The BUILD_ME project addressed a wide range of topics related to energy efficiency in the MENA region in its first phase. The project team analysed macroeconomic boundary conditions and the status quo of energy efficiency to produce a comprehensive picture of the current situation. Guidehouse, together with the local partners, conducted extensive stakeholder dialogue with public authorities, project developers, utilities, and consumers to identify barriers and drivers for energy efficiency in buildings. This dialogue led to country-specific policy recommendations, which were assessed against their impact on energy, emissions, investments, and jobs. To ensure these findings were realistic, the team worked with select pilot projects in each country.

This work is compiled in three comprehensive country progress reports that can be downloaded below.