Posted on April 25, 2017

Qatar Foundation (QF) has been honored by Tarsheed, the National Program for Conservation and Energy Efficiency, part of Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa), for its environmental contributions.

H.E. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior of the State of Qatar, presented QF with two accolades at the recently-held fifth annual awards ceremony. QF partner university, Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) took first place in the ‘Academic’ category for the ‘Conserving Building Competition’, which recognizes buildings that incorporate, support, and promote best practices in conservation of energy, water, and other natural resources. The building will be officially opened at a special dedication ceremony on May 1. Additionally, QF was awarded ‘Best Renewable Energy Initiative’ for its use of solar panels in Education City.

Eng. Jassim Telefat, Executive Director, Capital Projects, QF, who attended the awards ceremony, said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive these awards. They demonstrate how Qatar Foundation is dedicated to sustainable infrastructural development, and continuously strives to utilize the latest technologies and energy solutions.” “We have placed sustainability at the top of our agenda. And, through our unique initiatives, innovative technologies, and state-of-the-art infrastructure, we are working tirelessly to encourage the local community to become more environmentally aware and incorporate sustainability into their daily lives.”

The Tarsheed awards scheme celebrates exceptional companies and institutions in Qatar who prioritize the responsible consumption of water and electricity in an effort to preserve and enhance the country’s natural resources.