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01 / QSAS Overview 02 / Rating System Background 03 / Rating System Elements 04 / Scoring & Weighting 05 / QSAS Resources 06 / QSAS Tools Suite 07 / QSAS Criteria Coverage Summary 08 / QSAS Manuals Suite (Reports & Manuals) 09 / QSAS Application & Compliance 10 / QSAS PMS (Project Management Suite) Web Interface

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Objective System Overview

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SYSTEM ELEMENTS
Urban Connectivity Site

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS
Air Pollution

Objective
To create a sustainable built environment that minimizes ecological impact through the development of a sustainability rating system supported by a set of performance based standards that addresses the specic regional needs and environment of Qatar.

System Overview
STAGES OF RATING SYSTEM
DESIGN
CONSTRUCTION

Land Use & Contamination Fossil Fuel Depletion Water Depletion Water Pollution Materials Depletion
Human Health & Comfort

Energy

Water OPERATIONS Materials Indoor Environment


Cultural & Economic Value Management & Operations

Climate Change

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Background
System Framework Advantages System Development Process

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System Framework
QSAS consists of several categories, criteria, and measurements that are associated with environmental goals. Goals dene values to be achieved to lower impact on the environment. Categories are the key aspects that affect the overall building sustainability. Criteria specify the intent and are linked to measurements that are performance-driven and objective, if possible. Measurements are further broken down into three components measurement principles, measurement methods, and demonstration requirements.

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Advantages
Ground-up Approach Developing from scratch allows for the seamless integration between Qatar specic requirements and sustainable goals. Best Mix Combines the best methods from six established systems resulting in a customized tool specic to the requirements and needs of Qatar. Performance-based Categories, criteria, and measurements are dened to be performance-based and quantiable, where possible. Prescriptive measurements are provided as recommendations in design guidelines. Flexible Aggregation method is dened from the ground up and is applied to the system from the criteria, sub-category, and category level which allows for the exibility of modifying an individual component without interfering with the entire system. Control Complete control over the development, customization, deployment, and future modications or expansion of the rating system and demonstration requirements.

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Development process
Groundwork

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BUILDING RATING SYSTEMS TOOLS GUIDELINES

UK: BREEAM US: LEED Canada: Green Globes Hong Kong: CEPAS Japan: CASBEE International: SBTool

Rating System Expert Review


Fields
[1] Energy Experts [2] Systems Developers [3] Industry Specic

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WHOLE BUILDING RATING SYSTEMS

Qatar Sustainability Rating System


Design Guidelines Rating Elements

6
ESTABLISHED RATING SYSTEMS

Regions
Weighting + Scoring [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] US UK Netherlands Canada Japan China Hong Kong Australia

EXISTING ENERGY STANDARDS

EU: CEN-ISO US: ASHRAE

QATAR CONTEXT

Qatar Energy Standards

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Elements
System Elements Overview Goals Categories Criteria Measurement Components

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System Elements Overview


Goals The buildings planning shall incorporate urban considerations. The buildings development in relation to the existing site conditions shall be controlled. The buildings depletion of fossil energy over its service life shall be controlled. The buildings impact on the overall water resource shall be controlled. The impact of the buildings use of materials on the environment shall be controlled. The buildings indoor environment shall be controlled. The buildings cultural and economic value shall be maintained or enhanced. The buildings management and operations plan shall be dened. Categories The denition of categories was driven by a set of distinct value statements from Qatar stakeholders. They were dened to be goal-oriented and measureable through criteria whose measures are Qatar specic. Criteria & Measurements All categories and criteria in six existing sustainability rating systems were inspected. Categories were then reevaluated, re-grouped and further developed based on the value statements and goals for Qatar. Categories were then populated with a set of selected criteria with their measures reecting the local Qatar situation.

Goals
Goals dene values to be achieved to lower impact on the environment [UC] The buildings planning shall incorporate urban considerations. [S] The buildings development in relation to the existing site conditions shall be controlled. [E] The buildings depletion of fossil energy over its service life shall be controlled. [W] The buildings impact on the overall water resource shall be controlled. [M] The impact of the buildings use of materials on the environment shall be controlled. [IE] The buildings indoor environment shall be controlled. [CE] The buildings cultural and economic value shall be maintained or enhanced. [MO] The buildings management and operations plan shall be dened.

