Nigeria's First National Building Energy Efficiency Code

NIGERIA has officially launched their first building energy efficiency code reports the Daily Trust newspaper.

The programme has been formulated in conjunction with the German Development Agency (GIZ), Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP) and the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing.

Speaking at the announcement event yesterday (August 31, 2017), the Minister for Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, emphasised the importance of energy efficiency in buildings, which deliver savings in utility bills and power consumption. He also highlighted further benefits from improving energy efficiency in building construction, such as job creation, stating “retrofitting old, non-compliant buildings could create a new crop of jobs that previously were non-existent.” 

Fashola added that the newly introduced building energy efficiency guideline will help professionals to not only design, construct energy efficient buildings, but also aid on going energy efficient operation.  

The Daily Trust adds that this new national building energy efficiency code provides a set of minimum standards for energy efficient building in Nigeria.

It has been developed and compiled by GIZ, in collaboration with South African sustainability consultants, Solid Green, who served as primary consultants on the code. Input was also received from the Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP) and the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing along with allied professional bodies including but not limited to the Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON) and the Green Building Council of Nigeria (GBCN).

Picture of Lago Island by Benji Robertson reproduced under CC BY-SA 1.0.

Friday 1st September 2017

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