Energy conservation measures for Capital

Islamabad—A meeting was held under the Secretary Cabinet/Water and Power, Nargis Sethi to formulate Energy Conservation measures for implementation in Islamabad with immediate effect.

The measures have been formulated as per the directions of the President of Pakistan, Prime Minister and Minister for Water and Power, to declare Islamabad as a Model City for energy conservation and to make it an environment friendly “Green City”.

The following measures have been approved for implementation: – Energy conservation úThere shall be an immediate ban on the use of illumination/decorative lights for all purposes in the city. úStreet lights shall be regulated for a minimum usage (not more than 50%). úThe use of Bill Boards/Neon signs shall be regulated to ensure that electricity consumption is minimized. úThe lights in the markets shall be rationalized both inside and outside of the shops. úHolding social/official functions during day time rather than night time, to be encouraged. The use of electric heaters in offices/residences shall be discouraged. úReview of building codes for energy conservation for further construction. Gas úMinimum use of Gas heaters/Geysers shall be encouraged. úGas Geysers shall be used for specific timings. úGas leakage should be reported and fixed on priority. úComplete ban on use of gas generators to be enforced. Water úWater wastage to be effectively checked in residential/commercial areas including washing of vehicles etc. úEfficient use of water in households through a media campaign. úLeakage of water through pipes etc. to be checked/repaired on priority. The measures are being adopted in consultation with all the relevant stakeholders including the concerned Ministries, Islamabad administration, CDA authorities etc.—APP