SHERPA Shared knowledge for Energy renovation in buildings by Public Administrations

SHERPA Project, Energy renovation in buildings by public administrators
Acronym SHERPA
Start date 27/09/2016        End date: 31/10/2019
Program MED Programme 2014-2020
Subprogram Fostering low-carbon strategies and energy effiency in specific MED territories

The main territorial challenge is to accelerate the implementation of EU Directives regarding the existing stock of Mediterranean public buildings, given the specific conditions and difficulties related to EEB projects in the MED area and the associated potential of energy saving.

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SHERPA final brochure

Towards the improvement of the Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings of regions across the Mediterranean

Replication of SHERPA methodology into local buildings

During the last phase of the SHERPA project implementation, the methodology defined for the development of Energy Renovation projects for regional Buildings was replicated on local buildings. The implementers who benefited from the SHERPA methodology were for the most part observers who followed the project from the beginning and participated, among others, in the regional capitalisation workshops organised in each pilot area (Emilia Romagna, Lazio, Abruzzo, Catalonia, Gozo, Dunea, Valencia, Crete).

Integrated strategies for the energy renovation of public buildings in the Mediterranean

BEE Group researchers Stoyan Danov and Jordi Carbonell attended the final event and the previous Steering Committe meeting. Images courtesy of @SherpaMED

SHERPA Final Event was held in Brussels on 22th January 2020 at the European Committee of the Regions. Read more about the event.

All the results and tools presented during the event are available on SHERPA Capitalisation Platform and on the set of toolkits that host useful information, available for Regions, Municipalities and other stakeholders interested in buildings’ energy renovation (ERB).

SHERPA gathers 12 partners, including 9 regional authorities, as well as 12 associated partners, including 8 local and regional authorities.

SHERPA website
Capitalisation platform
Set of Toolkits
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SHERPA’s main objective is to reinforce the capacities of public administrations at regional and sub-regional level to improve Energy Efficiency in public buildings (EEPB) in the Mediterranean area. This Interreg MED modular project will contribute to speeding up the implementation of EU Directives on Energy Performance of Buildings (2010/31/EU) and on Energy Efficiency (2012/27/EU).

The project is divided into two modules:

  • Testing module

A transnational, holistic and peer-to-peer model will be developed to produce 100 EEPB projects belonging to regional governments among the partner regions.

  • Transferring and capitalising module

Another 100 energy renovation of buildings (ERB) projects following this methodology will be carried out in buildings from partner regions’ municipalities. It aims to ensure that results from the testing module are transferred and capitalised to as many Mediterranean municipalities and regions as possible.

Main Outputs
  • 8 regional EEB strategies integrating Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs)
  • 1 Shared MED Information System
  • 100 regional EEPB projects
  • 100 local EEPB projects
  • 6 EEPB training courses (learning by doing)
  • 8 Financial operative schemes
  • 1 EEB MED Joint Action Plan
  • 7 Transferring Seminars
  • 9 Capitalisation workshops
  • 4 EEB in public buildings‘ capitalisation set of toolkits
  • 1 Online Capitalisation Forum



Regione Emilia-Romagna

This project has received funding from the European Regional Development Fund – ERDF programme.

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