BEEP
BIM for Energy Efficiency in the Public sector

About the project

Buildings are responsible for 36% of global final energy consumption and nearly 40% of total direct and indirect CO2 emissions. In such a challenging situation, renovating and making Mediterranean buildings smarter is of utmost importance to reduce the carbon footprint of our homes. BEEP project aims at strengthening the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) - a process supported by various tools and technologies involving the generation and management of digital representations of physical and functional characteristics of places - 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. The results will streamline the sustainable rehabilitation process and start a virtuous circle where the money saved by public administrations in managing public assets will be used to multiply the interventions on the existing building stock.

Key information

BEEP
BIM for Energy Efficiency in the Public sector
B.4 Environmental protection, climate change adaptation and mitigation
B.4.3 Energy efficiency and renewable energy
Italy, Spain, Cyprus, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Egypt

Financial data

1.9 million
Total budget
1.7 million
EU contribution
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10%
Project co-financing

Highlights

Project in numbers

8
Partners
7
Countries
16
Technical outputs

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What will be improved?

BEEP pilot actions will contribute to an open, competitive digital market for construction and will encourage wider collaboration between the public and private sectors for further collective action. The project will facilitate the wider introduction of Building Information Modelling in the public sector as a strategic enabler and the adoption of an aligned framework for its introduction into the built environment and construction sector. This alignment will accelerate growth and support competitiveness of the construction sector, especially in SMEs.

Who will benefit?

  • Local public administrations
  • Architecture, engineering and construction professionals
  • Buildings owners and facilities managers
  • SMEs of the building sector 
     

Expected achievements

  • 1 energy efficiency heritage Building Information Model developed
  • 1 training guide for architecture, energy and construction professionals involved in the refurbishment of buildings
  • 1 competency framework for public procurement technical officers
  • 9 pilot projects for the implementation of Energy Performance Contracting 
  • 9 case studies on innovative energy rehabilitation interventions of historical buildings
  • 1 Memorandum of Understanding promoting a common strategic policy for refurbishment using Building Information Modeling
     
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Looking for Energy Service Companies interested in collaborating with BEEP in Cyprus.

As part of BEEP Project, the Cyprus Institute in collaboration with Nicosia Municipality, invites Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) in Cyprus to express their interest in engag…

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BEEP in Egypt brings together university students and professionals on energy efficiency of heritage buildings

Two events were organized at EJUST University, in Egypt, addressed to architecture students and professionals working in the construction se…

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BEEP project featured in monitoring report on ENI CBC Med projects with Italian partners

The Italian National Contact Point has published a report with reference to a selection of initiatives financed by the ENI CBC MED Programme 2014-2020 with the participation o…

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How to engage public administrations to energy renovate their heritage buildings

The partners concluded in Jordan that the strong support from the government is critical for the successful development and deployment of complex technology systems as "B…

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BEEP models a historic Italian palace using Building Information Modelling (BIM) methodology

Watch the video of the "Palazzo Mafei Borghese" modelled with BIM technology. This historic palace, located in Italy, is one of the 9 pilot buildings of the BEEP pro…

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“BEEP creates an efficient, transparent, and highly technological model at the service of public administrations” interview with Elena Gigliarelli

Elena Gigliarelli, from the Institute of Cultural Heritage Sciences in Italy, is the BEEP project coordin…

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BEEP promotes financial mechanisms to support energy renovation of buildings

Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) is a mechanism that finances the renovation of a building from the achieved energy savings.

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"BEEP demonstrates how public building owners can simulate building performance", interview with Amin Shoukry

BEEP partner in Egypt, Amin Shoukry is a Professor at the Egypt Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST). Two Egyptian buildings…

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Step-by-step explanation of the BEEP project through the Cyprus pilot building during a workshop

The Cyprus Partner, the Cyprus Institute (CyI), participated in the joint workshop “Business Information Modeling: Competitive externally fu…

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BEEP in Lebanon will develop a strategy to adopt “Building Information Modelling (BIM)” in public buildings

A memorandum of understanding was signed between the Tripoli Municipality and the Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation on 8th March 2022.

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“BEEP endorses the creation of an open and competitive digital market for construction in Jordan”, interview with Eman Atif Al Shbail

Eman Atif Al Shbail is a Senior Specialist at the Royal Scientific Society (RSS) / National Energy Resear…

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

Mr. Anwar Hilal is an expert on renewable energy and chairman at the Centre for Cultural Heritage Preserv…

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BEEP in Palestine shares plans for the energy renovation of the Morcos Nassar Palace in Bethlehem

Attendees from government entities, private companies and NGOs discussed strategies aimed at constructing more energy efficient buildings.

