Workshop on “nZEB Model For Public Buildings” in Turkey June 2018

Project for Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings in Turkey is conducting an activity for “Developing Building Model with nearly Zero Energy / Carbon Emission” to support its partner Ministry, MoEU, in policy making regarding the application of nearly Zero Energy Building (nZEB) concepts in Turkey by providing a model for nZEB consisting of a guideline with suggestions for developing an nZEB definition for Turkey and adapting best practices in nZEB applications to the country as well as a roadmap to accomplishing it.

After conducting a feasibility analysis for the nearly Zero Energy Building (nZEB) concept for Turkey, GIZ and its partner, the Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urbanization (MoEU), organised a one-day workshop on nZEB models for public buildings.

The workshop was organised by the Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings Project, which is implemented by GIZ on behalf of the BMU.

The workshop started with a capacity building seminar for the MoEU staff, where the basics of the nZEB concept with international examples were presented and where the MoEU’s role in the process was discussed. 19 MoEU staff from the General Directorate of Vocational Services and Construction Affairs developed a basic understanding of the concept. The analysis’ conclusions were presented with feedback from the MoEU staff.

Later, the project gathered relevant stakeholders to develop a model for Turkey. 85 participants from ministries, chambers, NGOs, universities and the private sector joined the discussion. Initially, the prepared feasibility report was presented. Thereafter, an nZEB definition, concept and approaches, as well as implementation and policy best practices from countries with similar conditions as Turkey were presented to the audience. Then the participants discussed in smaller groups the challenges, advantages and disadvantages of adapting the nZEB concept in Turkey.

Based on the feedback from these discussions, the project will revise the analysis and prepare an nZEB model for public buildings in Turkey. In addition, a guideline for decision-makers on how to develop an administrative and legislative framework for nZEB implementations will be prepared.

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