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

January 26, 2022
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The Centre for Cultural Heritage Preservation (CCHP) together with the Palestinian Solar Sutainable Society (PALSSES) held a workshop on 12 January 2022. Participants from the local Steering Committee: Palestinian Energy and Natural Resources Authority PENRA, Environmental Quality Authority, Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Local Government, NGOs, and Private Companies attended the workshop.

Discussing the Palestinian pilot building, the Morcos Nassar Palace, in Bethlehem, two rehabilitation scenarios have been envisaged. In the short term, the plan is to improve the thermal insulation, introduce shading elements, replace the fluorescent lamps with LED and install renewable energy systems for electricity production and hot water generation. In the medium term, it is planned to replace the existing glazing with triple clear glazing and to install an efficient cooling system.

BEEP project aims at strengthening the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) to enhance energy efficiency in buildings. It 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.

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