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October 4, 2016

QGBC Launches Sustainability Awards

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Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) recently launched the ‘Qatar Sustainability Awards’, established to commend the commitment and contributions of organisations in advancing sustainable development and environmental protection in Qatar and beyond.
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‘The Qatar Sustainability Awards’ are comprised of six categories: ‘Green Buildings’, for buildings constructed or remodelled in accordance with sustainability standards; ‘Green Hospitality’, open to hotels that apply sustainability best practices; ‘Green Service Provider’, honouring construction companies committed to sustainability; ‘Sustainability Initiatives’, recognising start-ups furthering sustainability within societies; ‘Building Products & Technologies’, technologies that contribute to the green building industry; and ‘Applied Green Research’, recognising completed research projects that have released significant research findings.

Engineer Meshal Al Shamari, QGBC Director, said: “In recent years, the sustainability movement in Qatar has really begun to gain traction, with more organisations across all sectors actively seeking out ways to advance their sustainability practices. We believe it’s time that these efforts are brought to light and given the recognition they deserve. ‘The Qatar Sustainability Awards’ also serve to raise awareness about sustainability and encourage the wider community to do their part towards building a greener future.”

Award categories are open to all organisations operating in the region including public and private sector enterprises, associations, consultants and industry practitioners. All nominations will be reviewed by an expert panel of judges comprised of senior sustainability practitioners and academics.

Hamoda Yousef, Head of Communications at QGBC, said: “Through the six award categories, and several sub-categories, we have comprehensively covered all sectors and practices most relevant to the industry. We anticipate receiving a host of nominations that will no doubtmake for an exciting and competitive selection process. QGBC looks forward to learning about and celebrating outstanding initiatives that are making great strides towards sustainability. We welcome nominations and wish all nominees the best of luck.”


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