As part of the EU-funded Med-EcoSuRe project, 3 different buildings of the An-Najah National University, the largest one in Palestine, have recently undergone an energy audit in view of identifying opportunities to reduce energy expense and carbon footprint. Similar energy audit works were carried out at the University of Tunis el Manar in Tunisia and University of Florence in Italy.
This activity will be followed by the implementation of innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency measures within university buildings resulting in reduced and cleaner energy consumption, which is one of the main objectives of Med-EcoSuRe project.
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.
Med-EcoSuRe – Mediterranean University as Catalyst for Eco-Sustainable Renovation
ENI CBC Med – Cooperating across borders in the Mediterranean