The U.S.-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies in Energy (USPCAS-E) organized its second National Stakeholders Meeting on Energy in Islamabad, Pakistan this December. Led by Arizona State University, the meeting included senior officials from the government of Pakistan, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), energy firms based in Pakistan and representatives from academia.

The meeting served as a platform to discuss and prioritize strategies that can help create a collaborative and sustainable environment under which key stakeholders and the USPCAS-E universities will continue to work. The end goal of this meeting is to create enhanced cooperation and help mitigate Pakistan’s energy challenges.

During the meeting, stakeholders provided candid feedback on how USPCAS-E’s activities, like applied research projects and curriculum, need to be aligned with the aim of meeting the demands of Pakistan’s energy sector. The stakeholders also assessed and helped prioritize the role of NUST and UET Peshawar with regard to influencing Pakistan’s energy policy.

Monday, 02 January 2017 10:32 in Events TAGS

U.S. Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Energy (USPCAS-E) and Arizona State University in collaboration with the Green Building Council of Pakistanhas organized a two day Green Building Workshop: U.S. and Pakistani practices on 13th and 14th December 2016 at NUST, Islamabad. This was the fourth in a series of workshops on energy that ASU will deliver in Pakistan throughout the duration of the USPCAS-E project. Led by Professor Harvey Bryan, the workshop reviewed several of the green building practices that are currently in use in the U.S. which could be adapted to Pakistan. Attended by over 100 participants from partnering Pakistani universities and representatives from Pakistani industry, the participants learned the basic principles associated with green building projects and the impact that construction projects have on the environment.

The US- Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Energy brought together visitors including students from diverse backgrounds. Over 100 participant across Pakistan gathered in Islamabad for the event, which was jointly sponsored by USPCASE (UET/NUST) and ASU.

This workshop has reviewed several of the green building practices that are currently in operation in the U.S. that could possibly be adapted to Pakistan. One objective of this workshop is to make awareness of relative policy making authorities to pave a path for smooth implementation strategy for executing the Green Building codes.

Dr. Harvey Bryan, Professor, Arizona State University, Mr. Aqrab Ali Rana, CEO, Pakistan Green Building Council, Engr. Asad Mehmood, Technical Manager, National Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority (NEECA (ENERCON)), Mr. Farhan Mehboob, Director, S. Mehboob & Company, Ms. Nabeela Nazir, B.Arch. NCA (1985), Mr. Muneeb Haider, (LEED AP), Technical Director, Pakistan Green Building Council and Mr. Afzal Ebrahim, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture and Design, Comsats Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Islamabad were the workshop instructors.

Dr. Harvey noted that, “Students from NUST and UET were very engaged during our two day workshop. They asked great questions and were very interested in moving green buildings into the mainstream of Pakistani building practices.”

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Workshop presentations & reading material may be downloaded from this link

Wednesday, 28 December 2016 11:20 in Events TAGS
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