The International Institute of Energy Conservation (IIEC) in Thailand is running a workshop targeting local architects, electricians, engineers and property managers on how to make their new or existing buildings more energy efficient.
This follows the recent approval of a Regional Technical Assistance for providing Energy Efficiency in the Pacific by the Asian Development Bank.
It is the initiative of PNG Power to educate major building industry stakeholder since the nation is seeing new building infrastructure being built.
The second workshop was held in Kokopo, East New Britain province.
Energy efficiency is the goal to reduce the amount of energy used by products and services.
For instance, an insulated house, will allow the building to use less heating and cooling energy to achieve and maintain a certain temperature.
The workshop themed, Fundamental Concepts associated with Buildings, Construction Materials, Energy Efficiency Appliances and Equipment was co-ordinated by Energy Efficiency Expert Dr. Shahabuddin Qureshi.
The one day workshop is the second phase for Promoting Energy Efficiency in the Pacific and aims at implementing Energy measures in the Pacific which Papua New Guinea is one of the five selected countries.
The event attracted Building designers and Engineers from around East New Britain.
They were given an insight on how to create energy efficiency with the different building materials at the same time save costs.
The event ended with presentation of certificates.