BERLIN contributes to the dialogue on energy transition


Did you know that buildings are responsible for 36% of the global final energy consumption and nearly 40% of total direct and indirect CO2 emissions? The renovation of the building stock is one of the main pillars in the energy transition, especially in the Mediterranean region, where the energy performance of building stock remains low.

The European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), the biggest European conference dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe, will return on 26-30 September 2022 in a new hybrid format. EUSEW2022 brings together public authorities, private companies, projects, NGOs, and consumers to promote initiatives to save energy and move towards renewables for clean, secure, and efficient energies.

BERLIN - Cost-effective rehabilitation of public buildings into smart and resilient nano-grids using storage, joins forces with other European Neighborhood Instrument for Cross-Border Cooperation in the Mediterranean (ENI CBC Med) projects at the EUSEW2022, which will organise a special session on buildings and relevant policy proposals, in collaboration with the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction. The session will take place on the 28th of September 2022 and will include virtual visits and panel discussion with important stakeholders. BERLIN together with the other projects will have the chance to present their results at the high-level Policy Conference of the EUSEW with the aim to showcase examples and to demonstrate the possibilities and benefits of cost-effective interventions. The projects which will take part in this session are:

  1. BERLIN - Cost-effective rehabilitation of public buildings into smart and resilient nano-grids using storage
  2. BEEP - BIM for Energy Efficiency in the Public sector
  3. ESMES - Energy Smart Mediterranean Schools Network
  4. GreenBuilding - Minimising Energy Consumption for Green Buildings respecting present uses and public needs
  5. Med-EcoSuRe - Mediterranean University as Catalyst for Eco-Sustainable Renovation
  6. SEACAP 4 SDG - Med SE(A)CAP integration through uniform adapted assessment and financing methods, mainly targeting buildings in education and health sectors, for sustainable development goals in a smart society
  7. SOLE - High Energy efficiency for the pubLIc stOck buildingS in Mediterranean
  8. Sustainable MED Cities - Integrated tools and methodologies for sustainable Mediterranean cities

BERLIN aims to implement cross-border pilot measures to support innovative and cost-effective energy rehabilitations in public buildings based on the nano-grid concept, the building block for smart micro-grids.

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