SVG Will Host Regional Energy Training Workshop Next Week

The workshop which is on “Simulation Tools for Energy Efficiency in Caribbean Buildings”, is slated for March 3rd to 6th, is part of a 12-million US dollar Regional Pilot Project, which is being implemented under the Global Environment Facility-United Nations Environment Program.

It is geared towards the development of local capacity in the use of energy efficient software modelling and integration of energy efficiency rating systems.

The workshop will target persons in the Public and Private Sectors who are directly involved with energy management, building and facility design and monitoring.

The Training Workshop is being spearheaded by the CARICOM Climate Change Centre, and involves five pilot countries: Grenada, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The project’s objective is to transfer and implement sustainable energy policies, instruments and knowledge in the Caribbean countries through the promotion of energy efficiency applications and renewable energy use within the residential and public building sector.

The aim is to achieve a minimum reduction of 20 percent in electricity use through the pilot activities that are to take place during 2014 – 2017.

Next week’s workshop will be held at the E-Government Centre in the Clico Building, beginning at 8:30am on Tuesday.

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