‘Orientation Workshop on Agenda for Sustainable Buildings in Punjab'
Co- organized by Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) and Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
Venue: Hotel Shivalik View, Sector 17-E, Chandigarh
The Centre for Science and Environment along with the Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) is organizing an ‘Orientation Workshop on Agenda for Sustainable Buildings' on 11 December 2012 in Chandigarh.
The workshop aims at disseminating and raising awareness on various aspects related to green buildings with focus on improving their energy efficiency. At present, the city regulators are now dealing with a wide gamut of regulatory tools that have some bearing on resource efficiency of the buildings. In addition the real estate growth across India including cities like Chandigarh and those in Punjab like Mohali, Amristsar, Ludhiana etc. is having pertinent impact on mobility, water, resource use, neighbourhoods etc. and it is only set to grow.
The workshop would entail detailed discussions on these issues amongst city officials, eminent architects, green building experts and other stakeholders. This would enable CSE to highlight specific issues, concerns and way forward for the state.
The workshop is expected to be attended by representatives from the PEDA, state architecture department, Public Works Department – buildings and roads (PWD), urban local bodies, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Punjab Urban Development Authority (PUDA), Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMDA), Pollution Control Board, Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd (PSPCL), Council of Science and Technology etc. A few eminent private architects and energy auditors etc. would also be participating in the workshop.
PEDA is Punjab’s state designated agency for implementing the Energy Conservation Act 2001 and is currently in process of notifying the state version of the Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC).