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Some Lebanese companies and organizations have already passed the green light. Here are some examples:




  • IPT Energy Center (IPTEC), a specialized research center established by IPT in 2012 to fulfill its CSR objectives, has organized the 2nd edition of the Energy Awareness Awards to recognize efforts put forth by private sector companies, municipalities, universities, technical schools, and entrepreneurs in the field of energy sustainability in Lebanon
  • Launched its first sustainable and eco-friendly gas station in Lebanon, built in compliance with a report prepared by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) that aims to save energy and water, reduce emissions, protect the soil and ground water, and collect waste for eventual treatment and reuse
  • Released its first CSR report which focuses on three main pillars: workplace, environment, and community, and dedicated the month of March on its annual calendar to raise awareness about reducing its environmental footprint by adopting eco-friendly business practices
  • Dr. Toni Issa, Vice Chairman of IPT Group and IPTEC’s President, was, in 2018, selected by the UN Global Compact Network Lebanon (GCNL) as a Goal Leader for SDG 7 to promote clean and affordable energy
  • IPTEC participated for the 4th year in a row in IBEF 2018 and organized a session entitled "Transition Towards a Sustainable Land Transport", in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Ministry of Energy and Water (MoEW), Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK), and PAC/Harb Electric, in an effort to reduce energy consumption from land transportation and fight the detrimental effects of air pollution on health and environment. This comes as part of the “National Campaign for Air Pollution Reduction in Lebanon through Efficient Energy Use in Land Transportation” campaign, which started in 2012 and resulted in several recommendations that the center is implementing in collaboration with related stakeholders
  • IPTEC and the USEK with the support of the UNDP in Lebanon, signed an MOU to install a pilot plant for the production of biodiesel from Waste Cooking Oil (WCO). The project encourages the collection of WCO in storage tanks available at key IPT stations and on the USEK campus, and processing it into biodiesel (that is both ecologically safer and cheaper) in a pilot plant installed at the USEK campus, to be used in engines and generators
  • IPTEC President Dr. Toni Issa joined the "2018 Hult Prize Lebanon" as part of the judicial panel to identify the winning team who will compete internationally to win the 2018 prize. IPTEC's participation is in line with its commitment to energy sustainability and supports its social and environmental objectives which fall under energy conservation and the efficient use of energy, the reduction of environmental pollution resulting from the use of energy sources, and the promotion of the use of clean, alternative and renewable energy solutions 
  • IPTEC launched the First Urb-Hackathon in Lebanon, under the theme "Data-Urbanism: Reducing City Air Pollution from Transport".  The Urb-Hackathon was held for the First time in Lebanon and the Middle East, after France and Korea, with the support of La Cité Des Sciences Et De L'Industrie in Paris
  • IPT offers cleaner and environmentally-friendly products and services at its gas stations including Quantum, an advanced, clean fuel, and IPT Diesel to guarantee less pollution, and more performance 
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  • Introduced a new hybrid variable speed power generator which improves fuel consumption and reduces gas emission. This application combines several sources of energy namely diesel generator with batteries and solar panels making this option a more ecofriendly one
  • Launched a new type of generator - a Bifuel Generator which runs on diesel and gas at the same time. It reduces emissions and renders operation more ecofriendly 
  • Added a new Renewable Energy Division responsible for designing and implementing a solar power plant which reduces fuel consumption and the company’s carbon footprint. Ghaddar Machinery’s factory operates on solar power and generators
  • Sorts used plastic and papers which are transferred to appropriate recyclers as part of the company’s social responsibility program
 

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  • ECOsys (an ITG company) provides renewable energy solutions, helping to promote the green initiative culture among clients, stakeholders, and fellow citizens. Alongside Lebanon, ECOsys is now active in the Middle East and Africa region
  • ECOsys had a very strong year in Lebanon. It implemented 7 solar photovoltaic projects with a total capacity of 3,124 kWp producing 4,374 MWh and saving 3,000 tons of CO2
  • ECOsys and ITG aim to expand in the regional renewable energy market to decrease greenhouse gases emissions, and create a sustainable future
  • ECOsys has been sponsoring Earth Hour Lebanon for the past 5 years and has accordingly installed solar PV panels that compensated for the electricity consumption of the event. Moreover, ECOsys is an active member of The Lebanese Solar Energy Society (LSES) and World Energy Council (WEC) Lebanon branch
 



  • Replaced plastic cups with recycled paper cups 
  • Stopped purchasing plastic forks and spoons
  • Recycled 80 percent of used water 
  • Switched to LED lighting to reduce electricity consumption
  • Initiated new policies to minimize the use of unnecessary electrical power  
  • Reported carbon footprint to the Ministry of environment
  • Reduced CO2 Emission (which is one of SOAL gas products) by cutting down the gas losses to the atmosphere
  • Sort hard waste (organic, plastic, paper, aluminum)
  • Future Initiatives:
  • Reduce carbon footprint by monitoring electrical consumption more efficiently
  • Acquire the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Certificate
  • Treat lime water resulting from acetylene production as a bi-product and find more suitable use for it (in agriculture for example) instead of sending it to landfills
  • Proceed with the installation of an On-grid, 50 KW PV system to reduce the consumption of fuel and electricity
 
