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Mainstreaming energy efficiency in building codes in West African countries

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The West African Economic and Monetary Union (known as UEMOA from its French name Union économique et monétaire ouest-africaine) is an organisation of eight fast-growing West African states. Their pace of development means that these countries are facing electricity shortages so energy efficiency is a high priority. A previous REEEP-funded project helped UEMOA in developing a regional EE labelling programme for appliances and formed a network of country experts to handle EE issues.


To develop a voluntary regional EE Model Building Code based on the Benin experience for implementation by UEMOA countries with a regional standards body for support.