LASG COLLABORATES WITH IFC ON GREEN BUILDING

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Mukaila Sanusi

The Lagos State Government has teamed up with the World Bank Institution to train built environment professionals in government employment on the ideals of the novel initiative.

In his address at the workshop held in Ikeja, Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako, said that the Green Building initiative was being adopted by the government as the right way to develop environment-friendly and sustainable buildings in the state.

“In clear terms, the Green Building Initiative is aimed at promoting eco-friendly structures known as Green Buildings, which use less water, optimise energy efficiency, conserve natural resources, generate less wastes and provide healthier spaces for occupants”, he said.

Salako urged Town Planners, Architects, Builders, Engineers and other professionals in government to view their roles as standard-bearers in the physical environment as important and take maximum advantage of the workshop.

Attesting to the novelty of the initiative, he averred that the workshop would go down in the history of the state as a major step towards the restoration and the attainment of livable and sustainable built environment for the overall benefit of society.

He added that the present administration would encourage beneficial collaboration that supports its commitment to the overall management of the environment in a sustainable manner.

Also speaking, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, Engr. Abiola Kosegbe, stated that through the workshop and subsequent training, a team of EDGE experts to become Green Building professionals would be cultivated among participants.

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