The 19th of June in Brussels during the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), the annual flagship event organised by the European Commission to promote initiatives to save energy and move towards renewables for clean, secure and efficient power, took place the round table titled “Role of local authorities and national agencies for efficient buildings in the Mediterranean”.
Co-organised by MEDENER, the Association of national agencies for energy management in Mediterranean countries, and by Euromed Cities Network, a network of more than 100 Euro-Mediterranean cities, the round table addressed the issue of scaling-up and fostering innovative tools for energy efficient buildings. Representatives from cities and national agencies from Northern and Southern Mediterranean shared a vision on challenges and solutions for implementing an inclusive and sustainable energy transition adapted to the
Mediterranean area. The session focused on innovative tools for energy efficient buildings, a key topic for energy transition since buildings are responsible for 30 to 40% of energy demand and heavily contribute directly and indirectly to greenhouse gas emissions. During the event, Pier Luigi Porta, researcher of RISE laboratory of ENEA, introduced TEESCHOOLS and FEEDSCHOOLS projects, describing their innovative approach and the developed tools. The transnational and multidisciplinary expertise of the partnership are a fundamental asset to consolidate the knowledge of local energy managers.