The purpose of this report on ‘Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MINAFFET), Kigali, Rwanda’ is to provide the Government of Rwanda as the building owner, an opportunity to understand how their building is performing on key resource efficiency parameters (energy, water and waste) by benchmarking against similar facilities within comparable context, and suggest a list of recommendations for improvement and the associated climate actions and operational cost savings with an aim to convert the existing building into a green building.
Energy use, water consumption and waste generation are the main components of resource use in public building operation. With the advancement of resource efficiency practices and technologies to reduce energy consumption, water consumption and better waste management, it is possible to cut down the operational costs significantly in the buildings without reducing the comfort and productivity of the building occupants and at the same time reduce the associated Green House Gas (GHG) emissions.
This can normally be achieved by the building owners and managers through the initiation of a systematic assessment/ audit of their building, followed by the implementation of cost-effective
resource efficiency measures.