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High energy efficiency schools in Mediterranean Area
Programme MED 2007-2013


The general objective is to promote energy efficiency in existing secondary school buildings developing a common Strategy based on the 3 typical climatic and architectural models that characterize the MED area: coast, mountain and city.
The specific objectives are:
– To create a transnational network among partners, other Public Authorities, Universities or technical bodies and schools, involving students in the educational dimension of Teenergy.
– To experiment benchmark activities for comparing buildings energy performances and defining a common Action Plan, for retrofitting as well as for new constructions.
– To implement a Concept Design action based on technological solutions for passive cooling, natural lighting and ventilation, integrating the use of renewable energies-also trough the organisation of 3 international Workshops in Cyprus, Spain and Italy and one Campus Week in Greece.
– To promote synergies with private operators and leader companies in this field, in order to foster technological innovation and new economic sectors.
– To diffuse and capitalize the results with the aim of increasing the awareness on energy saving practices and standards and –in medium-long term – integrating and improving the policies at MED level.

The TEENERGY SCHOOLS project has successfully implemented a Multi-Issues Platform as an interactive Network for the gathering of a common data base and the dissemination of best practices regarding energy efficient retrofitting and new building of secondary schools in the Mediterranean climate context.
The Project has operated from 2009 to 2011 in four countries of the Mediterranean ( Italy, Spain, Cyprus and Greece) and has pointed out the lack of energy saving benchmarks targeted to south Europe climatic conditions and the low energy efficiency of existing school buildings taking into account not only heating but also cooling needs.
Based on the experimentation of energy saving techniques, integration of innovative materials and renewable energies, including passive cooling for reducing costs and consumption in the school buildings, a common Action Plan, Guidelines and 12 Pilot Projects have been developed in close collaboration between all territorial and scientific partners, the pupils of the schools throughout direct participation and the involvement of post graduate students during three international Workshops and a one week CAMPUS session.

Leader partner:
Province of Lucca (Italy)


  • ABITA – Bioecological Architecture and Technological Innovation for the Environment, Florence (Italy)
  • Regional Council of Granada (Spain)
  • Cyprus University of Technology CUT (Cyprus)
  • ARPA Energy Agency of Sicily (Italy)
  • Province of Trapani (Italy)
  • Province of Athens (Greece)
  • University of Athens NKUA / IASA (Greece)

Duration: 26 months (2009-2011)
Budget: € 1.306.000,00

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