EU-funded BEEP partners discuss plans for energy renovation of 9 heritage buildings
November 16, 2021
On 3 and 4 of November, the Cyprus Institute hosted the 5th BEEP project partners’ meeting which was attended by the 8 entities participating in the project from 7 Mediterranean countries: Italy, Spain, Cyprus, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, and Egypt.
During the meeting the measures for the energy renovation of the 9 pilot buildings that the BEEP project is analysing were discussed. Most of the partners agreed on the selection of the following measures:
As passive measures, the most used by the partners in the retrofitting scenarios have been the incorporation of thermal insulation from the inside of the building and the incorporation of shading systems.
As active measures, the most popular are the renovation of lighting with LED lamps, the replacement of old heating and air-conditioning equipment with more efficient ones and the incorporation of building management systems.
Regarding the implementation of renewable energy sources, many of the partners seem to have opted for the installation of photovoltaic panels on the roof.
BEEP project aims at strengthening the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) to enhance energy efficiency in buildings. 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.