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Infrastructure | ENERGY

Enforce energy efficiency standards and codes for appliances and buildings with the goal of reducing energy consumption in new buildings by 50% by 2020 and ensuring that all new buildings use zero net energy by 2025

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Source: Jamaica Labour Party Manifesto pg.29 February 18, 2016

Thursday July 18, 2019 | Bureau of Standards Jamaica

Energy Efficiency Programme

The Bureau of Standards (BSJ) has revamped its Energy Efficiency and Labelling Programme, which requires importers, distributors and retailers of refrigerators and freezers to submit these items for energy efficiency tests by the BSJ laboratories or other accredited laboratories. The programme has been revamped as a direct result of the improved testing facilities completed under a World Bank funded project. The programme has also been broadened to include room air conditioners. As Jamaica's climatic condition and power supply differ from the testing labs overseas the information on the energy efficiency labels that normally accompanies these appliances would not be relevant to the Jamaican market.