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No M M.1 M.2 M.3 M.4 M.5 M.6 M.7 IE IE.1 IE.2 IE.3 IE.4 IE.5 IE.6 IE.7 IE.8 IE.9 IE.10 CE CE.1 CE.2 MO MO.1 MO.2 MO.3 MO.4 MO.5 MO.6

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Criteria:Commercial

Categories
[UC] Urban Connectivity Consists of factors associated with the urban environment such as zoning, transportation networks and loadings. Loadings on the urban environment include trafc congestion and air, noise, and light pollution. [S] Site Consists of factors associated with land use such as land conservation or remediation and site selection, planning and development. [E] Energy Consists of factors associated with the energy demand of buildings, the efciency of energy delivery, and the use of fossil energy sources that result in harmful emissions and pollution.

Criteria: Commercial
No UC UC.1 UC.2 UC.3 UC.4 UC.5 UC.6 UC.7 UC.8 UC.9 S S.1 S.2 S.3 S.4 S.5 S.6 S.7 S.8 S.9 E E.1 E.2 E.3 E.4 E.5 W W.1 Category Criteria Urban Connectivity Load on Local Traffic Conditions Pedestrian Pathways Proximity to Amenities Light Pollution Noise Pollution Public Transportation Private Transportation Sewer & Waterway Contamination Shading of Adjacent Properties Site Ecological Value of Land Vegetation & Shading Desertification Rainwater Runoff Mixed Use Heat Island Effect Adverse Wind Conditions Acoustic Conditions Landscape Management Energy Energy Demand Performance Energy Delivery Performance Fossil Fuel Conservation CO2 Emissions NOx, SOx, & Particulate Matter Water Water Consumption Goals The buildings planning shall incorporate urban considerations. Category Criteria Materials Regional Materials Responsible Sourcing of Materials Structure Reuse: On-site Materials Reuse: Off-site Recycled Materials Design for Disassembly Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Indoor Environment Thermal Comfort Low-Emitting Materials Natural Ventilation Mechanical Ventilation Indoor Chemical & Pollutant Source Control Views Glare Control Illumination Levels Acoustic Quality Daylight Cultural & Economic Value Heritage & Cultural Identity Support of National Economy Management & Operations Commissioning Plan Energy Use Sub-metering Leak Detection Organic Waste Management Recycling Management Intelligent Building Control System Goals

The impact of materials on th controlled.

The buildings shall be contro

The buildings development in relation to existing site conditions shall be controlled.

[W] Water Consists of factors associated with water consumption and its associated burden on municipal supply and treatment systems.
No UC UC.1 UC.2 UC.3 UC.4 UC.5 UC.6 UC.7 UC.8 UC.9 S S.1 S.2 S.3 S.4 S.5 S.6 S.7 S.8 S.9 E E.1 E.2 E.3 E.4 E.5 W W.1 Category Criteria Urban Connectivity Load on Local Traffic Conditions Pedestrian Pathways Proximity to Amenities Light Pollution Noise Pollution Public Transportation Private Transportation Sewer & Waterway Contamination Shading of Adjacent Properties Site Ecological Value of Land Vegetation & Shading Desertification Rainwater Runoff Mixed Use Heat Island Effect Adverse Wind Conditions Acoustic Conditions Landscape Management Energy Energy Demand Performance Energy Delivery Performance Fossil Fuel Conservation CO2 Emissions NOx, SOx, & Particulate Matter Water Water Consumption

Criteria:Commercial
Goals The buildings planning shall incorporate urban considerations.

The buildings depletion of fossil energy over its service life shall be controlled.

The buildings value shall be

The buildings operations pla

The buildings impact on the overall water resource shall be controlled.

No M M.1 M.2 M.3 M.4 M.5 M.6 M.7 IE IE.1 IE.2 IE.3 IE.4 IE.5 IE.6 IE.7 IE.8 IE.9 IE.10 CE CE.1 CE.2 MO MO.1 MO.2 MO.3 MO.4 MO.5 MO.6

Category Criteria Materials Regional Materials Responsible Sourcing of Materials Structure Reuse: On-site Materials Reuse: Off-site Recycled Materials Design for Disassembly Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Indoor Environment Thermal Comfort Low-Emitting Materials Natural Ventilation Mechanical Ventilation Indoor Chemical & Pollutant Source Control Views Glare Control Illumination Levels Acoustic Quality Daylight Cultural & Economic Value Heritage & Cultural Identity Support of National Economy Management & Operations Commissioning Plan Energy Use Sub-metering Leak Detection Organic Waste Management Recycling Management Intelligent Building Control System

Goals The impact of the building's use of materials on the environment shall be controlled.

[M] Material Consists of factors associated with material extraction, processing, manufacturing, distribution, use/re-use, and disposal.

