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Building Energy Efficiency Expert

Closing: Apr 3, 2024

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Published: Mar 26, 2024 (27 days ago)

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Qualifications/special skills

  • A master's degree or higher in environmental science, architecture, urban planning, energy efficiency, sustainable construction, sustainable development, or a related field, providing a strong foundation in green building solutions, energy and resource efficiency in the built environment and environmental sustainability is required. 10 Years experience working on green building projects with an understanding of low-carbon and sustainable construction practices, energy-efficient technologies, and renewable energy integration is required. Proven track record in undertaking similar projects related to green building rating and certification. High-level technical proficiency in sustainable construction practices, including materials selection, energy-efficient design, and renewable energy integration.


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Qualifications/special skills

  • A master's degree or higher in environmental science, architecture, urban planning, energy efficiency, sustainable construction, sustainable development, or a related field, providing a strong foundation in green building solutions, energy and resource efficiency in the built environment and environmental sustainability is required. 10 Years experience working on green building projects with an understanding of low-carbon and sustainable construction practices, energy-efficient technologies, and renewable energy integration is required. Proven track record in undertaking similar projects related to green building rating and certification. High-level technical proficiency in sustainable construction practices, including materials selection, energy-efficient design, and renewable energy integration.


The Consultant will be responsible of the following expected duties and deliverables:

  • Milestone 1 : A report on energy and resources (water and materials) audit in buildings in Zimbabwe by climate zones : work with the local consultant and the Green Building Council of Zimbabwe (GBCZ) to define the climatic zones and comfort parameters, questionnaires for audits to determine thermal comfort, energy and resources and to establish a baseline for residential and non-residential buildings in the different climatic zones of Zimbabwe.
  • Milestone 2 : A report on green building rating and certification system for Zimbabwe. Work in collaboration with the local consultant and the GBCZ to identify vernacular/traditional architectures suitable for each climatic zones and conduct feasibility study with Climate consultant 6 and EDGE software to establish the best green building solutions for the country different climatic zones, then compile a green building rating and certification system for Zimbabwe. Green building certification protocol and compliance procedure.
  • Milestone 3 : A report on gap analysis and mainstreaming of energy and resource efficiency in the new Zimbabwe building energy efficiency code. Work in collaboration with the local consultant and the GBCZ to conduct review on the new national building energy efficiency codes and/or regulations, identifying missing requirements of energy and resources (water and materials) efficiencies.

Recommendations for building code amendment: First draft of requirements regarding:

  • Environmental friendly building design incorporating green building concepts and regulations (passive building design as per climatic zone),
  • Use of climate adapted and sustainable building materials,  
  • Use of energy efficiency appliances such mandatory use of SWH, lighting, air conditioning and ventilation, d. Water efficiency: mandatory rainwater harvesting, water reuse and recycling;
  •  Material efficiency f. Renewable energies (mandatory use of solar PV for non-residential building > 1000 m2 for lighting and other electrical appliances),
  •  Energy management and conservation for buildings,

Milestone 4: Three (03) Reports of training / consultation / validation workshops : Work in collaboration with the local consultant and the GBCZ to organise and delivery three (3) workshops with stakeholders

  • capacity building workshop, consultation workshop, and validation workshop All tasks will be undertaken in communication with relevant institutions and stakeholders in Zimbabwe. The consultant will work in collaboration with the national consultant, who collects data, conducts focus meetings with the local relevant experts and assesses energy consumption performance, organize workshops in order to inform the work on the a green building rating and certification system adopted for Zimbabwe’s GBC.

DELIVERABLES:

  •  Deliverable 1 - A Report of workshop 1 : Kick-off workshop, training and milestone 1’s process validation with the stakeholders.
  • Deliverable 2 - A report on the Zimbabwe’s climatic zones, comfort parameters, and vernacular/traditional architectures suitable for each climatic zones.
  • Deliverable 3 - A report on energy consumption pattern of the selected facilities from the audit exercise to establish a baseline for residential and non-residential buildings in the different climatic zones of Zimbabwe.
  • Deliverable 4 - Milestone 1 : A report on energy and resources (water and materials) audit in buildings in Zimbabwe by climate zones. 
  • Deliverable 5 - A Report of workshop 2 : consultation workshop, training and milestone 2’s process validation with the stakeholders.
  • Deliverable 6 - A report on feasibility study to establish the best green building solutions for the country.
  • Deliverable 7 – A compilation report of best practices of green building rating and certification system for Green building Council in Africa and benefits.
  • Deliverable 8 - Milestone 2 : A report on green building rating and certification system for Zimbabwe.
  • Deliverable 9 - A Report of workshop 3 : Validation/adoption workshop, training and milestone 3’s process validation with the stakeholders.
  • Deliverable 10 - Milestone 3 : A report on gap analysis and mainstreaming of energy and resource efficiency in the new Zimbabwe building energy efficiency code.


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