The various buildings that we use in our daily life, whether they are our home, workplace, or a building for health, trade, education, culture or tourism, all consume energy. This energy consumption is necessary in order to meet the various daily needs of heating, cooling, domestic hot water, ventilation, lighting, cooking and food storage, etc. In Tunisia, the sum of this consumption amounts to 27% of the country’s total energy use;  a percentage that is likely to increase in coming years.

The building industry has great potential for energy savings, which could reach 56% by 2030.

To achieve this potential, ANME employs a range of mechanisms, including regulation, advice and incentive, to improve energy performance throughout the different phases of building use, from design until operation.

ANME’s initiatives can be gathered into two types, namely:

  • Passive energy efficiency, which encompasses all efforts aimed at increasing the intrinsic qualities of a building (orientation, insulation, waterproofing, etc.).
  • Active energy efficiency, including all procedures to optimize energy systems and uses (energy-efficient technologies, regulation, behavioural modification, etc.).

The key programmes in this sector are the energy audits for new buildings and the audits for existing buildings. Both programmes employ regulatory measures ranging from thermal regulation for buildings to energy certification of household appliances.

ANME also provides support programmes for companies in the research and implementation of Combined Heat and Power projects, including assistance with the ISO 50001 EMS (Energy Management System) certification process as well as in the certification of buildings according to the Tunisian EcoBât scheme. ANME is also working on the design of mechanisms to provide energy saving solutions to Tunisian households, taking account of their geographical distribution.

For individual housebuilding (much of the residential sector), ANME oversees the design of procedures to provide domestic energy-saving solutions.

  • The housing stock has grown from about 2.9 million houses in 2009 to about 3.3 million in 2015, an increase of 80,000 houses per year. This park is expected to grow faster in the next years because of the various real estate projects planned over the medium term.
  • 30%
    The scarcity of national natural resources along with the increase of energy demand leads Tunisia to initiate an energy transition process focusing on the increase of the share of renewable energies in the production of electricity in order to reach 12% by 2020 and 30% by 2030, in comparison to the current 3%. Indeed, the objective is to reach a renewable electric power of 3815 MW by 2030.
  • 41%
    International negotiations on climate change resulted in a historic agreement in December 2015 in Paris called the "Paris Agreement"
  • 30%
    Penetration rate of renewable energies in electricity production in 2030