S. Arif, A. Khan, K. Alamgir


Energy shortage and environmental catastrophe is the severe problem globally and particularly important for the developing countries like Pakistan. There is a serious need to solve the problem for a sustainable building environment as the building sector has become a major consumer of energy. An attempt has been made for the building professionals and building users for adherence into their design and construction the energy conservation measures to reduce environmental problems more easily after the thorough review of the famous authors’ research work and findings in this field. The ultimate aim is the establishment of awareness for the building professionals for delivering sustainable buildings in Pakistan. Through the implementation of design measures to mitigate the urban heat island, the general public can decrease their demand for energy and effectively cool the urban landscape. In addition to the economic benefits, energy conservation leads to reductions in CO2 emissions.

Full Text:



S. Alamgir and A. Tahir. Journal of Mehran

University of Engineering and Technology

Jamshoro 28, No.4 (2009) 512.

M. Oko, World Resources Institute Guide

Book, http:// newsroom.wri.org, 2006.

M. H. Taleb and S. Sharples, Developing

Sustainable Residential Buildings in Saudi

Arabia: A Case Study, Applied Energy,

Elsevier Ltd. (2010).

Economic Survey of Pakistan (1989-90)

Government of Pakistan, Islamabad (1990).

S. Alamgir,. Quick Design Approach Towards

Energy Efficient Buildings in Pakistan, PLEA

th Conference on Passive and Low Energy

Architecture, Dublin, Oct. 22-24 (2008).

Dori Eubank , 512-471-4903, Building Energy

& Environment, (BEE), Department of Civil,

Architectural and Environmental Engineering,

University of Texas, U.S.A.

A.E. Wheldon, J. RERIC Energy 13 (No.1)


M. G. Dougar, Energy Situation in Pakistan:

Options and Issues. Renewable Energy,

Elsevier 6 No.2(1995)151 Elsvier Ltd, U.K.

Buildings Energy Databook,2006. U.S.

Energy Information Administration, (EIA) U.S.

Department of Energy (2008)

EPA, wwww.epa.gov/greenbuildings, Buildings and their Impact on the Environment: A

Statistical Summary, Revised April 22 (2009).

N.K. Bansal. Passive Building Design,

Elsevier, (1994) Elsevier Ltd. U.K.

B. Givoni, Climate Consideration in Buildings

and Urban Design, Van Nostrald Reinold,

London. ISBN 978-471-29177-0 (1998).

ENERCON, National Energy Conservation

Centre, Design Manual for Energy Efficient

Buildings in Pakistan, Islamabad (1990).


  • There are currently no refbacks.