Med-EcoSuRe organises a University-Business Forum on the Energy renovation Solutions - Driving building energy renovation through public-private partnerships

A University-Business Forum has been organised in Barcelona in the framework of Med-EcoSuRe project (Mediterranean University as Catalyst for Eco-Sustainable Renovation), funded by the European Union, under the ENI CBC MED programme.

The event will bring together policymakers, representatives from higher education and business, and other stakeholders to debate and propose innovative financing schemes, organisational structures and partnerships in order to accelerate the energy retrofitting of the university building stock. This event will provide a unique opportunity for discussion, networking, sharing of experience and exchange of good practice.

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The BEEP project, as a sister project of Med-EcoSuRe and represented by María José Esparza (Valencia Institute of Building, IVE) will participate in the conference bringing the experience of applying innovative methodologies in the energy renovation of heritage buildings.

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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