RFP/MAR2015/001 Request for Proposal for Technical Support to the Energy Efficiency Management Office
United Nations Development Programme | Published January 22, 2015 - Deadline February 23, 2015
Country of project : Mauritius
Funding source: AOSIS/SIDS-Dock
Project: Removal of Barriers to Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation in Buildings and in Industry
In line with the strategy of the Government of Mauritius, the UNDP supported and GEF financed project entitled “Removal of Barriers to Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation in Buildings” was implemented with the overall goal to sustainably reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This project intended to overcome barriers to energy efficiency and energy conservation in buildings, and to reinforce the development of a market approach for improving energy efficiency in both existing and future new buildings. The main achievements of the project are the setting up of an Energy Efficiency Management Office (EEMO); drafting and enactment of an Energy Efficiency Bill; drafting and enactment of a Building Control Bill; drafting of an Energy Audit Management Scheme (EAMS) for the energy auditing of existing non-residential buildings; development of a Software (MBEAT) for use as a tool for the energy auditing of existing non-residential buildings; and, drafting of the Energy Efficiency Building Code and the Energy Efficiency Building Regulations for the Republic of Mauritius.
The Energy Efficiency Bill has been enacted in March 2011, and enactment of the Building Control Bill was done in June 2012. The Building Control Act and the Energy Efficiency Act will regulate the design and construction of buildings to incorporate energy efficiency and energy conservation measures, as well as indoor air quality and comfort standards, for different types and categories of buildings. The EAMS should now be set up and operationalised by the EEMO within the legislative framework of the Energy Efficiency Act.
The follow up to this project is the SIDS-Dock project. It is intended to continue to overcome barriers to energy efficiency in buildings and address those in industries and to stimulate the market for energy efficiency in non-residential buildings. In setting out to do so, the project activities will ensure that energy is used cost effectively and rationally throughout the island. The project will allow for the completion and reinforcement of the ongoing initiatives under the GEF/UNDP project to tackle market barriers in energy efficiency in the non-residential buildings, and will be extended to the industrial sector as well.
The UNDP intends to recruit a suitable team of Consultants to assist the Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities (MEPU) in the operationalisation of the Energy Efficiency Management Office in line with the provisions of the Energy Efficiency Act and Building Control Act and to strengthen local capacity in the field of Energy Efficiency.
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Deadline for submission: 23 February 2015 at 16:00 hours (Mauritius Local Time)