[IE] Indoor Environment Consists of factors associated with indoor environmental quality such as thermal The buildings development in relation to existing site conditions shall be comfort and air, acoustic, and light quality. controlled. [CE] Cultural & Economic Value Consists of factors associated with cultural conservation and support of the local economy.

The buildings indoor environment shall be controlled.

[MO] Management & Operations Consists of factors associated with building design management and operations, such as sub-metering of energy usage, leak detection, and commissioning. The buildings impact on the overall
water resource shall be controlled.

The buildings depletion of fossil energy over its service life shall be controlled.

The buildings cultural and economic value shall be maintained or enhanced. The buildings management and operations plans shall be defined.

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Measurement Components
Measurement principles, detailed denitions, and demonstration methods are dened while applying local laws and codes of Qatar as the minimum requirements. Measurement Principles Summary statement of the measurement. Example: Project will maximize the number of days that the building can utilize natural ventilation, either through user operable windows or by system controlled direct supply of outside air. Detailed Denition Detailed denition of the measurement where the baseline, targets, and associated credits are dened. Example: Project will achieve one of the following acceptable natural ventilation targets: No natural ventilation possibilities, year round 0 < X < 1 month of the year 1 < X < 2 month of the year 2 X < 3 months of the year X 3 months of the year Incremental credits are awarded based on the level of performance achieved. Demonstration Dene tools and requirements by which a project can demonstrate conformance. Example: Use Natural Ventilation Calculator to compute result.

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Overview
Measurement Methods & Scale The aim for all criteria and their associated measurements in QSAS is to be performance-based and quantiable on the scale of -1 to 3 which represents an underlying uniform ordinal scale from unacceptable (-1) to optimal (3). Category The Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) was used to determine the relative importance or weights of 8 QSAS categories by comparing one category to another via a survey with stakeholders. Because the importance and impacts of various categories differ from one region to another, the AHP survey was conducted using the expertise and input from multiple industries and government representations within Qatar. Criteria QSAS uses the concept of relative impact as the measure of weighting for each criterion within a category. A number of factors are utilized to assess the impact of each criteria on the environment as well as the extent and duration of the impact.

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Summary Points Achieved vs. Points Attained Scoring Levels Toolkit Category

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QSAS Resources
(I) QSAS Manuals Suite The Manuals Suite contains thirteen manuals and two building energy documents to guide the sustainability assessment process for each project. The QSAS manuals include a set of criteria and measurements as well as recommendations to be used as guidance.

(II) QSAS Project Management Suite (PMS) The QSAS PMS enables users to register a project for assessment through an online system. The online tool allows for direct communication between the project team and the QSAS Certication Body so each project moves seamlessly through the various stages of assessment. For users who cannot gain access to the online system, QSAS also offers a manual project submission tool as part of the PMS. (III) QSAS Tools Suite The Tools Suite contains 13 Toolkits and 65 Calculators to guide the sustainability assessment process for each project. Toolkits The Toolkits are computational systems that are provided to facilitate the evaluation of a projects performance under the assessment system. The toolkits compute the nal project score and certication level for the project using each criterion score entered by the user. The toolkits are not part of the submittal requirements. Calculators The Calculators are normative measures provided for many criteria to evaluate the projects performance and compute a nal criterion score. The calculators must be downloaded and completed for the appropriate criteria in order to fulll the assessment requirements.

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QSAS Tools Suite Toolkit Summary


Displays points earned for each category, combined total points, and rating level achieved by the project. Bar chart illustrates points achieved and the maximum attainable points for each category Line chart displays QSAS rating level achieved by the project

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Points Achieved vs. Points Attainable


Illustrates points achieved and the maximum attainable points for each category Allows user to see which category can be improved upon to obtain desired amount of points and rating level Bar chart is interactive it automatically readjusts when input values are changed

Scoring Levels

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Displays the QSAS rating level achieved by the project Chart is interactive bullet point automatically readjusts as the total points achieved by the project changes, indicating current rating level attained by the project

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Toolkit Category

One tab for each of the eight categories

ToolkitCategory
QATARSUSTAINABILITYASSESSMENTSYSTEM(QSAS)
COMMERCIALDESIGNSTAGE
YourScore
Weight Point

Displays the score, weight and points achieved for each criterion Provides the Description, Measurement Principle, Measurement, Submittal and Score for each criterion Input box for each criterion
QATARSUSTAINABILITYASSESSMENTSYSTEM(QSAS)
COMMERCIALDESIGNSTAGE UC
UC.1 UC.2 UC.3 UC.4 UC.5 UC.6 UC.7 UC.8 UC.9
UC.1 DESCRIPTION MEASUREMENT PRINCIPLE MEASUREMENT

