Capacity Building for the Adoption and Application of Energy Codes for Buildings

Project Summary

Although baseline activities are on-going in both the Lebanese Republic and the Palestinian Authority to update existing building codes and improve end-use energy efficiency, these activities do not address barriers hindering the inclusion of energy codes in the available building codes or construction of energy efficient buildings. The project will add on the existing activities and will provide the stakeholders with needed support to establish cost-effective energy codes in buildings. Governmental participation will be a requirement to transform codes and guidelines to standards, which in turn trained professionals in design and construction must be familiar with in order to apply them in their work. In addition, public awareness will be needed to activate market demand, as well as provide economic incentive scenarios in order to overcome increases in construction cost.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Lebanon: Department of Town Planning; Palestine:UNDP/PAPP
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
994,000 USD
Co-financing Total
255,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
Total Cost 1,249,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Concept Approved
01 Dec 1999
Project Approved for Implementation
24 Jan 2001
Project closed
01 Sep 2005