Energy and Resource Efficiency Building Code for Tropical Countries: Guidelines (Final Draft)

The building code, as a tool that interacts with the planning law, is a part of the authorities’ resources in order to guarantee the right to sustainable cities and safeguard a healthy and comfortable urban environment at the same time that adapting and providing valid solutions according to the local climate, social needs and transformations, local cultural identity and cultural practices.
The purpose of this model building code is to offer orientation to professionals and policy makers in tropical countries on the development of a comprehensive building code on Energy and Resource Efficiency in Building that ensures a healthy urban and building environment whilst promoting the recovery of the huge energy saving potential in building.
This model building code proposes technical tools that take account of the various climatic conditions in Tropical countries and aim to encourage the design of healthy and comfortable buildings and urban environment that require a minimum amount of non-renewable energy.

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