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Member States, through the CARICOM Regional Organization for Standards and Quality (CROSQ), are seeking to develop a Regional Energy Efficiency Building Code (REEBC).

The public will get the opportunity to give their feedback on the contents of such a document when the Barbados National Standards Institution (BNSI) hosts a national consultation on Monday, November 6. It will be held in the St. Thomas and St. James Conference Room, Baobab Tower, Warrens, St. Michael, commencing at 9:30 a.m.

Currently at draft stage, the REEBC is seeking to address all aspects of energy use in buildings, which comprise, but are not limited to: thermal performance requirements for walls, roofs and windows; day lighting, lamps and luminaries performance; energy performance of chillers and air distribution systems.

It will also address the electrical wiring system, solar water heating, appliances, renewable energy, zoning of buildings, climate classification, and building energy management systems.

The intention of the national consultation is to capture comments from stakeholders and interested parties on the International Energy Conservation Code to be adapted, where necessary, and present for acceptance and adoption by Member States, as a Regional Energy Efficiency Building Code.

Improving the energy efficiency potential across sectors and economies is crucial for countries to deliver not only on climate objectives, but to also improve their energy security, economic development and citizens’ health.

Further information on the upcoming seminar may be obtained by contacting Jonathan Platt or Susan Yarde at the Barbados National Standards Institution at 426-3870.


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