Posted on March 06, 2011
Eng. Essa Bin Hilal Al-Kuwari, Qatar General Electricity & Water “KAHRAMAA” President received Qatar Sustainability Assessment System (QSAS) Award on Thursday March 3rd for KAHRAMAA Awareness Park which achieved 5-star QSAS Commercial Design Certification.

KAHRAMAA Awareness Park comes within the corporation commitment to Qatar Vision 2030 which among its four main objectives there is environment sustainable development. The Park symbolizes KAHRAMAA’s commitment towards its valued customers and social responsibility. It comes as a positive contribution to sustainable development of the community. It aims to become a model center for disseminating awareness of electricity and water conservation awareness with special concentration on the school and university students sector as it represents the future of Qatar. It will also demonstrate in an attractive way the complete processes of electricity generation and water desalination from sea. The park, which open its doors for the public in the beginning of 2013 will form an innovative source of entertainment and leisure space for the consumers specially children at early ages.

The Awareness park building located in Al Thumama area is given this award for meeting all technical requirements put by the committee including:
• Urban Connectivity: it has infrastructure services needed for development as it develops effective measures to minimize obstruction of daylight.
• Site: it provides landscape that encourages green & fights desertification.
• Energy & Water: It applies efficient lighting, cooling, plumbing, and irrigation systems. It uses solar energy to heat water and a system to treat grey water.
• Materials: It uses materials that facilitate future reuse or recycling.
• Indoor Environment: It uses materials that eliminate excessive energy consumption, control indoor pollutant sources and provides sufficient noise insulation
• Cultural & Economic Values: it reflects the local cultural character and maximizes the percentage of construction expenditures for goods and services originating from the national economy.
• Management & Operations: It provides intelligent building operation & control systems.

It is worth mentioning Eng. Mohamad Thani Al-Maadead, Head of Design Engineering Section- Water Projects Department represented KAHRAMAA Technical Affairs Directorate in delivering a presentation in the award ceremony in which he highlighted the outstanding sustainability features in the project.