Control of Greenhouse Gas emissions through energy-Efficient Building Technology in West Africa

The goal of the project is to reduce or stabilize greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the production of electrical energy for use in buildings in both Cote d'Ivoire and Senegal. The project had limited outcomes in terms of implementation of the outputs (e.g. building energy audit recommendations, energy efficiency regulations for buildings, etc.). However, as a result of the project, documents related to the formulation of new building energy efficiency regulation were produced. Also, 122 building energy audits were carried out (73 in Cote d'Ivoire and 49 in Senegal) and about 25 training reports were produced including the guidelines for energy efficiency for Cote d'Ivoire. No details were found on the contents of the audit and training reports. A database was created with information on the audited buildings energy characteristics, the potential energy savings, the investment needs and the pay-back period for the investments. For example, the total consumption for the 122 buildings is approximately 200 GWh annually. If all recommendations were implemented (building retrofittings and equipment operation modalities), the savings would exceed 50 GWh per year, which represents CFA 2.5 billion in cost savings annually. This would require an investment of CFA 1.6 billion (US$2,400,000). The database could have been used to prepare the portfolio of projects for international donor financing.

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Thematic Cluster: 

Energy efficiency

Theme of Evaluation: 

Building Energy Efficiency

Sub Cluster: 

Building energy efficiency

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Subsaharan Africa

Type of Evaluation: 

Terminal Evaluation Review


Cote d'Ivoire



Evaluation Author: 

Dr. Samir AMOUS, et al.

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