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November 22, 2015

Experts Explore Sustainability In Qatar’s Hospitality Sector

Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC), a member of Qatar Foundation, during the previous week, hosted an event titled “Towards sustainable hotels in Qatar”.
QGBC supports QF’s mission to foster a progressive society, and seeks to support the Qatar National Vision 2030 (QNV2030) in creating a vibrant and inclusive sustainability culture in the country.

The event highlighted results of a comprehensive Indoor Environmental Quality Case Study conducted by QGBC’s Healthy Building Interest Group in collaboration with the Movenpick Hotel West Bay and a host of other partners. The survey focused on measuring numerous aspects of indoor environmental quality including acoustics, accessibility, furniture and material, housekeeping and indoor air quality.

Engineer Al Shamari, Director of QGBC, said: “Today’s event marks another milestone for QGBC in its journey towards raising awareness and creating a culture of sustainability in the built environment in Qatar. The outcome of the Healthy Buildings Interest Group’s collaboration with the Movenpick Hotel is a valuable addition to the existing sustainability literature and research in Qatar.”

Results of the in-depth ‘QGBC’s Indoor Environmental Quality Case Study for Hotels’ will be made available by QGBC for research purposes in the near future.

Launched in 2013 under the umbrella of QGBC, the Healthy Buildings Interest Group aims to promote the establishment and dissemination of best practices in healthy buildings design and indoor environmental quality assessments.

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