Energy efficiency in public buildings in Turkey - 11_I+_047 - 9613 - Internationale Climate Initiative (IKI)

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Energy efficiency in public buildings in Turkey

As of: August 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

  • 11/2018: Presentation of the project at the 6th WRI Symposium "Cities at Rise" in Istanbul.
  • Several prepared studies on energy efficiency (RE) in Turkey, i.a. "Energy Efficiency Technology Atlas for the Turkish Building Sector", whose short version was presented at the Berlin Energy Days 2018, as well as a feasibility study on the transferability of elements from international definitions of Low Energy Buildings (nZEB) to Turkey, are available on the project website.
  • A definition for nZEB in Turkey based on the study on international NZEB definitions will be prepared.
  • Training of more than 200 participants from different professions on the revised Turkish Building Energy Certificate (BEP Tr-2). In total there are now 5,400 energy certification experts in Turkey. Over 780,000 energy certificates have been issued in recent years.
  • Strengthening Turkish start-up companies through b2b approaches at the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2018 (DENA SET-awards) resulted in the preparation of the first Turkish "hackathon" for the development of digital EE solutions (May 2019).
  • Preparation of tender documents for an energy consumption data monitoring system (DMS) with target and reference values ​​for school buildings in Turkey (in coordination with Environment (MoEU) and Ministry of Education (MoNE)).
  • Brochure of the Summer School 2018 on EE in buildings with students of the faculties of architecture of the METU Ankara and the Beuth Hochschule Berlin is published on the website; Poster exhibition of student project work scheduled for April 2019 in MoEU.
  • The Memorandum of Understanding between universities will be finalized for long-term bilateral academic cooperation through a joint Masters program on RES in buildings.
  • Technical specifications for a pilot photovoltaic rooftop PV system (125kWp) built on the main building of the MoEU;
  • In parallel with the school renovation planned for 2019, an EE remediation guide will be prepared, which can be used to rehabilitate up to 60,000 school buildings in Turkey.
  • Website: Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings in Turkey (EN / TR):

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