The Asia-Pacific region has overtaken the rest of the world to become the single largest user of natural resources. In 2005, resources used including biomass, fossil fuels, metals, industrial, and construction minerals, amounted to around 32 billion tons, or 8.6 tons per capita. The region’s share of world domestic material consumption grew from just under 25% in 1975 to over 53% by 2005, accounting for nearly 85% of global total growth over that three-decade period. Many countries reached the limits of domestically available resources, leading to net imports (UNEP & CSIRO, Resource efficiency: Economic and Outlook for Asia and the Pacific, 2011).

There are, however, potential solutions to reduce materials and energy consumption in buildings and industries with the recent technological advancements focusing on green technology.

The GrEEn Technology Workshop 2014 with the theme “GrEEn Technologies: Making Profits, Committing to Sustainability” will provide opportunities to present selected solutions that are under development specifically to deal with the pressing issues. The workshop will also discuss how companies and organizations alike can move towards sustainability as a core philosophy.

Scheduled on 28-29 August 2014 at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Conference Center Auditorium, the GrEEn Technology Workshop 2014 aims to provide a platform for both public and private sectors in the field of buildings and manufacturing industry to discuss, interact, network, and discover innovations in policy, technology, and best practices to assist in achieving holistic success in sustainability efforts.

Target Participants

*EE = Energy & Environment