Al Janoub Stadium wins GSAS certification

The iconic Al Janoub Stadium, one of the eight stadiums for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, was awarded a gold standard Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) certification for operational performance by the Gulf Organization for Research & Development (GORD), making it the first FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 stadium to be awarded all three GSAS certifications. Previously, the stadium received certifications for sustainable design and green construction practices. The ceremony of handing over the prestigious certificate was attended by representatives from the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), FIFA, GORD and Mosanada Facilities Management Services. SC Deputy Director General Technical Services Eng. Ghanim Al Kuwari said that while reaching new sustainability benchmarks for stadium design and construction, the skills, abilities, processes and resources in the facility management and building operations sector in Qatar have been developed to ensure that venues are as sustainable as can be, adding that detailed training sessions throughout the certification process have been held to ensure the achievement of the best possible outcome for the building and for the team working there who operate the venue on an ongoing basis. (TNN)