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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

Sustainable Building Design for Tropical Climates. Principles and Applications for Eastern Africa

.... The architect should be equipped with knowledge of many branches of study and varied kinds of learning, for it is by his judgement that all work done by the other arts is put to test.....

Rwanda - Clean Development Mechanism - Compact Fluorescent Lamp

The CDM CFL distribution project was conceived by the GoR through MININFRA, with ELECTROGAZ (the former electricity utility in Rwanda today REG) serving as the implementation agency, with the support of the World Bank Carbon Finance-Assist Program.

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Rwanda - Credit Line to Finance Green Energy Investment

Rwanda has launched officially on 10th October, 2014 the Fund for Environment and Climate Change, a ground breaking initiative and the biggest of its kind in Africa.

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Rwanda - SolaRwanda

In the context of stimulation the usage of renewable energy and energy efficiency equipments where they are the least cost and sustainable options, the Government of Rwanda has obtained a grant from the Global Environmental Facility Trust Fund (World Bank/GEF) of an amount of US$ 4.5 Million for

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Nairobi Sustainable Buildings Training Workshop July 2014

Nairobi, 14th July 2014. A group of building practitioners gathered at the Apollo Center in Nairobi, at the start of a special three day training, where they acquired skills to integrate sustainable design principles into architectural designs with a strong focus on energy efficient strategies for buildings. The training was held from 14th – 16th July 2014, and jointly organized by UN-HABITAT, Kenya Property Developers Association, Kenya Association of Manufacturers, Architectural Association of Kenya, Kenya Green Building Society and Italy’s “Politecnico di Milano”.

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Kigali Sustainable Building Workshop April 2014

The City of Kigali, in partnership with MININFRA and the Rwanda Housing Authority, hosted a Green Building Design Training Workshop introducing sustainable design and energy efficient strategies to government employees, local architects, engineers and students from March 3rd through 5th at the Lemigo Hotel.

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Kigali Building Code Workshop April 2013

The Government of Rwanda, in partnership with UN-Habitat, The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the World Bank is organizing a three-day workshop in Kigali, Rwanda, from 24-26 April 2013. Its main objective is to discuss the review on the existing building codes or existing regulations, and to propose recommendations towards mainstreaming energy efficiency in building codes. The audience will include practitioners (architects, engineers and town planners) from the five Eats African countries as well as Senegal, Cameroon and Nigeria.

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Kampala Sustainable Building Training Workshop, July 2014

Between 17th and 19th, a training workshop on Green Buildings was held at Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala Uganda. The training was organised by UN-Habitat in collaboration with Association of Real Estate Agents Uganda (AREA). The objectives of this hands-on training were:
1. To provide the participants with useful technical tools for sustainable building design in Uganda applicable to other Tropical countries. The core of the course will be passive building design, which minimizes energy demand.

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Kampala Energy Week- September 2014

Once a year, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development dedicates a week to highlighting developments in the energy sector. The main objectives of the Energy Efficiency Week are to promote the efficient use of energy across all sectors and to address the challenges of energy efficiency in households, industries, institutions and commercial buildings.
Other objectives include provision of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with management capabilities to advance efficient energy and introduction of energy efficient practices and principles to the grassroots and the youth.

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