Med-EcoSuRe
Courtesy of MEDREC
Mediterranean University as Catalyst for Eco-Sustainable Renovation

About the project

Low energy educational buildings are becoming the standard for new buildings in European and Mediterranean countries. Technical solutions are continuously developed by universities for eco-sustainable building renovation, but there is still a gap between designed models and their actual application. This is due to several barriers, such as the insufficient collaboration between key actors and the lack of efficient suitable tools from the public sector to develop solutions. The Med-EcoSuRe project offers an innovative approach to the definition and diffusion of cost-effective energy renovation within university buildings, with the perspective of extending results to the whole public buildings sector in the long term. A Mediterranean cross-border living lab - bringing together researchers, building managers, companies, public organisations and students - will be established to develop energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions as well as retrofitting schemes to be implemented in 9 university buildings. The final aim behind the project is to turn university managers into active players contributing to the co-creation and experimentation of emerging ideas, breakthrough scenarios and innovative concepts.

Key information

Med-EcoSuRe
Mediterranean University as Catalyst for Eco-Sustainable Renovation
B.4 Environmental protection, climate change adaptation and mitigation
B.4.3 Energy efficiency and renewable energy
Tunisia, Italy, Spain, Palestine

Financial data

2.9 million
Total budget
2.6 million
EU contribution
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10%
Project co-financing

Highlights

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7
Partners
4
Countries
6
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What will be improved?

The project will allow Mediterranean university building managers and then, in the mid-term, public building managers, to tap into a wide array of proven technologies, policies, and financing mechanisms to improve energy efficiency and capture cost-effective energy savings in buildings. Med-EcoSuRe will also create job and business opportunities related to the installation and maintenance of energy efficiency equipment in buildings, as well as local manufacturing and marketing of energy-efficient construction materials.

Who will benefit?

  • University staff and managers 
  • National/regional agencies and institutions in charge of energy efficiency
  • SMEs of the energy sector
  • Researchers and academics
     

Expected achievements

  • 6 toolkits of passive solutions design for higher education buildings retrofitting
  • 2 policy tools for energy efficiency retrofit in higher education buildings
  • 6 cross-border strategic plans for university building retrofitting
  • 6 energy audits performed in selected higher education institutions
  • 9 energy efficiency retrofitting pilot actions 
     
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Project news

06 April 2020
Discover the pilot sites of Med-EcoSuRe project: site #2 – An-Najah National University

The expected energy savings will be around 20% further to the retrofitting measures to be implemented at the An-Najah National University, Palestine.

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Project news

20 March 2020
Call for tenders: Med-EcoSuRe is looking for a web designer

MEDREC, the coordinator of Med-EcoSuRe project, has launched a call for tenders to select a web designer for the creation of an ICT platform.

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18 March 2020
Discover the pilot sites of Med-EcoSuRe: site #1 - University of Florence

Med-EcoSure will implement major energy retrofits into 9 pilot sites which will lead to savings of up to 40% of the university buildings' energy consumption.

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12 March 2020
The First Global Newsletter of Med-EcoSuRe is out!

Find out the latest news of Med-EcoSuRe, a project dealing with energy efficiency in Mediterranean universities.

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05 March 2020
Introducing Med-EcoSure Cross-border Living Lab initiative

The core concept of the Mediterranean Cross-border Living Lab under the Med-EcoSuRe project is that working with stakeholders can produce more effective innovative solutions.

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28 February 2020
The Med-EcoSuRe project is looking for staff in Italy

The deadline for sending applications is 9th March 2020.

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20 February 2020
Med-EcoSuRe establishes a database of stakeholders to be involved in the project activities

One of the main objectives of Med-EcoSuRe project is to establish a Living Lab that comes up with the notion of working with stakeholders to produce research towards innovative solutions. The Living Lab structure includes a strategic level and an o…

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14 February 2020
Med-EcoSuRe team joins forces with university managers to launch the buildings renovation process in Tunisia

University buildings of the National Engineering School of Tunis will undergo energy retrofitting in order to decrease their carbon footprint.

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13 February 2020
Med-EcoSuRe conducts a survey for sustainable building rehabilitation solutions

Within the framework of the Med-EcoSure project, Solartys has launched a call to identify Innovative solutions addressing energy retrofitting of universities' buildings.

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30 January 2020
Palestine: Med-EcoSuRe performs an energy audit at the An-Najah National University

The audit is the first step for the implementation of renewable energy and energy efficiency measures which will result in reduced and cleaner energy consumption.

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20 January 2020
The Med-EcoSuRe project is looking for staff in Italy

The deadline for applications is 30th January 2020.

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23 December 2019
Energy efficiency in Mediterranean universities: start of the Med-EcoSure project

The project focuses on the implementation of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy measures in 9 university pilot buildings in Italy, Tunisia and Palestine.

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