One of the Turkish partners NEED4B, the Univeristy of Ozyegin, presented at EKODesign 2016, the “Integrated design of OzU’s ScOLa Building”.
This national event is one of the references of the construction sector in Turkey. The EKODESIGN conference took place on April 26 in Istanbul. Every year the Yapi Journal selects a topic on which to turn the spotlight. This year’s “Special Selection by Yapı Journal” was focused on the ScOLa Building, which was examined as an “Anatomical Case Study”.
The panel was featured by CEEE’s Director Prof. Dr. M. Pinar Menguc, Yasemin Somuncu, a master architect (CEEE), Emre Gursoy, an architect (B-Design), Yasemin Keskin Enginoz (Yapı Journal), Saadet Ozkan (Technical Services at OzU), and Nergis Akbay (ScOLa). During the panel the ScOLa Building was cut open and studied with anatomical interventions. The study provided a deeper level of understanding of energy efficient architectural structures, while examining energy efficient and cost effective building process. The study also provided a thorough analysis of the approach and process needed to design both this space and the building. The panel was focused on both the building’s integrated design process and the development of its key performance indicators during the design, building and operation phases within the scope of the NEED4B Project.
The panel also discussed the impact of the ScOLa Building’s consumption on the annual Invisible Saving Value of USD 200,000 based on the “negawatt” concept, as the ScOLa Building not only did meet the targets of the EU Project but also went far beyond it. The building’s total consumption is calculated as 45 kWh/m2, which is less than what was targeted within the scope of NEED4B.
About ScOLa Building
ScOLa, as the demo site building of NEED4B’s Turkish part, has been designed and constructed under coordination of CEEE and in partnership with FIBA Holding and B-Design. Innovative and integrated energy implementations are applied in ScOLa Building. It is located in OzU Çekmeköy Campus and functions as a part of other interrelated and educational LEED sertificated buildings.