Gulf Organisation for Research & Development - not for profit subsidiary of QATARI DIAR Real Estate Investment Company) - is a fully governmental Organisation located at the Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP); whose purpose is to promote healthy, energy & resource efficient, and environmentally responsible building practices in Qatar and the entire Gulf region.
GORD aims to build and strengthen a strong and vibrant local, regional and global consortium and network of respected research institutions, consulting and technology companies, real estate and construction companies, governmental and professional organizations that have genuine interest and commitment to support the strategic objectives of the Organization to address the environmental challenges and empower the construction society to apply sustainable applications and practices.
Our vision is for Qatar to be a leader in the field of sustainable development, design and construction, and for the Gulf Organisation for R&D to be one of the driving forces behind this transformation.
GORD, the authority for knowledge on sustainability in the MENA region, has announced the launch of the Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) as the standard for excellence on sustainability in the MENA region. Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) formerly known as Qatar Sustainability Assessment System (QSAS) is the most comprehensive sustainability rating system for the built environment in the world. The all-inclusive offerings of the system supports in assessing all types of developments starting from macro level such as master plans for cities to micro level such as single buildings. GSAS aims to promote sustainable practices within the framework of a globalized society.
GORD has developed four centres of excellence: GSAS Trust, GORD Academy, GORD Institute, and GORD Consult. The four centres of excellence aim to support the GORD’s mission to create a sustainable, smart and healthy environment for living.
The centres of excellence are:
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