Providing thermal comfort in hot climate regions is as important as in cold regions
Adiva Insaat constructed an energy efficient building in Adana which is one of the cities in the hottest climate zone in Turkey.
It is a common misunderstanding that the thermal insulation is important to provide better comfort when it is cold. However implementing high energy efficiency measures is also important in hot climate conditions for thermal comfort for residents.
Adiva Insaat is medium sized construction company based in Adana and had a vision to build energy efficient buildings to have a pioneering role for the future projects which will be developed in the region
The company DMS applied for a loan with Turkish Residential Energy Efficiency Financing Facility (TuREEFF) and cooperated with the engineering team to increase the energy efficiency measures in the building design.
The TuREEFF team suggested changes in the insulation thickness, window and heating systems. At the end of these changes the building energy performance increased to B level which creates nearly 20% more efficiency than the standard requirements of the country.
The company also received a marketing support for promoting its project while at the same time contributing the awareness raising on the importance of energy efficiency measures in hot climate regions.
As a result of these high energy efficiency implementations, the residents live in an ideal thermal comfort by paying less for cooling in hot weather conditions. The building creates less CO2 emission as compared to buildings with standard energy efficiency measures that makes it environment friendly.
The overall energy saving is 91,770 kWh/year which is equivalent to the electricity consumption of 40 households on a yearly basis.
This new building with EPC B Class led to a reduction of the CO2 emissions by 21.5 tonnes per year, which is equivalent to the annual reduction of CO2 created by 980 trees.
TuREEFF in Turkey was developed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and is supported by the Climate Technology Fund under the Clean Investment Funds (CIF) and European Union (EU).