BEEP
BIM for Energy Efficiency in the Public sector

About the project

Buildings are responsible for 36% of global final energy consumption and nearly 40% of total direct and indirect CO2 emissions. In such a challenging situation, renovating and making Mediterranean buildings smarter is of utmost importance to reduce the carbon footprint of our homes. BEEP project aims at strengthening the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) - a process supported by various tools and technologies involving the generation and management of digital representations of physical and functional characteristics of places - to enhance energy efficiency in buildings. The testing of this emerging technology on built heritage will be performed to demonstrate its scalability to the entire building stock. The project will provide public administrations with a powerful method for the energy rehabilitation of public buildings to be supported with private funds through the Energy Performance Contracting. The project main outcome will be an innovative methodology based on the integration of emerging technologies tested on heritage public buildings. The results will streamline the sustainable rehabilitation process and start a virtuous circle where the money saved by public administrations in managing public assets will be used to multiply the interventions on the existing building stock.

Key information

BEEP
BIM for Energy Efficiency in the Public sector
B.4 Environmental protection, climate change adaptation and mitigation
B.4.3 Energy efficiency and renewable energy
Italy, Spain, Cyprus, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Egypt

Financial data

1.9 million
Total budget
1.7 million
EU contribution
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10%
Project co-financing

Highlights

Project in numbers

8
Partners
7
Countries
16
Technical outputs

Project duration

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What will be improved?

BEEP pilot actions will contribute to an open, competitive digital market for construction and will encourage wider collaboration between the public and private sectors for further collective action. The project will facilitate the wider introduction of Building Information Modelling in the public sector as a strategic enabler and the adoption of an aligned framework for its introduction into the built environment and construction sector. This alignment will accelerate growth and support competitiveness of the construction sector, especially in SMEs.

Who will benefit?

  • Local public administrations
  • Architecture, engineering and construction professionals
  • Buildings owners and facilities managers
  • SMEs of the building sector 
     

Expected achievements

  • 1 energy efficiency heritage Building Information Model developed
  • 1 training guide for architecture, energy and construction professionals involved in the refurbishment of buildings
  • 1 competency framework for public procurement technical officers
  • 9 pilot projects for the implementation of Energy Performance Contracting 
  • 9 case studies on innovative energy rehabilitation interventions of historical buildings
  • 1 Memorandum of Understanding promoting a common strategic policy for refurbishment using Building Information Modeling
     
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Project news

12 May 2020
BEEP Egyptian partner is looking for an external auditor

Egypt Japan University of Science & Technology (E-JUST) invites interested parties to submit a proposal-offer.

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Project news

11 May 2020
BEEP team visits the Palestinian pilot building to advance its energy and environmental analysis

As a result of the field visit, the BEEP team suggested efficient solutions to improve the energy performance of the Morcos Nassar Palace in Bethlehem.

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30 April 2020
BEEP: first technical meeting for the energy renovation intervention in Cyprus

The Cyprus BEEP team held a first technical meeting with a grouyp of engineers to discuss the energy intervention planning of the pilot case, the ‘British Cavalry Club’ in Nicosia. 

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Project news

27 April 2020
BEEP project: discover the Jordanian pilot

The 100 years old “Municipal Guest House” will become the BEEP pilot case study in Jordan for energy rehabilitation.

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Project news

15 April 2020
Palestine: BEEP project to support the energy rehabilitation of the Morcos Nassar Palace

The Morcos Nassar Palace hosts “Ma'an Lil Hayat”, an organization that brings together people with and without intellectual disabilities to engage in creative textile-arts activities.

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08 April 2020
BEEP: first meeting held in Lebanon

LCEC met with officials from the Municipality of Tripoli in order to discuss further the cooperation within BEEP, a project tackling energy efficiency challenges in heritage buildings.

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23 March 2020
BEEP project supports the Italian State Property Agency in the energy improvement of one of its historic buildings

BEEP will test the Building Information Modelling (BIM) methodology on built heritage.

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17 March 2020
BEEP project gets involved in the energy renovation of the ‘British Cavalry Club’ in Nicosia

Under the BEEP project, the Cyprus Institute will support the Municipality of Nicosia in transforming the historical "British Cavalry Club" into a Nearly Zero Energy Building.

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Project news

13 March 2020
BEEP project: discover the Italian pilot “Palazzo del Clementino” in Rome

The Italian State Public Property Agency has selected the "Palazzo del Clementino" in Rome as the BEEP pilot building.

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Project news

05 March 2020
BEEP project: discover the Spanish pilot “Palau de Calatayud” in Valencia

The Valencian Regional Government has signed an agreement with the IVE so that the “Palau de Calatayud” (Valencia) becomes the Spanish pilot of the BEEP project.

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Project news

31 January 2020
Innovative energy retrofitting in historic public buildings: start of the BEEP project

The project aims at strengthening the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) to enhance energy efficiency in buildings.