TR Ministry of Environment and Urbanization

Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation (MoEU), is responsible for the environment, public works, and urban planning in Turkey, by arranging the rules, permits and restrictions for urbanisation and securing the environment. In National Energy Efficiency Programme Context; In 2008 the Regulation on Energy Performance in Buildings, under MoEU, was adopted in line with the Energy Efficiency Law Issue: 25322, 02.05.2007. The Law requires each new building to have an energy certificate specifying its energy performance level. Also MoEU set up the National Climate Change Strategy of 2010-2023 aiming to increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in buildings. Turkey has issued the last policy document at the beginning of 2018: National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP). The first NEEAP of Turkey constituted the ground for the forthcoming policies and measures to stimulate the EE market in the country. The planned contribution of the proposed Action to the Actions in the NEEAP (2017-2023) regarding the buildings and services are as follows; B2. Create a database for building energy consumption data B3. Set energy saving targets for public buildings B5. Rehabilitate existing buildings and improve energy efficiency B10. Improve energy performance of existing public buildings MoEU is one of the responsible public bodies for the implementation of above listed targetted activities Within the scope of the efforts to adapt to the climate change and emission reduction stated in the 11th Development Plan of Turkey (2019-2023) ; it is planned to expand the buildings that are more efficient and produce their own energy, and to support the energy efficiency in existing buildings, and to start “Energy Efficiency Project” in public buildings which is under the responsibility of MoEU. Considering Turkey’s building stock, there are a significant number of buildings with high energy consumption in Turkey. Within the scope of the Energy Efficiency in Buildings project prepared by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization in 2017, it is aimed to increase energy efficiency in new buildings and existing buildings, to provide economic gain, and thus to support developments in the field of climate change and energy efficiency. Among all, public buildings are responsible for most of the energy consumption. Nevertheless, apart from few pilot projects there is no holistic programme to improve energy efficiency in existing buildings and current situation points out there is a need in this field. To address the challenges for improving energy efficiency especially in public buildings, WB is exploring a potential investment programme that targets existing public buildings in coordination with MoEU to improve energy performance of these buildings, resulting in significant energy savings and CO2 emission reductions. Within this Programme, It is aimed to develop a national program plan for energy efficiency in the public sector, based on sustainable and verified financing mechanisms. Also legal arrangements have been made that allow public institutions to make long-term contracts for energy efficiency improvements in their buildings. In order for Energy Performance Contracts to be implemented in the public sector, with the Law on Amendment of the Tax Laws dated 21/03/2018 and numbered 7103, and some Laws and Decree Laws; Energy Performance Contracts (EPS) have been included in the Energy Efficiency Law No. 5627 dated 18/4/2007. The Ministry of Environment and Urbanization is the responsible public institution for the energy efficiency implementations in public buildings.

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Type of organisation:National authority
Education level:ISCED 6: Bachelor's or equivalent level
ISCED 7: Master's or equivalent level
ISCED 8: Doctoral or equivalent level
Sector of expertise:Activities of households
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Current level of involvement in Vocational Excellence:With its efforts to increase youth employment, the Ministry has stipulated that 20% of the professionals who will take part in their projects must be newly graduated. In addition, it also cooperated with the sector and offered internship opportunities for advanced vocational education of young people. There is a prerequisite to have a certain number of interns in every project of the Ministry. Young people and those looking for personnel meet each other on the website below:
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