“BEEP in Palestine helps improve energy efficiency and reduce cost in traditional and new buildings”, interview with Anwar Hilal


The Centre for Cultural Heritage Preservation (CCHP) in Palestine has chosen the Morcos Nassar Palace in Bethlehem as a case study in the BEEP project, which aims at the energy renovation of public buildings with heritage value.

CCHP, in collaboration with the Palestine Solar and Sustainable Energy Society (PSSES), is currently working on the energy efficiency measures that will be incorporated in the short and long term in the pilot building, focusing on thermal control, lighting, and hot water production.

For Mr. Anwar Hilal, the BEEP project offers the opportunity to develop a methodology for the energy renovation of buildings that can be adopted by ministries and responsible authorities in Palestine. We invite you to read the full interview through this link (click HERE).

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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