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During 2-4 September, IIEC Vice President for North America, Laura Van Wie McGrory, participated in a Singapore-U.S. Energy Efficiency Buildings Workshop in Singapore. The three-day workshop – jointly conducted by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA)’s Centre for Sustainable Building of Singapore and the US Department of State’s Bureau of Energy Resources – was carried out as part of the Singapore-US Third Country Training Programme (TCTP) and the US-Asia Pacific Comprehensive Energy Partnership (USACEP). It was designed to provide participants from ASEAN countries, particularly those in the Lower Mekong, with a better understanding of issues related to energy efficient buildings applicable to the ASEAN region. Delegations participated from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.

 

Ms. Van Wie McGrory joined experts from BCA, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and the US Green Building Council on a panel on Scaling up Construction of Green Buildings in Emerging Markets. Her presentation, “Promoting Energy Efficient Buildings in Developing Economies: Policy and Practice” focused on lessons learned from IIEC’s programs that have achieved significant and rapid energy savings in buildings through lighting retrofits in the Philippines, Lao PDR, and Malawi.


  Delegates to the Singapore-U.S. Energy Efficiency Buildings Workshop