PEEB works closely with its five partner countries Mexico, Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia and Vietnam and provides support to projects worldwide.

Partner Countries & Projects

The building sector in Senegal is growing by 3.9 per cent per year, propelled by economic growth and rapid urbanization. The capital Dakar is expected to grow from 3.5 million inhabitants to 5 million in the next 10 years, while the population is growing: from about 14 million inhabitants today to 19 million by 2030. 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 a small but growing market for sustainable building materials, made through modern construction processes.

Senegal has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector by up to 10 per cent (unconditional target) compared to current trends, or 41 per cent (conditional target) 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.

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. Trainings for Ministry staff on how to integrate energy efficiency into building projects, as well as a revision of standard plans and technical support during the planning and construction phase show energy efficiency potentials. PEEB has mobilized financing to include energy efficiency measures for three large rural health centers and several schools. PEEB supported the private sector with trainings on how to finance the integration of energy efficiency in buildings.


• Proposals for energy-efficient health centres and schools through revisions of standard plans and technical support and trainings for Ministry staff
• Two ambitious pilot projects are under development
Trainings on financing energy efficiency measures bring banks, architects and engineers together
• Technical studies (1, 2, and 3) and a roadmap to support the development of energy-efficiency regulations
• Financing pipeline for three large rural health centres and schools
• An analysis of energy use in the construction sector in Senegal including summary and recommendations 
• A report on the development of a market for local eco-construction-materials in Senegal