50% energy savings in public buildings


by the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change with a World Bank loan Energy The ‘Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings Project’, carried out with the support of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Natural Resources, was implemented on March 16, 2020. The project, which aims to reduce energy use in public buildings, was first implemented in 30 public buildings in the pilot provinces Ankara, Karabük, Bursa and Istanbul. Within the scope of the project, with the improvement of the exterior of the building; While the exterior, roof insulation, window and door changes were made, the heating-cooling systems were changed to provide hot water with solar energy. While fans and lighting equipment were improved in terms of energy efficiency, renewable energy applications such as solar panels, solar water heating, geothermal heat pumps were also included.


In 30 public buildings, where energy efficiency transformation was initiated, an average of 50 percent energy savings were achieved in 2 years. In public buildings where renewable energy production is prioritized, in addition to energy saving, 3 thousand 50 kilowatts of electricity was produced with solar power plants installed on the roofs of the buildings. While 70% energy saving was achieved in Bursa Girls’ Anatolian High School, which was renewed with the first energy performance contract in the public sector, some of the electrical energy used in the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry building, which is included in the project, was met from the building. In addition, 400 kilowatts of electricity was produced thanks to the solar power plant installed on the open car park.


On the other hand, the ministry, in this process, schools, hospitals, administrative buildings, courthouses and university It will be obtained by conducting energy studies in 700 public buildings including the campuses. saving detected levels. Construction for energy efficiency renovations of a total of 120 public buildings consisting of university campuses, hospitals, government offices and courthouses located in Ankara, Karabük, Sakarya, Düzce, Zonguldak, Antalya, Karaman, Denizli and İzmir, whose energy studies and project studies were completed in 2022. auctions will take place. The energy survey and project tenders for a total of 84 buildings in Giresun, Rize, Samsun, Trabzon, Adana, Mersin, Osmaniye and Istanbul will be completed by the end of 2022 and construction tender announcements will be made.


With the Presidential Circular published in the Official Gazette dated 16 August 2019 on energy saving in public buildings, it was reported that it was aimed to achieve a minimum of 15 percent energy savings in public buildings until the end of 2023, and a minimum of 20 percent savings in public buildings has already been achieved by reaching the target.

With the energy efficiency applications to be made in public buildings, the annual energy saving is 315 Gigawatt-hours (GWh), the targeted energy and fuel saving during the lifetime of the buildings is 22 thousand 680 million Megajoules (MJ), and the targeted emission reduction as a result of the energy savings during the lifetime of the buildings is 4.5 million. tons/year of carbon dioxide.


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