Project facts

Duration: 2019-09-01 - 2021-08-31
Project coordinator: Institute of Heritage Science - National Research Council (Italy)
Project consortium: Istituto Valenciano de la Edificaciòn, Spagna; Associati Minnucci SRL, Italia; The Cyprus Institute, Cipro; Royal Scientific Society / National Energy Research Center, Giordania; Center for Cultural Heritage Preservation Palestine, Palestina; Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation, Libano; Egypt-Japan University of Science & Technology, Egitto
Funding bodies: EU
Subject areas: Built Heritage
Budget: € 1 900 000


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.

Impacts & Results

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.

Expected Achievements:

  • An energy efficiency heritage Building Information Model developed
  • A training guide for architecture, energy and construction professionals involved in the refurbishment of buildings
  • A competency framework for public procurement technical officers
    Nine pilot projects for the implementation of Energy Performance Contracting
  • Nine case studies on innovative energy rehabilitation interventions of historical buildings
  • Memorandum of Understanding promoting a common strategic policy for refurbishment using Building Information Modeling