Main topics:

  • energy performance of the buildings and challenges/needs/drivers of low energy buildings;
  • SSH research contributions to energy efficient buildings transition.

Main participants:

  • Representatives of municipalities and public authorities
  • Representatives of civil society (NGOs)
  • Representatives of business and consultancy companies
  • University representatives
  • Citizens

Energy Efficiency and Building Insulation Policy in Ankara.

Date: 15 March 2018

FacilitationMiddle East Technical University (METU)

Ankara is the capital and the second largest city of Turkey with its tremendous potential in energy performance of the buildings. On the other hand, the city is also well known its serious air pollution problem due to the traffic pollution and use of fossil fuels (around %75 natural gas, coal 25%) for residential heating purposes.

Its relatively harsh continental climate and increasing summer temperatures result in high energy bills and increased GHG emissions as well. One of the important environmental law instruments, the national bylaw on energy performance of buildings entered into force which obligates building energy certificate (ID) for new buildings and the existing ones by 2011 and 2020 respectively.

This multi-stakeholder workshop organised by our project partner METU will explore the enforcement and deployment of energy efficient building policies in different spheres, in light of past and current experiences of stakeholders.