On the 14th and 15th of February 2023, the Mediterranean Renewable Energy centre (MEDREC) , partner of SEACAP4SDG, organized a training on “How to develop and implement building rehabilitation projects through participatory approaches” at the Municipality of Bizerte, Tunisia.
This training was organized and delivered in collaboration with the Municipality of Bizerte, selected as beneficiary of the support mechanism set up by the project in Tunisia, and the agency Atmospheres ADD (represented by a group of engineers and architects) selected to assist the municipality in the implementation of the actions planned.
The training was delivered to the members of the local Living Lab established in Tunisia and gathered around 35 participants including staff of the Municipality of Bizerte, students from the national Engineering School of Bizerte and the National School of Architecture and Urbanism.
During the two session training, MEDREC and the agency Atmospheres ADD focused on the planning and implementation of building energy renovation measures based on the capitalization toolkit proposed by SEACAP4SDG, and while adopting a Living Lab approach. The tools selected to be adopted in the local context were developed in the framework of Med-EcoSuRe, PrioritEE and IMPULSE projects.
The trainers highlighted also the importance of Green Nudging which is a behavioral science applied to promote environmentally sustainable behaviors, and which is being widely promoted to encourage energy conservation and altering energy use choices.
During the training, the participants started exploiting the proposed tools to evaluate the energy performance a pilot building selected in the municipality of Bizerte, and will propose energy renovation measures to reduce its overall consumption.
A video coverage of the training is available HERE