BEEP and Med-EcoSuRe present their results on energy efficiency measures in Mediterranean heritage buildings

The BEEP project together with its sister project Med-EcoSuRe will participate in the conference entitled "Analysis and design for energy and environmental improvement of heritage buildings in the MED Area" that will be held on 21 July. This conference is part of the "MED GREEN FORUM" which in its sixth edition will be held in Florence on 20, 21 and 22 July. See full agenda.

BEEP project focuses on advanced BIM based workflows, technologies and financing mechanism to foster interventions on built heritage, while Med-EcoSuRe offers an innovative approach to the definition and diffusion of cost-effective energy renovation within university buildings; both projects share the perspective of scaling their results to the whole public buildings sector in the long term.

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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