recently reported that the Ministry of Environment is considering banning the import of the tungsten lamps into the country and replacing it with energy saving LED lamps. Arrayah daily quoted the ministry’s Assistant Under Secretary of the Laboratories and Standardisation Affairs Mohamed Saif al-Kuwari. Al-Kuwari as saying ‘….the decision to ban tungsten lamps is being made as they are found to be at least 30% more energy consuming and studies have found the lamps are making enormous amounts of thermal emissions which contribute to harm the environment.’ The official said the ministry has completed the procedures for adopting Qatar standards and specifications for the modern lighting systems that would help conserve the environment and save energy. Such decisions are within the framework of the implementation of the standards of sustainability and new Qatar construction code. The Qatar construction code, said al-Kuwari, ‘adopts standard specifications in respect of energy consumption in all buildings in order to conserve human safety, support sustainable development and national economy.’