Green Culture: Developing the Green Mindset

Date: 26th March, 2010

Speaker: Azra Zaigham

The presentation will throw light on need of sustainable buildings in order to save our fast depleting natural resources and to minimize the impact of building on environment. Buildings account for 35 per cent greenhouse gas emissions, according to research by World Buildings Council. This is adding to global warming. A critical evaluation would reveal that most of the current buildings are not designed keeping in view local climate conditions. Excessive use of concrete and glass, high levels of illuminations, and heavy reliance on space conditioning equipment are a common feature of our buildings. Pakistan is a developing country. When it comes to resources, Pakistan is confronted with acute energy crisis; load-shedding is a big issue besides natural gas load-shedding is also taking a heavy toll on the lives of the people. In this scenario green culture is the best option.

According to a conservative estimate, buildings in Pakistan consume more than 40 per cent of the total energy produced. And demand of this sector is growing at the rate of 14 per cent per annum, the highest among all other sectors. The houses when not build taking in to consideration the climatic conditions use more energy in the form of excessive air conditioning in the summer and use heating appliances in winter. Due to this load-shedding which was common feature in summer season has now become a routine in winter too. This is a clear indication that measures should be taken to conserve our sources.

Mrs. Azra Zaigham is working in NESPAK as Vice President, Business Development. She has made history being the first lady ever to achieve this position in NESPAK. Having graduated in Architecture, she is a Gold Medalist from University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore. She received her Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Hawaii, USA under the auspices of East-West Center Grant. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and has attended several courses in management skills from East-West Center, Hawaii, Lahore University Management Sciences Pakistan Institute Management, and PMI Lahore Chapter. Mrs. Azra Zaigham in NESPAK has served in various positions in Lahore and Karachi offices. She has been the Project Manager for many Architectural projects.

The program for this event is as follow:

Venue: Kunhar Hall
Institute of Business & Management (IB&M)

University of Engineering & Technology (UET)
Baghbanpura, GT Road

Timings: 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Program: Registration:   4:00 PM – 4:15 PM

                 Seminar & Q&A:   4:45 PM - 6:30 PM

                 Hi Tea:   6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

PDU: 2

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Contact: Farooq Afzal, Coordinator, PMI Lahore Chapter

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