EPC To Boost Energy Efficiency In Buildings And Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Pointing out the enforcement of Energy Performance Certification as of January 1, İzocam reminds all that new buildings are required to have an EPC class of C and above. New buildings which are not in line with the thermal insulation standards and are of an Energy Performance Certification class lower than C shall not be licenced.

Underlining the importance of fittings insulation in addition to internal and external insulation practices, Murat Savcı, Managing Director at İzocam, noted that insulation may be installed not only for new but also for currently occupied buildings during renovations, which could both improve the EPC class and lower gas bills by 60% in minimum.

Aiming the spread insulation awareness across Turkey, İzocam, the leader of the insulation industry, pointed out the Energy Performance Certification (EPC) scheme which was brough into effect as of January 1, 2020. Noting that EPC will be required for building sales, purchases as well as rentals, Murat Savcı, Managing Director at İzocam, said: "Energy Performance Certification will be instrumental in achieving energy efficiency in buildings in the medium term, which we believe is an asset. Old buildings will be certified based on their current state; however, new buildings being constructed will be required to achieve an EPC class of C at minimum.

This may only be achieved if the construction designs are created in line with insulation standards. Those in charge of the buildings being constructed as we speak or of those the construction activities for which are yet to begin should pay close attention as they too will apply for this certification in the near future."nderlining the need for construction owners to work with expert companies in this regard, Savcı said: "The right materials and installations must be selected for building insulation works. The right insulation materials should be used considering the fire risks and the flammability load of the buildings while installing thermal insulations."

Noting that EPC is an important step towards energy efficiency, Murat Savcı, Managing Director at İzocam, said that an insulation thickness that is up to code could lower the utility bills for heating and cooling by 60% at minimum and shared the following information: "Energy imports have cost our country over USD 450b in the last 10 years. We import over three fourths of the energy we consume. Our country´s energy imports constitute 20.3% of the total imports volume of USD 202.7b in 2019 with USD 41.2b, while also having a significant impact on our country´s foreign trade deficit of USD 55.1b. Energy savings at hour houses, in the industry and with fittings play a vital role for not only our own economy but also our country´s economy as well if we are to lower our foreign trade deficit and to free ourselves from the dependence on foreign countries for energy. Insulating buildings and systems using the right materials and in the right thickness is the best thing to do for energy efficiency. Insulation makes it possible to lower the utility bills for both living and workspaces and to make them more comfortable. Installing an insulation system covering everything from the root to the ground in the right thickness will boost both energy efficiency and comfort.