TAPSEC Project

Project Summary

The Technical Assistance Programme for Sustainable Energy in the Caribbean (TAPSEC) activated its resources in 2020, to aid the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards & Quality (CROSQ) to achieve the goals of the CESERMS and the CARICOM Energy Policy, as pertains to quality infrastructure development.

The TAPSEC Project’s objective is to contribute to the establishment of 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 is 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.

Project Components and Impact

  • Roadmaps are being developed that will inform and help guide the trajectory of the implementation of the CREEBC and the CEE Labelling Scheme at the national level
  • Professionals in the building and construction sector were trained in the CREEBC compliance
  • Consumers, industry stakeholders and high energy users sensitized through a digital campaign including infographics, posters and Did You Know cards
  • Hundreds of stakeholders were sensitised about quality-related topics for energy, covering such areas as climate change, energy sustainability in the region, the labelling scheme, the CREEBC, and much more via a 10-part webinar series

Project Partners

  • Technical Assistance Programme for Sustainable Energy in the Caribbean (TAPSEC)
  • The European Union (EU)
  • The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ)
  • The CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards & Quality (CROSQ)
  • The CARICOM Energy Unit
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