Nigeria Launches Building Energy Efficiency Guideline (BEEG) [2016]

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)

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4 thoughts on “Nigeria Launches Building Energy Efficiency Guideline (BEEG) [2016]”

  1. Positive step in the right direction. So much can be realised with the adoption of a national BEEG. Henceforth, proper application of these guidelines will not only save energy usage but also improve the sustainability of residential buildings and office complexes in Nigeria. Therefore, i strongly believe that energy and sustainability in the built environment can play a vital role in addressing the issues of inadequate supply of electricity in Nigeria.

  2. The BEEG is certainly a good foundation for onward energy efficiency practice in buildings. However, at least one rating system should be adopted or developed as time progresses. This comes with its own benefits too, one of which is – added financial value it accords a building.

    In a more realistic fashion, developers can be encouraged to develop more energy efficient buildings in Nigeria if there are opportunities for incentives. Some of these incentives could be in the form of tax credit, taxable income reduction, grants for green buildings or even green building certification for public buildings engineered by the government or investors or both.

    1. Thank you very much Chinedu for your valuable commment. Your recommendation for incentives in this regard is indeed a necessity considering the scale of impact it could have as you have highlighted. Thanks again.

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