The European Union-funded, UNDP implemented, ‘Renewable Energy for the Lebanese Armed Forces project’ focuses on strengthening the security and well-being of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), specifically the LAF stationed in the North-Eastern border regions of Lebanon. The aim of the project is the provision of sustainable energy solutions that, first and foremost, increase the LAF’s energy autonomy in the region and enhance the general energy services that achieve a higher ability to observe and carry out the respective security-based operations. These actions build on the Lebanese Armed Forces Sustainable Energy Strategy of 2017 (EU-UNDP CEDRO 4, 2017), endorsed by the Ministry of Defense and the LAF.
It is part of this project that a tender to undertake thermal building retrofits in 7 LAF locations in the Lebanese North Eastern borders was launched. The JV of EEG and ARM Engineering won the tender and completed the project between March and October 2021. The scope included the tasks as detailed hereafter:
1. Aluminum Works: Replacing existing windows by Low E Double Glazing with the below key details
2. Roof waterproofing Works with the following details
Roof waterproofing: Before (Left); After (Right)
Stone coping: Before (Left); After (Right)
4. Thermal insulation to walls
Gypsum Board wall installation including the following details:
Internal Walls insulation
5. Steel doors
Old door (Left); new fire rated steel thermal insulated door (Right)
After cleaning the walls, and ensuring they are totally dried, sandpapers were used to dull any uneven surfaces
Three coats of putty and three coats of paint were applied respectively.
Final painting phase
Thermal imaging and various measurements were taken to document the improvement in the thermal efficiency of the buildings.
The activities were a clear showcase of the potential improvement of the thermal building performance through retrofitting existing facilities, specially in rural and high-altitude locations.
The project was concluded with two capacity-building workshops given to the Lebanese Army technicians and engineers.
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