Tag: green building

    Qatar boasts 1,400 eco-friendly ‘green buildings’

    Qatar has taken major steps towards achieving sustainability goals in recent years. Qatar has recorded more than 1400 buildings under the Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS), highlighting “green” infrastructures across the country, authorities have announced, Doha News reports. “Qatar has the highest number of buildings (1,406) with Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS), green building standards,” […]

    Riyadh’s King Abdullah Financial District receives award for sustainability leadership

    sustainability from the US Green Building Council (USGBC), Arab News reports. The award is for applying the highest sustainability standards. KAFD also received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certification to recognize its commitment to preserving the environment and contributing to social and economic development. The USGBC, a nonprofit organization founded in […]

    Dubai Chamber wins 2021 US Green Building Council Middle East Leadership Award

    Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently added another award to its list of achievements by winning the 2021 US Green Building Council (USGBC) Middle East Leadership Award, WAM reports. The Chamber was presented with the award during a virtual ceremony hosted by USGBC. The award recognized the Chamber for its outstanding efforts in creating […]

    Iraq’s Basima Abdulrahman, the sustainability trailblazer, wins $100,000 Cartier Women’s Initiative Award

    Cartier announced the eight winners of its 2021 Women’s Initiative Awards, with Basima Abdulrahman from Iraq scooping the top prize for the Middle East, for her company Kesk. She’s sustainability trailblazer is the Middle East, and she won an annual prize, which supports female entrepreneurs around the world, The National reports. “Being named as a […]