Renewable Energy Establishments Society (REES)
REES was established in May 2014 within the purview of the Ministry of Environment to provide an umbrella for companies, with the purpose of defending their interests and improving the renewable energy market. REES works closely with governmental offices, as well as electricity distribution companies to better serve consumers. REES has actively participated in establishing the Coalition of Energy Services Associations “CESA”, and is part of this coalition.
Membership of REES has reached 30 companies, which is more than a 50% increase from last year. Multiple meetings have taken place with top officials of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, including his excellency the minister. These meetings helped in relaxing the procedures required to exempt the components of solar systems from sales taxes and customs. REES is working closely with Jordan Engineers Association (JEA) to resolve the licensing issues related to design practice requirements for the renewable energy companies. One of the goals of REES this year is to finalize an agreement with JEA in this regard. On a regular bases, REES provides support to its members in resolving the problems they face with government regulatory agencies, Greater Amman Municipality and electricity distribution companies. You can contact REES at telephone numbers 0799417272 or 0797183537 or at [email protected].
Jordan Environmental Union (JEU)
Jordan Environmental Union (JEU) is a national advocacy front of nine of Jordan’s most active environmental NGOs who cover all of Jordan’s environmental sectors and whose projects span Jordan and beyond; promoting environmental stewardship and conservation, as well as economic and social development. These members are The Royal Marine Conservation Society of Jordan (JREDS), Arab Group of the Protection of Nature (APN), The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN), Energy Conservation and Environment Sustainability Society, Jordanian Society for Desertification Control and Badia Development (JSDCBD), Jordan Green Building Council (JGBC), Methods for Irrigation and Agriculture (MIRRA), Jordan Friends of Environment (JoFoE) and Darajati (DECS).
JEU aims to promote its values of stakeholder participation, transparent dialogue and CSO-public partnership. JEU has fostered strategic partnerships with the Jordanian Parliament and Ministry of Environment that focus on legislative and regulatory changes.
JEU’s vision is to become a leading advocate for environmental sustainability that can be a conduit for economic and social development, as well as stakeholder engagement and transparent dialogue. Its mission is to create resourceful coordination and cooperation mechanisms among member NGOs to achieve effective engagement and participation in solving national environmental challenges and issues.
JEU partners are UNDP/Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES)/EU European Union.
Jordan Green Building Council (GBC)
The Jordan Green Building Council (Jordan GBC) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization and member-based association that draws on its world-class expertise and international networks to maximize opportunities for the green building sector in Jordan. Jordan GBC was established in 2009, as a part of MENA region Green Buildings Councils, among 73 Green Building Councils around the world. Jordan GBC is a green sector leader and reference NGO, occupying the MENA GBCs vice chair, which takes on its shoulders promoting awareness and advocating for the adoption of Green Building Practices and the Green Built Environment actions. Jordan GBC is at the forefront of expertise and education developments in the sector, especially regarding providing access to world-class expertise, internationally certified training programs and regional and international networks that will help companies, organizations and individuals to be successful. This is due to the powerful contribution from Jordan GBC’s active members and partners in supporting the community of individuals and companies from all segments of the green
building sector. Jordan GBC operates upon four pillars which are the Green Academy, Marketing and Outreach, Membership & Networking and Research & Innovation. Through these pillars the council managed to conduct and achieve many projects from different levels and to establish partnerships on a global and domestic level; achieving environmental, economic and social goals, while applying an important role toward the development of society and business communities and toward environment preservation. Jordan GBC believes that Jordan can reap enormous benefits in quality of life improvements, environmental preservation, energy efficiency and increased prosperity for all segments of society.
Energy Conservation and Sustainable Environment
E-case Society was established in 2004 in Amman, Jordan, and is run by a board of seven experts in various fields including Engineering, Environment, Biology, Media, Education and Geology.
The society’s objectives are to save energy and reduce emissions by encouraging the use of thermal insulation in buildings, water harvesting, recycling and passive design in buildings of different functions; to control vehicle and sound pollution through raising public opinion and through legal action; to seek different means of renewable clean energy technologies to reduce consumption in households electrical and energy bills by introducing solar energy, geothermal heat, passive architectural design, water and energy saving devices … etc; and to educate the public on the importance of the environmentally safe technologies and their necessity for a safer future.
Over the years, the activities of E-case Society have been mainly technical and educational; by participating in and supervising of existing revised codes of practice on water and energy, as well as organizing workshops on energy saving and renewable energies at various institutions including the industry. E-case Society can be contacted at [email protected] or visit the E-case website at www.energyjo.com.