Qatar: Green building pilot to benefit hotels
The pilot project will study the 'indoor environmental quality' of buildings - focusing specifically on the well-being of its users and tenants
A new intiative geared towards making hotels and other buildings sustainable could benefit Qatar's hospitality sector, Gulf News reported.
The pilot project will study the 'indoor environmental quality' of buildings - focusing specificlly on the well-being of its users or tenants.
Meshal al-Shamari, managing director, Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC), said: "The pilot project highlights the advantages of green buildings, beside applying the old idea of conserving water and serving electricity.
"The objective is to scale and identify the minimum requirements with regards to air quality, noise levels, energy and water consumption, recycling, facility management and other factors that should be in a hotel."
The outcome of the study will be shared with Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA), which also supports sustainability efforts.
"The project initially focused on the hospitality sector but it can be scaled or applied to other buildings like government or private buildings, homes, hospitals or schools," al-Shamari added.
QGBC has been collaborating with various agencies in conducting environmentally sustainable practices for green building design and development in Qatar.