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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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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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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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Sensitisation Sessions Begin for Regional Energy Efficiency Labelling Scheme

October 19, 2018. Bridgetown, Barbados. A Regional Energy Efficiency Labelling Scheme for select appliances is about to get underway in a few CARICOM pilot countries, and sensitisation efforts are set to kick off this month beginning in St. Lucia.  The Draft Energy Efficiency Standards for refrigerators and light bulbs, namely compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and […]

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Regional Energy Project Puts Power in the Hands of Consumers

October 17, 2016. Bridgetown, Barbados. Consumers need to be knowledgeable about the appliances they are purchasing, and for this among other reasons, the Barbados government underscored the importance of a new energy project launched recently. Speaking at the CARICOM Member States’ launch of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Project, more commonly called R3E, Minister […]

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Grenada Hosts Regional Workshop

St. George’s. Grenada. July 13, 2016. Energy security and the efficiency of use of energy in the buildings of CARICOM is the focus of a three-day workshop in Grenada from July 13-15, 2016. The regional workshop on Energy Efficiency Standards and Regulations brought together over 40 experts from the 15 Member States of CARICOM to […]

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