Karsten recently visited Nigeria where DEM leads the GIZ supported project on State Adoption and Implementation of the Nigerian Building Energy Efficiency Code (BEEC) including energy audit of public buildings.
Under this project, Nigerian National Experts have been trained in carrying out energy audits and examination of their skills and knowledge have been conducted. As part of the capacity building from 3rd – 14th Feb the National Professional Energy Auditors (PEAs) tested their skills in carrying out practical energy audits in three buildings belonging to the First City Monument Bank (FCMB) in Nigeria.
Based on the collected information of these three buildings’ energy performance, the PEAs will prepare energy audit reports and identify energy saving measures for the Bank’s consideration. At the end of the two weeks energy audits, the proud PEAs received their certificate for having passed the PEA test.
“I was so amazed to observe the dedication of this team and how each of the members supported and collaborated so well with each other. The final outcome of this activity is hopefully that the bank will invest in the measures identified by the team and that at least 15 % saving will be achieved” Karsten tells.