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BEEP in a nutshell: poster and brochure

The BEEP project poster and brochure are now available in English, Arabic, Italian, Spanish and Greek.

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BEEP selected as a reference capitalization project

SEACAP 4 SDG will extrapolate the results obtained in BEEP for heritage buildings to other types of public buildings.

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TESIM publishes Sorina Mortada's "voice from the field" about BEEP and ESMES projects

TESIM (Technical Support to the Implementation and Management of ENI CBC programmes) published an interview with Sorina Mortada from the Leb…

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BEEP project deals with building data exchange between the different software used

The so-called "Interoperability" represents the possibility to ensure that data created by a party can be properly interpreted by all other parties.

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Plans for energy renovation of 9 heritage buildings discussed at BEEP latest meeting

Installing thermal insulation and shading systems, replacing lighting with LED lamps, as well as old heating and air conditioning equipement were among the measures discussed.

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BEEP explains the challenges of applying Building Information Modelling to heritage buildings

Heterogeneity and accessibility of data have always been a problem in the field of conservation, renovation and valorisation of historic buildings

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BEEP: Virtual 3D tour of the Rachid Karami Cultural Center in Lebanon

We invite you to take a virtual 3D tour of the Rachid Karami Cultural Center in Lebanon which is one of the case studies of the BEEP project.

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BEEP project: application of "Building Information Modelling" to increase energy efficiency in historical buildings

The innovative methodology will be tested on 9 heritage public buildings located in Italy, Spain, Cyprus,…

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Jordan: BEEP team informs local stakeholders about innovative methodologies in the renovation of historic buildings

Attendees were briefed on the progress made in the renovation of the “Municipal Guest House” in Al-Karak municipality.

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Geometric Architectural Survey of Italian BEEP Pilot Project

Italian team of BEEP project used 3D laser scanner technology to survey the historical pilot building "Palazzo del Clementino".

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BEEP: how to carry out an energy audit of a historical building to be financed with private funds

BEEP project shares a guideline for an energy audit of a historical building to promote its energy and environmental improvement, to be fina…

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BEEP analyzes data exchange between modeling and simulation software

The BEEP team presents a document that analyzes the current state of BIM to BPS Interoperability development

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BEEP project explains the benefits of using Building Performance Simulation (BPS) on historic buildings

Introduction to the advantages of applying Building Performance Simulation (BPS) methodologies and tools on built heritage

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BEEP project: What is BIM?

BEEP project aims to use Building Information Modelling (BIM) to improve the rehabilitation of buildings in terms of energy efficiency. But, what does BIM mean?

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BEEP project: energy efficient renovation of heritage pilot building discussed with stakeholders in Palestine

The digital model of the 'Morcos Nassar Palace' in Bethlehem and the planned energy interventions were recently presented.

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BEEP project: The energy analysis of the Spanish pilot building is about to start

The energy analysis and simulation of the Spanish pilot building of the BEEP project - the "Palau de Calatayud", located in Valencia - will be carried out over the n…

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Sterling company will develop the virtual model of the BEEP project's pilot building in Jordan

Sterling company will develop a virtual model using the Heritage Building Information Modelling (HBIM) process for the hospitality building …

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BEEP workshop on the digital models of the pilot buildings created

On May 27, BEEP consortium held a capacity-building workshop in data exchange between the building modelling software (Revit) and simulation software (DesignBuilder).

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Energy analysis of the heritage pilot buildings of the BEEP project discussed during last meeting

On May 19, the 4th Steering Committee Meeting of the BEEP project was held with the aim of sharing the lessons learned during the process of…

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Lebanon: BEEP project launches a tender for the Energy Simulation of pilot buildings

The Request for Quotation concerns the Design of Energy Rehabilitation for the “Municipality of Tripoli” and the “Rashid Karami Municipal Cultural Center” buildings.

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BEEP: Tender for the energy analysis, modeling and simulation of the Spanish case study

BEEP Spanish partner is looking for technical support for the development of the energy analysis, modeling, and simulation of the building called "Palacio de Calatayud&qu…

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Digital photogrammetry is applied in the Italian case study of the BEEP project

The Italian team of BEEP project started the survey operations of Palazzo del Clementino by applying digital photogrammetry on it.

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What is the “digital photogrammetry” of a building? Discover it with the BEEP project

Digital photogrammetry is a methodology to acquire the shape of a building that combines geometric data with high quality images.

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BEEP project: Tender for the HBIM model of the Jordanian case study

BEEP Jordanian partner is looking for technical support for the development of the Heritage Building Information Modeling (HBIM) model of "Al Karak Municipality Building-…

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Key stakeholders in the energy sector meet in Palestine to follow up the BEEP project

The steering committee discussed how to apply the BIM model in the set of buildings in Palestine.

