Efficient Buildings

Improving energy efficiency capacities in public buildings

Buildings in Mediterranean regions, and, in particular public buildings, represent one of the main sources of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) emissions. The majority of such buildings requires heavy upgrading of isolation and cooling systems currently partly financed by national, regional and EU thematic programmes.

Projects co-funded by the Interreg MED Programme under this thematic must focus on increasing the capacity of public building owners and managers in the MED area to develop and implement energy efficiency practices. 

From the design and analysis process to the transferability and sustainability of the project actions, these activities can cover a wide range of areas.  

What topics for efficient buildings?
  • Assessment and Implementation of Sustainable Energy policies, urban plans and measures 
  • Innovative Financial mechanisms to improve EEB (Energy efficient Buildings) in a Regional and Local Level
  • Energy Strategies, management models and solutions for deep renovation in public buildings.
Types of actions

Strategy building, capacity building, awareness raising, training and changing practices; Feasibility studies and analyses, elaborating policy plans, services and tools; Possibility for small-scale investments and pilot projects.

Key target groups

Public authorities, research structures, enterprises, NGO’s/civil society structures (end user role).

What results does the Programme target for 2014-2020?
  • 5 available planning tools to monitor and manage energy consumption in public buildings
  • 5 strategies supporting plans on energy consumption management for public buildings
  • 570 target groups  participating in capacity raising activities on energy efficiency for public buildings
  • 176 regions and sub-regions engaged (through charters, protocols, MoU) in developing energy efficiency plans/strategies