Seminar on benefits of going green

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A seminar titled “Going Green-Sustainable Design & Development and Why it makes Business Sense” will be held on Friday 28 January from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.

The Association for International Standards (an affiliate of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce) through which the Seminar is conducted, is an association that promotes best practices in many sectors giving a leading edge over others in local and global markets.

The seminar is conducted by a panel of consultants from Carbon Solutionz, an energy management and auditing company spearheaded by Aazim Nafaiz. Aazim is a CIBSE Low Carbon Consultant with significant experience in computer-aided building energy modeling and simulations. He currently operates both in Sri Lanka and the Middle East as a low energy consultant.

Organisers said low carbon design has become something of a global phenomenon and businesses are continuously looking at ways of adopting energy efficient technologies in new or existing buildings and that now was simply a great time to learn about green buildings.

The construction industry today has evolved from the conventional design practices of only achieving a building’s functionality as a workplace to embracing sustainable energy as a key design feature. The event will identify how hotels, factories, offices, hospitals, warehouses, etc. can control their utility costs while maximising their profits and boosting their image as responsible and ethical corporate citizens. Key recommendations will also be given on how organisations can differentiate themselves from their competition when adopting energy efficiency practices. The audience will be exposed to the key international and national drivers towards sustainable development.