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Qatar Green Building Council on the way

Qatar is set to become the newest member of the World Green Building Council (WGBC) with the formation a non-profit organisation to promote sustainable development.

Qatar is set to become the newest member of the World Green Building Council (WGBC) with the formation a non-profit organisation to promote sustainable development.

The Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) is being established by the Qatar Foundation (QF) and aims to encourage the construction industry to adopt environmentally friendly building practices.

QGBC will also develop a green building model that will become the standard for all developers in Qatar, said QGBC founder Issa Mohamed Al Mohannadi in a report in the Gulf Times.

"QGBC will not only work to create awareness of the importance of sustainable environment management practices, it will also act as the central co-ordination point for the development of our own set of Qatar-specific green building solutions," he said.

Qatar's construction industry is growing at a phenomenal rate with 800 buildings planned for the capital Doha in the next few years.

Establishing the QGBC is therefore a significant step towards Qatar becoming more environmentally friendly, he said.

"On a global scale, more than 32% of the world's resources are used in the building process including 40% of the world's energy and 12% of the world's fresh water."

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Mohammad sadeq 8 years ago

I just would like to know how we can become a green buildings members in Qatar? Whom we should contact and where?


Regards,

M. Sadeq
G.M
Qatar Aerated Concrete industries