MED-ENEC - Energy Efficiency in the Construction Sector in the Mediterranean

MED-ENEC - Facing The Energy Challenge

External cooperation programmes - European Commission


A regional project funded by the European Union. It aims to increase the use of Energy Efficiency measures and Renewable Energy systems in buildings in southern and eastern Mediterranean countries. Apart from policy advice and business development, special emphasis is placed on the support of large building programmes as multipliers of climate friendly and cost-saving technologies and measures.

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In order to reduce both energy supply requirements and the ever-growing impact on the environment of inefficient buildings and installations, the MED-ENEC Project on Energy Efficiency in the Construction Sector in the Mediterranean is aiming to boost Energy Efficiency measures (EE) and the use of Renewable Energies (RE) in the construction sector.

MED-ENEC Discusses the Contribution of SMEs in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Development in the Arab region during the Arab Forum for RE & EE

MED-ENEC organized a roundtable discussion on “the Way Forward for More Contribution of SMEs in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Development in the Arab region” during the Arab region during the Arab Forum for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ARFREE) on 19 June, 2014.

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Call for proposals: "SUDEP - Sustainable Urban Demonstration Energy Projects"

The European Commission has launched a Call for Proposals worth a total of €8.25 million for the regional programme "SUDEP - Sustainable Urban Demonstration Energy Projects”.

The global objective of the call is to enable local authorities in the region to address local sustainable development challenges related to energy.

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Visit MED-ENEC booth at the SB13 Conference and Exhibition

MED-ENEC will be participating in the SB13 conference and exhibition on 6-7 November, 2013, as partner and exhibitor. The SB13 conference is part of a worldwide network of sustainable building conferences and will report to the global SB14, next year in Barcelona and is organised by the German University in Cairo (GUC, Architecture and Urban Design department), Ain Shams University, Department of Urban Planning and the State Academy of Art and Design, Stuttgart.

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MED-ENEC Leads the Cairo Climate Talks

The Cairo Climate Talks are a series of events meant to provide a platform to exchange experiences, raise awareness and foster cooperation between policymakers, business, the scientific community and civil society.

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MED-ENEC Organized the Third Regional Energy Efficiency Building Code Workshop in Beirut, Lebanon


MED-ENEC organized a regional workshop on Energy Efficiency Building Code Enforcement in partnership with the Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation.

 The workshop will took place on 25 September, 2013, back to back with the Beirut Energy Forum, with the support of the League of Arab States and was attended by energy efficiency and construction experts from various Arab countries.

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MED-ENEC Participated in the Fourth Edition of the Beirut Energy Forum

For the fourth year in row, MED-ENEC participated in the 4th edition of the Beirut Energy Forum.

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MED-ENEC has developed a road map for Regulation and Certification of Energy Services companies in MENA region.


In order to develop the energy efficiency market, it is important to satisfy stakeholders’ needs - Government mandatory or indicative targets - with sustainable business proposals supported by an energy saving mechanism and a qualification - certification process to mitigate risks.

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Energy Efficiency Fights Unemployment

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA region) face a significant economic and social challenge in the next decade. It must provide employment and opportunities for a rapidly increasing working-age population. This population group will be better educated and more ambitious than almost any previous generation. They will have greater expectations on quality of life than ever before. So not only will more jobs be needed but they will also need to be the right jobs that meet new aspirations.

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How to manage energy subsidies in the MENA region?

Energy subsidy reform is increasingly necessary in the MENA region. Here, more than 50% of global energy subsidies are spent, of billions of Euro each year. The MED-ENEC brochure “Energy Subsidies: A road map for reforms”

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