A General Overview of Turkey's Zero-Energy Building History in the World Context





Energy crisis, Energy consumption, Zero energy building


Throughout history, the significance of energy has remained unwavering, holding its position as one of the most critical global issues. While in the past, discussions on energy conservation primarily centered around large-scale industrial settings, today's discourse has shifted towards individual energy expenditures, particularly in residential contexts. The evolution of this subject is evident in the transformation of keywords employed in research, progressing from "energy consumption" and "energy saving" to more specialized terms such as "low energy building," "almost zero energy building," and "net-zero energy building."

Globally, there has been a notable emphasis on energy efficiency, and Turkey has followed suit, making remarkable strides in this domain. The country has not only embraced the utilization and dissemination of renewable energy sources but has also initiated various energy efficiency projects focused on optimizing energy consumption in buildings.

The ongoing research and implementation of sustainable energy practices, both on a global scale and within Turkey, hold the promise of not only bolstering economic growth but also ensuring environmental sustainability. As the world continues to grapple with energy challenges, the pursuit of efficient energy use stands as a driving force in securing a prosperous and ecologically balanced future.


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How to Cite

M. Tansu BAYDAŞ, & Nusret BOZKURT. (2023). A General Overview of Turkey’s Zero-Energy Building History in the World Context. ZeroBuild Journal, 1(02), 59–68. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.8200942