“BEEP promotes Building Information Modelling and energy performance simulation among building professionals in Cyprus”, interview with Stavroula Thravalou


The British Cavalry Club was selected as the case study in Cyprus because, despite being in ruins, it offers an excellent opportunity for the pilot application of the BEEP objectives. It is a listed building and represents a unique example of heritage for Cyprus by combining attributes of colonial style and Cypriot town house architecture.

Dr. Stavroula Thravalou is member of the Sustainable Built Environment team at the Cyprus Institute which is conducting research on building performance simulations, the development of the Energy Efficient Heritage Building Information Model (EE-HBIM) and the implementation of 4D, 5D and 6D of the three scenarios analysed for the energy renovation of each pilot building.

As Stavroula points out, through the BEEP project, “Building Information Modelling (BIM)” technology and energy performance simulation tools are further promoted among professionals working in the field of building energy retrofit. Knowledge is transferred through examples and good practices, which is highly appreciated by building professionals.

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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