National Council for Construction to organise workshop on Green Building Practices and Technologies
The National Council for Construction (NCC) in partnership with the Zambia Green Jobs Programme is organising a training workshop on green building practices and technologies targeting planners, architects and engineers to enhance skills and appreciation for green construction as well as building institutional capacity.
The greening of the building construction sector in Zambia is gaining momentum. The recent establishment of the Zambia Green Building Association (ZGBA) and several key actors in the building construction sector initiating and considering green building property developments are testimony to a changing building landscape in Zambia, allowing for an inclusive green growth to take off.
The Sustainable Built Environment Training Workshop will include presentations covering topics ranging from sustainable construction technologies and sustainable urban planning, to economic performance of green buildings as well as practical exercises based on selected sites in Lusaka. The workshop will focus on enhancing technical know-how and appreciation of green building principles of the participants, representing government planning agencies that are key in shaping the regulatory framework and to stimulate the uptake of green construction in the Zambian building construction sector.
The workshop will enjoy the presence of Hon. Yamfwa Mukanga, Minister of Transports, Works and Supply and experts from Zambia as well as South Africa and Kenya will interact with the participants and share their expertise on the relevance of green building principles for their daily practice.
As part of the Zambia Green Jobs Programme efforts to create an enabling regulatory framework for green construction, the training aims to promote leadership amongst the participants to apply green building principles as part of their official duties as planners, engineers and architects and hence promote the use of sustainable practices.
The workshop will take place from 11th to 13th of May at the Ndozo Lodge in Lilayi, Lusaka.