In cooperation with its partner Ministry of Environment and Urbanization of the Republic of Turkey (MoEU), GIZ organized a 3-day training on the Regulation on Energy Performance in Buildings (REPB) and its application in Antalya between 5th – 7th November 2019 for the staff from the provincial directorates of MoEU within the frame of the BMU project “Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings”. The General Manager, Mr. Yasin Kalem, and Deputy General Manager, Mr. Murat Oral, of General Directorate of Vocational Services also attended the training and the General Manager underlined the importance of energy efficiency and the application of REPB in his opening speech.
One of the main outcomes of the project (Component A) is enhancing capacities for implementing the REBP. The REBP aims to limit greenhouse gas emissions and regulate environmental protection in terms of primary energy and carbon dioxide (CO²) emissions of buildings. It covers works and procedures on preparation of the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), building controls and authorization for audits. The project previously provided support to the MoEU for the training of training institutions and EPC experts on the national calculation method (BEP TR), which came into use in 2010 and updated in 2014 and carried out activities to develop a comprehensive curriculum and training materials for these training events. Under the REBP, the Ministry is also responsible from the audit of activities of the authorised institutions for issuing EPCs and assigned its personnel from provincial directorates for auditing works and trainings on auditing is offered regularly to these personnel. For this reason, with the aim of supporting MoEU’s efforts to improve the BEP TR system and training of auditors, 233 participants from 79 provinces of Turkey were trained on activities of the Ministry on REPB, authorization and inspections under Legislation on Expense Sharing in Buildings with Central Heating System, authorization under REPB, EPC audit applications and Green Certificate System.
The Project also included a feedback session in the training in which participants were asked to give their assessment of EPCs, auditing of EPCs and EPC experts in a survey. The problems and suggestions indicated in the surveys will be compiled and results will be used to prepare a proposal for enhancing the energy performance in public buildings by evaluating the BEP TR system as a whole, including necessary requirements for the auditing system.
Pictures: Project for Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings in Turkey, © GIZ