The CARICOM Regional Organization for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) is currently the owner of two initiatives – the CARICOM Regional Energy Efficiency Building Code (CREEBC) and the Establishment of a Regional Harmonised Energy Efficiency Labelling Scheme for Domestic Appliances. In order to guarantee the success of these initiatives member states are expected to adopt the regional codes and standards developed through these initiatives as well as implement them. Given that all member states do not possess the technical knowledge as well as the capacity to implement the Codes and the Scheme, a framework was established at the national level to assist in this regard.
In 2020, the TAPSEC signed a financing agreement with the CROSQ to provide support these two initiatives. The collaboration was aimed at establishing an enabling framework to support national implementation (in this instance relating to QI) of the CARICOM Regional Energy Efficiency Building Code (CREEBC) and regional harmonised CARICOM Energy Efficiency (CEE) Labelling Scheme for domestic appliances. Additionally, the project sought to build capacity in CARICOM member states in QI components to implement CROSQ energy efficiency initiatives. The expected outcome will be the establishment of a QI framework to implement the CREEBC and the CEE Labelling Scheme.
The project has executed work in several areas aimed at supporting the Regional Energy Efficiency Labelling Scheme and the CARICOM Regional Energy Efficiency Building Code (CREEBC). These areas include: