Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) for Parks

Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) for Parks

Organization

Gulf Organisation for Research and Development (GORD´s)

Type(s) of Tool

Rating Systems

Sector(s)

Natural Infrastructure

Lifecycle Phase(s)

Project Planning, Concept Design, Detailed Design, Construction, Operation and Maintenance

Open Source

Yes

Language Availability

English

Country of Origin

Qatar

Date of Development

2019

Version

v.2019

Description

The Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) is a performance-based system developed for rating green buildings and infrastructures. The primary objective of GSAS is to create a sustainable built environment that minimizes ecological impacts and reduces resource use, considering the specific needs and context of the Middle East and North Africa regions (MENA). The purpose of GSAS Design & Build Parks Scheme is to provide recommendations and guidance for the effective implementation of sustainability goals within park projects.

Tool Outcome

GSAS rating indicates the overall achievement of the project and is determined by summing up the individual scores of all criteria. GSAS Design & Build Park Scheme has six ratings based on number of stars ranging from 1 to 6.

Sustainability Criteria

The tool assesses the sustainability of parks across a broad set of criteria organized in seven categories:
– Urban connectivity (5 criteria)
– Site (13 criteria)
– Energy 5 criteria)
– Water (3 criteria)
– Materials (7 criteria)
– Cultural & economic value (2 criteria)
– Management & operations (7 criteria)

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