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Guidehouse (Project Lead)

Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public and commercial markets with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. We help clients address their toughest challenges with a focus on markets and clients facing transformational changes, technology-driven innovation, and significant regulatory pressure.  Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and technology/analytics services, we help clients create scalable, innovative solutions that prepare them for future growth and success. Headquartered in Washington DC, the company has more than 7,000 professionals in more than 50 locations. Guidehouse is led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies. For more information, please visit:

With over 700 consultants, Guidehouse’s global Energy, Sustainability, and Infrastructure segment is the largest in the industry. We collaborate with and serve as trusted advisors to utilities and energy companies, large corporations, investors, nongovernmental organisations, and the public sector to help them thrive in the rapidly changing energy, resources, and infrastructure environment. Our clients include the world’s 60 largest electric, water, and gas utilities; the 20 largest independent power generators; five of the 10 largest oil and gas majors; the 20 largest gas distribution and pipeline companies; European governments; and the US federal government’s civilian agencies involved in the country’s land, resources, and infrastructure. Our highly skilled professionals form exceptional teams to help our clients transform their businesses, manage complexity and change, accelerate operational performance, manage critical programmes, manage risk, meet compliance requirements, and improve operations and systems to address today’s most complex issues. We lead through our insights and excel at strategy, transformation, and implementation, creating more sustainable and resilient countries, governments, companies, cities, and infrastructure.

Integrated Development Group

Integrated Development Group (IDG) is a multidisciplinary engineering consultancy firm with over 25 years of experience in planning, urban design, architecture, research and development, policy advice, and more. Founded in 1993 by Dr. Mohamed Salheen (CEO), IDG provides various services and consultation to a wide spectrum of clients from governmental, private, and international backgrounds. IDG has vast experience working on sustainable and energy efficient projects with national and international partners including research, stakeholders’ consultation, material testing, design development, and site supervision. IDG aims to always achieve a harmonisation between heritage conservation, energy efficiency, and economic benefit by providing sustainable designs while ensuring maximum space utilisation.

Housing and Building Research Center

The Housing and Building Research Center (HBRC) is a national agency affiliated with the Ministry of Housing of Egypt. HBRC is responsible for promoting a sustainable building sector, including sustainable building materials, building physics, and energy efficient buildings and cities. The center was established in 1954 as the Building Research Institute, an independent governmental research establishment subordinate to the Ministry of Housing. Between 1964 and 1971, HBRC was subordinate to the Ministry of Scientific Research, after which it became affiliated with the Ministry of Housing. In 2004, the Housing and Building National Research Center was established by presidential decree. HBRC conducts high level research and industry coordination, joint programmes with international organisations, and engages in partnerships with local and international universities.

Royal Scientific Society

The Royal Scientific Society (RSS) is an independent nongovernmental, not-for-profit multidisciplinary science institution established by Royal Charter. Founded in 1970, it is a national organisation actively advising and supporting the development of Jordan with sound technical and policy advice, and consultations. The RSS undertakes specialised and accredited testing, research work with local industries and universities, consultations for the private and public sectors, and works in partnership with regional and international organisations.

The National Energy Research Centre (NERC) is one of the RSS’s specialised technical centers, which has been established in Jordan for research, development, and training in the fields of renewable energy and energy efficiency and raising the standards of energy use in the different sectors.

NERC is also working on energy planning and policy for renewable energy and energy efficiency and is developing the necessary infrastructure to support the implementation of energy investment projects. In this role, NERC is the official Jordanian government consultant on matters of energy national policy, strategy, and planning, carrying out research on developing innovative technologies.

Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation

The Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC) is the national energy agency for Lebanon. LCEC is affiliated with the Lebanese Ministry of Energy and Water and is its technical arm in all subjects related to energy efficiency, renewable energy, and green buildings. The main drivers are the second National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP) and the National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP) for Lebanon 2016–2020. NEEAP 2016–2020 includes a specific savings target around 4.83% of the total Lebanese electric power demand in 2020. The second NEEAP targets all sectors, specifically the building sector.

The LCEC is also the technical assistance unit for the Central Bank of Lebanon and is responsible for evaluating proposals related to the National Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Action (NEEREA) financing mechanism, which allows the private sector to access low interest loans to implement energy efficiency and renewable energy measures. The LCEC has installed a qualification system for energy service companies. This system assists in controlling the Lebanese market and guaranteeing quality products and installations.

European Bank of Reconstruction and Development

The European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is directly engaged in all three target countries and has intermediary financing programmes in Egypt and Lebanon in place. In Egypt and Lebanon, the EBRD has implemented a Green Economy Financing Facility (GEFF). In Jordan, a GEFF is planned to begin in summer 2020. In addition, the EBRD has executed several other projects in all three countries and will advise the project team with its experience.


ALCOR is an independent study and consulting firm specialising in sustainable development, it has been operating in Tunisia and in several other parts of the world since 2000. ALCOR provides services to different types of clients placing full trust in its abilities, including governments, international stakeholders, development institutions, and major private and institutional investors. ALCOR has developed this capacity over the years through its experience, multi-disciplinary expertise, and a network of partners sharing the same values and convictions. ALCOR has a broad experience in the area of market-based financing mechanisms within the frame of national energy efficiency and renewable energy strategies and policy development. ALCOR has been involved in many studies and projects related to this theme in various countries in Africa and in the MENA region. ALCOR is based in Tunisia and has been working within Maghreb Region for more than fifteen years and beyond, especially in Morocco, Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon. Throw its large network, ALCOR can also mobilise and hire experts from the region with specific skills that bring added value to the projects.

Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) is an intergovernmental organisation with diplomatic status that aims to enable and increase the adoption of renewable energy and energy efficiency practices in the Arab region. RCREEE teams with regional governments and global organisations to initiate and lead clean energy policy dialogues, strategies, technologies, and capacity development to increase Arab states’ share of tomorrow’s energy.

Egypt Green Building Council

Egypt Green Building Council (EgyptGBC) is a not-for-profit organization and Prospective Member affiliated with the World Green Building Council, which is a global network of over 70 Green Building Councils and their 32,000 member companies. The mission of Egypt GBC is to create momentum towards sustainability and green buildings in Egypt by cooperating with the construction community to shift professional practices and raise awareness in Egypt. EgyptGBC influences decision-makers and the construction market by developing green building rating systems and tools, trainings, market research, as well as community and stakeholder outreach. Leading private sector companies in the buildings value chain in Egypt and the MENA region such as Majid Al Futtaim, Knauf, and HeidelbergCement are corporate members and partners of EgyptGBC. EgyptGBC launched the TARSHEED rating tool (energy – water – habitat) for residential buildings, commercial buildings, and communities. Within the pipeline of registered projects, the first TARSHEED certificates were awarded in November 2019 for three new residential buildings in El Wahat El Baharia, Western Desert.

Lebanon Green Building Council

The aim of the Lebanon Green Building Council (LGBC) is to provide a Lebanese certification system for buildings that adopt environmental parameters. The LGBC also hopes to transform the way buildings and communities are designed into a prosperous environment that improves quality of life. The LGBC aims to become a leading nonprofit organisation working to promote the sustainable building industry on an international level.