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Green Building Approach in Turkish Aviation Sector

  • Isil YazarEmail author
  • Emre Kiyak
  • T. Hikmet Karakoc
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Abstract

Nowadays, the idea of green building is a very popular concept. With the increase in the number of unregulated buildings, unchecked usage of natural resources, global warming, and environmental pollution, our lives suffer from problems resulting from these reasons. Scientists focus their studies on decreasing energy needs or using renewable energy sources due to the increased value of energy and increases in energy requirements. In addition, the financial burden caused by energy requirements is another factor to consider. Furthermore, energy savings, more environmental system designs, and reduction of consumption costs become important issues. Due to this, certificates are devised with certain determined provisions. Around the world there are many certificates relating to green buildings, but there is no unique global certificate because of countries’ different locations, geographical structures, resources, and so on. In Turkey, there is currently no green building certificate, but the Turkish Green Building Association, established in 2007, continues its studies into developing such a unique certificate.

In Turkey, green building studies have grown rapidly in the aviation sector. In this sector “Directorate General of Civil Aviation” awards companies “green airport” and “green aviation company” titles according to their environmental studies. In our study, we attempt to analyze green airport and green aviation company terms in respect of Turkish companies that have Green Company official titles. The introduction deals with the theoretical background concerning green building, green airport, green aviation company, and so on. The following section gives information about Turkish green aviation companies and their studies related to becoming green companies. In the conclusion section, the studies that have been conducted by aviation companies and problems of the processes are considered.

Keywords

Green buildings Green aviation Green airports Energy Green certificates—licenses Green building approach Turkish aviation sector Turkey Green building certificate Green licenses Istanbul Antalya Vehicle efficiency LEED Transportation Renewable 

Notes

Acknowledgments

We would like to thank the following aviation companies for their contributions and hard work toward building this new study: TAV Istanbul Terminal Operations Corporation; Turkish Technic Incorporated; ATM Airport Construction and Management Incorporated; and Fraport IC Ictas Antalya Airport Terminal Investment and Management Incorporation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MechatronicsEskisehir Osmangazi UniversityEskisehirTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Avionics, Faculty of Aeronautics and AstronauticsAnadolu UniversityEskisehirTurkey
  3. 3.Department of Airframe and Powerplant Maintenance, Civil Aviation Research and Application CenterAnadolu UniversityEskisehirTurkey

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