Programme for energy efficiency in buildings (PEEB)

The IEA estimates that the number of buildings worldwide will double by 2050. Buildings already account for around 30 percent of global final energy consumption; however, despite existing sources of financing, investors lack the necessary knowledge and the political framework conditions for climate-friendly construction. The PEEB is a demand-driven and needs-oriented consulting institution that combines the financial and technical knowledge of the German and French project partners. The programme supports the further development of energy efficiency policies in the building sector and the development of incentive systems to mobilise private investment. Specific projects are developed until they are ready for financing and participating stakeholders receive further training for their tasks during the various stages of the development process. The results are prepared and introduced as practical examples into the GABC and other networks. The project is part of the IKI Corona Response Package.

Project data

Mexico, Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia, Viet Nam
IKI funding
5,920,000.00 €
10/2017 till 02/2023
Implementing organisation
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Political Partner
  • Ministry for Environment and Sustainable Development (MEDD) - Senegal
  • Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) - Mexico
  • Ministry of National Territory Planning, Urban Planning, Housing and City Policy – Morocco
  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) - Viet Nam
  • National Agency for Energy Management (ANME) - Tunisia
Implementing Partner
  • ADEME - Agence de la transition écologique - France
  • AFD - Agence Française de Développement

State of implementation/results

    Mobilisation of financing and green recovery:
    • PEEB has developed a financing pipeline of EUR 3.1 billion for large-scale energy-efficient building projects through the development bank AFD. Implementation of these projects has begun. (…)
    • PEEB supports partner countries in improving their energy efficiency policies, climate targets and investment conditions for buildings to ensure that such projects are replicated.
    • The PEEB approach combines project financing with improvements in the legal and technical framework.
      • Example: In Tunisia, the financing of 2 energy-efficient hospitals (total investment volume of up to € 158 million, calculated CO2 savings 6892 t/a) is accompanied by an improvement of standards and training measures. As a result, the 10 hospitals still planned can also be built to a higher energy efficiency standard. (…)
    Agenda-setting for decarbonisation of the building sector:
    • Internationally, PEEB works closely with GlobalABC, UNFCCC, NDC Partnership and other actors for climate action in the building sector.
    • PEEB has also strengthened cooperation with the private sector, including the establishment of National Alliances for Buildings and Construction in Morocco, Mexico and Tunisia, which has enhanced projects by private developers.
    Capacity building and knowledge dissemination:
    • Training on financing and implementing energy efficient buildings has reached more than 550 professionals from the public and private sectors, including banks, to date.
    • PEEB disseminated publications on key building transformation topics (…), such as building materials/embodied carbon, support schemes (…) and non-monetary incentives for green buildings (…), digital tools for energy efficiency, guidance on energy efficient building design, private sector business models, and the impact of EU sustainable finance initiatives on the global building transformation.
    • PEEB advised the Ministry of Housing and the state housing company Al Omrane on the preparation of a national green housing programme and supports them in the detailed preparation phase of a project application for a housing NAMA (€20 million) to the NAMA Facility. (…)
    • Through advice from PEEB, energy efficiency requirements were included in the hotel construction standard.
    • As a result of PEEB's advice, a national hotel chain is building two new hotels in an energy-efficient way. A guide to energy efficiency in hotels shows: Hotels can save up to 30% energy, payback ≤ 3 years. If 10% of hotels in Mexico reduce energy consumption by 30%, this would save 288,000 t CO2eq/a. saved. (…)
    • PEEB advised the Ministry of Environment on a roadmap to develop energy efficiency regulations for the construction sector and supported the implementation of a regional energy efficiency guideline. (…)
    • Through trainings by PEEB, the construction departments of the ministries are equipped for energy efficient projects financed by loans from AFD and others.
    • Through AFD, PEEB is financing the construction or rehabilitation of two hospitals (€ 158 million). In order to scale up hospital projects in the health sector (…), PEEB supported the national energy agency ANME in the development of a guide for energy-efficient hospitals and in training. (…)
    • PEEB supported the Ministry of Construction in developing an NDC roadmap for the building sector. This enabled the Ministry of Construction to submit a project application for a housing NAMA (EUR 17.3 million) to the NAMA Facility.

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