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Energy efficiency in public buildings in Turkey

As of: March 2019

Objective and activities

The project aims to strengthen the legal, technical and administrative requirements to increase energy efficiency in public buildings supporting sustainable, economic and technological development in Turkey. Technology-related incentives are being introduced, and information and awareness-raising campaigns are being carried out to stimulate demand for energy services and efficient technologies. The project is carried out by the Deutschen Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) under the framework of the German Climate Technology Initiative (DKTI).

State of implementation/results

  • Several study tours carried out to Germany (municipal energy management, passive building construction);
  • Overview of existing legislation concerning energy efficiency;
  • Market study for energy efficiency in public buildings;
  • Training with 200 participants on energy efficient construction and implementation of the EU directive on energy efficiency in buildings;
  • Training on Green Buildings in Istanbul with 58 participants
  • Elaboration of a methodology to collect energy relevant data of buildings.
  • Workshop for the Turkish Ministry of Environment and Energy on the modeling of an energy efficiency database with regard to NDC reporting for UNFCCC.
  • Training on a Building Energy Performance Software
  • 01/2018: project presentation on the energy fair ENIPE in Istanbul and business-to-business (b2b) meetings with AHK Istanbul
  • 03/2018: Pilot energy audit carried out at the Turkish Environmental Ministry MoEU
  • Publication of an ‘Energy Efficiency Technology Atlas for the Turkish Buildings Sector’ 2018

Project data


Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH - Turkey

Partner institution(s):
  • Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources - Turkey, Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning - Turkey
  • Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources - Turkey,Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning - Turkey

BMU grant:
€ 6,492,664.61

06/2014 till 08/2020


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