ESMES
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Energy Smart Mediterranean Schools Network

About the project

The energy trends in the Mediterranean region are characterized by the growing demand for energy, fossil fuels dependence, high CO2 emissions, etc., with negative consequences on the environment. Buildings are responsible for a significant part of the total energy consumption, causing 36% of CO2 emissions. In this context, increasing the energy performance of the building stock has a key role to play in the transition to a smarter, renewable-intensive and decarbonised energy system and, in the longer term, to a climate-neutral economy. ESMES project will specifically focus on the optimization of energy consumption in public schools through innovative, monitoring-based renewable energy and energy efficiency (REEE) pilot actions. At the same time, the project will improve the capacity of 5 public institutions in order to implement innovative energy rehabilitations. 

Key information

ESMES
Energy Smart Mediterranean Schools Network
B.4 Environmental protection, climate change adaptation and mitigation
B.4.3 Energy efficiency and renewable energy
Italy, Jordan, Spain, Tunisia, Lebanon

Financial data

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

Highlights

Project in numbers

6
Partners
5
Countries
6
Technical outputs

Project duration

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What will be improved?

ESMES intends to contribute to increased awareness and better energy habits in schools, through practical training in REEE delivered to 8,000 students. On the economical level, it is expected to save € 30,000 /year through the return of REEE investments. Finally, the project should save 240 CO2 tons/year, 270,000 kWh/year from RE and 30,000 kWh/year through energy efficiency. 

Who will benefit?

  • 44 schools, of which 10 addressed by REEE rehabilitations 
  • 50 energy and education decision-makers 
  • 37,000 school users, both staff and students
  • Universities, research centres, NGOs and SMEs in the field of sustainable energy
     

Expected achievements

  • 1 contest among 34 schools to reduce energy consumption
  • 5 national energy-efficiency hubs set up
  • 5 strategies to support efficient and cost-effective energy mix in schools buildings
  • 10 energy rehabilitations implemented in public schools in Lebanon, Tunisia, Jordan, Italy and Spain and certified through energy performance certificates
     
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Jordan: ESMES project is looking for a project officer

Deadline to submit CVs: Thursday, September 23rd 11:59 pm (Jordan Time)

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Lebanon: ESMES launches first visual art contest in schools on energy efficiency

Teams from 5 public schools in Lebanon will compete to spread awareness about renewable energy through art.

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Jordan: ESMES accepts data collection systems to proceed with the installation in selected schools in Jordan

ESMES team visited the factory to perform the “Factory Acceptance Test” to perform the last step of verification before installing the data …

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Spain: ESMES announces winner of school's contest

The contest to achieve highest energy saving was among 9 schools in La Ribera county in Spain

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ESMES project to launch call for proposals for the energy rehabilitation in public schools

4 sub-grants will be awarded to the best energy rehabilitation projects for public schools in Italy, Spain, Lebanon and Tunisia.

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Jordan: ESMES discussed rising challenges facing electrical grid operators in Jordan

ESMES discussed the challenges being faced by Irbid District Electricity Co. due to the increased penetration of photovoltaic systems on the electrical grid

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ESMES is working on customizing photovoltaic equipment to optimize energy consumption in public schools

Several meetings were held with pioneering companies in the region to identify the most suitable innovative strategies to photovoltaic desig…

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Jordan: ESMES is looking for a project engineer

The deadline for applying is on Tuesday July 6th 2021 11:59 pm.

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Spain: ESMES trains a team to monitor energy consumption in their school

The energy team consists of selected students and teachers in the school to be in charge of monitoring energy consumption and take part in planning actions to decrease energy …

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ESMES Lead Beneficiary is looking for a project coordinator

Deadline for submitting applications is Wednesday 30.06.2021 11:59 pm Jordan time.

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Jordan: ESMES launches pilot initiatives on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Solutions (REEE) in three schools

The objective is to test a portfolio of REEE solutions, its cost-effectiveness and replicability potential.

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Jordan: ESMES signs contract for energy monitoring activities in 9 public schools

The systems will be installed to monitor and share electricity consumption in selected public schools.

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ESMES is preparing school contest for better energy efficiency in Italy

The main objective of the schools' contest is to raise awareness in the educational sector of the importance of assuming sustainable energy behaviours.

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ESMES sets ground for developing strategies to achieve suitable energy mix in public schools in Lebanon

In an effort to develop a national strategy and investment plan procedure to achieve a suitable energy mix in public schools of Lebanon, ESM…

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Tunisia: ESMES accepts installation of energy monitoring systems

The systems were installed to monitor energy consumption and share data collected among project partners.

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ESMES project holds training sessions in view of energy competition among public schools in Lebanon and Jordan

The objective of the competition is to decrease the energy consumption of selected public schools through building students' capacities…

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Jordan: ESMES is looking for an engineer

Deadline for submitting applications is 13.03.2021.

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Energy efficiency in schools: first ESMES meeting with key stakeholders in Jordan

Hub members had the opportunity to exchange ideas on how to achieve energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions in public schools in Jordan.

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Tender Relaunch for ESMES: Data Acquisition Systems - Jordan

The deadline for submitting offers is Wednesday February 27th at 12:00 pm, Amman Time.

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ESMES: energy efficiency contest among 9 public schools in La Ribera, Spain

The main objective of this contest is to raise awareness in the educational sector of the importance of assuming sustainable energy behaviors.

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Tender Announcement for ESMES: Power Consumption Data Acquisition System

The deadline for submitting offers is Friday September 25th at 14:00 Spain time.

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Tender announcement for ESMES: External Auditing Services for Verification of Expenditure in Jordan

The deadline for submitting offers is Monday, September 14th 11:00 pm Amman Time.

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Tender announcement for ESMES: Energy Monitoring Equipment for schools in Lebanon

The deadline for submitting the offers is Monday 5 October 2020 at 2.00 PM, Beirut time.

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Tender Announcement for ESMES: Power Consumption Data Acquisition System

The deadline for submitting offers is Monday 17 August 2020 at 13:00.

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Lebanon: launching of the National Energy Hub under ESMES project

The Energy Hub provides room for knowledge exchange and cooperation among stakeholders and decision makers in the field of energy rehabilitations in public schools.

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11 February 2020
ESMES: the idea behind a project on energy efficiency in schools of the Mediterranean area

The project will optimize energy consumption in 10 schools across Italy, Jordan, Spain, Tunisia, Lebanon.

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20 November 2019
Energy efficiency in public schools: ESMES project is ready to start!

ESMES focuses on the optimization of energy consumption in schools across Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia and Spain.

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