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MEDNICE

MEDNICE is the horizontal project of MED Efficient Buildings Community. It is responsible for the coordination of communication activities, for the dissemination of the projects' results, for the creation of synergies within the Community and for the advocacy of the Community's interest on the political stage.

The project involves six partners:

City of Nice (Reseau Euromed)

CMCC - Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change

EMUNI - Euro-Mediterranean University

Energy Cities

IREC - Catalonia Institute for Energy Research

Region of North Aegian

 

Topic: Tools and Strategies

Energy is managed more efficiently at neighborhood scale instead of single building scale. But governance system are more complex. To solve this problem, CESBA MED will produce a set of methodological and managerial tools, capitalizing previous projects, to optimize energy planning.

Topic: Tools and Strategies

After extensive testing in six different Mediterranean cities (to define a representative typology of public building), IMPULSE will develop and verify a management support information system to plan energy efficiency interventions in public buildings.

Topic: Tools and Strategies

Public buildings’ owners often lack of the expertise to manage energy efficiently. PrioritEE aims to strengthen their planning competences. Moreover, methodological support will be provided for the operative implementation of local action plans (cost-effective measures and soft behavioral actions)

Topic: Tools and Strategies

SHERPA will tackle the informative gap of owners and managers of public buildings about EE, by using an holistic, transnational and peer-to-peer approach. The final set of tools will take into account four key performance areas: governance, information, training and financing.

Topic: Finance

ENERJ will study and promote new financial mechanisms (Energy Performance Contracting, green taxation, public-private partnerships, etc), to undertake energy saving measures and policies for public buildings. It will also support planning procedures to optimize the use of financial resources.

Topic: Finance

The main objective of this project is to catalyze investments in energy efficiency in buildings, in order to overcome financial barriers. NEW FINANCE will support the development and implementation of innovative financial schemes that leverage public funds on private financial resources and lead to bankable energy projects.

Topic: Finance

The core activities of SISMA will be the development of innovative models for financing refurbishment of public buildings and of a common strategy to accelerate its adoption at local level in MED area

Topic: Finance

STEPPING will test eight Energy Performance Contract (EPC) investment plans, verifying their cost-effectiveness in the MED context. Finally it will disseminate the lessons learnt through the creation of “EPC MED Guidelines” for public buildings’ owners.

Topic: School Buildings

EduFootPrint will test a Life Cycle Assessment methodology (considering both direct and indirect impacts) for the carbon footprint of several pilot schools. The model will be replicated in the MED area, disseminating the results.

Topic: School Buildings

TEESCHOOLS will conduct energy audits in pilot schools, assessing the needs and the measures of renovation plans, and will calculate the carbon footprint of the foreseen energy saving technologies and their cost-effectiveness. The results will be replicated in the MED area through training sessions.