Improving Energy efficiency in Building Sector Turkey 2009

Name of policy Improving Energy efficiency in Building Sector
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country Turkey
Region Asia


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
  • Energy access
Type of policy instrument
  • Regulatory Instruments
    • Codes and standards
      • Building codes and standards
    • Auditing
      • Other mandatory requirements
      • Information and education
        • Information provision
          • Performance label
          • Policy support
            • Strategic planning
            Sector name
            • Buildings
              • Appliances
              • Heating and cooling
            Policy description The “By law on Energy Performance of Buildings” by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization will require buildings to meet the minimum performance criteria and standards concerning architecture, heat insulation, heating and cooling systems and electrification. According to this regulation, an “Energy Performance Certificate” is given starting in January 2011 in order to give information on energy expenses and CO2 emissions for new buildings and buildings that have been purchased or rented. Utilisation licences will not be granted to new buildings that receive less than a “D” class rating. Furthermore, central heating is compulsory for new buildings of more than 2 000 m2. As of September 2014, the number of buildings with Energy Performance Certificates was 210 402.
            Policy type
            • Energy efficiency1
            Policy stringency
            Implementation state Implemented
            Date of decision 2009
            Start date of implementation
            End date of implementation
            High impact GHG reduction
            Impact indicator


            Source or references http://www.iea.org/policiesandmeasures/pams/turkey/name-30697-en.php?s=dHlwZT1jYyZzdGF0dXM9T2s,&return=PGRpdiBjbGFzcz0ic3ViTWVudSI-PGRpdiBjbGFzcz0iYnJlYWRjcnVtYnMiPjxhIGhyZWY9Ii8iPkludGVybmF0aW9uYWwgRW5lcmd5IEFnZW5jeSZ6d25qOzwvYT4mbmJzcDsmZ3Q7Jm5ic3A7PGEgaHJlZj0iL3BvbGljaWVzYW5kbWVhc3VyZXMvIj5Qb2xpY2llcyBhbmQgTWVhc3VyZXM8L2E-Jm5ic3A7Jmd0OzxhIGhyZWY9Ii9wb2xpY2llc2FuZG1lYXN1cmVzL2NsaW1hdGVjaGFuZ2UvaW5kZXgucGhwIj4mbmJzcDtDbGltYXRlIENoYW5nZTwvYT4mbmJzcDsmZ3Q7Jm5ic3A7U2VhcmNoIFJlc3VsdDwvZGl2Pg,,
            Supports policies
            Is supported by policies
            Comments (background and assessment) Translate into sector target?

            EE in Buildings: Provides building codes.

            Status Final

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