Sterling company will develop the virtual model of the BEEP project's pilot building in Jordan
On June 1, the Royal Scientific Society (RSS) and the National Energy Research Centre (NERC) signed an agreement with a company named “Sterling”. This company will develop a virtual model using the Heritage Building Information Modelling (HBIM) process for the Municipal Guest House of Al Karak Municipality. The model will represent the constructive system and technological characteristics of the building (vertical and horizontal structural system, materials and energy performance of the Building).
The use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) to pursue energy efficiency (EE) in buildings is an emerging technology and the test on built heritage (EE-HBIM) is necessary to demonstrate its scalability to the entire building stock. The EE-HBIM approach will provide Public Administrations with a powerful method for the energy renovation of public buildings, from the energy analyses to the financial plans, to be supported with private funds through the Energy Performance Contracting, based on the energy bills savings of energy-improved buildings.
About the BEEP project:
BEEP project aims at strengthening the use of Building Information Modeling (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 heritage public buildings.