Posted on 24 May, 2023 by Ulrich Theuerkauf

In April 2023, GFA successfully completed the Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings in Jordan (EEPB) project. The project aimed to improve energy efficiency in public buildings in Jordan, particularly those related to the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Public Works and Housing. It was funded with a 15 Mio EUR loan from KfW (Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau – German Investment and development bank) and a 3 Mio EUR accompanying measure (grant). GFA’s implementing partner in the consortium was Engicon, Jordan.

Between 2015 and 2022, the project implemented energy-saving measures in 202 public buildings, including office buildings, laboratory buildings, hospitals and health centers, and schools. These changes included replacing lighting systems with LEDs, installing rooftop photovoltaic and solar thermal systems, and installing more efficient air-conditioning and heating systems. Alongside the engineering work, the project established and built the capacities of Energy Management Units in the three ministries.

The project met and even exceeded the planned targets for energy savings. Overall, the energy savings amount to around 18,900 MWh per year, with cost savings of 5,7 Mio. Jordanian Dinar (7,4 Mio EUR) per year. This is a saving of 39,4% and 46,9%, respectively, compared to the baseline.

The main project indicator of saving 13,000 t CO2/a (tons per year) was achieved with a calculated saving of 13,026 t CO2/a. This results in a payback period of 1.9 years.

Our GFA expert team and our consortium partner Engicon are to be commended for their excellent work. We want to thank the Jordanian ministries of Education, Health, and Public Works and Housing for their assistance and cooperation, and KfW for their continued support of this project.

View a short explanation video produced by the project team about how to be eco-friendly (Arabic language)

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