Newsletter from Ekodenge

The closing meeting of Promoting Energy Efficiency in Buildings in Turkey Project was held on April 24 in the DEMO green high school campus designed by an international consortium of Ekodenge (TR), Willen Associates (DE) and Atelier Ten (UK).

Mini-documentaries by UNDP Turkey reveal the impact of the DEMO that implements the Integrated Building Design Approach (IBDA) to public buildings to achieve a high performance green design in line with regulations and public procedures.

See the films about the first "Green Technology Vocational High School" in Turkey!

Greetings from London!

We have launched our branch at London's technology and finance hub Level 39 to use the expertise we have built in our 20 years of practice in Turkey in new international markets, above all, the UK. Our agenda now is packed with collaborations with the UK's leading sustainability experts such as Future Cities Catapult, International Synergies Ltd., Mitie, Element Energy and Carbon Trust. You are welcome for a cup of tea at our office overlooking Thames from the 39th floor of One Canada Square if you happen to be in London!

What is Level 39?

Level39 is the world's most connected community for smart city technology, finance, cybersecurity and retail businesses, owned wholly by Canary Wharf Group. It supports fast-growth businesses in a 80,000 square foot accelerator space.  Since its establishment in March 18, 2013, Level 39 has hosted more than 100,000 visitors and 1200 events.

POAP Closing Meeting

Project aims to produce bioplastics from wheat chaff and citrus peel waste, was finalized in January with the closing meeting held in Valencia. Novel biotechnological production processes developed in POAP Project were evaluated with Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle Costing by Ekodenge. According to LCA and LCC results, production of bioplastics from agricultural residues leads to lower greenhouse gas emissions and water depletion in comparison to petroleum based plastics. In fact, EU-wide substitution of conventional plastics including PET, PS and HDPE with POAP bioplastics at technically feasible levels can potentially help to avoid emission of 6 million ton CO2-eq each year.

FISSAC Webinar

Work under FISSAC Project, which investigates application of industrial symbiosis in construction value chain, is rapidly progressing. In parallel to technical evaluation of valorization of various industrial wastes as secondary raw materials, Ekodenge and RISE has completed the initial life cycle assessment and life cycle cost analyses. The preliminary results obtained will support the design of FISSAC industrial symbiosis network with minimum environmental footprint and in an economical feasible way.

First FISSAC webinar aiming to reinforce the understanding and knowledge of various stakeholders on industrial symbiosis was held in February. In addition to best industrial symbiosis paractices, the FISSAC Industrial Symbiosis ICT Platform, which is under development by a team lead by Ekodenge, was introduced.

EKOBİNA Kick-off Meeting

Funded by TÜBİTAK's "1511 - Research Technology Development and Innovation Projects in Priority Areas Grant Programme", our project EKOBİNA "Building Energy Management Platform as a Mesh Sensor Network and Control Based Decision Making Support Tool with Complex Event Processing", which is coordinated by Ekodenge with the partnership of Niceveri, has been started with a Kick-off Meeting organized in our offices on 7th of April. At the end of 2 years of project duration, the outcome of the project will be an innovative building energy management system, which is capable of providing 5 to 40% of energy savings in buildings.

New Project : CIRC-PACK

Ekodenge’s new project CIRC-PACK (Towards circular economy in the plastic packaging value chain) funded under Horizon 2020 Programme starts on May 2017! Duration of the project is 36 months and the total budget is 9.3 Million Euros. 

For more information please visit our website; http://bit.ly/2qAbFZt

  

Karşıyaka SEAP

In the scope of "Assessment and prioritization of smart climate change mitigation technologies in Turkish cities - pilot project in İzmir Karşıyaka Municipality" project supported by British Embassy, energy consumptions and greenhouse gas emissions of all buildings in Karşıyaka Municipality according to different building types, different districts and different fuel types, are estimated with the aid of Ekodenge's GIS-based EPESUS Cities platform. The results of the study, climate change mitigation suggestions and their impacts in municipality-level are presented by Emre Yöntem at the closing and networking event of the project which is organized by GTE Carbon.

Nature4Cities is now online!

The website of Nature4Cities, a Horzion2020 project on nature based solutions for urban space that we are part of, is now online!       

Nature4Cities aims to achieve a comprehensive reference Platform for Nature Based Solutions (NBS), offering technical solutions, methods and tools to empower urban planning decision making.    

https://www.nature4cities.eu/

24th-28th April, Training

In the training, a fundamental introduction was made in terms of SEVESO Directive and  ATEX regulations. Sessions were lectured by our CEO Dr. Zeynep Yöntem, Risk Engineering Group Coordinator Ekin Kaya, and our Specialist Kemal Sarı. Simulation-based explosion protection philosophy of Ekodenge Risk Engineering Group was presented to the attendees. 

After 5 days of training, participants were assessed for their performance and successful participants were certified.

EXIDA

In May, our experts enrolled into the Functional Safety Certification Programme of EXIDA and have been sent to Warwick, UK for training.

We think that, there is much to do about the life cycle implementation of safety related systems including SIS in Turkey. There is still very big gap in Turkish Industry between the requirements of functional safety standards (IEC 61508, 61511 etc.) and site applications. For that reason, our FEED experts are focusing on conceptual design phase solutions for the right implementation of the concept and are concentrating on matching the SIS life cycle with process life cycle.

Ekodenge stands among Turkey's top service exporters!

Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) started the “Turkey's 500 Large Service Exporters” survey for the purpose of improving the Turkish service sector and uncovering its potential for the first time in 2016.  As Ekodenge, we are proud to stand at 286th place among the top 500 contributors to Turkey's service exporters. Our scope of services for the international market where service export growth rates are higher than that of goods export, and we strive to stand at a higher place in this survey.

FISSAC : The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 642154

CIRC-PACK : This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730423

N4C : This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730468

 

Ekodenge A.Ş.

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