E
E.1 E.2 E.3 E.4 E.5
YourScore
Weight Point

Energy
EnergyDemandPerformance EnergyDeliveryPerformance YossilYuelConserva0on CO2Emissions NOx,SOx,APar0culateMaoer EnergyDemandPerformance

0
0 0 0 0 0

24.00%
5.20% 5.20% 3.64% 4.55% 5.42%

0.000
0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

egory

oftheeight

Ur/anConnec:(ity
LoadonLocalTracCondi0ons PedestrianPathways ProximitytoAmeni0es LightPollu0on NoisePollu0on PublicTransporta0on PrivateTransporta0on SewerABaterwayContamina0on ShadingofAdjacentProper0es
LoadonLocalTracCondi0ons Minimieeimpactonlocaltraccondi0ons.

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0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

8.00%
1.80% 1.08% 0.69% 0.58% 0.43% 1.30% 0.39% 1.08% 0.65%

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E.1 DESCRIPTION

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Establishenergydemandperformancelevelsforthebuildinginordertoreduceenvironmental andeconomicimpactsassociatedwithexcessiveenergyuse.

MEASUREMENT ProQectwillcalculatebuildingperformanceinrela0ontothebaselineasspeci_edbelow. PRINCIPLE Allcalcula0onswilladheretotheQatarBuildingEnergyPerformanceStandard. MEASUREMENT ProQectwillcompletetheEnergyPerformanceStandardCalcula0onToolKEPSCTMtodetermine theEPC_ndvaluebasedonbuildingdataandhea0ngandcoolingenergyneeds. CalculatedEPCnd=Qdesign/Qref_nd WithBaselinereferenceQref_nd=125[kWh/m/yr] TheQdesigniscalculatedaccordingtotheQatarBuildingEnergyPerformanceStandard.

rip0on, nciple, bmioaland terion

Projectwilldeterminecumula0veloadontheexis0nglocaltraccondi0onsanddevelopstrategiestomi0gateimpact.

hcriterion

Projectwillhavecreatedatracstudyreportthatincludesthefollowingelements: Analysisofexis0ngtraccondi0ons Calcula0onsforthedelay0meduringpea9hoursatexis0ngintersec0ons,preandpostadevelopment, toes0mateaddedtracloadduetoprojectdevelopment Strategiestomi0gateimpactofincreaseddelaysduetoaddi0onaltracload Revisedcalcula0onsforthedelay0me,postadevelopment,duetoimplementa0onoftherecommendedstrategies

SUBMITTAL SCORE Score

SubmitthecompletedEnergyPerformanceStandardCalcula0onToolKEPSCTM,Design Drawings,andrelevantMEPDrawings. EPC_ndValue EPC>1.0 0.8<EPC1.0 0.7<EPC0.8 0.6<EPC0.7 EPC0.6 YourScore

SUBMITTAL

Submitatracstudyreporttodemonstratehowtheprojectwillmi0gateimpactontracitransporta0onloads includinganysuppor0ngdocumenta0onpertainingtopreandpostadevelopmentcalcula0onsandes0mates.

SCORE Score

MaximumDelayTimeIncrease(minutes) Requirement YourScore

1 0 1 2 3

0 1 2 3

X>6ORPlandoesnotdemonstratecompliance 4<X6 2<X4 X2

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Example: Water

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QSAS Toolkit Water Calculator


[W.1] Water Consumption
The Water Consumption Calculator computes the criteria score for [W.1] Water Consumption based on the following measures: - Occupant demand - Landscape demand - Onsite Water collection and reuse - Onsite Water collection and treatment

QSAS Toolkit Water Calculator


QSASToolkit_WaterCalculator User Input: Facilities
UserInputjFacili0es
QATARSUSTAINABILITYASSESSMENTSYSTEM(QSAS)
DESIGNSTAGE
Dacili:e6FWaterCo46u<G:o4
Legend UserInput .eTerenceInTorma0on ComputedValues Constants BuildingGroup GrossArea (m2) 8200.00 No.UnitType 1 2 3 No. Occupants 3 2 No.Units inGroup 30 20

