Background Information

CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) has initiated the development of a CARICOM Regional Energy Efficiency Building Code (CREEBC) in collaboration with the CARICOM Secretariat and the German Agency for International Co-operation (GIZ).

The development of a CREEBC was mandated at the 41st Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on Energy. This mandate is intended to support a key objective of the CARICOM Energy Policy, viz. to achieve increased energy efficiency in various sectors.

The development of the CREEBC and its subsequent application by CARICOM Member States is an important step in addressing the high costs associated with electricity generation and consumption and ultimately sustainable access to energy in the region. In addition, the Code will help to alleviate the environmental concerns related to greenhouse gas emissions that increase global warming and contribute to climate change. With this Code, building envelopes and services are expected to achieve minimum energy savings of 30% when compared to conventional construction techniques; this will be achieved through several measures including making greater use of natural or energy efficient artificial lighting, and the strategic use of power distribution, air-conditioning, heating and ventilation in buildings.

Code Development Methodology

The method used to formulate the requirements in the CREEBC is to:

  1. Review the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC); and
  2. Prepare a companion document – known as the CARICOM Application Document (CAD) – listing the deviations necessary to make the IECC applicable to the CARICOM region.


Draft CREEBC for review

To facilitate greater discussion at the Consultation or to provide comments on the Draft CREEBC, you are advised to review the following documents:

  1. Draft International Energy Conservation Code 2018 – read-only access available at
  2. 2018 Draft IECC CARICOM Application Document (CAD) – available here
  3. ASHRAE 90.1 2016 Standard – read-only access available at

Please email completed Comments Template to:

Please note that written comments/feedback will also be accepted after the Stakeholder Consultation; the deadline for comments on the Draft CREEBC is Friday 10th November 2017.


Stakeholder Consultation

Stakeholders are kindly invited to attend a Stakeholder Consultation on Tuesday 14th November 2017; see below for details.


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DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: Friday 10th November, 2017


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