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

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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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

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.

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