SEACAP 4 SDG conducted the Local Living Lab training on public buildings energy efficiency measures in Jdeideh El Chouf (Lebanon)


In the context of the SEACAP 4 SDG project, the Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC) on the 17th of February 2023 organized the first Local Living Lab training in Jdeideh El Chouf (Lebanon).
The training session was delivered online with the collaboration of the Municipality of Jdeideh El Chouf, selected as beneficiary of the support mechanism set up by the project in Lebanon, and the EEG Energy Efficiency Group selected as external entity to assist the municipality in the implementation of the actions planned.

Jdeideh El Chouf is a population centre and municipality (municipalité) in Lebanon located in the Shuf district, Mount Lebanon governorate. The Mayor has a futuristic vision to reduce CO2 emissions and energy consumption. Among other municipalities, Jdeideh El Chouf has the most latest baseline, as the SEAP was submitted in 2019.
The number of PV systems installation was about 12% in the total residential buildings in the year 2021. Based on the mayor’s prediction, this number is currently 20%. The LCEC sees that this could be a good example to the Lebanese citizens and end-users, to encourage people to care about energy efficiency and renewable energy measures. 

Since 2016, the Jdeidah Municipality has engaged multiple stakeholders on a comprehensive plan to reduce CO2 emissions by 40%, through the implementation of solar PV projects, energy efficiency projects, and awareness campaigns.








During the training session, Sustainable Energy Access and Climate Action Plan (SEACAP), the concept of Living Labs (LLs) and the stakeholders’ engagement concepts were discussed. In addition, energy efficiency and renewable energy measures and financing schemes adapted to public buildings were explained to the attendees.








After careful consideration, the LCEC team along with the external entity selected two toolkits that were found to suit the local context developed in the framework of the EduFootprint and IMPULSE projects, to propose energy efficiency and renewable energy measures to be implemented in the selected buildings in order to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions.

Using SEACAP 4 SDG toolkits, we are closely working with the Jdeidah Municipality to engage them in capacity building, update their energy mix efficiency plan, establish a new baseline, and select two buildings for implementation.