efficient.

Such measures that were on the list for discussion at the event including the best ways to reduce carbon emissions.

The growing green building movement in Qatar

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Talking about the event, which is also designed to raise awareness of sustainability in the Qatar area, QGBC director Eng. Meshal Al Shamari, told ameinfo.com:

“QGBC is proud of its role as a reliable leader and active member of the growing green building movement in Qatar. This seminar is another exciting occasion to explore and discuss trending issues within Qatar’s green building and sustainability industry, as we bring together key members of the community to network and take the necessary steps towards a more sustainable tomorrow.”

Meanwhile it was also reported by dnaindia.com this week that green buildings are more profitable than normal properties.

Sustainable buildings can help developers save 40%on electricity and water, 35% of wastage and 35% on greenhouse gases

Experts from the Gujarat Institute of Housing and Estate Developers (Gihed) and India Green Building Council (IGBC) made the conclusion at the ‘Green Promise to My City’ seminar. Samir Sinha, a speaker at the event, said that sustainable buildings can help developers save 40 per cent on electricity and water, 35 per cent of wastage and 35 per cent on greenhouse gases.

Author: Samantha Bartlett    Date Written: 1 October 2013

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