News

Final Report for BECA available

The final report for the BECA project is now available in the outputs section on the project website.


7 videos of BECA services for Social Housing

All 7 pilots of the BECA project in 7 countries across Europe have now published videos summarising the key features and lessons learnt.


Find out more about the Bulgarian partners on the new Bulgarian BECA website

The BECA project partners in Bulgaria created a website to provide information on the BECA project in their own language


Prague consortium meeting: New step for BECA

On 26 and 27 September 2013 the 7th BECA consortium meeting took place in Prague (Czech Republic). In regard of the upcoming project finalisation, the partners used the meeting to complete the final tasks.


BECA at French congress for social housing in Lille

The French social housing federation (USH) congress took place from the 24 to 26 September 2013 in Lille. The annual event outlines current and future trends in the social housing sector. This year, BECA and other smart metering projects were among the main topics of the congress.


BECA presented during the e3SoHo final event in Brussels

The European project e3SoHo invited BECA among other representatives of European projects to share achievements on the final e3SoHo event on 18 September 2013 in Brussels.


BECA at Concerto Conference, 22 October 2013, Brussels

On 22 and 23 October 2013, the energy projects SMARTSPACES, eeMeasure, BECA and eSESH are presented with a stand at the CONCERTO Conference “Energy Solutions for Smart Cities and Communities”, organised by DG ENERY in the European Commission's Charlemagne Conference Centre.


Italian media shows increasing interest for the BECA project

Since the project start in 2011, local media of the pilot sites have shown growing interest for the project, often presented as an innovative response to local and global challenges.


BECA Workshop Summaries now available

A document containing detailed information on national workshop proceddings is now available for download.


7th BECA Newsletter

The seventh BECA Newsletter is now available.


BECA presented at the ICT for energy efficiency in residential buildings congress

From 22 to 23 May 2013, the participants of the 3e-Houses Project organised an international congress related to energy efficiency in buildings and cities in Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona. The BECA project was presented during the Congress as an innovative solutions to improve the energy efficiency of the buildings, along with projects 3eHouses, eSESH, SHOWE-IT, SmartSpaces and green@hospital.


BECA project in Spanish specialised press

Casadomo, a Spanish website specialised in smart buildings, recently dedicated a long article to the BECA project.


Zooming in Havirov pilot site

Monika Kwapulinská is in charge of the Czech pilot site in Havířov on behalf of the municipal housing company MRA. She answers our questions in the interview.


Successful conference in Brussels: Towards smart cities and smart housing in Europe

On 25th June 2013, around 80 participants from municipalities, public authorities and other institutions like housing companies and energy agencies met for the ‘Towards smart cities and smart housing in Europe’ event in Brussels.


New BECA brochure now available

A new BECA brochure is now available. The updated document summarises in four pages the key figures and partners of BECA, explains the applied services and visualizes the past, current and coming progress steps


National seminar in Bulgaria: BECA stars at the technical University of Ruse

On 17 May 2013 a national seminar in the field of energy efficiency and energy saving in social housing was held at the „Angel Kanchev“, University of Ruse, Bulgaria,


In Sweden : Energy efficient laundry Thanks to BECA

On 1 March 2013, ÖBO, the Swedish partner of the project, started billing the tenants according to their actual electricity consumption in one of the company´s laundry rooms.


INVITATION: Towards smart cities and smart housing in Europe Conference

Towards smart cities and smart housing in Europe Conferenceagenda available and Online Registration now open at eusew-conference.eu: www.eusew-conference.eu!


Good practices on individual metering spreads amongst Swedish Housing Companies

“Water consumption can be reduced by smart metering, if the tenants are closely involved in the process.” This first outcome of the project was presented to an assembly of Swedish Housing Companies on the 11th April 2013 by ÖrebroBostäder AB, the Swedish partner of the BECA project.


French Experts of Smart Metering meet for a second BECA workshop

Representatives of eight different French and European projects on Smart Metering in social housing met for a workshop held in Paris.On the 10th April 2013.


6th BECA Newsletter

The sixth BECA Newsletter is now available for download.


Recruiting tenants: Good practices from pilot sites

March 2013|With the BECA system fully operational in all pilot sites, the tenants have become an integral part of the project. The involvement of the tenants represents a key driver in the success of the project with partners paying special attention to this issue.


Second review meeting for BECA

February 2013|On 29 January 2013, the second review meeting of the BECA project took place in Turin. In this frame, the progress of the project during 2012 was presented to the commission. All deliverables in the work packages WP3, WP4, WP5, WP7 and WP8 have been accepted. Details for each WP can be found here.


How do you say BECA in German? National Workshop for international projects

February 2013|A BECA conference was held in Darmstadt on 31 January 2013 to promote communication and exchange of ideas and experience about energy savings through communication-technology in housing buildings in Germany and Austria.


Project meeting in Turin - 29 January 2013

On 29 January 2013, a project meeting with all BECA project partners will take place in Turin. Within this framework, the consortium reviews the accomplishments of the second year of the project.


