Central Asian countries strengthen cooperation in green construction sector
The countries of Central Asia
will jointly develop ecological or green construction. Today, representatives
of professional organizations signed a corresponding memorandum of scientific
and practical cooperation. According to experts, Kazakhstan is a regional
leader in the construction of green facilities, with around 100 buildings
established and commissioned using international environmental standards. More
than half of them, namely 55, have been certified according to national
standards. The meeting participants underscored that facilities built using
green technologies can significantly reduce energy or heat consumption. There
are plans to bring a resource-saving indicator up to 15 percent in the future.
It is worth noting that various mechanisms of state support have already been
launched for the development of this sphere in Kazakhstan. Thus, domestic
companies have started producing special materials for green construction.
“Our Omir standard, green
criteria for green buildings, has garnered interest among our colleagues as a
model for introducing into practice, with subsequent financing of green
mortgages on preferential terms and other instruments of state development.
Additionally, we exchange information on educational programs that we create for
universities, fostering collaboration between academic institutions,
architects, and engineers,” Diyaz Baiseitov, Head of Development at the
Kazakhstan Green Building Council, said.
“In Kazakhstan, significant
efforts are dedicated to green buildings and standardization, supported by a
national standard. As for Uzbekistan, we’ve just started working on national
standards, and we can learn from your experience. We have a very good school
program that we want to share with your group, aiming to exchange experiences
and accelerate the process of implementing green buildings across the Central
Asian region,” said Temur Akhmedov, Founder and Director of the Green Building
Council of Uzbekistan.