  • Committed to an internal environmental policy and strategy
  • Provides Green Power online UPS systems (Highest efficiency in the market, certified by TUV, for maximum energy savings)
  • Flywheels for clean energy storage as a replacement to classical sealed lead acid batteries
  • Servo-controlled stabilizers, inverters, rectifiers with high efficiency for energy savings
  • Off-grid photovoltaic systems for green backup-power
  • Grid-connected photovoltaic systems for green electrical generation and energy bill savings
  • Special photovoltaic for roofs and facades of "Green Buildings" (opaque and transparent photovoltaic glass/windows)
  • Innovative speed-bumps that generate renewable green energy
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  • Imports gasoline products from European sources with specifications exceeding local requirements and sold with no additional charges, ensuring quality petroleum products with minimal environmental impact
  • Launched an awareness campaign in 2011 entitled "HYPCO...Think Beyond" emphasizing the low sulfur content in its gasoline products
  • While the Lebanese specifications allow sulfur content in gasoline to reach 500ppm (part per million), Hypco is importing gasoline with sulfur content that decreases it by 50 times less
  • Engine Performance: Providing generators powered by the most efficient engines with considerate fuel consumption and high technology in order to reduce the environmental harm
  • Environmental Oil Filters: The oil filter shall extend oil life and significantly increase the “oil change interval” and resulting less waste
  • Environmental catalytic convertor: Equipping our generators with emissions control devices that are responsible of eliminating all toxic gases and pollutants in exhaust smoke
  • Hybrid Power: We have installed wind and solar power solution in order to feed power to our factory and offices
  • Focus on Hybrid Solutions: Development of hybrid solutions  for commercial industrial and residential applications
  • Low fuel consumption solutions: Development and implementation of low fuel consumption solutions
  • Internal Recycling Program: Recycling efforts throughout the company by implementing in house recycling bins for the offices and the factory
  • Greenhouse gas emissions: Working with the Ministry of Environment on greenhouse gas emissions
  • Low consumption lighting and water saving: Use of LED lights in offices and factory to reduce energy consumption. In addition to continuously promoting and encouraging staff to be cautious of energy and water use
  • Standard e-mail banner: Standardized the E-mail banner “METS Energy encourages you to take a green step today, Please think well before you print”
  • Recycling scrap metal: Reuse of scrap metal
  • Environmental policies and strategy: Committed to an internal environmental policy and strategy
  • Environmental NGOs: Supports NGOs and projects that include planting trees in the mountains of Lebanon, cleaning beaches, saving the heritage of Beirut's old buildings and green areas
  • INK toner cartridge: Using remanufactured INK toner cartridge
  • Smoking Free: Became a smoke-free environment
  • Solar: Grid-connected photovoltaic systems for green electrical generation and energy bill savings
  • Lubricants: Promote lubricants from European sources with specifications exceeding



  • Replaced all Diesel Generators in our facilities (offices and showrooms) with Energy Saving and Green EPS equipments that use less batteries and provide higher efficiency. This initiative has to large extent reduced our CO2 emission footprint and therefore its impact on the environment
  • Replaced all legacy lighting with efficient LED based equipment to reduce both load and pollution usually generated by lights and electricity
  • Fully replaced paper based invoicing and archiving with an electronic documentation and management system
  • Launched a Proof of Concept project with the Ministry of Telecommunications and Touch Lebanon in collaboration with the Industrial Research Institute to provide scientific analysis and evidence to our research since 2013 for reducing the mobile operators’ Diesel Generators oil and fuel consumptions and minimize their CO2 emission footprint through the introduction of our ultimate oil and fuel filtration systems and techniques that eliminate up to 90% of waste oil disposal, filters elements replacements and disposal, and reduces maintenance and service cost by up to 90% while contributing to more than 15% of fuel savings. This initiative is now being offered to the public at affordable cost in order to minimize the impact of Diesel Generators on the environment as well as on our health.
  • Import, distribute, install and maintain Green EPS, Interactive, and Online UPS systems with intelligent energy saving techniques
  • Import, distribute, install and maintain Photovoltaic (PV) and Wind Turbine systems and, promote and encourage the use of such alternative energy sources



  • Installed two big bins for plastic and cans where people can drop off their recyclables, in partnership with Arcenciel
  • Waste Oil Collection and Processing Based on the request of customers, MEDCO offers a waste oil collection service. After collection, the oil is carefully stored and reused in MEDCO’s premises to heat fuel products

  • At our convenience stores:
  • Biodegradable bags
  • Reusable bags
  • Smoke-free environment

  • At our offices:
  • Double sided printing
  • Environmentally-friendly eco-labeled paper
  • We encourage our customers not to print their invoices by sending them e-invoices, our 2015-2018 goal is to have 0% printed invoice at our premises

  • Recycling Education: In 2011, MEDCO organized an activity with school students in collaboration with “Ana ma Bkeb” in which they drew “recycling-related” drawings. The drawings were later printed on biodegradable bags and distributed to MEDCO’s customers

