SOLE
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High Energy efficiency for the pubLIc stOck buildingS in Mediterranean

About the project

The building sector is the largest energy consumer in the Mediterranean area. Most buildings are energy inefficient as lack of interventions over time have led to increase annual energy consumption and CO2 emissions. To tackle these common challenges, SOLE supports cost-effective and innovative energy rehabilitations of public buildings. Through knowledge sharing on energy rehabilitation, the partners will define local plans adapted to each of the participating territories where pilot actions will be implemented. Besides these pilots, in order to reduce building energy consumption, SOLE will also intervene at two levels. First, by encouraging behavioral change in people, inspired by an Interreg experience (REBUS project). Secondly, by impacting on local policies through lobbying and advocacy to integrate the pilots´ results in relevant policy frameworks.

Key information

SOLE
High Energy efficiency for the pubLIc stOck buildingS in Mediterranean
B.4 Environmental protection, climate change adaptation and mitigation
B.4.3 Energy efficiency and renewable energy
Italy, Greece, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Spain, Tunisia

Financial data

3.6 million
Total budget
3.2 million
EU contribution
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10%
Project co-financing

Highlights

Project in numbers

11
Partners
7
Countries
13
Technical outputs

Project duration

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Objective

To develop joint strategies supporting cost-effective and innovative energy rehabilitations of public buildings in seven Mediterranean countries via pilot actions, by promoting technical knowledge sharing and capacity building for behavioural change to improve energy performance and developing local and joint policy recommendations for energy renovations of public building, replicable in other Mediterranean areas

What will be improved?

SOLE´s partners share common challenges such as climate conditions, building stock characteristics and energy consumption. There is a need for a public driven approach to plan and implement sustainable energy policies and action plans. Through its activities, the project will contribute to increase the penetration of renewable energies in the energy mix, improve people´s behaviours in energy use and support policy reforms in the rehabilitation of public buildings and energy efficiency.

Who will benefit?

  • 120 public authorities at local, regional and national levels (associations of municipalities)
  • 60 among energy agencies and energy providers
  • 250 associations representing business in the construction sector (construction renovation companies, Energy Service Companies ESCOs, architects, engineering companies …)
  • 10 scientific community, research and academic organisations
  • Market (Green Technologies sector) and job and professional seekers
     

Expected achievements

  • Increased share of renewable sources in the energy mix by c.a 300.000 kWh
  • Reduced emissions from public buildings by c.a 130 tons CO2/year 
  • Economic savings due to reduced energy consumption 
  • 7 pilot actions implemented to rehabilitate public buildings 
  • 7 policy reports 
  • 1 cross-border policy recommendations report

Contribution to policy-making

Through its capitalization activities, SOLE will seek to influence policy-makers in charge of the energy sector at two levels: local and Mediterranean. At a local level, it will integrate the results of the pilot actions and behavioural change campaign into existing policies or at least taking them into account in defining new policies. At a wider level, integrating SOLE results into cross-border recommendations with the aim to deliver a strategic vision and a set of actions designed to influence and determine all major decisions and actions concerning green building rehabilitation.

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SOLE will participate at the Sustainable Built Environment Conference in Tunisia

Project SOLE will be presented at the Sustainable Built Environment (SBE22) Conference in Sousse, Tunisia, on Oct. 19th 2022.

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SOLE in Lebanon launches a call for tenders for a solar PV system

Deadline: 19 August 2022, 2:00 PM (Beirut Time).The Municipality of Jounieh is launching a call for tenders to design, supply and install a 200 kWp solar PV system on the roof…

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SOLE to take part in European Sustainable Energy Week 2022 in Brussels, Belgium

Project SOLE will take part in the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) 2022, the biggest annual event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe.

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SOLE involves teachers, parents, and students in its Act Green campaign in Italy

The project is organising 7 workshops this week in Italy to promote eco-friendly habits for the users of the different selected schools.

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SOLE has a new job opportunity for a communication agency in Tunisia

The National Federation of Tunisian Municipalities (FNCT) is looking for a communication agency to deliver engaging storytelling content on project SOLE. Deadline: June 2nd 20…

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SOLE's pilot projects facing shortages of construction materials, rising energy and fuel prices

The war in Ukraine and the COVID-19 pandemic could prove disastrous for global climate action. What happens to a project like SOLE which aim…

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SOLE explains technical, financial and legal barriers to energy rehabilitation of public buildings

The analysis of Pilot Action Funding Plans highlights the need to facilitate the participation of the private sector in investment programme…

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SOLE is hiring a junior technical expert in Lebanon

Are you an engineer or an architect keen on developing a career with a positive impact on the environment? The SOLE project is looking for you! Deadline to submit: 3rd June 2022

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SOLE´s partners discussed different approaches towards the energy efficiency in public buildings

Refurbishment of a school in Jordan, launching an awareness campaign on energy efficiency and learning from the experience of a UK county to…

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SOLE in Tunisia is seeking an administrative and financial assistant

There’s time till May 5th, 2022, at 14:30 (local time in Ettadhamen-Mnihla, Tunisia) to apply as administrative and financial expert under the SOLE project.