BECA conference announcement: Energy Savings in the Building Stock using ICT - Darmstadt 31 January 2013

December 2012|On 31 January 2013, a BECA conference on energy savings in the building stock using ICT will be held in Darmstadt. During the workshop, German and Austrian experts will present progress reports on European funded projects in which tenants apply web-based services for a more efficient energy use.


Second Workshop on Smart metering in Barcelona, Spain

November 2012|On 13 November 2012, the Spanish members of 7 EC funded projects eSESH, BECA, 3eSoHo, SMARTSPACES, 3e HOUSES, Green@Hospital and Showe-it organised a workshop in Barcelona, Spain. The workshop was about ICT and its contribution to managing energy use in social housing and public buildings.


Tip of the month for Catalans tenants

November 2012|The Spanish partners have decided to provide their tenants with a monthly paper-based report of their energy consumption and energy tips.


November: Start of BECA pilot operation

November 2012|Early November set the beginning of the heating period, which is a crucial moment for partners. The energy efficiency services conceived and implemented during the first project phase will be used by tenants.


5th BECA Newsletter

The fifth BECA Newsletter is now available for download.


ICT and Social housing: Spanish workshop with BECA on 13 November 2012

October 2012| The Spanish members of 7 EC funded projects eSESH, BECA, 3eSoHo, SMARTSPACES, 3e HOUSES, Green@Hospital and Showe-it organise a workshop in Barcelona, Spain, on 13 November 2012. The workshop is about ICT and its contribution to managing energy use in social housing and public building.


Belgrade meeting on Serbian national news

September 2012| The meeting in Belgrade focused on user recruitment, evaluation and viability assessment. During the meeting the consortium visited the headquarters of BeoElek, with over 300.000 customers and 820MW one of the largest district heating providers in Europe.The consortium was followed by camera team visiting one of the pilot buildings in the East of Belgrade.


Belgrade meeting for BECA: The project is halfway through

6 September 2012 | The 18 European partners of the BECA project met on the 6th and 7th of September 2012 in Belgrade. Now that the project has reached its half-way point, it is time to look back at what has already been achieved and look forward for the steps to come.


Energy Saving has its new super hero: Meet BECO.

September 2012| The Catalan partners of the project have devised an ambitious strategy to inform the tenants about the BECA program and help them save energy.


BECA goes east: Next meeting in Belgrade

17 August 2012 | The next consortium meeting will take place in Belgrade on the 6th and 7th of September 2012.


No Holidays for BECA: Raising tenants expectations in Manresa

15 July 2012 | Posters informing tenants about BECA have been put in the common areas of the Catalonian pilot site.


Zooming in Torino pilot site

1 July 2012 | Paola Leto from ATC answers our questions about the Italian pilot site Torino.


4th BECA Newsletter

1 July 2012|The fourth BECA Newsletter is now available for download.


BECA on Bulgarian Television

19 June 2012 | On 19 June 2012 at 09:00 am, the Bulgarian TV show „Good morning with BNT 2” presented the BECA project with a special focus on Bulgarian partners and their commitment to the BECA project.


Cecodhas Newsflash reports about BECA

1 May 2012 | The May 2012 version of the Cecodhas Newsflash reports about BECA and eSESH taking part in a workshop on steps towards smart social housing.


Workshop: "ICT and Social Housing: Towards smart SHOs?"

23 March 2012 | The French members of eSESH, BECA and E3SoHo projects organized a workshop on 2nd and 3rd of February 2012 in Angers, France. This workshop aimed to present the results of the first ICT experiments in Social Housing sector in order to help responsibles in their questioning on the development of tenant services and the implementation of energy strategy.


Zooming in Ruse pilot site

11 March 2012| With 170 000 inhabitants, Ruse is the fifth largest city of Bulgaria, located in the northern part of the country. With the BECA project, the city gained another sight of interest: its pilot sites.


3rd BECA Newsletter

9 March 2012|The third BECA Newsletter is now available for download.


Review of Current Work Status

23 February 2012| After one year of active project work of the BECA partners, the progress was reviewed during a first review meeting in Brussels from 22nd to 23rd of February 2012.


Zooming in Manresa pilot site

27 December 2011| Francesc Carné is in charge of the BECA project for the pilot site of Manresa, central Catalonia. We talked to him in an interview to get more details about the implementation of ICT services and the expected outcomes for the Spanish pilot site.


2nd BECA Newsletter

23 December 2011|The second BECA Newsletter is now available for download.


BECA Project Coordination Committee meeting in Catalonia

19 December 2011|The BECA consortium met in Catalonia to elaborate on the project progress and collect the results from the first iteration of work packages.


Zooming in Örebro pilot site

2 August 2011| Jonas Tannerstad, engineering manager of ÖrebroBostäder AB, has the duty to manage the Varberga site in Örebro, Sweden for the implementation of the BECA project. We talked to him in an interview to get a closer look on the pilot site.


1st BECA Newsletter

1 August 2011| The first BECA Newsletter is now available for download.


BECA Project Coordination Committee meeting in Örebro

7 July 2011| Örebro (Sweden) 20-21 June 2011.The BECA consortium met for a two day meeting to discuss the project progress.