Cross-Sectorial Barriers and Challenges
Building sector’s Barriers and Challenges
・ General lack of awareness by the end-users on their impact on the energy crisis, and the excess use of energy that they consume.
・ No incentives for investors to invest in energy efficiency application.
・ General lack of awareness of the end-users and construction practitioners.
・ No familiarity with energy efficiency products.
・ No incentives for end-users to accommodate energy efficiency applications.
・ Lack of interest in energy efficiency applications.
・ Lack of effective actions by the government to address energy efficiency in all sectors  .
・ The absence of an effective policy.
・ Lack of transparency and information on the required methods and tools that can achieve energy Efficiency.
・ There is no institutional framework to promote energy efficiency and there are no dedicated prohibitive laws or regulations that call for the implementation of energy efficiency  .
・ Conflicting authorities and the absence of a regulating body that can help in implementing and following up on the applied energy efficiency methods.
・ The lack of clarity for energy efficiency schemes and the high risk associated.
・ The residential energy efficiency code is not properly implemented  .
・ Energy saving is a hard sell as it is non-tangible, especially when it involves different buildings, applications and large number of users.
・ Efficiency tools are fragmented across the residential sector and it is hard to account its data or keep track of it.
・ The lack of technical capacities  .
・ The technology used in Energy efficiency is not well recognized and is usually expensive.
・ A lack of a specific fund dedicated for energy efficiency promotion and implementation strategies.
・ The absence of an adequate policy for promoting energy efficiency.
・ Absence of utilities as executing agencies  .
・ Lack of Governmental incentives and motivational schemes that encourage the private sector to invest in energy efficiency schemes.
・ The assumption of high initial cost impaired with energy efficiency tools and applications, without realising the promising saving it represent on the long run.
・ No familiarity with the different technologies available nor the savings that they offer.
・ Substantial initial cost is required to invest in energy efficiency applications.
・ People shy away from accommodating energy efficiency applications due to the assumed higher initial cost without properly also considering the saving it will apply on the long run.