Karachi: Karachi Electric Supply Company KESC has proposed to the Defence Housing Authority DHA to insert the energy conservation guidelines as a mandatory clause for adherence in its bylaws.
The core objective behind this suggestion is to transform all developing/ under construction residential projects in DHA into ‘green houses’, especially in the upcoming areas of DHA Phase 8 and 9.
KESC recently conveyed the proposal to the DHA authorities for their consideration and the proposed clause if inserted, would also envisage installation of LED lighting technology at the time of construction of new homes, aimed to save up to 70 per cent of electricity lighting load in any household on a sustainable basis. In addition it is also proposed that the architects would be required to design structures keeping in mind the provision of adequate light and air, helping to reduce the cost of cooling and lighting
KESC shared with the DHA authorities that as a first measure to lead by example, it has already transformed its own head office situated in DHA, into LED lighting thereby making it the first ever, green building in the country.
The power utility further stated that it has also achieved tremendous success at other sites with respect to the conversion of conventional lighting into energy efficient technology, with the prime example of LED conversion success being the Quaid’s Mazar.
In order to assist the heavy power consumers to optimize their energy consumption, KESC has also conducted energy audits, with the recent example being in the healthcare sector where these optimization audits were undertaken at the Civil Hospital, Indus Hospital, SIUT and LRBT.