Officials during the ceremony to hand over the certificate.
Doha: Sidra Medicine, a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), has been awarded with a Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) Operations certificate for its buildings by the Gulf Organisation for Research & Development (GORD).
As part of the GSAS Operations assessment, all facilities within Sidra Medicine – including the main hospital, outpatient clinic, district cooling plant and surrounding outdoor facilities – were thoroughly evaluated in terms of operations and maintenance. Upon the completion of the necessary audits by sustainability experts from GSAS Trust and GORD Labs, and through the efforts and commitment to sustainability of Qatar Foundation’s (QF) City Operations team, Sidra Medicine’s operations achieved an overall GSAS Operations score of 2.07 which corresponds to a Platinum certification rating.
Recognising the achievement, Dr. Yousef Alhorr, Founding Chairman of GORD said, “Sidra Medicine is a stellar example of how world-class healthcare facilities can also demonstrate ace green credentials in post-occupancy phase.”
Dr. Alhorr added, “Climate-conscious operational practices can benefit all types of projects but their impact on healthcare facilities can be even more worthwhile. The delicate nature of the medical field calls for extreme diligence to ensure responsible disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste, efficient ventilation to prevent infections, clean indoor air quality for occupants’ wellbeing, and system optimisation to support resource-intensive infrastructure. Sustainable building operations can address all these challenges, all the while saving significant operational costs.”