Facili0es FlushFixtures

Fixtures Metric LowowToilet UltraLowowToilet Compos0ngToilet DualFlushToilet(LowFlush) DualFlushToilet(Fullush) Con(en0onalToilet Con(en0onalShowerhead LowowShowerhead Con(en0onal.esiden0alSink Lowow.esiden0alSink Con(en0onalIns0tu0onSink LowowIns0tu0onSink Con(en0onal.esiden0alDishwasher Bater>hcient.esiden0alDishwasher Con(en0onalIns0tu0onDishwasher Bater>hcientIns0tu0onDishwasher Con(en0onal.esiden0alClotheswasher Bater>hcient.esiden0alClotheswasher Con(en0onalIns0tu0onClotheswasher Bater>hcientIns0tu0onClotheswasher

TypicalFlowrate Unit 4.16liters 3.03liters 0.00liters 3.03liters 6.06liters 6.06liters 9.46lit/min 6.81lit/min 9.46lit/min 6.81lit/min 9.46lit/min 6.81lit/min 22.71lit/run 15.14lit/run 9.46lit/rack 3.03lit/rack 68.13lit/load 34.07lit/load 83.27lit/load 45.42lit/load

UnitType1 Flowrate #uan0ty

UnitType2 Flowrate #uan0ty

UnitType3 Flowrate #uan0ty

Shower Faucets

6.06 5.00 6.06 5.00 9.46 2.00 9.46 2.00 9.46 4.00 9.46 4.00

Dishwasher

22.71

1.00 22.71

1.00

Clotheswasher

68.13

1.00 68.13

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QSAS Toolkit Water Calculator


UserInputjIrriga0on
QATARSUSTAINABILITYASSESSMENTSYSTEM(QSAS)
DESIGNSTAGE
Irri?a:o4FWaterCo46u<G:o4
Legend UserInput .eferenceInforma0on ComputedValues Constants >vapotranspira0on rate (mm/month) Jan 2.90 Feb 3.10 Mar 5.60 Apr 8.20 May 10.50 Jun 11.50 Jul 10.70 Aug 9.20 Sep 7.90 Oct 6.20 Nov 3.80 Dec 2.00 SpeciesFactor dry 0.1 0.1 0 0.1 0.4 low 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.6 avg 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.7 high 0.9 0.7 0.7 0.9 0.8 Landscape Sec0on Sec0on1 Sec0on2 Sec0on3 Sec0on4 Sec0on5 Sec0on6 Sec0on7 Sec0on8 Sec0on9 Sec0on10 Sec0on11 Sec0on12 Microclimate Irriga0onSorD SpeciesFactor DensityFactor Factor (Sprinkler/Drip) 45.00 0.50 1.00 1.00 0.63 tree 28.00 0.50 1.10 1.00 0.63 mixed 830.00 0.70 1.00 1.00 0.63 grass 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 Area(m2) DensityFactor low 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6 avg 1 1 1 1.1 1 Microclimate Factor high low 1.3 0.5 1.1 0.5 1.1 0.5 1.3 0.5 1 0.8

User Input: Facilities QSASToolkit_WaterCalculator

QSASToolkit_WaterCalculator User Input: Facilities


UserInput:Rainwater

QSAS Toolkit Water Calculator

QATARSUSTAINABILITYASSESSMENTSYSTEM(QSAS)
DESIGNSTAGE
Rai4WaterFWaterCo46u<G:o4
Legend
Sprinkler=0.625 Drip=0.9

UserInput ReferenceInforma0on ComputedValues Constants RainwaterCollec0on Collec0onArea (m2) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AvgRainfall(cm) 1.42 1.02 0.29 0.41 0.08 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.40 2.49 Eciencyof Collector

Vegeta0onType Trees Shrubs Groundcover Mixed Turfgrass

avg 1 1 1 1 1

high 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.4 1.2

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Scope of Systems QSAS Design_System Summary QSAS Construction_System Summary QSAS Operations_System Summary

Coverage Summary

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Scope of Systems
QSAS Design: Commercial Intended to evaluate the design of commercial buildings. Building types include spaces such as offices, conference rooms, dining areas, retail spaces, etc. QSAS Design: Schools Intended to evaluate the design of K-12 school buildings. Building types include spaces that serve various functions such as classrooms, libraries, auditoriums, gymnasiums, cafeterias, kitchens and ofces. QSAS Design: Residential Intended to evaluate the design of varying scales of residential projects. Building types include single-family detached homes, multi-family housing developments, and high-rise condominiums. QSAS Construction Intended to evaluate the environmental impact of the construction process for a building. Evaluates the aspects of the construction process that have a lasting environmental impact, performs measurements related to normative standards and accepted practices, and consider what impacts the project can mitigate Building types include commercial, residential, and schools. QSAS Operations Intended to evaluate the environmental impact of a building in operation. Verifies the original design intent, evaluates changes made through renovations or additions, and considers what impacts the project can mitigate. Building types include commercial, residential, and schools.

