TESIM publishes Sorina Mortada's "voice from the field" about BEEP and ESMES projects
TESIM (*) has published an interview with Sorina Mortada, consultant of the Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC), partner of the BEEP project. This interview can be found on TESIM's website in the section called "voices from the field". In this interview, Sorina describes the current situation of the energy sector in the Southern Mediterranean region and highlights the opportunities offered by projects such as BEEP and ESMES to involve local authorities in their commitment to innovation.
Read the full interview HERE
(*) TESIM (Technical Support to the Implementation and Management of ENI CBC programmes) is a technical assistance project which provides support and guidance to the 15 ENI CBC programmes. More information https://tesim-enicbc.eu/support-to-programmes-and-projects/
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