Introduction to QSAND Webinar

An Overview of QSAND and its use in Projects Webinar

This free one-hour webinar will provide you with an overview of QSAND, its concept and why it was developed, its structure including its key sections (PAT and CAT) as well as the benchmarking and scoring method. The will also include section on practical application and explore its use in projects in Asia.

Are you interested in sustainable solutions to disaster relief, recovery and reconstruction? Do shelters used in disaster reconstruction interest you? Or are you looking for a simple method to benchmark sustainability of a reconstruction project and identify best how to benefit a disaster affected community?

QSAND was developed by BRE Global (the developers of BREEAM) on behalf of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). As a part of their commitment to sustainable development, IFRC commissioned the development of QSAND to promote sustainable shelter and settlement activities in the aftermath of natural disasters. QSAND draws on the standards developed by BREEAM, the world leading sustainability certification scheme for buildings.

The webinar will introduce you to QSAND, its development, structure and content and detail about the QSAND scoring system and why it is beneficial to benchmark sustainability. We will introduce you to the practical application of QSAND on projects in Asia and demonstrate how it is benefitting communities in the long term.

The webinars are intended for those who would like an introduction to QSAND and how is benefits devastated communities in the long term, as well as those who are interested in methods of benchmarking sustainability during the recovery and reconstruction after a natural disaster. If you are interested in learning how to apply QSAND to a project, please see our upcoming Application Webinars or Training Courses.