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BEEP Italian Lead Beneficiary is hiring!

ISPC (Istituto di Scienze del Patrimonio Culturale) is looking for a Project Manager Assistant. The deadline for submitting applications is the 3rd of December 2020.

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BEEP: geometric and conservation survey of the "Guests House" in Al-Karak, Jordan

The Construction and Sustainable Buildings Centre has provided a complete state of the art analysis and georeferenced geometric survey of the Jordan case study "Guests ho…

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BEEP: signing of the agreement on the “Palacio de Calatayud”, Spain

The Valencia regional government signs an agreement to support the use of the Spanish pilot building.

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BEEP introductory workshop in Palestine

The Centre for Cultural Heritage Preservation - CCHP organised in collaboration with PALSSES an introductory workshop on 22nd July 2020 at the CCHP offices and via zoom application.

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BEEP Lebanese partner is looking for an external auditor

The deadline for receiving proposals is 22 July 2020.

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BEEP: first field analysis of 'Palazzo del Clementino', Italy

The Italian team of BEEP project visited Palazzo Maffei-Clementino in the historical centre of Rome, to perform the first field analysis for the energy and environmental audit…

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BEEP project: Geometric and Conservation survey of the ‘British Cavalry Club’ in Nicosia, Cyprus

The Cyprus Institute team (PP3) undertakes the geometric and conservation state analysis of their pilot case, the ‘’British Cavalry Club’’, …

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BEEP Spanish partner is looking for an external auditor (deadline extended)

The deadline for submitting bids has been extended until the 29th of June 2020.

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10 June 2020
Energy efficiency: learn more about the Egyptian BEEP case study "Cordahi Building"

The Cordahi building, located in the city of Alexandria, is one of the two BEEP case studies in Egypt for the energy rehabilitation process.

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08 June 2020
BEEP project: discover the Egyptian pilot building

The Horreya Center for Creativity in Alexandria becomes one of the two Egyptian pilots of the BEEP project.

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27 May 2020
BEEP Spanish partner is looking for an external auditor

The deadline for submitting bids is the 8th of June 2020.

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12 May 2020
BEEP Egyptian partner is looking for an external auditor

Egypt Japan University of Science & Technology (E-JUST) invites interested parties to submit a proposal-offer.

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11 May 2020
BEEP team visits the Palestinian pilot building to advance its energy and environmental analysis

As a result of the field visit, the BEEP team suggested efficient solutions to improve the energy performance of the Morcos Nassar Palace in…

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30 April 2020
BEEP: first technical meeting for the energy renovation intervention in Cyprus

The Cyprus BEEP team held a first technical meeting with a grouyp of engineers to discuss the energy intervention planning of the pilot case, the ‘British Cavalry Club’ in Nic…

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27 April 2020
BEEP project: discover the Jordanian pilot

The 100 years old “Municipal Guest House” will become the BEEP pilot case study in Jordan for energy rehabilitation.

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15 April 2020
Palestine: BEEP project to support the energy rehabilitation of the Morcos Nassar Palace

The Morcos Nassar Palace hosts “Ma'an Lil Hayat”, an organization that brings together people with and without intellectual disabilities to engage in creative textile-art…

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08 April 2020
BEEP: first meeting held in Lebanon

LCEC met with officials from the Municipality of Tripoli in order to discuss further the cooperation within BEEP, a project tackling energy efficiency challenges in heritage buildings.

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23 March 2020
BEEP project supports the Italian State Property Agency in the energy improvement of one of its historic buildings

BEEP will test the Building Information Modelling (BIM) methodology on built heritage.

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17 March 2020
BEEP project gets involved in the energy renovation of the ‘British Cavalry Club’ in Nicosia

Under the BEEP project, the Cyprus Institute will support the Municipality of Nicosia in transforming the historical "British Cavalry Club" into a Nearly Zero Energy…

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13 March 2020
BEEP project: discover the Italian pilot “Palazzo del Clementino” in Rome

The Italian State Public Property Agency has selected the "Palazzo del Clementino" in Rome as the BEEP pilot building.

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05 March 2020
BEEP project: discover the Spanish pilot “Palau de Calatayud” in Valencia

The Valencian Regional Government has signed an agreement with the IVE so that the “Palau de Calatayud” (Valencia) becomes the Spanish pilot of the BEEP project.

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31 January 2020
Innovative energy retrofitting in historic public buildings: start of the BEEP project

The project aims at strengthening the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) to enhance energy efficiency in buildings.