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Indo-Swiss Building Energy Efficiency Project (BEEP)

BEEP is a bilateral project of 5 years duration (2012-16) between between the Ministry of Power (MoP), Government of India and the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) of the Swiss Confederation. GKSPL is the Indian Project Mangement and Technical Unit (PMTU) for the project. The project aims to reduce energy consumption in new commercial buildings and to disseminate best practices for the construction of low energy residential and public buildings.

Detailed information about BEEP can be found on the project site Click here

BEEP is promoting Integrated Design Charrette, which is 3 to 4-day interdisciplinary workshops bringing together the whole design team with senior Swiss experts to develop the energy concept and advisories for the building project. As on February 2015, 11 charrettes have been conducted a calculated energy savings in the range of 25 - 50%.

In September 2014, BEEP has launched "Design guidelines for energy efficient multi-storey residential buildings for composite and hot-dry climate". The guidelines provide guidance on building massing, building envelope, space cooling strategies, energy efficient appliances & common services and integration of renewable energy.

BEEP has worked with Pubilic Works Department of state of Karnataka and Rajasthan for the development of templates for standard new government buildings, such as court buildings, district office buildings etc.

BEEP will also assist Indian labs for development of the physical infrastructure and human competencies for testing of thermal properties of building insulation materials.

BEEP will disseminate knowledge and know-how of climate-responsive, high performance, energy-efficient solutions for new buildings through training programmes, integrated design seminars and by engaging community of practice.