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ERKE is one of the leading companies in Turkey that provides services in electrical project design and lighting consultancy and expert in green building consultancy services, with human health and environmental awareness.

ERKE, which provides green building education in order to increase the awareness of green building applications and increase consciousness in our country, has made a first in Turkey by putting forth its consulting and engineering experience with ERKE Green Academy project.

The most important feature of the project, which received LEED Platinum and BREEAM Very Good certificates according to the world´s most prestigious green building grading systems, is the demonstration of a reference building with a very large product range that combines materials and systems that can be used in green building projects. The building, which carries the character of a green building laboratory with all best applications samples, is open to all participants of trainings and visitors who are interested in the subject.

At the same time, the building were chosen as the "Greenest Building" category in the "Sign of the City Awards" competition which is the Real Estate Sector´s Most Prestigious Awards took place under the leadership of Hürriyet. 

 

About ERKE Green Academy Project

The project theme is to renovate an existing building built in 1980s with a 400 m2 construction area in Üsküdar with a contemporary architectural understanding and at the same time to be awarded the highest level green building certificates. The building sits on the north-south side of the ground, and the most important element in its immediate vicinity is the view of the grove opposite the southern ceiling. Looking at other constructions, villa housing sites, restored old buildings, and an enclosed environment with very different approaches to each other are available.
 
The highest priority architectural approach based on this structure and environment has been the principle of preserving existing constructions as much as possible, which is of great importance in the criteria of green building. Therefore, the most decisive factor in the direction of the concept was the present building itself. From this point of view, the main design criterion has been to obtain a contemporary and radical architectural mass by dressing a monolithic shell in this structure with only the necessary interventions for rehabilitation in the existing structure. This shell consists of 3 design criteria; Zinc coating on the anthracite in the facade and on the roof, a white mesh covering on the facade (the south face) which will create contrast with the dark mass as well as being used as a shade, and a glass tube that will provide natural ventilation with a chimney effect. Structural interventions include using steel roof instead of the unhealthy roof, rebuilding the windows in order to open the maximum holes on the southern side for the view of the grove and rebuilding the windows to take advantage of the architectural design daylight at the highest level on the east-west facades. In this way, the existing building in the new crust is protected by 60%. The floors in the project are separated by functions. There is a seminar / meeting room for training on the roof and there are open office areas and executive offices on the ground and first floor. The basement floor is designed as multipurpose meeting rooms, office space, kitchen / recreation area and parking. 
 
Resting and parking areas outside of the building mass are covered with green roof. It was possible to carry the daylight to the darkest spot in the basement with the skylight in this green roof.
 
 

LEED - Green Building Design and Construction
LEED - Green Building Design and ConstructionPlease contact us for more details

In the training, the credits in all categories in the new version of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, which is the most preferred green building evaluation system of the world, will be examined in detail and information about LEED Certification process and reference standards are given.

In the scope of the training that will be given by the specialist LEED APs in the green building projects in ERKE, The ERKE Green Academy building will also be exhibited with the trainers.


Participants will find opportunities to see green materials on-site at the ERKE Green Academy and learn about systems and products. In addition to theoretical training, it also provides opportunities for on-site visibility of practices as the training is carried out in a platinum-certified green building.


The training is also a preparation for the LEED Green Associate (LEED GA) and LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) exams for those who wish to become green building specialists.


What is LEED?

 

Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design
 
The LEED Green Building Rating System is a voluntary standard that defines healthier, more environmentally responsible, and more profitable, high performance buildings than traditional buildings.
 
 

LEED Certification Levels

LEED projects are certified in 4 different levels. Projects rated at 110 points in total can get LEED certification with a minimum score of 40 points. As the points earned increase, the certificate level also rises to reach the highest LEED Platinum Certificate.


What is USGBC?

USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council) is the institution that developed the green building rating system LEED. Project applications are made to USGBC via LEED Online. It is also responsible for LEED-related support and training.
 
GBCI is a subsidiary of the USGBC, which certifies buildings and professionals.

LEED professionals

A LEED professional credential signifies that you are a leader in the field and an active participant in the green building movement. With jobs specifying the need for green building expertise, a LEED credential shows a clear commitment to professional growth, while underscoring your value to LEED project teams and sustainability-focused organizations.
 
LEED Green Associates have a documented, up-to-date understanding of the most current green building principles and practices, and are committed to their professional future.
 
The LEED AP credential arms you with advanced knowledge in green building as well as expertise in a particular LEED rating system
 

LEED GA and LEED AP Exams

The LEED GA exam is a 2-hour exam conducted by GBCI. Distribution of questions by subject :
 
  • LEED Process (16 questions)
  • Integrative Strategies (8 questions)
  • Location and Transportation (7 questions)
  • Sustainable Sites (7 questions)
  • Water Efficiency (9 questions)
  • Energy and Atmosphere (10 questions)
  • Materials and Resources (9 questions)
  • Indoor Environmental Quality (8 questions)
  • Project Surroundings and Public Outreach (11 questions)
 
For the LEED AP exam, you must first identify the certificate you want to be an expert. A 2 hour exam will be given by GBCI according to the certificate type you choose. The LEED AP exam is offered for the following certificate types:
 
 
LEED AP Building Design + Construction (LEED AP BD+C)
 
LEED AP Operations + Maintenance (LEED AP O+M)
 
LEED AP Interior Design + Construction (LEED AP ID+C)
 
LEED AP Neighborhood Development (LEED AP ND)
 
LEED AP Homes
 
The question distribution for the LEED AP exam varies for each certificate type. Click here for the detailed information.
 
