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BUILD ME – boosting ambitions to achieve a climate-neutral building standard in the MENA region

As of: August 2020

Objective and activities

The building sector in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has great potential for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by means of energy-efficient and climate-friendly construction. The project consequently supports pilot projects and policy dialogues that foster the partner countries’ ambitions to achieve climate-neutral building standards. The main focus is on the introduction of an energy classification system for buildings, aimed at facilitating access to finance for buildings that meet sustainability criteria. Technical support is given to actual building projects, which are also financially funded by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Advice on building regulations and on the incorporation of building energy efficiency into the national climate protection contributions (NDCs), as well as the development of national strategies for the building sector strengthen political cooperation with stakeholders./

State of implementation/results

With the finalization of the first project phase from 2016-2018 all objectives have been achieved and numerous recommendations and outputs produced. These will shortly be available for download on the project website. The next phase of the project is currently in preparation.

Project data

Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia

Implementing organisation:
Navigant Energy Germany GmbH

Partner institution(s):
  • Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) - Egypt
  • Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment (MEMEE) - Morocco
  • Ministry of Energy and Mining - Algeria
  • Ministry of Energy and Water - Lebanon
  • National Energy Research Center - Jordan
  • Ministry of Industry and Technology – Tunisia.
  • Housing and Building Research Center (HBRC) - Egypt
  • Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC)
  • L’Agence Nationale pour la Promotion et la Rationalisation de l’Utilisation de l’Energie (APRUE) - Algeria
  • National Agency for Energy Management (ANME) - Tunisia
  • National Agency for the Development of Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency (ADEREE) - Morocco

BMU grant:
3.712.201,55 €

10/2016  till  12/2021


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