Pakistan Engineering Council Receives ICC Global Award at UN COP28

International Code Council (ICC) honored Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) with the ICC Global Award-2023 during United Nations COP28 Climate Conference in Dubai on Friday, December 8th 2023. A four member PEC delegation led by its Chairman Engr. Muhammad Najeeb Haroon, Dr. Nasir Mahmood Khan, Registrar PEC, Prof. Dr. Sarosh Hashmat Lodi, Convener PEC Technical Committee and Mr. Faiz ul Sibtain Secretary to Committee PEC/ Focal Person to ICC participated the event. Marisa Lago, Under Secretary US Department of Commerce along with Judy Zakreski, Senior Vice President of ICC Global Operations presented the prestigious ICC Global Award -2023 to PEC Chairman and delegation. While congratulating PEC, she appreciated the PEC national role by updating Building Code of Pakistan along with the   development of Green Building Code of Pakistan-2023 including the provisions of Rainwater Harvesting for Buildings. She also acknowledged the serious efforts put-forth by Pakistan   to contribute for the global sustainability agenda to decarbonize the built environment in Pakistan by adopting and implanting these standards. The Chairman PEC ensured with his commitment that PEC being a global partner of ICC is very much conscious to work further with local stakeholders in public and private sector including the financial back support of national/ international organizations to enforce these codes through capacity building, policy making to  incentivize the society by the government  for conservation of energy, water and to reduce adverse impact of climate change on built environment in Pakistan. The ceremony was globally livestreamed during the session on “Decarbonizing the built environment: Building Codes and Capacity Building for implementation and enforcement”. The event was very well participated by the international community and relevant experts attending the UN COP28 Climate Conference. This prestigious award is a great honor not only for PEC but also for Pakistan, particularly the engineering fraternity.

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