Today, nature-friendly structures, that come under many names such as sustainable, ecological, green, eco-friendly, etc., can be described as the structures evaluated within the framework of a life cycle which is starting from the choice of land, and include designing with a holistic approach and understanding of social & environmental responsibility, being appropriate to the climate data and conditions specific to the location, consuming as much as needed, tended towards renewable energy resources; and the structures that encourage using natural and non-waste materials and described as ecosystems sensitive.
The experience of the National Green Building Councils in the world has shown that one of the most effective ways to ensure the spread of green buildings is to give them a "Green Building Certificate".
These standards are also a guide for architects and engineers who want to design green buildings. It also provides a valid label for companies wishing to share their social responsibility fulfillment for the public. Turning to green construction should also be a social responsibility project for companies.
Considering that buildings and settlements are responsible for %40 of CO2 emissions, which is the main greenhouse gas source and which causes global warming, we see that architects, engineers, city planners and, most importantly, government officials who set the regulations bear tremendous responsibility in this respect.
The environmental impact of buildings and settlements is not limited to the CO2 gas they release. They are also responsible for approximately %12 of water use, %65 of waste and %71 of electricity consumption.
The magnitude of these figures means that there is also a great potential for reducing the environmental impact of buildings and settlements. A study in the United States revealed that buildings called “green” or “ecological” would reduce energy consumption by %24-50, CO2 emissions by %33-39, water consumption by %40 and waste by %70.
CEDBIK has started its works to create an Evaluation System in line with national conditions with the participation of experts in its field in order to fill an important gap in our country.Details
LEED -Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design- is a certification system developed by the USGBC -U.S. Green Building Council-.Details
BREEAM was created in 1990 in order to evaluate the environmental impact of a building in a simple and economical way and thus reduce it, and it was developed within this period and became a comprehensive and detailed one.Details
As a classification system, it includes all relevant sustainable building issues. Projects which meet the requirements are classified into bronze, silver and gold categories. German Sustainable Building Certificate is a system that has been establishDetails
B.E.S.T.- Residential certification system that is appropriate to be implemented to new residential projects in Turkey. The main advantage of this certificate, which was developed in Turkey, compared to other international certificates is that the ceDetails
B.E.S.T-Commercial Buildings CertificateDetails