NEECA conducts a consultation session on Step Toward implementation of building energy codes

NEECA conducts a consultation session on Step Toward implementation of building energy codes

National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (NEECA) has conducted a consultation session on Step Toward implementation of building energy codes. The consultation session entitled Toward implementation of building energy codes is intended to open the platform for key stakeholders including architects, engineers, designers and builders’ policymakers, real estate developers, regarding how the targeted beneficiaries can be enabled to incorporate efficiently energy use practices, which are ultimately influenced by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Policy, as suggested by NEECA. The panel discussion was followed by distinct speakers, including Managing Director NEECA: Dr. Sardar Muhazzam, Head of Technical Unit NEEC: Engr. Asad Mehmood President ASHRAE Pakistan: Ms. Adeeba Mehboob, PEC, Representative Engr. Dr. Basharat Hassan, Senior Representative: ABAD, Director PGBC, Mr. Rashid Rasheed, and participants from various fields related to energy. MD NEECA said that the building sector is one of our top priority and we are striving to build a mechanism to develop energy efficiency and conservation in it. He further said that the awareness and training of the architects is important for switching into energy-efficient buildings for the future. He added that we have set the target to achieve 0.5 MTOE in the building sector in our 3-year goals. He further added that our Training of Trainers Program (TOT) has already started from yesterday and we have planned to extend it to thousands of trainers. He further added that NEECA has actively and effectively played a role in NAYA Pakistan project and we further need support from all the stakeholders to move forward and work together and the mandatory part should be the Energy Efficiency and Conservation. Asad Mehmood added that we have done our interventions in the Brick Kiln industry in terms of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation and now we are moving forward to the building sector to ensure Energy Efficiency in it. He said that generally, people look into the cost when they build buildings and they do not care about Energy Efficiency and Conservation. He further said that we would be heading toward residential buildings in order to improve and ensure Energy Efficiency in them. Dr. Basharat Hassan highlighted that we need Net Zero and Eco-friendly buildings and for this purpose, we need to have structure, architecture design and all other materials which are composed of Energy Efficiency and conservation. Dr. Rashid Rasheed mentioned that we need to have structure and design of how can we implement any kind of standards. He said that we have to focus on energy and water efficiency in the building sector in order to achieve the target of Energy Efficiency and Conservation as a whole. The National Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority (NEECA) is an Authority established under the Ministry of Energy (Power Division) and serves as a federal focal agency mandated for initiating, catalyzing and coordinating all Energy Conservation activities in different sectors of the economy. NEECA is the process of revising national energy efficiency and conservation policy; and revitalizing energy measures in the country.