Author: CROSQ Energy

The CARICOM Regional Energy Efficiency Labelling Scheme – What You Need to Know

What is the Regional Energy Efficiency Labelling Scheme? The CARICOM Regional Energy Efficiency Labelling Scheme is an approach, crafted by CROSQ under the mandate of COTED, to respond to the high energy costs and usage within CARICOM. Energy efficiency is the approach being utilized, in this instance, to encourage the region’s populations to be more […]

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CREEBC basic concepts

Training in the New EE Building Code Kicks Into Gear

Training of engineers, regulators, policymakers and other key stakeholders who will play primary roles in implementing the CARICOM Regional Energy Efficiency Building Code (CREEBC) has kicked into high gear in the latter half of 2020. Even amidst the myriad of challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, CROSQ, with funding from regional partners, namely the Energy […]

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The CARICOM Regional Energy Efficiency Building Code

The Basics The CARICOM Regional Energy Efficiency Building Code (CREEBC) has been, perhaps, the single most talked about document concerning energy efficiency in buildings in recent months. The Code, which was passed by the region’s ministers at the CARICOM Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) in 2018 has since picked up momentum, sparking talks […]

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CROSQ’s Unique Role in Energy in CARICOM

As the regional organisation that focusses on the perpetuation of quality in all aspects of life, the energy sector is the newest area in which CROSQ is becoming critically involved. In 2013 CROSQ received a mandate from the CARICOM Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) to introduce quality into the energy sector. The journey […]

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Grenada Bureau of Standards

Robert Medford, Director, Grenada Bureau of Standards In 2018, the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards & Quality (CROSQ), in partnership with the CARICOM Secretariat’s Energy Unit, led the development of the CARICOM Regional Energy Efficiency Building Code, the CREEBC, and this showed the true principles of standardization and cooperation – in that, this code was […]

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Belize Bureau of Standards

The Belize Bureau of Standards, in its effort to support and promote sustainable consumption in Belize and the greater CARICOM Region, has been actively collaborating with stakeholders, regulators and businesses alike, to introduce a CARICOM Energy Efficiency Labelling Scheme.  This scheme based on existing CARICOM Regional Standards for air conditioners, refrigerators and light bulbs drives […]

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Antigua and Barbuda Bureau of Standards

ABBS ’s Role in Energy – Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy The Antigua and Barbuda Bureau of Standards was established to provide for the preparation, promotion, implementation and maintenance of standards in relation to goods, services, processes and practices.  The Bureau is also responsible for declaring national standards and for initiating the development and declaration […]

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St. Lucia Bureau of Standards

In the last two decades, we have been witness to some spectacular changes in the cycles of weather phenomenon that affect our island our region and the world. The devastating impacts of tropical storms and hurricanes, hurricane Lennie in 1999 and tropical storm Tomas in 2010, Hurricane Maria 2017 can easily be recalled. These natural […]

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CROSQ Releases New Energy Efficiency Standards

Standards developed in collaboration with the International Code Council and ASHRAE CROSQ releases new energy efficiency standards developed in collaboration with the International Code Council and ASHRAE The new codes will help Member States improve the energy efficiency of their buildings and support energy conservation efforts March 21, 2019, Washington, D.C. : The International Code […]

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