KARACHI – In line with its vision to promote energy efficiency, the Karachi Electric Supply Company signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Association of Builders’ and Developers (ABAD) on Tuesday.

Under the agreement, the KESC would provide builders with technical expertise and guidelines for developing energy efficient structures in their existing and future projects. The main objective of this collaboration is to move towards energy efficient buildings that require less energy on a sustainable basis.

Also chartered in the MoU is ABAD’s commitment to undertake and promote “Green Energy Efficiency” concept for existing establishments and buildings. The concept, amongst other things, is based on the use of products/branded appliances which are energy efficient, maximum utilisation of daylight to save electricity and minimising the usage of air-conditioners wherever applicable through proper designing of buildings. As a joint initiative, the ABAD will follow up with the federal and provincial governments for the change in the existing codes, to new codes in line with the Green Energy Efficient concept and KESC will lend its assistance to ABAD whenever required. The ABAD & KESC will also be working together towards creating mass awareness on the subject of energy conservation and efficiency.