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


External cooperation programmes - European Commission

Enforcement of Energy Efficiency Building Code - MED-ENEC's 4th Regional Workshop

EEBC Workshop group photo

Within the framework of the cooperation between the EU funded MED-ENEC Project and the Housing Department of the League of Arab States (LAS), MED-ENEC organized a regional workshop titled “Energy Efficiency Building Code – Enforcement and Evaluation” on 15 September, 2014 at Semiramis Intercontinental Hotel in Cairo, Egypt.

The workshop was part of a series of workshops, which started in 2011 by MED-ENEC, to support the Energy Efficiency Building Code (EEBC) development and implementation in the Arab region. EEBC is a set of rules that specify the energy efficiency standards of a building. It is aimed at improving the energy performance of a building in a way that guarantees an efficient consumption with minimal waste.

Buildings have a great energy saving potential and, energy saving measures in buildings are quite simple, when considered from the start of the building design. And within the context of the current energy issues, it is important to focus on buildings since they have from 40 to 60 % from the overall energy consumption rates.

Most Arab countries already have building codes, which are not being implemented yet due to enforcement issues. This workshop focused on how to ensure that the building codes are properly implemented as a result of effective enforcement.


Download the workshop report here


Workshop presentations

1- Introduction to EEBC Enforcement & Evaluation - Florentine Visser

2- EEBC Enforcement & Evaluation Progress - Iraq 

3- EEBC Enforcement & Evaluation Progress - Jordan

4- EEBC Enforcement & Evaluation Progress - Lebanon

5- EEBC Enforcement & Evaluation Progress - Morocco

6- EEBC Enforcement & Evaluation Progress - Palestine

7- EEBC Enforcement & Evaluation Progress - Tunisia

8- EEBC Enforcement & Evaluation Progress - Algeria

9- Development of a Compliance Tool for Tunisian Building Energy Efficiency Code - Mohamed Zied GANNAR

10- Extension of e-QUEST Adaptation Software for EE Building Compliance to Jordan - Tareq Emtairah

11 - EE Building Code Enforcement Tools - Peter Wouters



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