Role of Building Sector in Consumption of Energy in Pakistan

  • Yasmeen Abid Maan Assistant Professor, Architecture Department, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore
  • Dr. Munazzah Akhtar Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore
  • Maryam Jamil Lecturer, Architecture Department, Lahore College For Women University, Lahore
Keywords: Energy Consumption, Residential Buildings, Energy Efficient


Energy Efficiency has become an integral necessity at a global scale and with the rapidly escalating population around the world, the energy demand has also amplified to extreme levels, making the provision of energy a real challenge. Henceforth, implementation of more efficient conservative measures must be targeted as the supply of fossil fuels is not infinite and the extensive energy consumption is causing harm to the environment. With the continuously growing demand for energy, and as per the forecast of the International Energy Agency, it is expected that the rise will be up to fifty percent by 2030. Recently, more than eighty percent of primary energy demand is being fulfilled by fossil fuels; and the reservoirs of fossil fuels are fast depleting. The result is climate change at the global level, leading to unprecedented and varied effects on weather events, droughts, and hurricanes in many countries and also flooding in major sectors of the world. It has been realized that fifty percent of the energy produced in the world is utilized by residential buildings. To control the emission of greenhouse gases, it is important to use architectural design techniques to make residential buildings more energy efficient for maintaining the thermal comfort level of occupants.