Net Zero Energy Building Project

Jamaica’s Net Zero Energy Building: What It’s All About and Why It’s Important

From Petchary’s Blog – December 12, 2017

Did you know that Jamaica now has the first and only Net Zero Energy Building (NZEB) in the Caribbean?

We are all concerned about energy savings and efficiency, as well as greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and their impact on climate change. In 2010 buildings accounted for 32 % of total global final energy use and 19 % of energy-related GHG emissions, according to the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). By the way, in Jamaica it is important to note that the bauxite/alumina sector uses the most energy.

We have also been talking a great deal about the pretty urgent task of updating our building codes in Jamaica.

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