The CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards & Quality (CROSQ) received its mandate from the 41st Meeting of the CARICOM Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED), which was held in Trinidad and Tobago in 2013.
Its mandate was to:
- Develop a regional energy efficiency building code;
- Develop energy efficiency labelling standards and Minimum Energy Performance Standards for electrical appliances; and,
- Develop energy efficiency labelling standards and minimum energy performance standards for light industrial appliances.
CROSQ’s Vision for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
To fulfill its energy mandate, CROSQ begun working in the areas of energy efficiency and renewable energy in 2016, with the CARICOM Regional Energy Efficiency Building Code, which established minimum energy performance standards for buildings.
This work was complemented by the start of the creation of minimum energy performance standards for appliances, as well as labelling standards through a project called the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (the R3E).