Lund University (LU) has been awarded a grant from the European Union Erasmus+ Programme, to fund the development of curricula of interdisciplinary Master Courses in Energy Efficient Building Design in Nepal and Bhutan. The project started October 15, 2015 and was ended in October 14, 2018.

Through the CIMCEB project, partner universities from Nepal and Bhutan developed new Master programmes in the area of energy efficiency in buildings as well as support existing Master programmes with development of laboratory facilities and establishment of new courses in order to encourage the possibilities to decrease the energy use in buildings and minimize the environmental impact. The development of the master programme included appropriate laboratory components and field experiment tools based on interactive learning and teaching. The graduated masters on civil engineering will be prepared to meet the market needs and the building/energy efficiency codes of the Partner countries in order to establish sustainable energy development and efficient energy practices.

The CIMCEB project also established training courses for professional civil engineers and architects in the areas of applied energy for buildings as well as promoted technological and scientific co-operation between universities and appropriate construction (and other) companies.

Finally the CIMCEB project also improved the exchange of advanced knowledge regarding energy efficiency in buildings as well as strengthened the collaboration between the participating universities from EU, Nepal and Bhutan.

There were totally eight partners in the CIMCEB project including for two universities from Nepal and one from Bhutan together with two non-university organizations. From EU there were one university each from Sweden, Estonia and Austria.