BEEP in Egypt brings together university students and professionals on energy efficiency of heritage buildings
Two events, related to BEEP project, were organized at the Egypt-Japan University for Science and Technology (E-JUST) during the month of August 2022.
The first event targeted architecture students (undergraduate and postgraduate students) from the Architecture and Art departments at Alexandria, Pharos and Arabic Academy of Science and Technology Universities. This event was scheduled on Monday, August 15th. It included a visit to the main E-JUST campus, a lecture + hands-on demonstrations on the Design Builder and Revit Software tools used in modeling and energy simulation for the BEEP project buildings adopted by the Egyptian team.
The second event, which occured on August 25, aimed to hold a round table discussion among politicians, professionals involved in the protection of cultural heritage, professionals working in the construction sector, architects, professors, engineers. etc... to discuss the technical and economic benefits of the BEEP project and the need for new legislations to enable future improvements in the energy performance of existing public and private 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