Report on “Developing a zero carbon emission model for public buildings“ December 2017

GIZ prepared a first overview report on the context of “Developing a zero carbon emission model for public buildings” under the BMU project “Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings”.

In line with the future plans of its partner, Ministry of Environment and Urbanization of the Republic of Turkey (MoEU), to prepare a guideline for nearly zero energy buildings (nZEB); the overview report aimed at providing a general overview on definitions of zero energy/carbon and related concepts and introducing how these concepts are assessed in Europe and other countries. Highlights and advantages/disadvantages of the Zero Energy Concept were also presented in the report, which revealed that in order to develop a successful model for Zero Energy/Carbon buildings for public sector, detailed analyses should be conducted. One conclusion was that for this model to be effective at the national level, necessary optimization and feasibility studies should be conducted with detailed simulations.

Therefore, the project plans to continue its work on the issue by conducting a feasibility analysis to assess the applicability of the nZEB concept in Turkey. Seminars and workshops are also envisaged to sharpen and develop the concept for the use of MoEU.  For that purpose, MoEU staff will also participate in a two-day training on “Implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive: Cost-Optimality, nZEB, Implementation Practice” which will be held in Berlin on 27-28 November 2017. Ultimately, the project aims to develop a model for Zero Energy Public Buildings in Turkey in collaboration with its partner Ministry.

Picture: Project for Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings in Turkey, © GIZ