The Federal Government in collaboration with the Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP) has launched a Building Energy Efficiency Code (BEEC) jointly funded by the European Union (EU) and German government to achieve energy savings, availability and sustainability throughout the country, The Guardian reports.
Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, who launched the code on behalf of the Federal Government yesterday, said it is targeted at reducing energy costs, wastages, and conserving available energy for utilisation where and when necessary in various homes, companies and public buildings.
Fashola, who also stated that energy conservation is key to achieving uninterrupted supply in the country, said conserving the little available power would ensure energy efficiency. He stated that the code, when implemented, has the capacity to save 40% of current energy usage in buildings. He also said that the code would complement the National Building Code currently being reversed according to world best practices, which had been in operation for some years.