About Build Better Jamaica Phase 1

Build Better Jamaica is an effort to promote sustainability and climate change resilient buildings in the Caribbean. It came out of the Developing Design Concepts for Climate Change Resilient Buildings project, which was funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and was implemented by the Institute of Sustainable Development, University of the West Indies, Mona.

Project Objectives

The main objective of the project was to assess climate-change related risks and to help increase resilience in the building stock of Jamaica and the Caribbean.The specific project objectives were:

  1. to develop new design and construction concepts using energy, water and resource-efficient material;
  2. to improve the assessment of climate change related risks as it relates to infrastructure; and,
  3. to increase awareness, knowledge and dissemination of information about climate resilient construction concepts.

Download a copy of the Phase 1 Project Brochure here.

The Build Better Jamaica Phase 1 Team

Principal Investigators

Professor Anthony Clayton

Professor Tara Dasgupta

Project Coordinator

Ms. Heather Pinnock

Technical Review Consultant

Dr. Kwame Emmanuel

Legislative Review

Ms. Akilah Anderson

Economic Review

Ms. Collette Lewis-Smith

Green Paper Review

Ms. Tracy-Ann Hyman


Ms. Sheray Warmington

Building Codes Review

Mr. Brian Bernal

Dissemination & Public Awareness

Focal Point Consulting Ltd.

Ms. Karin Wilson Edmonds

ISD Office Manager

Ms. Sereta Williams