May 25, 2011

Aga Khan Planning and Building Service a Finalist for Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy

AKPBS’s Building and Construction Improvement Programme in Pakistan is a finalist for the global green energy award
London, 17 May 2011: The Aga Khan Planning and Building Service‘s (AKPBS) innovative Building and Construction Improvement Programme (BACIP) has been selected as one of the finalists for the Ashden Awards 2011. The finalists will compete for over £120,000 prize money. The winners will be announced at a ceremony hosted in London on 16 June 2011.

BACIP provides families in remote mountain villages with access to affordable, energy efficient technologies which insulate their homes, heat their water and reduce their consumption of fuel wood. The programme tackles deforestation and climate change by saving 100,000 tonnes of wood a year and preventing emissions of around 160,000 tonnes of CO2 a year. AKPBS,P aims to extend this approach to other Himalayan countries that face similar challenges and reach another 17,000 homes by 2014. 


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