PROGRAMME AGENDA

Time

Session Name

Organisation

Country

8:30am - 9:00am Networking and Business Exchanges

9:00am - 10:35am

Session 1: Operational Performance of Built Environments for Human Wellbeing & Resources

9:00 - 9:20

(i) GSAS Operations - Labelling

Dr. Esam Elsarrag, GORD

Qatar

9:20 - 9:35

(ii) Developing Green Building Guidelines for Occupant Productivity, Wellbeing and Behavioral Change

Prof. Mohammed Arif, University of Wolverhampton

UK

9:35 - 9:50

(iii) Potential for Energy Services in Qatar

Mr. Santiago Banales, Iberdrola, QSTP

Spain

9:50 - 10:05

(iv) KNPC’s Green Building and GHG Reduction Initiatives

Dr. Suad Abdul Wahed Abdulrahman Alradhwan, Kuwait National Petroleum Company

Kuwait

10:05 - 10:20

(v) QNRF - Research Towards Sustainability

Dr. Omar F. Boukhris, Qatar National Research Fund

Qatar

10:20 - 10:35

Panel Discussions

 

 

10:35am - 11:00am - Ceremonials and Coffee Break

"Carbon Success Stories Start with Leadership's Commitment to Climate Actions"

MoU Signing Ceremony

  • GORD - Wa'hab & Eid Charity --- Collaboration on Carbon Emission Reduction Project
  • GORD - Kuwait National Petroleum Company --- Collaboration on Carbon Emission Reduction Projects

11:00am - 12:30pm

Session 2: Climate Mitigation Projects for GCC

11:00 - 11:15

(i) Climate Actions and Sustainable Development for Aviation Sector

Mr. Iain Groark, Qatar Airways

Qatar

11:15 - 11:30

(ii) Sustainability and Climate Leadership by Qatar Rail - a Case Study

Mr. Daniel Joseph Gauthier, Qatar Rail

Qatar

11:30 - 11:45

(iii) E-Mobility and Energy Storage for Cleaner and Sustainable Region

Mr. Didier Marginedes, Blue Solutions, Bollore Group

France

11:45 - 12:00

(iv) Evaluation & Monitoring of Energy Performance of Buildings and their Link to Carbon Reduction Projects

Mr. Ashok John, Ecofys Germany, GmbH

Germany

12:00 - 12:15

(v) Nimr Waste Treatment Plant, Oman - Sustainable Water Solutions & Carbon Offset Possibilities

Mr. Geraint Richards, Bauer Resources

Germany

12:15 - 12:30

Panel Discussions

   

12:30pm - 1:30pm    PRAYER & Lunch  

1:30pm - 3:00pm 

Session 3: Technologies, Solutions and Opportunities

1:30 - 1:45

(i) Turning Risks into Opportunities: An Alternative Approach to CO2 Emission Reduction and Related Energy Transition Strategies

Dr. Nasser Saqer Al Mohannadi, Texas A&M, University

Qatar

1:45 - 2:00

(ii) Solar Cooling: Worldwide Overview and New Technological Opportunities

Dr. Salvatore Vasta, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

Italy

2:00 - 2:15

(iii) Peaceful Use of Nuclear Science and Technology for Development

Mr. Andy Garner, International Atomic Energy Agency

Austria

2:15 - 2:30

(iv) Life Cycle Assessment in the Construction Sector: From Product Level to Building Level

Ms. Carolin Spirinckx, VITO NV

Belgium

2:30 - 2:45

(v) Zoysia Tenuifolia Grass for Green Areas: A Small Step but a Large Jump for Sustainability

Mr. Gerald Rene Cucchiara, Zoysia Al Khalij

Qatar

2:45 - 3:00

Panel Discussions

   

3:00pm - 3:20pm  Coffee Break

3:20pm - 4:50pm

Session 4: Sustainable Building Design and Construction 

3:20 - 3:35

(i) Passive Design for Buildings in GCC: Practical Approach

Dr. Fodil Fadli, Qatar University (QU) Qatar

3:35 - 3:50 

(i) Green Building Rating Systems in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Region

Eng. Karim Elgendy, Dar Al Handasah

UK

3:50 - 4:05

(ii) Y Tower: Design & Build, GSAS 5 Stars

Eng. George Haikal, RAMACO

Qatar

4:05 - 4:20

(iii)  Healthier Buildings: A Step Forward to Sustainable Future

Mr. Anis Abou Zaki & Ms. Dimitra Kyrkou, Foster & Partners

UK

4:20 - 4:35

(iv) The Role of District Cooling in Sustainable Energy

Mr. Rober Miller, MARAFEQ

Qatar

4:35 - 4:50

Panel Discussions

4:50 - 5:05

Awards

5:05 - 5:10

Vote of Thanks