Autodesk Ecotect Analysis - Daylight Training through
Autodesk Ecotect Analysis - Daylight Training throughPlease contact us for more details

The energy consumption in buildings varies according to many parameters starting from the orientation of the building. In order to maximize benefits in terms of energy in these variables, it is necessary to make the right decisions starting from the design phase of the building.


Daylight analysis, which is the indispensable part of sustainable buildings, analyzes design decisions that directly affect building energy consumption such as building orientation, building form and shading. Furthermore, when the comfort of building users is considered, natural lighting and glare analysis are designed to make living spaces more comfortable. Thus, buildings with high energy efficiency and interior quality are designed.


The followings will be examined under Ecotect daylight analysis training, which will be provided by LEED APs who have been involved in green building projects within ERKE:


- Building orientation in the direction of climate data,

- Environmental building shading analysis,

- Determination of location and size of facade openings,

- Analysis of indoor daylight data

LCA (Life Cycle Analysis)
LCA (Life Cycle Analysis)Please contact us for more details
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a method of assessing the environmental impact of a product throughout its life. The system of LCA operates according to ISO 14040 and 14044 Standards. Today, LCA analyzes are the basis of eco-labeling systems, especially Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). In particular, LCA analysis, which has become very important in the building sector, also helps to earn points in LEED certification systems.
 
LCA studies are carried out with special software and in order to be able to model the system in software, it is necessary to have a certain knowledge about LCA first. At this point you will learn the following with this one day training:
 
- understand the LCA concept and its importance,
- learn LCA´s system,
- Understand the relationship of LCA with other environmental and energy-focused systems (EPD, LEED, etc.)
 
ISO 14064 - Carbon Footprint
ISO 14064 - Carbon FootprintPlease contact us for more details
Training is planned for all organizations and their employees. It aims to enable institutions to have a climate-friendly structure by integrating what they learn, such as what climate change is, risks brought to institutions and methods of struggle.
 
The first step involves what climate change is and reflects on the world and economic sectors in Turkey. In addition, general information on Turkey´s position in the international climate change challenge is given.
 
It also includes the calculation of greenhouse gas emissions in the framework of ISO 14064-1 and how it is reported in accordance with ISO 14064-1 standard. Furthermore, data collection for carbon footprint calculation and points that organizations should take note of in reporting are included in the training. It ends with practical working examples.
 
The training’s main titles are:
 
The training’s main titles are:
1. Climate Change Concept and Causes
2. Greenhouse Gas Trainings in Turkey and in the World
3. Climate Change Struggling Plans: World and Turkey
4. Corporate Carbon Management
5. ISO 14064 Standard Sections 1, 2, and 3
6. Corporate Greenhouse Gas Calculations (ISO 14064-1)
7. Reporting according to ISO 14064-1
8. Applied Case Study
 
Greenhouse Gas Emission Monitoring Plan and Preparation of Monitoring Report
Greenhouse Gas Emission Monitoring Plan and Preparation of Monitoring ReportPlease contact us for more details

The training includes awareness of employees about climate change for all institutions and organizations as well as knowledge on corporate carbon management, Greenhouse Gas Emission Monitoring Plan and Monitoring Report Preparation.

 

The first step involves what climate change is and reflects on the world and economic sectors in Turkey. In addition, general information on Turkey´s position in the international climate change challenge is given.

 

Secondly, basic greenhouse gas emission information is given as concepts of greenhouse gas emissions, resources and carbon footprint. Later, detailed information is given on the acquis and obligations related to greenhouse gas emissions, which are particularly relevant to the private sector in Turkey.

 

In this context, creating detailed report of a monitoring plan, carbon footprint calculation, how to report greenhouse gas emissions and reporting standards (ISO 14064, greenhouse gas protocol, etc.) are explained. Furthermore, data collection for carbon footprint calculation and points that organizations should take note of in reporting are included in the training.

 

Finally, it is explained the opportunities created for the private sector by climate change struggling and what needs to be done to benefit from these opportunities.

 

The training’s main titles are:

1. Climate Change Concept and Causes

2. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Carbon Footprint Concepts

3. Legal Amendments Related to Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Turkey

4. Corporate Carbon Management in Struggling with Climate Change

5. Creating a Monitoring Plan

6. Calculation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

7. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting

8. Points to be Considered in Data Collection and Reporting

9. Opportunities for the Private Sector

 
Corporate Struggle with Climate Change
Corporate Struggle with Climate ChangePlease contact us for more details

Training is planned for all organizations and their employees. It aims to enable institutions to have a climate-friendly structure by integrating what they learn, such as what climate change is, risks brought to institutions and methods of struggle.

 

The first step involves what climate change is and reflects on the world and economic sectors in Turkey. In addition, general information on Turkey´s position in the international climate change challenge is given.

 

Secondly, it provides information on the legal, economic and physical risks that climate change presents for institutions, as well as information on how to deal with these risks. It is aimed managers to take into consideration the risks in the annual management plans.

 

Later, carbon footprint calculation and carbon management methods are explained. Furthermore, data collection for carbon footprint calculation and points that organizations should take note of in reporting are included in the training.

 

Finally, it is explained the opportunities created for the private sector by climate change struggling and what needs to be done to benefit from these opportunities.

 

The training’s main titles are:

1. Climate Change Concept and Causes

2. The Effects of Climate Change (Economic Sectors)

3. Climate Change Fighting Plans: World and Turkey

4. Legal Changes to Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Turkey

5. Physical, Legal and Economic Risks of Climate Change

6. Climate Change and Institutional Struggle and Carbon Management

7. Corporate Greenhouse Gas Calculations

8. Opportunities for Private Sector Organizations

 
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