Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) announced the winners of the Qatar Sustainability Awards 2017 during a gala dinner sponsored by Tadmur Holding.
The second edition of the annual awards ceremony took place at the City Centre Rotana Hotel in Doha this Sunday, 29 October, as part of Qatar Sustainability Week 2017, which was held alongside the Qatar Green Building Conference.
The awards aim to recognise the efforts, commitment, and achievements of individuals, institutions, and organisations in furthering sustainable development and environmental protection in Qatar and in other parts of the world.
QGBC Director Engineer Meshal Al Shamari said he was hoping that the awards inspire and raise awareness on sustainability and encourage the wider community to play their part in working towards reaching the sustainable development goals of Qatar National Vision 2030.
Tadmur Holding CEO Dafer Hallawa was all praise on the remarkable projects presented within Qatar Sustainability Week.
It has been a great honour to sponsor Qatar Sustainability Awards 2017 and to witness a substantial growth on green practices in the country. We have especially recognised an innovative concept for the maximisation of water and energy use, particularly designed for Qatar climate conditions. For this outstanding commitment to advance utilisation of nature resources, we proudly presented a special Tadmur Holding award to Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute, HBKU, Qatar Foundation for their Self-Sustainable District Cooling and Desalination (SSDD) project. We look forward to motivating more institutions to follow these paths of increasing consciousness and local research towards protecting our environment and to promote the future generation’s engagement on sustainable practices.’
The awards were open to government, corporate entities and non-profit organisations and covered a diverse range of categories. Winners were chosen by a panel made up of senior sustainability and green building experts, academics and industry practitioners.
Qatar Sustainability Awards 2017 Winners
- Diwan Annex (Msheireb Properties) – Green Government Building Award
- CPVC Piped and Fittings (Al Waab Plastics Factory) – Green Building Product Award
- PV Stand-Alone Irrigation System (Qatar Foundation) – Green Building Technology Award
- Qatar Museums Tower Fit-out (Arab Engineering Bureau) – Green Interior Fit-out Award
- Policy Recommendations for Sustainable Water Resources Management in Qatar (HBKU) – Green Research by a Student Award
- Sustainable Application of Osmotic Concentration to Reduce Wastewater Disposal Volumes from Qatari Gas Fields (ConocoPhilips Water Technology LTD) – Green Research by a Professional Award
- Mövenpick Hotel West Bay Doha – Green Hotel Award
- Evergreen Organics Café – Green Restaurant Award
- Birlasphere (Birla Public School) – School Sustainability Initiative Award
- Building Doha: A Multimedia Website (Northwestern University in Qatar) – University Sustainability Initiative Award
- Environmental Development Application (Catalum) – Corporate Sustainability Initiative Award
- Green School in Darfur, Sudan (RAF Foundation) – Green Education Building Award
- MEEZA Vault 2 (Qatar Foundation) – Green Office Building Award
- Big Ministry, Small Changes, Great Result (Ministry of Culture and Sports) – Government Sustainability Initiative Award
- Qur’anic Botanic Garden for their Outreach Programme – NGO Sustainability Initiative Award
- Self-Sustainable District Cooling and Desalination (Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute) – TADMUR Special Award
- Cultural Forum (Msheireb Properties) – Green Commercial Building Award
- Wafra Tower (KEO International Consultants) – Green Residential Building Award
- Nehmeh – Green Corporate Award
- Salini Impregilo – Green Building Contractor Award
- Arab Engineering Bureau – Green Building Consultant Award
- Mosanada Facilities Management Services – Facility Management Organisation Award
- Dukan Bedaya (Bedaya Center) – SME Sustainability Initiative Award
- Tarsheed – QGBC Special Award
QGBC is a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development. For more information about the organisation.
Visit the QGBC website for more information about Qatar Sustainability Awards 2017.