Green Construction Awards 2016 organised by the Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) will be held today at Ramada Hotel in Colombo. At this prestigious annual event, awards will be presented to the Best Green Constructions, Green Construction Products, Green Construction Services and Green Construction Training Managers.
Expressing his thoughts on the forthcoming Green Construction Awards 2016 organised by the Ceylon Institute of Builders, institute Chairman Dr. Rohan Karunaratne said, “The core objective of organising this important awards ceremony is to give an impetus to green constructions in Sri Lanka and also to propel them to achieve international benchmark quality standards. It was the Ceylon Institute of Builders which pioneered the concept of rewarding green constructions with accolades in line with global standards to offer a boost to the industry in Sri Lanka.
We have already signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government Building and Construction Authority (BCA) of Singapore. Green constructions in Sri Lanka are inspected in terms of compliance with accepted international standards and norms and quality certification granted to those within the ambit of these global specifications. It is within this scope that Green Awards will be presented at the upcoming event.”
The Ceylon Institute of Builders conducts green constructions management higher training courses to help and guide green buildings in Sri Lanka to achieve international benchmark standards. A training session in this regard was held recently with the participation of executive grade officers of leading corporates in the industry. They will be amongst those eligible for accolades and certificates at the Green Awards – 2016. The lead resource person at the green constructions management higher training courses organised by the Ceylon Institute of Builders is Dr. Lal Jayamaha, an expert in the sphere of energy and green constructions. He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of LJ Energy of Singapore. He also serves as an accredited trainer of the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) of Singapore. LJ Energy is a leading Energy Services Company (ESCO) in Asia. It is headquartered in Singapore with operations in many Asian countries. The company was founded by Dr. Lal Jayamaha, who has more than 25 years experience in the field of Energy Management. He has successfully completed many Energy Efficiency and Green Building projects which included office buildings, retail malls, hotels, hospitals, institution buildings and industrial plants. Dr. Lal Jayamaha is also the author of the book ‘Energy-Efficient Building Systems’ published by McGraw- Hill in the USA. Speaking on Sri Lanka’s green constructions industry, Prof. Lal Jayamaha said the concept of green buildings emerged in the developed countries of the world about a decade ago. Green constructions offer a range of inherent benefits such as conserving energy, environment friendliness, resilience and longevity. Dr. Lal Jayamaha is actively involved in the global green constructions industry with business interests in many countries. The first copy of his book was presented to President Maithripala Sirisena recently.