BEEP workshop on the digital models of the pilot buildings created and the exchange of data between the softwares used


BEEP project aims to provide public local administrations with a methodology for the energy retrofitting of the public building stock based on the use of BIM (Building Information Modelling). This methodology is currently being developed and tested in 9 pilot heritage buildings from all the project partners’ countries, located in Italy, Spain, Cyprus, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon and Egypt.

On May 27, BEEP consortium held a capacity-building workshop in data exchange between modelling software (Revit) and simulation software (DesignBuilder). The purpose of the workshop was to establish transfer of knowledge from the most experienced partners to the entire consortium. 
The Project Partner Cyprus Institute, organised and moderated the workshop. The session started with the introduction of the participating Partners to the scope of the workshop and by outlining the strategy that each of the Partners applied to overcome known and unexpected obstacles and limitations of data exchange between the two software.

Next, each Partner presented their experience and main problems encountered along the project development. The session was attended by 20 participants representing all 8 project Partners, with further contributions by software specialists participating in the consortium, who are active in relevant international fora and are familiar with current state of the art in the field.

As pointed out at the end of the session by the Institute of Heritage Science (ISPC-CNR), BEEP project beneficiaries, “data exchange from Building Information Modelling (BIM) to Building Performance Simulation (BPS) is one of the current challenges on a global scale and hence the potential interest of the results generated in the framework of the BEEP project”.

About the BEEP project:
BEEP project aims at strengthening the use of Building Information Modeling (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 heritage public buildings. 

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