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  • 3.3.8.1 Amend the Building Code to mandate energy efficiency in:

    a) Lighting, by defining a minimum standard for lighting efficiency based on space type.

    b)Insulation, by defining minimum standards for: insulation values of walls, doors, roof, and ceilings; window properties; and tightness of building envelope. These requirements will be mandatory for all “Main Building” structures except residential structures under a particular square footage or cases where it is clearly inappropriate.

    c) Equipment, by setting minimum standards for electrical, thermal and mechanical devices in cooling and ventilation. Pending

    Broad Outcome 5 of the 2022-2024 Strategic Policy Statement supports the reduction in planning fees for smaller and energy efficient homes. The Customs Tariff for the importation of energy efficient devices and building materials is being reviewed to provide incentives


    3.3.8.2 Review and where appropriate adopt International codes, such as the International Energy Conservation Code or those of the American Society of Heating, Ventilation, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). Pending

    See 3.3.8.1


    3.3.8.3 Amend the Building Code to allow safe and easy incorporation of renewable energy systems into building design. Pending

    There is nothing in the Building Code that prevents incorporation of renewable energy systems into building design.


    3.3.8.4 Encourage, through incentives the application of international building efficiency standards in building design such as LEED and Energy Star where these exceed the minimum Building Code requirements of the Cayman Islands. In Progress

    This Strategy is identified in the draft National Planning Framework as an action (8.2.1) and will be implemented following adoption of the NPF.


    3.3.8.5 Provide incentives for energy efficient appliances, devices, and sustainable building materials In Progress

    The reduction in the Customs Tariff for spray foam insulation, LED bulbs and energy efficient appliances are currently being assessed. Inefficient appliances and materials are also being considered for an increase in duty tariff to discourage the use of these products.


    3.3.8.6 Develop assistance programs for the inclusion of energy production, efficiency and storage systems within buildings in conjunction with the utility commission, lending institutions, power utilities and the Government. Pending

    The strategic outline case for a programme has been drafted and funds have been approved in 2022-2024 budget. Note: The word “commission” should be amended to “regulatory” when the policy is revised

  • 3.3.9.1 Develop and implement programmes to retrofit Government Buildings and facilities jurisdiction-wide with renewable energy, energy saving and conservation devices with a view to achieving at least a 10% reduction in energy consumption by the five year review of the Policy. In Progress

    The Strategic Outline Case for the construction and retrofit of buildings with energy efficient materials has been drafted. Funds have been requested in the 2022-2024 budget to implement this programme. • Planning permission granted for 100 kW solar panel structure over GAB car park. • The Facilities Management Department for the Government Administration Building is converting the interior lighting to LED. • The Public Works Department replaces equipment with energy efficient equipment, when needed.


    3.3.9.2 Embark, as a priority, on a programme to reduce energy demand in Government owned facilities. Pending


    3.3.9.3 Ensure that any new or rehabilitation of facilities undertaken by the Government will, unless clearly inappropriate, incorporate international standards such as LEED and Energy Star and utilize sustainable/renewable energy practices to the greatest extent feasible. Pending


    3.3.9.4 Develop a program to rate buildings utilizing established standards such as HERS by REM/Rate and mandate that this information be made available when space is listed for rent or sale. Pending


    3.3.9.5 Implement, with regulatory approval, the retrofitting of public street lighting fixtures to energy efficient alternatives and utilize renewable energy sources where cost effective. In Progress

    • Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) has started the process to convert street lights to LED. As of December 2019, 70% of street lights have been converted to LED with 100% completion projected  by June 2021
  • 3.3.10.1 Implement a legal and regulatory framework for timely reservation of land, sea or air resources identified as desirable for energy production and storage. In Progress

    • This is currently under review
  • 3.3.11.1 Promote the application of off-grid and on-grid renewable energy solutions. Pending


    3.3.11.2 Provide incentives to encourage integration of renewable energy solutions in public spaces, including designated parking spaces for EV’s. In Progress

    This Strategy is identified in the draft National Planning Framework as an action (6.5.1 and 9.3.1) and will be implemented following adoption of the NPF.


    3.3.11.3 Support national waste management policies by facilitating interconnection of waste to energy generation to the grid. In Progress

    • The waste-to-energy program is currently under review and due to start in 2020
  • 3.3.12.1 Promote the inclusion of utility corridors in roadways for current and future use. Pending

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