The Building Energy Efficiency Guideline (BEEG) for Nigeria has been launched by the Federal Government of Nigeria as part of efforts by the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing (FMPWH) and the German Agency of International Cooperation (GIZ) through its Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP) to promote sustainable behaviours of practitioners and users in avoiding profligate usage and wastage of energy in the building sector.
The Guideline analyses the current energy efficiency practices in the building sector, presents a design methodology and appropriate solutions for achieving more energy efficient residential and office buildings in Nigeria. The Guideline therefore advocates that limiting the growth of electricity consumption will result not only in environmental and economic benefits, but also support energy security, reduce black outs, improve the accessibility to electricity for all, and boost the economic development of the country.
The Building Energy Efficiency Guideline (BEEG) was a collaboration ministry with the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) under the Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP) and the guideline is expected to be a handbook for all professionals in the built environment. It consists of the reality of energy efficiency in building and factors to consider in achieving it.
To maximize energy efficiency in building, factors to be considering include, the specific micro climatic condition of the site; Site selection, orientation and shape of the building, in line with wind direction; conscious selection of building materials and envelop systems aimed at miximizing heat; the use of energy efficient lighting and equipment and deployment of renewable energy in powering few or all the building electrical loads.
Access to the Building Energy Efficiency Guideline (BEEG)