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Reducing electricity consumption equivalent to the amount used by 27 households every year
Residents of an old, poorly insulated building in Istanbul, Turkey sub-contracted DMS Insaat to renew their building.
DMS Insaat is medium sized construction company based in Istanbul which offered to build the new building with better energy efficiency measures than the country’s standard.
DMS Insaat applied for a loan with Turkish Residential Energy Efficiency Financing Facility (TuREEFF) and benefited from the technical assistance provided by TuREEFF engineering team to make necessary adjustments in the initial building designs for increasing the energy efficiency of the building from standard level required by laws in Turkey to a higher level, B.
TuREEFF team also provided a complementary marketing support in order to promote the energy efficiency aspect of its project.
As a result of these additional energy efficiency measures, it is expected that the residents will pay nearly 20% less towards their energy bills than their neighbours who live in buildings which is classed as C Class EPCs.
Now the building offers low energy bills and high living quality to its residents. The local community also benefits from the building’s decreased carbon emissions and better environmental impact.
The project is being referred as an inspiring example for the neighbourhood and have a pioneering role for the future projects which will be developed in the region
The overall energy saving is 62,464 kWh/year which is equivalent to the electricity consumption of 27 households on a yearly basis.
This new building with EPC B Class led to a reduction of the CO2 emissions by 14.6 tonnes per year, which is equivalent to the annual reduction of CO2 created by 667 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).