The Aiwan-e-Sadr on Friday achieved a distinctive distinction as it was awarded an international certification of ISO 50001 EnMS, making it the world’s first President Secretariat running on clean energy.
According to the presidency, President Dr Arif Alvi has successfully cut down over 35 per cent of its energy use, which would save Rs72.5 million to the national exchequer.
After assuming office in 2018, President Alvi had envisioned a Green Presidency Initiative to curtail President Secretariat’s energy usage and shift it to a renewable energy source.
The president described the monetary benefits of going green and said savings from energy conservation and clean energy generation were equivalent to 3,154,750 KWh. The initiative equates to 3,144 tons reduction of greenhouse gases and plantation of 142,909 mature trees.
Alvi said the Presidency’s initiative should also be replicated across the country considering the importance of energy conservation across the world. He also thanked the private sector companies who supported the initiative under their Corporate Social Responsibility.
While launching the initiative, Alvi said he never thought of getting such recognition. He asked the youth to be conscious of the global needs considering the sensitivity of the situation.