  • Environmental Awareness Campaigns:
  • MEDCO took part of the green festival on June 5, 6 and 7 at Beirut waterfront. The green festival is a zero waste event
  • Medco took part of Earth hour Lebanon 2015 at Pavillon Royal and encouraged Lebanese citizens to turn off their lights to show their support and love to Mother Earth



  • Environmental Impact: Our concern for the environment, our love for nature and our passionate beliefs have guided us through various types of project to lessen the impact on the environment, every successful project that we deliver is considered as a positive environmental impact

  • Environmental Footprint Reduction: As a part of our commitment to a more sustainable green community and by providing green solutions we were able to make a reduction on the carbon footprint, we save daily thousands of liters of fuel, grid usage, and wastage of power

  • Green Loans: Supporting the eco-friendly projects in Lebanon for companies and private individuals through the Green NEEREA fund loan with the collaboration with the UNDP, MOE and the Lebanese Central Bank

  • Waste Management and Recycling
  • A number of our environmental programs focus on reducing waste generated by our operations, we are always looking for ways to eliminate, reuse or recycle potential waste on a regular basis
  • We believe in sustainability and conservation, which is reflected in our work and overall policy. Our methodology includes minimizing waste during construction and installation. The waste that does accrue is disposed properly according to international standards

  • Green Office Strategies and Initiatives 
  • We insure to Purchase recycled paper and green office stationary as much as possible
  • Setup a printer friendly email signature for all staff: “Save a tree don’t print this e-mail unless it’s really necessary”
  • Encourage staff to use scrap paper for internal notes by giving each staff member a scrap paper box in their desk 
  • Encourage staff to implement default double sided printing 
  • Replacement of incandescent lights with energy saving lights LEDs in all our offices and warehouses 
  • Distributed around 200 cedar trees that were planted all over Lebanon as the Company giveaways
  • Installed energy saving devices on all our office air-conditioners which is reducing 30% of the energy consumption 
  • Automatic Sleeping mode on all our printers to reduce energy consumption and we always ensure to shut down all the electrical devices during out of office  hours
  • Posting of environmental/green related articles and news on our Facebook page
  • Staff business cards are all made of recycled paper

  • Events, Memberships and Educational Support
  • Participating in the earth hour every year as a contribution in creating a sustainable world
  • Organizing a yearly outdoor Earth Day celebration with our employees, clients and friends 
  • A member of the WEC (World Energy Council)
  • Internship programs for top universities in Lebanon
  • Supporting educational projects by Providing promotional materials/products for LGBC " The Green Demo Room project " among other educational events



  • Designs, supplies and installs solar PV systems for residential, industrial and commercial applications all over Lebanon
  • Installed more than 2MWp of solar PV systems in all regions in Lebanon, which resulted in a total of around 3,200 MWh of energy production per year and a reduction of 2,500 kilotons of CO2 yearly
  • Organized several workshops, presentations and awareness campaigns in different villages in Lebanon to introduce people to the benefits of green initiatives, renewable energy projects and positive environmental impact
  • Encourages people to adopt eco-friendly projects through green NEEREA loans (supported by Ministry of Energy and Water Resources, LCEC and BDL)
  • Installed variable refrigerant flow (VRF) air conditioning system with inverter technology in offices. This technology reduces energy consumption compared to standard air conditioning 
  • Beirut and Batroun offices are partially powered through a back-up solar PV system
  • Replaced incandescent lights with LED lighting in all offices including new warehouses in Hrayche, North Lebanon
  • Have had boxes for paper recycling under all desks and near printers in all of our offices for over 20 years.
  • Encourages staff to use scratch papers for notes and unofficial print-outs
  • Adopted/recommended online submissions instead of printouts where possible
  • Adopted double-sided printing instead of one-sided and re-used one-sided print-outs for drafts
  • Envelopes are re-used for internal mail
  • Planted trees around the warehouse fence in Hrayche to reduce CO2 emissions
  • Installed recyclable sewage system for Hrayche warehouse
  • Future initiatives: 
  • Install solar PV system in Hrayche warehouse
 

 

  • Switched heating system from diesel burner to electrical
  • Purchased two electric cars to replace two old minivans, reducing transportation-related emissions by almost 50%. Fleet still has two gasoline cars
  • Has run office on 100% solar power since 2014
  • Expanded the solar energy system to displace all extra energy required for heating and transportation
  • Planted trees to balance the remaining unmet GHG emissions from their gasoline-powered fleet
 



  • Provides integrative and innovative technologies and services that enable owners, facility managers, real estate managers and occupants to optimize energy efficiency and comfort, all the while reducing operating costs
  • Pioneers in smart solutions for the Internet of Things. Its goal is to develop systems helping private and public sectors reducing their energy related expenses and pursuing new top-line growth opportunities

  • Our Solutions are:
  • Automation and Control Systems
  • Energy Management Systems and sub-metering
  • Intelligent LED Lighting Solutions
  • Lighting Control
  • Renewable energy
  • Sustainable agriculture
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