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Turkey aims to improve energy efficiency in buildings

07-10-2015 15:47

Turkey aims to improve energy efficiency in buildings

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Selami Merdin, General Manager of Directorate General of Vocational Services, said that with the “Improving Energy Efficiency in Buildings” project, Turkey aims to improve energy efficiency in buildings by determining the criteria of the improving.

 

Selami Merdin, General Manager of Directorate General of Vocational Services, said that with the “Improving Energy Efficiency in Buildings” project, Turkey aims to improve energy efficiency in buildings by determining the criteria of the improving. 

 

The new buildings will be constructed according to the new criteria, and existing buildings will also be improved. 

 

An opening ceremony has been made for the joint financing project of European Union and Republic of Turkey. 

 

Speaking at the ceremony, Merdin stated that energy is an important factor for the economic and social developments of countries.

 

Turkey’s energy consumption is gradually increase in accordance with the population, industrialization, urbanization and technology, he said. 

 

“Despite increasing energy consumption, energy resources gradually decrease. At the same time, the energy efficiency showed up as an obligatory because of climate changes and global warming problems.”

 

He expressed that Turkey imports 75 percent of its energy consumption that is around $75 billion annually. 

 

Energy consumption in the buildings is an important issue, especially in the houses, he added.

 

“As the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, we determined a road map to form energy efficient cities. With the urban transformation projects, the branded cities will be established as environmentalist and energy efficient. In this direction, project aims to increase energy efficiency in buildings and economic gains.” 


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