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

Elena Gigliarelli, BEEP project coordinator

The Institute of Heritage Sciences (ISPC) from the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) is the coordinator of the BEEP project. They consider that the BEEP Project is an opportunity for the Lazio Region to improve its regional policies on the energy improvement of the building stock, with the development of guidelines, standards and new professional figures and the dissemination of financing tools, such as the Energy Performance Contracts for energy improvement interventions in historical buildings.

ISPC is testing the results of the BEEP project in a pilot building, the Palazzo Maffei-Borghese in via del Clementino in Rome. The plan for the energy renovation of the building includes the following measures: external insulation, photovoltaic system, Building Automation and Control system.

For Elena Gigliarelli, the BEEP project aims to create an efficient, transparent, and highly technological operational and procedural model at the service of public administrations, to facilitate and strengthen their skills to design and implement innovative energy and environmental improvement interventions for buildings of historical and architectural value, of whom they are owners or users.

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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.

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