Starting situation

The share of energy consumption in the residential building sector accounts for 24% of total final energy consumption in Lebanon. Electricity generation is around 10.3 TWh per year, 88% of which is generated by fossil fuels and 12% by hydropower. More than 95% of the energy supply is covered by imports from neighbouring countries, in particular oil products. An increasing energy demand often results in supply shortages, and in electricity in the urban area of Beirut only offered for around 20 hours per day. In rural areas electricity can only be used for up to 14 hours. This leads to an increasing use of small, oil-powered generators to compensate for these supply shortages.

Pilot projects

Byblos Seaside Residence

Byblos Seaside
Forefront development started this project in Byblos, northerly of Beirut. The residence is situated at the waterfront and offers chalets, apartments and villas ranging from 70m² to 180m². Parts of the project are still under construction.

Lamartine Hills (Bhamdoun)

Lamartine Hills
Dolmen development started this project in Bhamdoun, 25km southeast of Beirut. It offers 21 different types of apartments, delivered in four blocks. The residence is situated at the Lamartine hills and offers an established infrastructure. The Project is yet to be completed.

This project is part of the International Climate Initiative. The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) supports this initiative on the basis of a decision taken by the German parliament (Bundestag).

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