QSASDesign_SystemSummary QSAS Design System Summary


CriteriaScope
No UC UC.1 UC.2 UC.3 UC.4 UC.5 UC.6 UC.7 UC.8 UC.9 S S.1 S.2 S.3 S.4 S.5 S.6 S.7 S.8 Category/Criteria Commercial Ur/anC1nne9:(ity LoadonLocalFrahcCondi0ons PedestrianPathways Proximityto%meni0es LightPollu0on NoisePollu0on PuRlicFransporta0on Pri(ateFransporta0on SewerABaterwayContamina0on Shadingof%dQacentProper0es Site EcologicalValueofLand Vegeta0onAShading Ueser0_ca0on RainwaterRuno MixedUse HeatIslandEect %d(erseBindCondi0ons %cous0cCondi0ons Schools Residen0al Single Group I I

I I I I

I = Inherited: The project is assessed as part of the greater development. The overall development achieves a certain score that is applied directly to the individual unit.

I = Inherited: The project is assessed as part of the greater development. The overall development score that is applied directly to the individual unit.

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QSASDesign_ SystemSummary QSAS Design System Summary


CriteriaScope
No E E.1 E.2 E.3 E.4 E.5 W W.1 M M.1 M.2 M.3 M.4 M.5 M.6 M.7 Category/Criteria Commercial Energy EnergyDemandPerformance EnergyDeliveryPerformance YossilYuelConserva0on CO2Emissions NOd^SOd^APar0culateMaoer Water WaterConsump0on Materials RegionalMaterials ResponsibleSourcingofMaterials StructureReuse:Onsite MaterialsReuse:Osite RecycledMaterials DesignforDisassembly LifeCycleAssessment(LCA) Schools Residen0al Single Group N/A N/A N/A N/A

QSASDesign_ SystemSummary QSAS Design System Summary


CriteriaScope
No IE IE.1 IE.2 IE.3 IE.4 IE.5 IE.6 IE.7 IE.8 IE.9 IE.10 CE CE.1 CE.2 MO MO.1 MO.2 MO.3 MO.4 MO.5 MO.6 Category/Criteria Commercial IndoorEnvironment ThermalComfort \owEmi{ngMaterials NaturalVen0la0on MechanicalVen0la0on IndoorChemical&PollutantSourceControl Views GlareControl Illumina0on\e(els Acous0c#uality Daylight Cultural&EconomicValue ]eritage&CulturalIden0ty SupportofNa0onalEconomy Management&OGera:ons CommissioningPlan EnergyUseSubmetering \ea9Detec0on OrganicWasteManagement RecyclingManagement IntelligentBuildingControlSystem Schools Residen0al Single Group

N/A N/A

N/A N/A

N/A N/A

N/A N/A

N/A N/A

N/A N/A

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QSAS Design System Summary


No UC UC.5 Noise Pollution Category / Criteria Criteria Scope Commercial Urban Connectivity Schools Residential

QSAS Design System Summary


No UC UC.2 UC.4 UC.5 Pedestrian Pathways Light Pollution Noise Pollution Private Transportation Sewer & Waterway Contamination Site Vegetation & Shading Desertification Rainwater Runoff Heat Island Effect Adverse Wind Conditions Landscape Management Energy Energy Delivery Performance Fossil Fuel Conservation CO2 Emissions NOx, SOx, & Particulate Matter Water Water Consumption Category / Criteria Criteria Scope Schools Residential Urban Connectivity

UC.8

Sewer & Waterway Contamination

UC.7 UC.8 S

UC.10

Dust Control Materials Recycled Materials Culture and Economic Value Support of National Economy Management and Operations Commissioning Plan

M M.5

S.2 S.3 S.4 S.6 S.7

CE CE.2

MO MO.1

S.9 E E.2

MO.3

Leak Detection N/A N/A N/A

E.3 E.4 E.5

MO.5

Recycling Management

MO.7

Mechanical Equipment Protection

W W.1

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QSAS Resources
QSAS RFP Preparation QSAS Design Assessments Commercial Schools Residential Operations Construction QSAS Design Guidelines Commercial Schools Residential Operations Construction QSAS Training QSAS Training Addendum: Residential QSAS Building Energy Application QSAS Building Energy Guidelines

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TheRFPPrepara0onm clientswishingtopub thatwilladheretothe assessmentsystem.It objec0(esforeachof RFPshouldinclude.Th iden0esstrategiesa projectteamshouldi totheRFP.

