Selection and Implementation of Pilot Project for 3 BRESL Products under Barrier Removal To The Cost-Effective Development And Implementation of Energy Efficiency Standards & Labeling (BRESL-2) Project

Jan 1, 2014

Description of Project:

BRESL project was to develop and implement the standards & labelling of six products i.e. (i) Room air conditioners, (ii) Refrigerators; (iii) Electric Fans, (iv) Electric Motors; (v) The Ballast for Fluorescent Tube lights (vi) The compact Fluorescent lamps to bringing about energy saving out of the use of these products. This was the International project, was financed by GEF, and was being implemented by UNDP. Six Asian countries had been participating in this project independently as a country component of the project. These countries are Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Pakistan, Thailand and Vietnam. This project was to rapidly accelerate the adoption and implementation of Energy standards and labelling (ES&L) in these countries and would facilitate harmonization of tests procedure of standards and labels among these countries.

Description of actual services provided by your staff within the assignment:

  • Review of BSTI (Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution) standards on energy efficiency and grading of 6 products and identification of the sources such as other national standards/International Electro-technical Commission (IEC)/ International Standards Organization (ISO) standards etc.
  • Review of the list of products brought under mandatory Certification Marks (CM) scheme of BSTI and the standards referenced in that list; and Review of local representative manufacturers’ data/facts sheet or technical brochure on the 6 BRESL products;
  • Review of the Drafted Bill of 2012 on formation of SEDA; and Review of report(s) on energy efficiency improvement in Bangladesh published with assistance of German Technical Cooperation Agency (GIZ) / World Bank;
  • Review of the roles played by GOB and its various machinery such as NBR (national Board of Revenue), Ministry of Commerce, IDCOL (Infrastructure Development Company Limited), and non-government stakeholders such as CAB (Consumers Association of Bangladesh), EAB (Electrical Association of Bangladesh) and BEMA (Bangladesh Electric Manufacturing and Merchandizing Association);
  • Guiding the BRESL team with an implementation strategy comprising of the review of reports and several survey sessions’ comments and findings from TWG consultants and other relevant stakeholders
  • Carrying out a small pilot project to quantify and justify our findings and recommendations

Developing a training module for the training course including facilitator’s guide, session plan with power point presentation on case studies or examples from Bangladesh context.



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