Green Construction supports green construction and revolution in Pakistan and wants to create awareness about climate change and decarbonization of construction and real estate industry with local and international partners. Climate change is the largest problem facing humanity now a days. Our cities produce an enormous amount of CO2. In fact, buildings are responsible for around 40% of global CO2 emissions, 11% of which resulted from manufacturing building materials and products such as steel, cement, bricks and glass. Carbon emissions derive from many facets of the construction process, including energy, waste, materials, machinery, and transportation. Moreover, systems such as energy and cooling continue to emit CO2 over the course of the building’s life cycle.

Even as the Construction industry continues to modernize, it remains one of the most polluting and hazardous sectors in the world. A country green construction sector can be the key towards the development of a green economy and environmental sustainability.

To reduce overall emissions, this sector must improve building energy performance, decrease building materials’ carbon footprint, multiply policy commitments alongside action and increase investment in energy efficiency.

Materials used in the construction of buildings already account for around nine per cent of overall energy-related CO2 emissions. Population growth and rising standards of living are further worsening these problems.

Climate change is happening now, it is increasing presently, it is affecting us even more, and to reduce its worst effect we need to reduce to carbon emission from construction industry. So many researchers are developing various standards, techniques, and tools to assist in the management of the greenhouse gas emission from the industry. Some of these efforts include the green building concept itself, development of various rating systems, and sustainable construction materials. There is a vision for all new buildings to be net zero carbon by year 2030. 90% of our time is spent indoors, and buildings account for 39% of the world’s carbon emissions. The way forward is to make buildings self-sustainable – making them more energy-efficient, reducing their carbon footprint, and reducing their consumption of natural resources.

Super low energy buildings, net zero buildings and positive energy buildings are the way forward. Buildings make up entire cities, and hundreds of new cities are being built around the world. Many old buildings pose sustainability challenges with its limited consideration for green design, energy efficiency and low carbon emissions. We come in to help create sustainable buildings and cities that are made to last. The development of green construction industry requires green building materials such as bricks manufactured from zig-zag technology, green cement, green logistics, renewable energy generation, green consultants, green developers and construction companies, green architectural firms, green banking and other eco-friendly products and services. Unfortunately, such green products and services are almost non-existent in Pakistan.

Pakistan is severely lagging in the development of the green industrial sectors, respective regulatory reforms, green consumer demand, green consultants and green industrial best practices. Green construction will prove beneficial for all the concerned stakeholders in Pakistan.

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