SUSTAINABILITY IN QATAR'S HOSPITALITY SECTOR
Qatar Green Building Council hosted an event titled “Towards sustainable hotels in Qatar” that brought together various experts to discuss a case study and benchmarks.
The event highlighted results of a comprehensive Indoor Environmental Quality Case Study conducted by QGBC's Healthy Building Interest Group in collaboration with the Movenpick Hotel West Bay and a host of other partners. The survey focused on measuring numerous aspects of indoor environmental quality including acoustics, accessibility, furniture and material, housekeeping and indoor air quality. Commenting on the launch of the case study, Iñigo Satrústegui, Head of QGBC's Healthy Buildings Interest Group and Managing Director of Quality Air Global in Qatar, said: “The case study is a ground- breaking piece of research which will prove highly useful for indoor air quality and sustainability experts in Qatar. We would like to extend our special gratitude to the Movenpick Hotel West Bay for allowing us to use their facilities to conduct this vital study. In the near future, we will use this case study as a benchmark to help other hotels, companies and institutions improve indoor environmental quality for their buildings. QGBC welcomes further collaborations to help improve standards of indoor environmental quality within the built environment in Qatar through launching research and case studies.”