QSAS RFP Preparation The RFP Preparation manual is written for clients wishing to publish an RFP for a project that will adhere to the standards of the assessment system. It outlines specific objectives for each of the criteria that the RFP should include. The manual also identies strategies and responsibilities the project team should include when responding to the RFP.

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QSAS RFP Preparation

QSASDesignAssessments
The Design Assessment manuals outline the specic issues related to criteria in the rating systems. TheDesignAssessmentmanualsoutlinethe Every manual includes the description and principles specicissuesrelatedtocriteriainthera0ng associated with each criterion as well as the specic systems.Everymanualincludesthe measurements and submittals that are required. Each descrip0onandprinciplesassociatedwith section also outlines the scoring methodology specic eachcriterionaswellasthespecic to that criterion.

measurementsandsuRmioalsthatare recuired.Eachsec0onalsooutlinesthe The Commercial Assessment System consists scoringmethodologyspecictothat of eight categories and 48 criteria, four of which criterion. are not scored at this time.
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TheCommercialAssessmentSystemconsistsof of eight categories and 47 criteria, four of which eightcategoriesand48criteria,fourofwhicharenot are not scored at this time. scoredatthis0me. The Residential Assessment System consists TheSchoolsAssessmentSystemconsistsofeight of eight categories and 32 criteria, four of which categoriesand47criteria,fourofwhicharenot are not scored at this time. scoredatthis0me. The Operations Assessment System consists The.esiden0alAssessmentSystemconsistsofeight of eight categories and 41 criteria, four of which categoriesand32criteria,fourofwhicharenot scoredatthis0me. are not scored at this time. The Construction Assessment System consists The'pera0onsAssessmentSystemconsistsofeight of four categories and 9 criteria, one of which is not categoriesand41criteria,fourofwhicharenot scoredatthis0me. scored at this time. TheConstruc0onAssessmentSystemconsistsof fourcategoriesand9criteria,oneofwhichisnot scoredatthis0me.

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QSAS Design Guidelines

QSASDesignGuidelines

The Design Guidelines consist of recommendations to be used as guidance for realizing sustainable buildings TheDesignGuidelinesconsistof in Qatar. For each of the criteria, the report identies the recommenda0onstobeusedasguidancefor related environmental issues and the associated design realizingsustainablebuildingsinQatar.For objectives. There are recommendations that outline eachofthecriteria,thereLortiden0_esthe general design principles and solutions that can be relatedenvironmentalissuesandthe used to meet the rating system criteria.

associateddesignobQec0ves.Thereare recommenda0onsthatoutlinegeneraldesign The Commercial Assessment System consists LrinciLlesandsolu0onsthatcanbeusedto of eight categories and 48 criteria, four of which meetthera0ngsystemcriteria.
are not scored at this time. The Schools Assessment System consists TheCommercialAssessmentSystemconsistsof of eight categories and 47 criteria, four of which eightcategoriesand48criteria,fourofwhicharenot are not scored at this time. scoredatthis0me. TheSchoolsAssessmentSystemconsistsofeight The Residential Assessment System consists categoriesand47criteria,fourofwhicharenot of eight categories and 32 criteria, four of which scoredatthis0me. are not scored at this time. The.esiden0alAssessmentSystemconsistsofeight The Operations Assessment System consists categoriesand32criteria,fourofwhicharenot of eight categories and 41 criteria, four of which scoredatthis0me. are not scored at this time. The'Lera0onsAssessmentSystemconsistsofeight The Construction Assessment System consists categoriesand41criteria,fourofwhicharenot of four categories and 9 criteria, one of which scoredatthis0me. is not scored at this time.
TheConstruc0onAssessmentSystemconsistsof fourcategoriesand9criteria,oneofwhichisnot scoredatthis0me.

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TheRFPPrepara0onmanualiswrioenfor clientswishingtopublishanRFPforaproject thatwilladheretothestandardsofthe assessmentsystem.Itoutlinesspecic objec0(esforeachofthecriteriathatthe RFPshouldinclude.Themanualalso iden0esstrategiesandresponsibili0esthe projectteamshouldincludewhenresponding totheRFP.

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QSAS Training The Training Manual incorporates the three rating systems, Commercial, Schools and Residential, to provide explanations and examples of how to complete the submittal process for each system. The manual includes case studies to demonstrate the assessment and submittal process for each criterion.

QSAS Training Addendum: Residential The Training Addendum Residential supplements the QSAS Training Manual by providing additional case study examples for residential building types. The QSAS Training Addendum contains examples for Residential criteria which were not included in the QSAS Training Manual.

