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Typologies: GSAS Design Guidelines (GSAS PUBLICATIONS SERIES)

Alhorr, Dr. Yousef

ISBN 10: 1484896025 / ISBN 13: 9781484896020
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Title: Typologies: GSAS Design Guidelines (GSAS ...

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication Date: 2013

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: v2.0.

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Intended to be used as a practical resource to supplement the GSAS typologies design assessment v2.0 manual, GORD founding chairman Dr. Yousef Alhorr introduces design and construction professionals with the descriptive information for consideration to help attain the specific credit for each criterion in the GSAS categories. These suggestions are in the form of recommended methods, strategies, and technologies. GSAS Typologies: Design Guidelines v2.0 take advantage of the combined best practices and recommendations provided by multiple established rating systems while integrating these best practices with the specific ecological conditions, sustainable objectives and goals of the region. The guideline provides guidance and recommendations on how to approach the design issues within each criterion to meet the sustainable goals of the GSAS typologies design assessment v2.0 manual. GSAS Typologies: Design Guidelines v2.0 covers the design issues for each criterion in the following categories: · URBAN CONNECTIVITY · SITE · ENERGY · WATER · MATERIALS · INDOOR ENVIRONMENT · CULTURAL & ECONOMIC VALUES · MANAGEMENT & OPERATIONS

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Dr AlHorr is currently the Founding Chairman of the Gulf Organization for Research and Development established in 2009. He has initiated and led the Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) – one of the most comprehensive sustainability performance-based rating systems in the world. He also made contributions to the development of Qatari standards of construction (QCS 2010) by preparing the 7th chapter titled (Green Construction). He was also directly involved in preparing the mechanical code for the unified GCC construction standards and he is leading the efforts to develop eco labeling schemes of green products, materials and systems. Dr AlHorr has contributed to various patents that have been filed for registration concerning green and energy-saving products. Dr. Al Horr has published several peer reviewed papers in specialized journals. He also chairs the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Sustainable Built Environment (IJSBE), published by GORD in cooperation with Elsevier. He reviews research articles for several scientific journals, and is a member of several specialized associations and organizations. Before joining GORD, Dr. Al Horr worked for Barwa Real Estate Group in 2006 where he undertook the positions of President of Strategy and Investment, Deputy CEO for Operations and the Advisor for Chairman. During his tenure, he was heavily involved in strategic projects on the corporate level and was directly supervised various strategic social initiatives. Dr. AlHorr assumed several tasks and responsibilities at Qatar University (QU), between 1990 – 2006, varying from being a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department, to acting as the university’s Vice President for Research. Throughout his working years at the University, Dr AlHorr was effectively involved in the institution’s development, especially the QU Reform Project, while offering a range of technical research, training and consultations to the industrial sector. In recognition of his vision and the initiatives, Dr AlHorr has received several awards including ‘Excellence for Outstanding Social Contribution’ in London (2009); ‘Emerging CEO’ in Dubai (2010); and the “Environment & Sustainability Award” in Qatar (2011). Dr AlHorr graduated in 1989 from Qatar University’s Faculty of Engineering. He obtained his MSc degree in 1996 from George Washington University in the US, followed by his PhD in Materials Engineering from UMIST in the UK in 2000.

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