Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) has invited entries for its annual ‘conserving building competition’ being organized as part of the National Program for Conservation and Energy Efficiency- Tarsheed.
The third edition of the competition launched by the Conservation and Energy Efficiency Department with the slogan, “Make a difference. Walk the Green carpet”, is open to all buildings comprising of industrial, governmental, commercial, residential sectors and sports venues. This year a new sector has been listed in the competition, namely: Tourism sector.
Interested parties can apply for the competition via KAHRAMAA website www.km.com.qa/tarsheed where they can view the terms and conditions for participating in the contest and fill up the completed form. The entry is open from February 1st to March 1st.
The contest started primarily with four sectors in 2012 initially - Commercial, Government, Residential and Industrial sectors in its first year. Sports Venues Sector was added last year.
Only existing buildings are eligible to enter the competition, excluding proposed or under construction buildings and villas with conventional window air conditioners and villas with flood irrigation systems.
The entries will be evaluated based on the specific parameters set by the team of qualified experts to test efficient design of Mechanical Electrical & Plumbing (MEP) systems in all buildings which in turn includes HVAC System, lighting, plumbing fixtures, building automation, sustainability measures, specific energy/ water consumption, building envelope for roof & façade, landscape and operational measures.
The objectives of the competition are to create an awareness about the Building Conservation Concept in all segments of the society, create public awareness on the benefits of Building Conservation practices (energy, water), motivate consumers to adopt Building Conservation practices in the local Construction market and to mobilize people and encourage them to embrace Energy Conservation strategies.
“Conserving buildings” are buildings that reduce electricity and water consumption, carbon emissions, and provide better living for residents in State of Qatar.
winners will be announced and honored at Tarsheed 3rd Annual Celebration to be held on 22nd April 2015.