16th Apr 2019
MOU signed between professional bodies of Pakistan to collaborate and develop a ‘Green Guide’
Mr. Muhammad Boota Aziz, Mr. Jahangir Khan Sherpao, Mr. Muhammad Aslam Mughal, Mr. Aqrab Ali Rana, Dr. Naghman Khan
After a very successful first round of meetings with the various professional bodies and institutions of the Pakistan building industry in April 2014; the efforts of formulation of Pakistan specific Green Building and Infrastructure Development Guidelines are now taking shape.
In one of the oldest colonial period hotels in the historic city of Lahore ‘The Faletti’s’, the CEO of the Pakistan Green Building Council (PakistanGBC) Mr. Aqrab Ali Rana, along with the President (IAP-Institute of Architects Pakistan) Mr. Jahangir Khan Sherpao, President (IPP-Institute of Planners Pakistan) Mr. Muhammad Aslam Mughal, Chairman (IBPSA-International Building Performance Simulation Association, Pakistan) Dr. Naghman Khan, Chairman Lahore Chapter (Pakistan-HVAC&R Society)Mr. Muhammad Boota Aziz signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 16th May 2014. This Memorandum of Understandingis also signed by Chairman (ABAD-Association of Builders and Developers) Mr. Mohsin Sheikhani, Chairman (CAP-Constructors Association of Pakistan) Mr. Afzal-ur-Rahman, President (ASHRAE-American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers, Pakistan Chapter) Mr. Khalid Gulzar, President (Pakistan HVACR Society) Mr. Mohammad Abbas Sajid, Vice President (REAP-Renewable Energy Association of Pakistan) Mr. Shaaf A.A. Mahboob and President (PIID-Pakistan Institute of Interior Designer) Ms. Naheed Mashooqullah prior to the event but they could not join in due to their prior commitments. Further, we look forward to signing the MOU with more professional bodies of Pakistan in the coming days.
The MOU was signed on an event hosted by Pakistan Green Building Council and the Institute of Architects Pakistan.Professionals from the Infrastructure planning &development,building design and construction sectors were present at the event along with a building industry leaders.
This was a historic moment signifying the beginning of a new era for all the professional bodies who will collaborate to promote green buildings and carbon emissions reductions in the building sector, including support for each other’s green building conferences and joint research and education on a series of issues of mutual interest.
Pakistan Green Building Council was established just a year ago, but has since quickly became an unstoppable driving force in the green building industry of Pakistan, partially due to the very obvious reason of Pakistan’s population &economic growth and urbanization which make it’s building market industryan attractive one in the region, with millions of square foot of the existing building stock along with million of square foot of new buildings each year. The associated energy consumption and carbon emissions in the building sector are expected to soar, which makes green building not an option but the only choice.