From 2-13 September 2019 the 2nd Summer School on Energy Efficiency in Buildings with students from Beuth University of Applied Sciences (Berlin) and Middle Eastern Technical University (Ankara) was carried out in Berlin.
GIZ Turkey under its DKTI/IKI project “Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings” had already initiated a cooperation between the two universities. In 2018, a first Summer School on Energy Efficiency in Buildings was held, and as a result of this, an Erasmus agreement signed between Beuth and METU. In 2019, one year later, the follow-up summer school was organized by the universities themselves, this time with financial support from DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). In the closing ceremony the deans of both Architecture Faculties signed an MoU stipulating close collaboration of both universities towards the development of a bilateral Master Programme on Energy Efficiency in Buildings.
Various topics on energy efficiency and renewable energy were addressed by experts from both universities in lectures and technical visits with 14 students participating from Turkey and Oman. Within the first week, the participants focused on a design of a sustainable / green building. In the second week the students worked on an integrated energy efficient building design retrofit for an existing pre-fab building in Dessau-Rosslau (“Scheibe Nord”).
This summer school offered opportunities and inspiration by renowned experts again. It brought academics from architecture and engineering together to learn on energy efficiency solutions for buildings.
Photos: Project for Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings in Turkey, © GIZ