Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC), a member of Qatar Foundation, has announced this year’s winners of the Qatar Sustainability Awards 2018 at a gala dinner sponsored by Tadmur Holding.
Featuring 26 categories, including schools, universities, businesses, not-for-profit entities and government agencies, as well as special awards, the third edition of the annual ceremony was held in Doha last month.
QGBC director Meshal al-Shamari said: “The awards provide a wonderful opportunity for individuals and organisations in Qatar to gain recognition for efforts in sustainability and environmental protection.”
During the awards ceremony, Tadmur Holding CEO Dafer Hallawa said: “It is an honour for Tadmur Holding to partner with Qatar Green Building Council on this noble mission of creating a balance between development needs and protecting the environment. We praise and stand by QGBC’s endless efforts supporting and building up consciousness of integrating sustainability, and the green building concept as a fundamental part of all future urban planning.
“Qatar Sustainability Week is a great platform to emphasise on our responsibility of supporting Qatar to achieve its goals and objectives on accomplishing Qatar National Vision 2030.”
Hallawa said: “At the core of our group’ philosophy, we firmly believe that it is essential to engage future generations and work towards education and awareness. In this regard, I would like to specially thank all participants for their innovative projects this year which have shown a sound growth on creativity and commitment towards our common endeavours. 
“We urge you to continue this journey and encourage other local companies to consider sustainability important and its positive impact while reshaping their strategies. Let’s make sustainability a state of the mind, a lifestyle. Our actions today serve as a baseline for a greener tomorrow.”  Tadmur Holding has presented Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), Qatar Foundation with the Tadmur Special Award for the research project, ‘Climate change implications for built environment: impacts, mitigation measures and associated challenges in GCC countries’. It has been produced by Ivan Andric, Muammer Koc, Sami al-Ghamdi from the Division of Sustainable Development, College of Science and Engineering, HBKU.

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