Promoting Energy Efficiency in Buildings in Turkey

What is the project about?


Alongside the technological developments and thereby energy efficiency improvements, living standards will also continue to rise, linked to economic growth (including increased use of household appliances and air conditioning in buildings), together with an estimated increase around 9% in the national building stock until 2021. Therefore, in the future, it is expected that the trend of energy consumption in buildings sector will continue to be around this level.

The project aims to reduce energy consumption and associated GHG emissions in buildings in Turkey by raising building energy performance standards, improving enforcement of building codes, enhancing building energy management and introducing the use of an integrated building design approach.

What has been the situation?

Along with the increase in population, Turkey’s urbanization rate increased from 52.9% in 1990 to 74.9% in 2008. As a result, the number of residential and commercial buildings in large cities has risen rapidly. In Turkey, in terms of final energy consumption, the building sector represents the second-largest energy consumer accounting for 36% of the total final energy consumption in 2008 and the building sector’s emissions are 32% of the total national energy-related CO2 emissions. However, the building sector in Turkey presents significant opportunities for cost-effective energy and CO2 savings, estimated at some 30-50% of the current levels.

Turkey has come a long way in setting up the regulatory and institutional framework to promote energy efficiency. The National Energy Efficiency Strategy for Turkey clearly lays out the policy to provide institutional and financial support to identify and implement energy efficiency investments. Besides, there are national legal acts and regulations on energy efficiency in building such as Standard of Thermal Insulation Requirements for Buildings (TS 825), the Regulation on Heat Insulation in Buildings for New Buildings and the Building Energy Performance (BEP) Regulation as being the key ones.

What is our mission?



Through this project it is aimed to reduce energy consumption and associated GHG emissions in public buildings in Turkey by raising building energy performance standards, improving enforcement of building codes, enhancing building energy management and introducing the use of an integrated building design approach.

How are we doing this?

These will be achieved by;
1. Improved energy efficiency in new and existing buildings by revising, enhancing and improving enforcement of building energy performance standards;

2. Cost-effective energy efficiency solutions showcased by introducing and adapting an Integrated Building Design Approach (IBDA) in Turkey and demonstrating the concept in three new buildings;

3. New tools developed and introduced to facilitate compliance with higher energy efficiency standards and promote best energy management practices, and

4. Project results integrated into standard practice in the building sector by monitoring, quantifying and sharing the results with the relevant stakeholders.

Who are our partners?

UNDP is the implementing agency of the project. The project will be executed by General Directorate of Electrical Power Resources Survey and Development Administration (EİE). The Ministry of Public Works and Settlements, Housing Development Administration (TOKİ) and Ministry of National Education are other partners of the project. Promoting Energy Efficiency in Buildings in Turkey Project is financially supported by Global Environment Facility (GEF).

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Project Overview
Focus area:
Environment and Sustainable Development
Project number:
00074059
Status:
Ongoing
Project start date:
2011
Estimated end date:
2015
Budget:
USD 17.580.000
Project funding:
GEF
Delivery in previous fiscal years:
N/A
Amount contributed per year by each project funder:
N/A
Location:
Nationwide
UN/National executing agencies:
General Directorate of Renewable Energy
UN/National/NGO implementing partners:
As an implementing agency of GEF, UNDP is responsible for the implementation of the project. Ministry of National Education and Ministry of Environment and Urbanization are the other partners of the project.
MDG 7:
Ensure environmental sustainability
Contact Details

Tolga Yakar
Project Manager
Tel: 0312 219 79 08 (Ext:18)
Email: tolga.yakar@undp.org

 

Naz Özgüç
Project Associate
Tel: 0312 219 79 08
Email: naz.ozguc@undp.org

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