Turkey's First Integrated Public Building is Opened

Oct 1, 2017

Turkey’s first-ever public building with an integrated building design was inaugurated on 27 October 2017 in a ceremony attended by UNDP Country Director Claudio Tomasi, Minister of National Education İsmet Yılmaz, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Berat Albayrak, and Ankara Governor Ercan Topaca.

The building of Cezeri Green Technology Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School saves energy by more than 80% compared to an equivalent building; produces power by solar energy, wind and cogeneration; and contributes to saving irrigation water by rainwater storage and grey water systems. Focusing on insulation systems and using underground heat and passive ventilation techniques, the building significantly reduces carbon footprint. In addition, it uses the “green roofing” method, featuring a garden on the roof compensating for the green area lost to the use of construction area. The building was specially designed to use sunlight for lighting during the day, and commissioned as the first-ever energy efficient public building.

Designed in the context of the project “Promoting Energy Efficiency in Buildings in Turkey” that started in 2011, the building is recognized as a good practice.

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