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QSAS Building Energy Application The Training Manual incorporates the three rating systems, Commercial, Schools and Residential, to provide explanations and examples of how to complete the submittal process for each system. The manual includes case studies to demonstrate the assessment and submittal process for each criterion.

QSAS Building Energy Guidelines The Building Energy Guidelines consist of recommendations to be used as guidance for reducing energy consumption for buildings in Qatar. For each critical building element and system that affects energy use, the report identies appropriate design objectives and strategies. There are descriptions of the appropriate measurements and calculations that are required to assess the energy performance coefcient.

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QSAS Governing Body


QSASGoverningBody Certied Green Professionals, QSAS Trainers, and QSAS Certiers. The QSAS
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In order to become a QSAS Certied Green Professional (CGP) or Trainer, the candidate must: be a licensed or certified professional attend a QSAS training workshop pass the QSAS Examination A score of 70% or higher is required to pass the exam. Results of the exam will be communicated to candidates two weeks after the date of the exam.

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Project Management Suite (Web Interface)


Web Interface_Users QSAS Web Process QSAS Online Project Management

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Web Interface Users


The QSAS website is the interface through which projects will submit documentation and take a building through the certication process. Different users will be able to access, upload, or download project documents and move a project through the certification process. The three main types of users include: Visitor Web browsers will be able to learn about QSAS, download QSAS Manuals and calculators, and understand the different rating systems. Team Member A team member has access to view all criteria but can only edit his or her assigned criteria. The user may upload documentation for submittal and mark the assigned criterion complete. Criteria not assigned to the user are formatted as read-only. The team member can download documentation from unassigned criteria, but cannot upload documentation or mark the status of these criteria as complete. Project Manager The Project Manager has full access to all criteria, including the download and upload of documentation and the ability to mark a criterion complete. The Project Manager has access to submit for Preliminary Review, Final Review, and Appeals. Each submittal phase is only accessible after all assigned criteria are marked complete.

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* Upon Certification: If the project team finds the score invalid, the Project Owner can submit

*UponCertication:Iftheprojectteamndsthescoreinvalid,theProjectOwnercansubmitforanappealofspeciccriteria.Afeeisappliedpercriteria.

Registration/Login ProjectList A new or existing user may register a new project with QSAS. FCe;se*8CoosesT*om/?+s5oT/ss+21e<L*oQe85sCe*e.XLo1L*oQe85se?e80o1^5Ce;se*+s*e<+*e85e<5o5CeP*oQe85sHome. Project details are requested on the Registration page. Following registration, the user is redirected to the Project List Page. Project List The user chooses from a list of assigned projects here. Upon project selection, the user is redirected to the Projects Home.

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QSASWebProcess QSAS Web Process

QSAS Online Project Management

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* Upon Certification: If the project team finds the score invalid, the Project Owner can submit
ProjectStatus: Iden0estheprojectscurrentphaseintheassessmentprocess for an appeal of specic criteria. A fee is applied per criteria. SubmissioninProgress
Inthisphase,criteriaareassignedtoteammembersontheProjectHome,andsuppor0ngdocumenta0onforeachcriterionisuploaded Project Status: Identies the projects current phase in the assessment process bytheprojectteamontheCriterionHome. Fheprojectmanagersubmitsallcriteriatothecer0fyingauthorityforpreliminaryreviewontheProjectHome.Fhecer0fyingauthority Submission in Progress reviewsallcriteriaforcompletenessandmarksthestatusofeachaseitherapprovedorresubmit,withanassociatedcriterionscore. In this phase, criteria are assigned to team members on the Project Home, FinalReview and supporting documentation for each criterion is uploaded by the project team Fhecer0erhascompletedthePreliminary.eview.%nycriteriamarkedresubmitisresubmioedbytheprojectteamforaFinal.eview bythecer0fyingauthority.Inthisphase,thecer0erassignstheremainingcriteriaascoreandtodetermineanalprojectscore. on the Criterion Home.

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criterioncanberesubmioedthroughtheappealsprocess. Final Review The certifier has completed the Preliminary Review. Any criteria marked resubmit is resubmitted by the project team for a Final Review by the certifying authority. In this phase, the certier assigns the remaining criteria a score and to determine a nal project score. Finalreviewiscomplete,andtheprojectteamcanviewthenalprojectscore.Iftheprojectteamfeelsascoreisincorrectlyassigned,a

Certication Final review is complete, and the project team can view the nal project score. If the project team feels a score is incorrectly assigned, a criterion can be resubmitted through the appeals process.

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