ASTAD signs energy MoU with Korea Energy Agency

ASTAD and Korea Energy Agency have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aimed at mutual collaboration and at knowledge sharing.

ASTAD and Korea Energy Agency have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU)aimed at mutual collaboration and at knowledge sharing.
ASTAD and Korea Energy Agency have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU)aimed at mutual collaboration and at knowledge sharing.

ASTAD recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Korea Energy Agency to further promote its commitment to best sustainable practices.

The MoU comes in light of Qatar Green Building Council’s Sustainability Week and was signed at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) on Monday 14 November, Gulf Times reported.

The MoU is aimed at mutual collaboration and at “continuous knowledge sharing and the improvement of energy management strategies and energy efficiency for buildings”.

ASTAD’s chief executive officer Ali al-Khalifa said at the signing that the agreement reflects ASTAD’s continued support of sustainability within the construction industry.

He added: “As founding members of the Qatar Green Building Council, this agreement is an additional step forward in ASTAD’s journey towards a more sustainable future.”

Sustainability head, Sheikh Soud al-Thani said: “We look forward to working together with the Korea Energy Agency using a comprehensive approach through initiatives that encourage sustainable practices for green building design and development in Qatar.”

Also on the occasion, In-Taek Kim, Korea Energy Agency’s executive director, said: “As a global energy organisation, this MoU falls in line with our efforts to contribute to the transformation of Qatar into a low energy consumption society with a culture of efficient energy usage and we hope that, with Astad, we can enhance the energy efficiency of buildings and transportation.”

Korea Energy Agency has led the efficient energy use in Korea since its establishment in 1980.

ASTAD has managed and delivered some complex building and infrastructure projects in various sectors of Qatar’s construction industry.

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