Council wants environment professionals to embrace green houses

By Steve Umidha
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020
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Building professionals and policy makers in the country have been urged to focus on green buildings as a way of enhancing sustainability and protecting the environment.

As the world marks the World Green Building this week, the World Green Building Council is calling on key players to showcase leaders who are undertaking to deliver greener buildings.

Buildings account for more than one-third of global carbon emissions.

Konza Technopolis Development Authority (KoTDA) Chief Manager, Physical Planning, Design and Compliance, Anna Musyimi said shifting focus from traditional construction designs to green buildings will ensure long term sustainability of urban places and also improve the quality of life of inhabitants.

She urged fellow architects, engineering consultants and also leaders in government to move from the traditional approaches of design and construction of buildings and urban development.

Future generation

“We should also embrace sustainability and green architecture and practices to ensure that the resources we have today can be available to our future generation,’’ she said ahead of World Green Building Week that kicked off yesterday.

The week is marked as part of an annual campaign aimed at raising awareness about green buildings as one the most effective means to achieving a range of global goals. 

These include addressing climate change and creating sustainable and thriving communities.