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Proyecto de investigación

Mediterranean University as Catalyst for Eco-Sustainable Renovation (Med-EcoSuRe)

Responsable: José Luis Molina Félix
Tipo de Proyecto/Ayuda: Proyecto Internacional (EU)
Referencia: A_B.4.3_0218
Fecha de Inicio: 01-09-2019
Fecha de Finalización: 31-08-2023

Empresa/Organismo financiador/es:

  • Comisión Europea


  • Le Centre Mediterranéen des Energies Renouvelables
  • University of Tunis El Manar (UTM)
  • Universita degli Studi di Firenze
  • An-Najah National University
  • Agenzia Napoletana Energia e Ambiente
  • Clúster Español de Energía Solar y Eficiencia Energética



Resumen del proyecto:

Low energy educational buildings are becoming the standard for new buildings in European and Mediterranean countries. Technical solutions are continuously developed by universities for eco-sustainable building renovation, but there is still a gap between designed models and their actual application. This is due to several barriers, such as the insufficient collaboration between key actors and the lack of efficient suitable tools from the public sector to develop solutions. The Med-EcoSuRe project offers an innovative approach to the definition and diffusion of cost-effective energy renovation within university buildings, with the perspective of extending results to the whole public buildings sector in the long term. A Mediterranean cross-border living lab - bringing together researchers, building managers, companies, public organisations and students - will be established to develop energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions as well as retrofitting schemes to be implemented in 9 university buildings. The final aim behind the project is to turn university managers into active players contributing to the co-creation and experimentation of emerging ideas, breakthrough scenarios and innovative concepts.


The project will allow Mediterranean university building managers and then, in the mid-term, public building managers, to tap into a wide array of proven technologies, policies, and financing mechanisms to improve energy efficiency and capture cost-effective energy savings in buildings. Med-EcoSuRe will also create job and business opportunities related to the installation and maintenance of energy efficiency equipment in buildings, as well as local manufacturing and marketing of energy-efficient construction materials.

 Expected achievements

  • 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 audits performed in selected higher education institutions
  • 9 energy efficiency retrofitting pilot actions

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