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SOLE invites you to join the ACT GREEN campaign to reduce energy waste

Tools and guidelines at the disposal of everyone to realize a successful campaign at workplace and at home.

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SOLE in Lebanon is seeking for an external auditor

There’s time till March 21st, 2022, at 16:00 CET to apply as external auditor at the Municipality of Jounieh under SOLE project.

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SOLE in Egypt advances in implementing energy efficiencies measures at Alexandria university

The pilot is on the right track and will address one of the six buildings of the faculty of engineering.

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Thanks to SOLE intervention in Jordan, students of Madaba are about to enjoy an energy upgraded school

While Jordan witnesses a snowstorm, insulating the public school will guarantee thermal comfort to the students of Iskan Faiha school in Mad…

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SOLE participants at BERLIN´s hub on photovoltaic will enhance their knowledge and exchange of information

This meeting will enable stakeholders to exchange on transfer technologies related to photovoltaic, energy storage system and demand side ma…

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SOLE project welcomes its new Italian partner: the municipality of Prato

The Municipality of Prato joins SOLE project and it will be involved in improving the energy efficiency of Borgo San Paolo Infancy school as one of the pilots´ project.

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Save the date to participate to SOLE´s event on buildings´ energy efficiency

The event targets specifically public authorities and stakeholders whose participation is of crucial importance to ensure some impact of SOLE activities on energy policies and…

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SOLE launches its campaign to tackle energy bills skyrocketing all over the Mediterranean

From Spain to Lebanon, electricity bills skyrocketed the last year. It is time to act and SOLE does it with its Act green campaign.

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SOLE launches the campaign “Act Green” to change the behaviour of buildings' users

Besides the energy rehabilitation of 7 public buildings, SOLE is about to launch an awareness campaign for buildings´ users and train civil servants and building managers for …

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SOLE in Egypt : energy rehabilitation intervention in the Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University

Through the EU-funded SOLE Project, Egyptian partners are working to rehabilitate the administration building of the faculty of engineering …

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SOLE is recruiting a project manager

SOLE lead beneficiary is looking for a project manager and to coordinate the technical activities in the field of energy efficiency of the Sole project. Deadline for application: 6th December 2021.

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SOLE project was featured in the Techne Summit Exhibition 2021 in Alexandria, Egypt

CEEBA and the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce hosted an exhibition featuring SOLE among eight other ENI CBC MED projects during this year's Techne Summit Exhibition 2021 i…

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SOLE describes the municipal building of Mnihla, Tunisia and will improve its energy efficiency

SOLE will improve the insulation of the building while promoting the use of renewable energy.

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SOLE: pilot interventions at the Technical University of Athens for more energy efficient buildings

The Greek SOLE’s partner, the National Technical University of Athens, one of the oldest higher education institutions of Greece, is impleme…

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SOLE: Energy performances improvements in a municipal sports complex in Lebanon

One of the pilot buildings of the SOLE project is located in Jounieh, Lebanon. The Fouad Chehab Stadium is a municipal sport complex established in the 1960s, during the era o…

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SOLE: the project is going to improve energy efficiency in a school located in Madaba, Jordan

The Royal Scientific Society is in charge of developing actions to improve the energy efficiency of a public school.

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SOLE project discussed measures to promote change behavior and to raise awareness on energy consumption in public buildings

On 7th July, SOLE organized a seminar in which relevant people shared their experiences on how to switch people´s mindset toward reducing en…

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Spain: the headquarters of the Andalusian Energy Agency is becoming energy efficient thanks to SOLE project

The SOLE project aimsimproving the energy efficiency of selected public building in the Mediterranean. One of these is the headquarters of t…

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SOLE: Save The Date - Seminar on How to raise awareness and change behavior among users of public buildings?

In the framework of knowledge sharing on energy rehabilitation activities, this seminar will focus on the active role of end-users to increa…

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SOLE: partners met to assess the launch of pilot energy efficiency actions in selected public buildings

The methodology developed to assess the pilot actions has been discussed, in particular the definition of the local plans, activation of fun…

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SOLE: Energy rehabilitation strategies applied to a public kindergarten in Italy

SOLE is supporting owners and managers of public buildings to improve them by designing effective energy rehabilitation strategies and increasing the use of renewable energies…

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SOLE: Financing energy improvements in public building discussed during second technical seminar

The seminar focused on the financing of energy use improvements in public buildings by private, public or a mix of both financing sources.

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SOLE: seminar on how to finance improvements of energy use in public buildings

The seminar to take place on 30th March will focus on the financing of energy use improvements in public buildings by private, public or a mix of both financing sources.

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SOLE: knowledge sharing seminars to improve energy performance in public buildings

The 1st Technical workshop regarding strategies to improve energy efficiency in public buildings has been held online in December 2020 and will improve the interventions fores…

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SOLE: Working together to promote innovation in energy efficiency of public buildings

Since the beginning of the project, various meetings actively contributed to creating a collaborative environment aimed at unitary and consistent field coordination.