El pasado 23 de noviembre se presentó el proyecto Med-EcoSuRe en una rueda de prensa celebrada en Túnez, tras haberse celebrado su primera reunión.

MED-ECOSURE

Med-EcoSuRe (Mediterranean University as Catalyst for Eco-Sustainable Renovation) is a project funded by the European Union, under the ENI CBC MED programme.

 

The programme is managed by the Autonomous Region of Sardinia (Italy) and aims to promote cross-border cooperation in the Mediterranean region.

Description

Low energy educational buildings are becoming the standard for new buildings in European and Mediterranean partner countries. Meanwhile, the potential of efficient renovation of existing buildings continues to be a development focus in these countries. Technical solutions are continuously proposed by universities for eco-sustainable building renovation, but there is still a gap between designed models and real world application.

 

MedEcoSuRe project is rooted in the key role that Mediterranean universities have to contribute to environmental development and combat climate change. The project brings together researchers and stakeholders to build a common understanding of the eco-sustainable building renovation issues and aims to empower regional knowledge-to-action process, starting by the university’s immediate neighborhood, which is the university building.

 

A “Living Lab” will be established to propose energy renovation solutions to university energy managers based on decision-support tools that take into account social, economic and environmental aspects.

 

By being the core of the project activities, the involved academics will not only produce scientific solutions adapted to real situations but will also monitor and scale-up induced improvements.

General objective 

Value and implement innovative and eco-sustainable energy renovation solutions for Mediterranean higher education institutions and introduce active collaborating approach for decision support.

Expected results

The expected results of the project are the following:

 

  • Developing and transferring knowledge on the design and implementation of energy high-performance renovations within higher education institutions and promoting eco-sustainable technical solutions and best practices for reduced and cleaner energy consumption in the rehabilitated building.

 

  • Initiating an intermediation entity, a living lab, for the collaboration between academics, decision-makers and stakeholders, in order to support energy managers on planning and implementing innovative sustainable energy measures within higher education buildings.

Expected outputs

  • 6 toolkits of passive solutions design for higher education buildings retrofitting
  • 2 policy tools for energy efficiency retrofit in higher education buildings
  • 6 cross-border strategic plans for university building retrofitting
  • 6 energy auditsperformed in selected higher education institutions
  • 9 energy efficiency retrofitting pilot actions

Partners

Mediterranean Renewable Energy Centre (MEDREC)

Mediterranean Renewable Energy Centre (MEDREC)

Tunisia

www.medrec.org

University of Tunis El Manar (UTM)

University of Tunis El Manar (UTM)

Tunisia

www.enit.rnu.tn

University of Florence – Department of Architecture (UNIFI-DIDA)

University of Florence – Department of Architecture (UNIFI-DIDA)
Italy
www.centroabita.unifi.it

University of Seville - Thermal Energy Engineering Department (TMT-US)

University of Seville – Thermal Energy Engineering Department  (TMT-US)
Spain
www.us.es

An-Najah National University – Energy Research Centre  (ERC)
Palestine
www.najah.edu

Energy and Environment Agency of Naples – (ANEA)

Italy
www.anea.eu

Spanish association for the internationalisation and innovation of solar companies (SOLARTYS)

Spanish association for the internationalisation and innovation of Solar Companies (SOLARTYS)
Spain

www.solartys.org

University of  Campania- Department Of Architecture and Industrial Design (DADI)

University of  Campania- Department Of Architecture and Industrial Design (DADI)
Italy
www.unicampania.it

National Cluster Of The Sectors Of Home Automation, Smart Buildings and Smart Cities (DOMOTYS)

National Cluster Of The Sectors Of Home Automation, Smart Buildings and Smart Cities (DOMOTYS)

Spain
www.domotys.org

University of Naples Federico II

University of Naples Federico II
Italy
www.unina.it

Start date

1st of September 2019

Duration

Three years

Total project Budget

2.934.856, 69 €

EU Contribution

2.641.371, 02 € (90 %)