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R2CITIES Site Istanbul

Country & City

  • Turkey
  • Istanbul

Project

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The Yakacik neighbourhood in the Kartal district in Istanbul is one of the selected pilot sites for the R2CITIES project. The implementation area is located between the Sea of Marmara to the south and the TEM motorways to the north. Despite being far from the city centre it is one of the best-connected parts of Istanbul with motorways, ferries, suburban railways and metro. The presence of the International Sabiha Gökçen Airport, Formula 1 track and Sabancı University contribute to the economic structure of the area, together with small-scale commerce and manufacturing.

Renovation measures in combination with efficient strategies are taking place in three residential buildings with different building characteristics. Passive design, heating and cooling sources and an integration of renewables for the building envelope are being implemented. The retrofitting plan aims at improving the quality of life in the neighbourhood by developing a strong social, environmental and economic sustainable area based on public participation and respect of the natural and cultural heritage.

The selected pilot site is located at Yakacik district of Kartal, Istanbul. The use of low efficiency lighting systems and appliances and a slim insulation means very high energy consumption for Yakacık and therefore a high potential for improving.

The demonstration site aims to retrofit a residential district with efficient strategies. Passive design strategies, heating & cooling sources and integration of renewables for building envelope will be implemented. Three residential buildings with different building characteristics have been chosen to represent the energy profile of residential buildings of the district.

The implementation area is located between the Sea of Marmara to the south and the TEM motorways to the north. Motorways, ferries, suburban railways, the Kartal Metro extension and the completion of the Marmaray rail make the location as one of the most accessible sides in Istanbul.

The presence of the International Sabiha Gökçen Airport, Formula 1 track and Sabancı University contribute to the economic structure of the area together with small scale commerce and manufacturing. The retrofitting plan aims at improving the quality of life of the city by developing a strong social, environmental and economic sustainable city based on public participation, respect of the natural and cultural heritage.

The overall gross floor area of 18 113 m² has been refurbished in the demonstration site in Istanbul. The annual final energy saving is 12 538 MWh and the total CO2 emission savings amount to 992 tons per year. The total investment cost for all the interventions is EUR 4 245 750.

Energy: 

*Information regarding the technical and financial performance will be available at a later stage.

The interventions in Istanbul within the R2CITIES project feature:

Energy efficiency in buildings

  • Retrofitting the building envelope
  • Building services (HVAC and lighting)
  • Building integrated renewable energy sources

Energy systems integration

  • District heating and cooling