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The European Union (EU) Programme Officer (Energy), Marta Abrantes, said that building of more energy efficient houses could reduce cost of energy consumption by over 30 per cent.
Abrantes who was speaking at the sidelines of a two-week energy efficiency Training of Trainers (ToT) programme for 13 architects in Abuja yesterday.
Abrantes said the EU is supporting Nigeria to ensure it attains 20 per cent of energy efficiency by 2020, adding that the mass housing scheme being planned by government could help raise energy efficiency with the execution of the Building Energy Efficiency Guideline (BEEG).
She said the training takes in the Building Energy Efficiency Guideline (BEEG) launched in June by the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, to help architects design buildings that could save over 30 per cent cost on energy consumption.
Mr. Felix Nitz, Head of Capacity Development for the Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP), said the training will help architects integrate energy efficiency in the massive housing plans of the federal government.
The NESP is co-funded with 24.5million Euro by the EU and the German Government (GIZ) to promote investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency and rural electrification.