CARICOM REGIONAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY BUILDING CODE ON ITS WAY..
Great effort being made by CARICOM and several local/regional stakeholders to develop the Regional Energy Efficiency Building Code.
For this to truly be a success, this would require :
1. Public education,
2. Professional training and certification,
3. Creation of a user friendly interface with the code so it is easily understood by all (technical and non-technical), 4. Possible Incentive Program,
5. A quantum leap in the way we design and build (which is crucial) i.e looking more closely at building envelope,
6. Adoption of the right technologies,
7. Collaborative, Positive, Innovative thinking with a spirit for Problem Solving,
8. Continuous Improvement Program &
9. An open mind :)
While this is a great initiative, we need not forget the real purpose or goal behind it, which is to significantly reduce energy consumption and by extension our carbon footprint. Energy efficiency is one part of the whole.