Doha, Qatar, October 30, 2017: Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) has announced the winners of the Qatar Sustainability Awards 2017, at 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 on October 29, as part of Qatar Sustainability Week 2017 and held alongside the Qatar Green Building Conference.
The awards aim to recognize the efforts, commitment, and achievements of individuals, institutions, and organizations in furthering sustainable development and environmental protection in Qatar and internationally.
Commenting on the occasion, Engineer Meshal Al Shamari, Director, QGBC, said: “We’re thrilled to honor the commitment and achievements of these brilliant local organizations, who are tirelessly working towards a greener and more sustainable Qatar. We hope these annual awards will 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, Mr. Dafer Hallawa, said: “Tadmur Holding would like to commend all the remarkable projects presented within Qatar Sustainability Week. It has been a great honor to sponsor Qatar Sustainability Awards 2017 along with QGBC and to witness a substantial growth on green practices in the country. We have especially recognized an innovative concept for maximization of water and energy use efficiency particularly designed for Qatar climate conditions. For this outstanding commitment to advance utilization 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 motivate more institutions to follow these paths of increasing consciousness and local research towards protecting our environment and to promote future generation’s engagement on sustainable practices.”
The awards were open to government, corporate entities, and non-profit organizations, with a diverse range of categories, and were judged by expert jury members, including senior sustainability and green building experts, practitioners and sustainability academics.
The winners of Qatar Sustainability Awards 2017 are:
1. Msheireb Properties won the ‘Green Government Building’ Award for their Diwan Annex
2. Al Waab Plastics Factory won the ‘Green Building Product’ Award for their CPVC Piped and Fittings
3. Qatar Foundation won the ‘Green Building Technology’ Award for their PV Stand-Alone Irrigation System
4. Arab Engineering Bureau won the ‘Green Interior Fit-out’ Award for their Qatar Museums Tower Fit-out
5. Hamad Bin Khalifa University won the ‘Green Research by a Student’ Award for their Policy Recommendations for Sustainable Water Resources Management in Qatar
6. ConocoPhilips Water Technology LTD won the ‘Green Research by a Professional’ Award for their Sustainable Application of Osmotic Concentration to Reduce Wastewater Disposal Volumes from Qatari Gas Fields
7. Mövenpick Hotel West Bay Doha won the ‘Green Hotel’ Award
8. Evergreen Organics Café won the ‘Green Restaurant’ Award
9. Birla Public School won the ‘School Sustainability Initiative’ Award for their Birlasphere
10. Northwestern University in Qatar won the ‘University Sustainability Initiative’ Award for their Building Doha: A Multimedia Website
11. Catalum won the ‘Corporate Sustainability Initiative’ Award for their Environmental Development Application
12. RAF Foundation won the ‘Green Education Building’ Award for their Green School in Darfur, Sudan
13. Qatar Foundation won the ‘Green Office Building’ Award for their MEEZA Vault 2
14. Ministry of Culture and Sports won the ‘Government Sustainability Initiative’ Award for their Big Ministry, Small Changes, Great Result
15. Qur'anic Botanic Garden won the ‘NGO Sustainability Initiative’ Award for their Outreach Program
16. Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute – QEERI won the ‘TADMUR Special Award’ for their Self-Sustainable District Cooling and Desalination
17. Msheireb Properties won the ‘Green Commercial Building’ Award for their Cultural Forum
18. KEO International Consultants won the ‘Green Residential Building’ Award for their Wafra Tower
19. Nehmeh won the ‘Green Corporate’ Award
20. Salini Impregilo won the ‘Green Building Contractor’ Award
21. Arab Engineering Bureau won the ‘Green Building Consultant’ Award
22. Mosanada Facilities Management Services won the ‘Facility Management Organization’ Award
23. Bedaya Center won the ‘SME Sustainability Initiative’ Award for their Dukan Bedaya
24. Tarsheed won the ‘QGBC Special Award’