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Improved Performance through Higher Standards: Building Energy Efficiency Codes in Tunisia

Thursday, 25 June 2015 11:50 Written by 
  • Location(s): Tunisia
  • Type(s): Solution
  • Theme(s): Energy
  • SDG(s): 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
  • Locations in the Arab States: Tunisia
  • Types in the Arab States: Solution
  • Themes in the Arab States: Energy
  • SDGs in the Arab States: 7. Affordable and Clean Energy

Energy efficiency measures in the building sector like adding roof insulation, reducing uncontrolled air infiltration, installation energy efficient appliances, lighting fixtures, and heating and cooling equipment offer huge potential with relatively high cost-efficiency.

The National Agency for Energy Management`s (ANME) energy efficiency programme for buildings aims to improve the thermal performance of residential and tertiary sector buildings, by developing energy performance regulations suited to the climate context in Tunisia.

The purpose of the regulations is to define the minimal standards to be applied for the design and construction of residential and tertiary sector buildings by:

  • developing minimum technical energy-saving specifications for building projects to construct or to extend in the residential and tertiary sectors;
  • familiarizing stakeholders of the building sector to comply with the minimum technical energy-saving specifications for building projects through the realization of pilot projects in the residential (10) and tertiary sectors (36);
  • obligation of complying with the minimum technical energy-saving specifications for building projects and linking the granting of building permit to compliant projects;
  • defining conditions and methods for complying with the minimum technical energy-saving specifications for building projects in the residential and tertiary sectors.

To ensure success, the programme has adopted a participatory multi-stakeholder approach, based on prescribing cost effective and realistic building energy performance targets for different types of buildings (residential, commercial, institutional, etc.). 

It is estimated that the implementation of the programme will help save more than 40% of energy in the building sector.

Partners: National Agency for Energy Management (ANME) 

Contact details: 
Tunisia
National Agency for Energy Management (ANME)
Mohamed Zied Gannar
Thermal Engineer
Head of Department "Energy Efficiency in New Buildings"
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