Technical meetings launched to facilitate the promotion of energy efficiency measures in buildings

Aiming to promote energy efficiency measures in buildings through capacity building, tools adjustment and awareness raising campaigns, meetMED II organized two hybrid technical meetings on October 13, 2021.  Organized by ADEME and hosted by INES-Solaire in France, the events welcomed attendees and experts and allowed online attendance.

The day started with “ Technical meeting on improving energy efficiency and thermal comfort in public buildings”. The meeting discussed mainly the preliminary results of “Improving Energy Efficiency and Thermal Comfort in Cities and Buildings” report. These results are the first steps to develop and implement a set of tools and trainings for implementing energy audits in municipalities, and provide guidance for energy management in buildings.

The discussion built upon the results of meetMED experts 1st technical meeting held on September 2, 2021. The agenda covered a number of topics including:

  • General Overview on key elements of a comprehensive national framework to promote thermal comfort and energy efficiency in (public) buildings
  • Regulatory frameworks supporting thermal comfort and energy efficiency in buildings
  • Financial and regulatory incentives to promote thermal comfort and energy efficiency in buildings

Later on october 13, 2021, “Technical meeting on Regional platform for training and provisional certification of sustainable buildings GRASSMED Green BOOCC” took place to facilitate the development of a regional platform for training and provisional certification of sustainable buildings under meetMED II.

Notably, GRASSMED Green BOOCC (Green Building Open Online Courses and Certification) will integrate all energy efficiency and environmental protection measures, and represents a new approach for rating and labelling green buildings in the Mediterranean region with focus on a number of meetMED II beneficiary countries. Eventually,  GRASSMED Green BOOCC  tool aims mainly at verifying and validating building’s performance and environmental quality of construction.

During the technical meeting, attendees discussed mainly the action plan to develop and launch GRASSMED Green BOOCC.