Tekfen Holding Sponsors 3rd International Green Building Summit

The 3rd International Green Building Summit was held on 21-22 February 2014 by the Turkish Green Building Council (ÇEDBİK). Tekfen Holding, whose founding partner Ali Nihat Gökyiğit is also the founding Chairman ÇEDBİK, was among the main sponsors of the event.

Aiming to increase social awareness and urge the construction industry to abide by sustainable principles, the organization has picked “Sustainability - Cutting Edge” as its main theme this year. Many national and international experts attended the two-day summit, which hosted a number of conferences, workshops, training sessions, and seminars.

The Green Building Summit is the largest platform bringing together professionals of the industry, and this year, the annual meeting of the European Regional Network (ERN) of the World Green Building Councils (WGBC) was held in Turkey for the first time as part of this organization. ERN represents over 30 national green building councils in Europe, and its member companies, numbering more than 3500, represent all the stakeholders of the construction industry.

Details pertaining to the upcoming Turkish green building evaluation system were announced – work on this system has been going on at an accelerated pace since the protocol signed with the Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning at the previous Summit, with the aim of supporting Turkey’s sustainable development.