Today, October 23, 2020, the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre in collaboration with the Ministry of the Environment and Housing, the Bahamas launched the premiere of a short film highlighting the outcomes of the “Identification and Implementation of Bahamas’ Nationally Determined Contributions – Retrofitting of the Anatol Rodgers High School Project”, the resulting benefits as well as the relationship between the Government of the Italy and the Caribbean.
The project, funded by the Italian Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea (IMELS), has effectively implemented energy conservation measures (ECMs) and renewable energy technology through its successful completion, and is contributing to fulfilling The Bahamas’ commitments to a low-carbon economy.
The project improved the energy efficiency of the school and supported reduction the energy demands of the building, which has contributed to improving comfort of students and faculty in the facility. The project procured and installed:
- 250 kW-DC rooftop solar PV array
- Robust exterior lighting control system
- Vacancy sensors in all classrooms, computer labs, and lounges to control lights and ceiling fans
- Programmable thermostats throughout
- Low-flow lavatory aerators
Additionally, the project re-zoned the interior lighting system at the entrance and re-organized refrigerant lines from condensing units.
The knowledge products and lessons learnt from this project are transcending the border of The Bahamas as these are widely disseminated by the CCCCC via the Regional Clearinghouse and utilised in the development of initiatives aimed unlocking climate finance for the region.
Peruse the Anatol Rodgers Energy Retrofit Project, the Bahamas film here.
The launch can be viewed here.