BEEP project engages with engineers for the development of energy intervention scenarios for the pilot heritage building in Nicosia
The Cyprus BEEP team and representatives of the Municipality of Nicosia and Eliofotou, Zinieris & Stasis Meltec L.L.C (MEP consulting engineers) had their first technical meeting to discuss the energy intervention planning of the pilot-case, the ‘British Cavalry Club’ in Nicosia.
At the beginning of the meeting, the BEEP team gave a short presentation, mentioning the BEEP Program objectives, timeframe and the specifications of the three energy intervention scenarios to be developed with the Energy Efficient, Heritage Building Information Modelling (EE-HIM) approach.
Due to the buildings’ historical value, the representative of the Nicosia Municipality brought into the group’s attention critical design specifications that should be taken into account, according to the architectural renovation planning.
The consulting engineers expressed their prompt intension to collaborate with the BEEP team in the energy intervention design of the heritage building, as well as to provide assistance for the development of the alternative Energy Efficient (EE) intervention scenarios for the purposes of the BEEP Project. The two parties agreed to start collaborating once the preliminary calculations of the building heating and cooling loads are completed.
The Municipality of Nicosia highlithed that it is plausible to discuss the implementation of a nZEB solution once the permission for installing renewable energy sources, i.e. photovoltaic panels, are granted from the Town Planning and Housing Authority (Department of Conservation).
Due to the lockdown measures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic the meeting took place online in the last week of March 2020.