The MED EPC Guidelines (MEG) aim to provide step-by-step guidance for the energy retrofitting of public buildings in the MED area through the use of Energy Performance Contracts, taking into consideration the intrinsic characteristics of the region. The MEG target primarily public authorities, but also EPC facilitators, ESCOs, financing institutions and market actors. These intrinsic characteristics, summarized as “MED specific context”, include: the climatological conditions, the buildings typology, the economy and market conditions, the governance structures that exist in the Mediterranean and affect the roll-out of EPC in the MED area. Drawing from the outcomes and lessons learnt during the energy retrofitting of selected public buildings with EPC in 7 countries – France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia and Spain – the MEG do not reinvent the standard EPC roll-out process; on the contrary, they tailor it to the MED-specific conditions, which stakeholders should not lose sight of, when aiming to identify EPC projects, develop investment plans, overcome barriers and create enabling frameworks for the EPC market uptake in the MED area.
Guideline developed within the Stepping project supported by INTERRED MED