Enhancing Turkey’s policy framework for buildings energy efficiency & recommendations

Turkey’s building sector’s energy demand is growing rapidly, at a rate of 4.4% on average, effectively rendering it the one sector with the largest energy consumption among all end-use sectors, representing around one third of the country’s total final energy consumption.

Turkey’s building sector’s energy demand is growing rapidly, at a rate of 4.4% on average, effectively rendering it the one sector with the largest energy consumption among all end-use sectors, representing around one third of the country’s total final energy consumption. The sector’s energy demand is characterised by a high share of gas and electricity use, with these two accounting for two-thirds of the sector’s total energy demand. Turkey has put forward a comprehensive policy package over a period approaching two decades, covering various facets of buildings’ energy demand.

This paper draws lessons-learnt and inspiration from international policies and projects relevant to the Turkish building sector, highlights the ones currently in place in Turkey, and provides recommendations to enhance Turkey’s building energy efficiency policy framework.

BPIE together with the SHURA Energy Transition Center wrote the paper to provide support to a Turkish-German Cooperation project for energy efficiency in public buildings.

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