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Green Building Specialist, MSc, USGBC FACULTY, VU University Amsterdam
5

Well done.

5

Great course, it's so interesting to see how green building is accomplished in other parts of the world.

Facilities Manager, Cushman & Wakefield
5

Interesting course

QOHSE Coordinator, Tebodin Middle East
4

Great, well explained, wished to have seen more about Saudi Arabia.

Attorney, Veerhouse Voda
5

Very enlightening!. Excited to learn more about sustainability in the arab world.

Masters Student, Columbia University
4

Very thorough and insightful

Asst. Construction Manager, Parsons
3

The presentation focuses more on the PEARL rating system (UAE) and QSAS (Qatar), given they are well established and currently being implemented. Of course rating systems have to be adapted to the environment and region. For example, energy consumption in the GCC is primarily for cooling purposes, whereas in temperate regions, it would be for the purposes of heating.

Overall, good.

Comments on the Slides:
- Just a few hiccups with the voice over, on the last few slides.
- The voice over on Slide 44 refers to a "QNB" logo which is not there.
- Image on slide 54 is not in QA

Director of Marketing, Green Building Research Institute (GBRI)

Hi Nadeera, Thank you for your feedback on the course! We will look into the concerns you shared and make sure any errors are corrected. You share important points, especially on the regional adaptation of rating systems. I hope you'll have the opportunity to view a few of GBRI's other courses in the future! Thanks, Kayla

Vice President, E. M. Scott General Contractor, Inc.
3

This gave a lot of examples of where goals were met, but not much detail into HOW those goals were met.

B.Tech., M.S., ITS., CCP., LEED AP BD+C, Technical Specialist V, Michael Baker International
Pro Reviewer
5

The course explains the various rating systems available in The Arab world such as Al Sa'fat , QSAS, GSAS and Estidama and PEARL rating systems.
Green building market is vastly growing in the Arab countries and is a necessity to sustain in the world economy for them in view of the vast development in building construction and infrastructure.
The course gives a broad, integrated information to the audience and discussed in detail about the green initiatives in the GCC.
It is very interesting to know what is happening and how the middle eastern countries are contributing towards the upcoming challenges
like water scarcity and environmental issues in that region.

This course is very useful to everyone who wants to know the sustainability efforts going in the Arab world and their contribution to the green initiatives.

Senior Architect, Arab Engineering Bureau
4

Good

Project Lead, Ecova
5

Very well organized and easy to pay attention to!

Sr. Mechanicl Engineer, HDR, Inc.
4

Informative overview of the Arab initiatives for green buildings

Arlington County, Virginia
5

Interesting to see adaptations in other parts of the world

Architect -Project Coordinator, DAR

Great one

Architect, DAR
5

fruitful

Electrical Engineer, DAR
3

Good

Architect, Edwards + Hotchkiss Architects
4

Great

Sr Sustainability Manager, U.S. General Services Administration
3

Good to hear about other parts of the world and their efforts.

Senior Estimator, Comet Electric, Inc.
4

Interesting to see how the elements of sustainability vary by region.

Energy efficiency manager, Saint-Gobain RUS
5

Excellent course! Content, quality, language - all is super.

Senior Project Manager - Mechanical , McCallumSather Architects

Great Presentation

INTERN ARCHITECT, HKS, Inc.
5

good

ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, DAR
5

Nice insight into Arab Sustainablity efforts

Senior Electrical Engineer, AMKOR A&E, INC
4

great!

Principal Site Engineer-Mechanical , WSP USA
3

Very Good Presentation

Architect MSc, LEED Green Associate, BETAPLAN S.A.
5

nice and interesting course

Student, Virginia Commonwealth University Qatar
5

Very helpful and informative.

Architectural Assistant, SKIDMORE, OWINGS & MERRILL LLP
5

great

HDR, Inc.
5

Interesting Course.

5

I loved the out of the box topic this course covered and agree with Stevan in saying it provided a huge eye opener for me. I thought the structure of the course prevented users like me from being overwhelmed with technical details while still getting an understanding of other rating systems and practices in the Arab world. I would definitely recommend this!

3

Very interesting. However, the program would stop working and I would have to start over because I was unable to start from where the program stopped working.

Architect, Ekobina
Pro Reviewer
4

This is a well-structured presentation which instantly gives an idea about the green building activities in the gulf region. The presenter gives general information about each GCC country, explains each country’s view on sustainability, introduces the green building initiatives and rating systems being used and gives examples of certified green buildings.
Without technical details, it gives information about the structures and scopes of the PEARL and QSAS rating systems.
It is interesting to learn how and why sustainability and green building is important in the Arab world and that different rating systems are created/modified to address the region's specific challenges and characteristics.

Principal, Senior Sustainability and Building Science Specialist, Morrison Hershfield Corporation
Pro Reviewer
4

This course is a great introduction and eye opener into what is going on in Arab countries related to sustainability. The presenter goes through some of the issues and hurdles these countries are facing with regards to their sustainability goals. It also summarizes the green building markets in all 6 Gulf Cooperation Council countries.

It was interesting to hear about the various sustainability initiatives on-going in the GCC as well as how each of these countries use the various green building rating systems, as well as how they modified versions of the rating systems to create their own. The presenter gives an overview of those initiatives and modified systems, including the PEARL rating system, Al Sa'fat , QSAS, GSAS and Estidama.

This course was great overview of how other parts of the world see sustainable development and how they've developed their own solutions to achieve their goals.

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