PRELIMINARY PRACTICE PROSPECTUS
GREENING OF BUILDINGS – PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE.
Exposition, Conference, Training
Homes, Hotels, Offices, Malls, Restaurants, Hospitals
The first Integrated Practices Event
GEGG Myanmar Association; Dept. of Research and Innovation, Ministry of Science & Technology; Union of Myanmar Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industries; Myanmar Engineering Society; Association of Myanmar Architects; Renewable Energy Association of Myanmar; Yangon University, Yangon Technical University; Mandalay University, Mandalay Technical University, Dawei University.
With the Collaboration and Support of
(To be announced)
Green Economy Green Growth, GEGG Myanmar
Center of Excellence for Greening, CoE-G
Department of Research & innovation, MOST,
[TO BE CONFIRMED]
7 to 11 November 2016
In support of the GEGG Five -year 2016 -2020 PPP-G with PPP (Promoting Policies and Practices for Greening with Public Private Partnerships) and to augment its Annual GEGG Forum, www.geggmyanmar.org , the series of revenue generating Integrated PRACTICES will be launched.
The first PRACTICE topic will be Greening of Buildings: Homes, Hotels, Offices, Commercial Buildings, Malls and Restaurants.
Energy, Resource, Environment – business as usual model not viable, imperative for transformational changes.
During the past 12 months, there was an unprecedented convergence of global political will manifested by the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the UN General Assembly Summit Meeting in September 2015; the Paris Agreement to combat Climate Change in December 2015 that was Opened for Signature on 22 April 2016 at UN HQ in New York; and the June 2015 G7 Meeting in Germany where the leaders endorsed a decarbonized global economy within the course of this century.
Furthermore the US-ASEAN Leaders Summit Retreat in Feb 2016 hosted by President Obama, the Joint Statement with four of the 17 “principles that will guide our cooperation going forward” pertained to sustainable development, climate change, energy.
The theme that cuts across the convergence of global political will is the imperative for fast transitions toward low carbon clean energy and efficient use of resources. And the increasing trend worldwide is the Greening of Buildings, with Life- Cycle concept from design, construction, renovation and retrofitting of buildings to be more energy, water and materials efficient, reduce waste and pollution, and lessen overall impacts on the environment and on climate change and importantly, improving health and swell being.
Greening of buildings is particularly relevant to Myanmar as the current urban population is less than one –third. All demographic and economic projections envisage the percentage will increase to two thirds, the global norm, probably within one generation. This dramatic increase in urbanization will have significant consequences on housing, energy, electricity water, wastes, and sanitation.
The 2013 World Green Building Study by McGraw Hill Construction reported its findings from 60 countries “Around the world, green building is accelerating as it becomes viewed as a long term business opportunity. 51% of architects, engineers, contractors, owners, and consultants participating in the study anticipates that more than 60% of their work will be green by 2015, up from 28% in 2012. An the growth of green is not limited to one geographic region or economic state — it is spreading worldwide throughout the global construction market place”
The PRACTICES will consist of a number of sequential events organized over a five day period. The events will include:
Two PRACTICES events are envisaged each year, each focusing on the greening of an economic development sector
The PRACTICES goal is QUALITY, in particular exposition of quality products, processes, management systems, designs and capacity building.