Scaling up RE and EE in the Lebanese building sector
|Focus area||Energy efficiency(residential), Energy efficiency (public and commercial), Alternative fuels|
|Type of action||Strategy/Policy|
|Submitted to UNFCCC registry||No|
|Start of initiative||2013|
|Financing and support details|
|Financing status||Seeking financing|
|Total cost||US$ 49 mln|
|Financing requested||US$ 17 mln|
|Financing received to-date|| |
|Principal source of financing||Not known|
|Principal type of financing||Not known|
|Capacity building required||No|
|Technology transfer required||Unknown|
|International funder(s)|| |
|Organization providing technical support|| |
The objective is to achieve significant improvements in energy efficiency, and an increase in the use of renewable energy in the buildings sector in greater Beirut, leading to a decrease of energy consumption and a reduction of GHG emissions. These improvements re to be achieved mainly through the use of solar PV for residential and commercial buildings, solar water heating (SWH) installations and other energy efficiency measures.
Activities: (2014 - 2020)
Component 1: 0% Interest Loan Facility - Operated under NEEREA, offering 0% interest loans for RE and EE technologies, accessible for households and commercial enterprises.
- Component 2: Implementation of a mandatory building code
- Component 3: Training and Capacity Building Programme for certifying, monitoring building code compliance and auditing, as well as for engineers and architects.
- Component 4: Establishment of a demonstration centre - a national centre for excellence for sustainable energy building technologies.
- Component 5: Marketing – Programme to be made known to all relevant stakeholders
Impact and MRV
|Cumulative GHG reductions: 14.7 MtCO2e|
|Social:|| More reliable electricity supply; increased access to energy services; higher living standards and health benefits through improved building stock.
|Economic:|| Local job creation in the energy sector and service sector.
|Environmental:|| Reduction of noise and pollution from diesel generators.
MRV Framework: (2014 - 2030)
Process indicators at project level will inform an evaluation of the programme effectiveness, alongside an evaluation of co-benefits at regional and national level.