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

MED-ENEC -

External cooperation programmes - European Commission

MED-ENEC's Technical Assistance to Morocco - EE Building Codes

EU-MED-ENEC project is supporting the partner country (MOR) in developing and defining modalities to support the implementation of the new national EE Building Code that has come into force since November 2015.

MED-ENEC has contributed during 2015-2016 to the development of an integrated action plan in order to support the implementation of the new EE building code in Morocco “RGC-PE” promulgated by decree in 2015.

This action plan has been prepared with the involvement of the main stakeholders and has identified technical, administrative, financial and capacity building supportive measures to be provided to the entire building industry value chain in order to respond to market transformation challenges towards Energy Efficient construction.

MED-EMEC has pursued during 2016 the technical support to MEMEE by following up on the effective implementation of the most important aspects of the action plan, especially regarding the activation of the National Buildings Committee and the preparation of verification and compliance procedures for the implementation of the ‘RGC-PE”.

This technical assistance has contributed mainly to the elaboration of a detailed comprehensive procedure for compliance and verification of the Moroccan EEBC in line with the construction code and accepted by all the stakeholders, and to providing tools and material to MEMEE enabling them to activate the National Committee for Energy Efficiency in the Building (CNEEB) in charge of enforcing, monitoring and evaluating the effective implementation of the EEBC in Morocco.

This detailed compliance and verification procedure developed in association with an integrated supporting program, will contribute to operating a real market transformation towards Energy Efficient construction.

Activities

In order to reduce the energy consumption of new buildings in Morocco, the country has adopted in 2015, the EE building code (RGC-PE) by Decree No. 2- 13-874. Once the RGC-PE has been enacted, an action plan has been developed with the support of MED-ENC to define the accompanying activities needed to implement the RGC-PE in Morocco.

The action plan has covered the following aspects:

  1. Governance and institutional arrangement
  2. Legal framework, regulatory and sanctions
  3. Compliance verification process
  4. Standardization, certification and testing laboratory
  5. Sustainable financial support
  6. Communication ,awareness and dissemination of information
  7. Technical support and capacity building
  8. Evaluation of the impact of the Regulation

MED-ENEC has pursued during 2016 the technical support to the Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment (MEMEE), the Moroccan Agency for Energy Efficiency (AMEE), the Ministry of Housing and Urban Policy (MHPV) and their partners in the implementation and operationalization of the main priority axes of the action plan.

This technical support provided has allowed to:

  1. Prioritize the different Steps and activities to be undertaken to ensure the implementation and the adoption of the EEBC by the main stakeholders with an indication of the detailed budget of all the activities needed as well as the responsible entities of each activity and the time frame of implementation.
  2. Define the modalities, reponsabilities and tasks of the members of the National Committee for Energy Efficiency in the Building (CNEEB) which is responsible for monitoring the RGC PE in order to make it operationnal.
  3. Develop and detail a coherent and comprehensive procedure of compliance and verification of the RGC-PE in the different stages  of the building construction indicating the role and responsibility of each of the actors and taking into account the new development of the construction code in Morocco.
  4. Detail the capacity building activities required for the implementation of the RGC-PE in order to strengthen the basis of expertise in energy efficiency in the building at all levels of construction.

 

Outcome

MED-ENEC’s Technical Assistance has successfully brought together all the stakeholders concerned with the EEBC in Morocco in order to build consensus and to elaborate and implement a coherent and concrete action plan and supportive program to implement effectively the EE building code.

The main achievement of the project is the elaboration of a detailed comprehensive procedure of compliance and verification of the Moroccan EEBC in line with the construction code, and after consulting the different public and private stakeholders involved to ensure their support throughout the process.

This detailed compliance and verification procedure associated with an integrated supporting program, will contribute to achieving the objectives in the perspective of establishing a future market that operates according to Energy Efficient construction.

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