PEEB is currently working with its five first partner countries Mexico, Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia and Vietnam.

Senegal
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Senegal

Senegal experiences massive activity in the building sector, propelled by economic growth and rapid urbanization. Senegal’s population is growing: from about 14 Mio inhabitants today to 19 million by 2030. The capital Dakar is expected to grow from 3.5 m inhabitants to 5 million in the next 10 years. Senegal currently has a demand for 322 000 new housing units, half of them (158 000) for the capital Dakar. Senegal has embarked on ambitious new building projects, such as the construction of social housing and the planned new city in Diamniadio. The resulting energy demand is high. Already in 2007 it was estimated that one third of electricity consumption was used for cooling due to inefficient buildings.

Senegal has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector by 6 per cent compared to current trends, or 31 per cent with support by 2030 in its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) for the Paris Agreement. Proposed measures include the use of sustainable building materials and construction techniques, as well as energy audits for large companies. The promotion of sustainable building materials and energy audits for large companies play an equally important role in Senegal’s national climate targets.

 

PEEB Activities

PEEB supports the Senegalese government in developing a regulation for energy efficiency in buildings, working closely with the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development. PEEB supports the Ministries of Health and Education to make new schools and health centres more energy efficient. This includes trainings for staff on how to integrate energy efficiency into building projects, as well as technical support during the planning and construction phase. In the private sector, PEEB is organising trainings on financing energy efficiency measures in buildings.

PEEB has mobilized financing to include energy efficiency measures for three rural health centers and one energy-efficient storage centers for pharmaceutical products.