Development of a Certificate Programme on Energy Efficiency in Buildings

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Urbanization in Turkey is leading to a high demand for new buildings. Because buildings have a long service life and energy efficiency upgrades after the fact are costly, it is important to build energy-efficient buildings today, so as not to block opportunities for energy and cost savings in the coming decades. In order to fully exploit this potential, a supportive legal, technical and administrative framework as well as expert knowledge for the energy-efficient planning and operation of buildings is required.

Within the framework of this project, the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, the Beuth University of Applied Sciences in Berlin and adelphi jointly developed a certificate course on energy-efficient buildings. The goal was to sensitise architects, civil engineers and urban planners to the topic in a holistic way. The course aimed to enable them to better consider energy efficiency in the planning, implementation and operation of buildings.

adelphi provided a pool of experts for the development of teaching materials, contributed experience from the international context and administered the project.