University hosts green building workshopPublished Oct 18, 2012
Texas A&M University in Qatar, in collaboration with the Qatar Green Building Council and the South Korean government hosted a workshop on energy and existing buildings on 17-18 Oct. The event focused on the problems Qatar faces in making the existing building stock moor energy efficient, contributing to improving the sustainability of Qatar's Built Environment. Existing buildings and their improvement through the application of concepts like continuous commissioning and through good facility management practices, is regarded as something of a Cinderella subject by those involved in the real estate, design and construction sector. Yet, it is likely that remedial measures applied to the existing building stock are likely to yield the most cost effective reduction in the carbon emissions associated with the built environment. With the continuing explosive growth in construction in the country, reduction in electrical demand from existing buildings will ease the pressure on the electrical generation capacity in Qatar.
For information on QGBC or future workshops, contact Dr. John Bryant: firstname.lastname@example.org, +974.4423.0133.