“BEEP endorses the creation of an open and competitive digital market for construction in Jordan”, interview with Eman Atif Al Shbail


The Royal Scientific Society (RSS) / National Energy Research Center (NERC) is responsible for the “capitalization” of the BEEP project. In coordination with Greater Karak Municipality, RSS/NERC has chosen the “Guests House” as the case study building for the project in Jordan. The building was constructed more than 100 years ago and used as a municipal building.

For Eman, the BEEP project has shed a bright light on the importance of using Building Information Modelling (BIM) to improve the energy efficiency of heritage buildings, as well as the potential for energy cost savings when applied to public sector buildings. This project, if implemented on a large scale in Jordan, will have an extraordinary effect on improving the energy performance of buildings and reducing energy bills.

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About the BEEP project:

BEEP project aims at strengthening the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) 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 9 heritage public buildings located in Italy, Spain, Cyprus, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, and Egypt.

(*) Energy performance contracting (EPC) is a mechanism for organising the energy efficiency financing. The EPC involves an Energy Service Company (ESCO) which provides various services, such as finances and guaranteed energy savings. The remuneration of the ESCO depends on the achievement of the guaranteed savings. The ESCO stays involved in the measurement and verification process for the energy savings in the repayment period. ESCO and energy performance contracting are mostly found in the public sector and to a lesser extent in the industrial and commercial building sectors (Hilke and Ryan, 2012). Source: European Comission.

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