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Green-building or sustainable building :
A succinct definition provided by the Bruntland Commission is Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Why environmental accreditations?

Accreditation systems for measuring the environmental performance of buildings have been around for at least 20 years. They have been instrumental at driving innovation regarding sustainability issues within the construction industry.
Accreditation schemes need to push the legislative boundaries, keeping ahead of the mass market in order to drive innovation.

  • GSAS :  The new Qatari accreditation is a Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS/QSAS) that aims at creating a sustainable urban environment to reduce the environmental impacts while satisfying local community needs and takes into account the middle-east requirements.
GSAS is divided into eight categories, each with a direct impact on environmental stress mitigation. Each category measures a different aspect of the project’s environmental impact,


  • Breeam : Breeam (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) was conceived by BRE in Great-Britain


  • Leed : The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), provides a suite of standards for environmentally sustainable construction.

  • HQE : Certivea is in charge of delivering accreditation Haute Qualité Environnementale (HQE) in France. Since September 2013, Cerway is in charge of the whole range of HQE™ programmes and certification on an international level (HQE™ operator for all countries except France)