Speakers at a recent seminar spoke on constructing energy efficient buildings to keep the environment safe and reduce burden on electricity. The seminar, ‘Building the future together’ was hosted by Punjab Energy Efficiency & Conservation Agency (PEECA).
The speakers said by implementing building codes and developing energy efficient buildings, we can reduce carbon emissions, conserve energy to reduce burden on national grid. A comprehensive overview on developing building codes was presented in the seminar which highlighted the importance of building codes for small and mid-scale constructors, architects and housing scheme developers.
Parks and Horticulture Agency Chairman MNA Malik Abrar Ahmed said Pakistan had great energy resources. With strategic planning and implementing building codes and constructing energy efficient buildings, we can save substantial energy.
Smart construction of buildings can save substantial costs and resources which would help enhance nature friendly environment by conserving existing resources. Abdur Rahman, PEECA Program Manager, talked about promoting energy efficiency and conserving measures by conducting regular programs under Punjab Energy Department.
Construction sector experts, – Asad Mahmood, Zahid Usman, Faiz Bhutta, Agrab Rana and Suhaib Tahir – said basic aim of the discussion was to make citizens aware to construct buildings that use less electricity by including windows, verandas and ventilators.