USPCAS-E organized two day Green Building Workshop Featured

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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.”

Workshop presentations & reading material may be downloaded from this link

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