PEEB works closely with its five partner countries Mexico, Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia and Vietnam and provides support to projects worldwide.

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Tunisia’s building sector is expected to grow by a quarter in 15 years: From almost 2.4 million housing units in 2014 to 3.2 million units in 2030. This means adding 40,000 new units a year. Access to housing is high on the government’s agenda and reforms, incentives and programs are set up. Tunisia’s regulative framework on energy efficiency in buildings is well elaborated and includes several incentive mechanisms.

Tunisia has committed to reducing GHG emissions by 41 per cent compared to current trends with support by 2030 and is highly committed to implement energy efficiency measures for the building and construction sector. As of 2016, more than a third of total final energy consumption still occurs in the buildings sector. This makes the buildings sector the most important sector to reduce energy-related emissions.

See further: Tunisia country brief

PEEB Activities

PEEB supports the National Energy Management Agency (ANME) in improving the existing legal framework through training and advice on building code enforcement for municipal employees and a legal review of building code requirements and enforcement mechanisms. PEEB also supports improvement of data on buildings stock and energy performance.

Trainings on financing energy efficiency measures in new buildings aim at mobilizing private and public sector actors to integrate energy efficiency from the beginning of a construction project. Further trainings for municipal agents and experts improve adherence to building code standards on the ground. A Tunisian National Alliance for Buildings and Construction was launched in 2019 in the presence of GlobalABC.

PEEB is financing ambitious measures to improve energy efficiency and environmental performance for two large regional hospitals being constructed. In parallel, PEEB supports updating of a guide for health facilities to leverage the expertise for replication in more buildings. Other public sector project opportunities are being identified.



Mapping of current and future building stock and energy demand, together with KfW and UNESCWA, and producing a study on mapping public buildings in Tunisia in collaboration with the Tunisian National Energy Management Agency (ANME)
• Financing for construction and upgrading of two highly energy efficient regional hospitals as well as Guide for health facilities and awareness raising within the Ministry of Health
• Enforcement of building codes through trainings and a legal review of existing requirements and enforcement mechanisms
• Mobilising the private sector through training on financing for policy makers, architects and engineers 
• A technical guide for energy management in healthcare buildings and a webinar on How to make our hospitals more sustainable
• A study on mapping of public buildings in Tunisa in collaboration with the Tunisian National Energy Management Agency (ANME)