17737fiThe institute wishes to draw attention of its membership to following newspaper articles which carries interesting massages in line with on coming AGM of the institute.

SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS, CORNERSTONES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL VIABILITY

The time has come to build through public awareness and social opinions to make sustainability a requirement for building construction.

In the world of construction, buildings have the capacity to make a major contribution to a more sustainable future for our planet. Buildings in developed countries account for more than forty percent of energy consumption over their lifetime (incorporating raw material production, construction, operation, maintenance and decommissioning).

 

For the first time in human history, over half of the world’s population now live in urban environments and it’s clear that sustainable buildings have become vital cornerstones for securing long-term environmental, economic and social viability.

>>>  Read full article in Sunday Observer on 7 January 2018

 

MAKE SUSTAINABILITY A FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENT IQSSL NEED FOR PUBLIC AWARENESS HIGHLIGHTED

The Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Sri Lanka (IQSSL) emphasized that the time had come to create social opinion via public awareness programmes, to make sustainability a functional requirement of a client.

In the world of construction, buildings have the capacity to make a major contribution to a more sustainable future for our planet, Fellow Member of the IQSSL, Dr. Chandana Jayalath noted, adding that buildings in developed countries account for more than 40 per cent of energy consumption over their lifetime (incorporating raw material production, construction, operation, maintenance and decommissioning). Over half of the world's population now lives in urban environments and it is clear that sustainable buildings have become vital cornerstones for securing long-term environmental, economic and social viability, and in this regard, Sri Lanka is no exception, he added.

>>> Read full article in Ceylon Today on 3 January 2018