Turkey drives change in Europe with LEED

Selina Holmes
June 11, 2018

Earlier this year, USGBC released the Top 10 Countries for LEED, featuring Turkey, for the third year in a row, with 245 LEED-certified projects and 6.15 million certified gross square meters. At Greenbuild Europe in Berlin, we recognized some of the companies behind this incredible work.

Behind every LEED project is a team of professionals responsible for ushering the project through the certification process. They are architects, consultants, designers and other professionals—and their expertise is driving change in the built environment.

LEED service providers in Turkey recognized at Greenbuild Europe

Established in 2008, Altensis has quickly become one of Turkey’s leading sustainability consultancy companies. They are a LEED Proven Provider for LEED Building Design and Construction and have completed more than 100 LEED-certified projects. Their work also includes BREEAM- and EDGE-certified projects.

ECOBUILD Green Building Construction Energy Consultancy Company is an innovative energy, building and engineering firm headquartered in Ankara, Turkey, that works to create green buildings and settlements that respect humanity and nature. ECOBUILD developed the first LEED-certified airport project in Turkey and the first LEED-certified museum in Konya, Turkey.

With years of experience, steady development and institutionalization, ERKE specializes in LEED, BREEAM and Green Star consultancy. Their LEED Platinum headquarters, the ERKE Green Academy Building in Istanbul, serves as a showcase for the potential role that green materials and sustainable systems can play.

Smart Eco Design strives to go beyond green in everything they do through the design of existing and future LEED, BREEAM, DGNB, passive buildings and net zero energy buildings. Their experts are also eco-architects and eco-engineers, construction engineers, architects, economists and environmental engineers.

The green building market in Turkey has taken incredible strides and stands as an example of what market transformation can look like. To learn more about green building in Turkey and across Europe, visit the GBCI Europe website and join the GBCI Europe group on LinkedIn for the most up-to-date announcements.