The Future of Green Building in Pakistan

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Green Building is the adoption of a global initiative for creating environmentally friendly and resource-efficient structures for conserving natural resources. This concept is in its infancy in Pakistan, due to a lack of public awareness and incentives to encourage its integration into the construction sector. Pakistan is an economic hub in South Asia so it is only a matter of time before the green movement arrives.

The rigorous economic and industrial growth has raised the standard of living but sadly the environment has been adversely affected. However, the government is stepping in and spreading the knowledge to its citizens. There are voluntary and certification programs for authorities and companies to encourage engagement with the green initiative. It is also present in The Pakistan Green Building Council, which was set up to promote green development. Furthermore, rules and regulations are applied to keep future building applications in check and regulate material usage and construction design. The most applauded effort by the government in the year 2012, was the establishment of the Institution of Engineers Pakistan (IEP) in Karachi, which was founded to promote the notion of green building.

Internationally, the government became involved with the ARCASIA Committee for sustainable architecture in Indonesia, and took part in various international conferences, to reach and promote the shared goal. Various projects, involving renowned names from the sector, have taken an oath to help promote and adopt eco-friendly methods to play their part in saving the planet. Companies such as Nishat Group and Beacon house TNS are included among various parties. Moreover, the government has started construction an eco-friendly housing scheme while following the plan and have installed environment-friendly roofs for ease of the consumer and the world.

Furthermore, rules and regulations are applied to keep future building applications in check and regulate material usage and construction design. The most applauded effort by the government was the establishment of the Institution of Engineers Pakistan (IEP) in Karachi, which was founded to promote the notion of green building. Internationally, the government became involved with the ARCASIA Committee for sustainable architecture in Indonesia, and took part in various international conferences, to reach and promote their shared goal. Various projects involving renowned names from the sector have taken an oath to help promote and adopt eco-friendly methods to play their part in saving the planet. Companies such as Nishat Group and Beacon house TNS are included among various parties. Moreover, the government has started construction an eco-friendly housing scheme while following the plan and have installed environment-friendly roofs for ease of the consumer and the world.

Green buildings are efficient and easier to live in. The air flow is better making summers a bit more tolerable. If you envision the long term reliability and healthy indoor aspect, Green building is worth every penny. In some cases, it might cost more than the usual construction, but most of the time green building costs are substantially more economical than traditional building methods. Sun always rises and shines in Pakistan, so installing solar panels is the best alternative to energy. While keeping the energy crisis in mind, solar panels are the best bargain and a better economic investment. Charge it, and you are ready to go for the entire day.

Architects are advised to make a plan of a house that incorporates the smooth flow of air while keeping the green building concept in their mind. Insulation of new and old buildings is becoming a norm these days, ultimately reducing the amount of heating and cooling energy consumed. Carpeted floors are being replaced by linoleum sheet flooring, cork and bamboo flooring and concrete floors. They look elegant and give a fresh feeling to your house, but they are eco-friendly too.

For setting the foundation of a building or a house, steel is steel is now the ultimate tool as opposed to bricks. It is highly recyclable, adamant and durable. Consumption of steel saves effort, time and energy in total. This green revolution is the ultimate solution to save to planet for future generations.  Favorable climatic zones, high temperature, access to a variety of building material and various options makes it easy to execute plans to accomplish the green building goal.

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