BUILD_ME III Project Kick-off and National Workshop on “How to accelerate the financing of energy-efficient buildings in Jordan?”
1 March, 2023
The Royal Scientific Society / National Energy Research Centre in partnership with Guidehouse, and the participation of representatives from ministries, banking sector, local and international financing institutions, energy specialists, contractors and Jordanian universities, conducted the National Kick-off of the third phase of Build_ME project: Accelerating 0-emission building sector ambitions in the MENA region on Wednesday 1/3/2023 at Le Royal Hotel, Amman.
The first phase of the project began in 2016 and focused on understanding the market and the main barriers for the uptake of highly efficient buildings in Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon.
The second phase of BUILD_ME concentrated on developing different tools to close these gaps and improve the framework such as (benchmarking, building energy performance (BEP) calculation tool, demonstration project database) and enabling national trainers to use the tools and provide further trainings for local stakeholders.
The BUILD_ME third phase will focus on using these tools and frameworks developed to facilitate the financing of energy-efficient building projects.
Build_ME project manager, Mr. Riadh Bhar, introduced the objectives of the third phase of the project, with a recap on phases one and two, and presented the (Building Energy Performance Tool), which was developed during the second phase of the project, and will be applied during this phase.
RSS and Guidehouse launched a national dialogue with all stakeholders to discuss the available mechanisms and tools that would facilitate the access to local and international financing channels to provide financial support for energy-efficient buildings, and how all stakeholders can cooperate.
The Royal Scientific Society is implementing Build_ME project in partnership with Guidehouse and the support of the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action.
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