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.‎


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


Mediterranean Renewable Energy Centre (MEDREC)‎


University of Tunis El Manar (UTM) Tunisia

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


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


                             An-Najah National University - Energy Research Centre  (ERC)



                             Naples Agency for Energy and Environment- (ANEA)‎


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


                             University of  Campania- Department Of Architecture and Industrial Design



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


                             University of Naples Federico II

Start date: 1st of September 2019 ‎

Duration: three years‎

Total project Budget:  2.934.856, 69 € ‎

EU Contribution: 2.641.371, 02 € (90 %)‎


Imad Ibrik
Director ERC

[email protected]

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