Antalya Metropolitan Municipality Received 'Climate Friendly Organization' Certificate from TSE

Antalya Metropolitan Municipality Received Climate Friendly Organization Certificate from TSE
Antalya Metropolitan Municipality Received 'Climate Friendly Organization' Certificate from TSE

Antalya Metropolitan Municipality, which has made its service building a zero-emission building by signing a first in Turkey, has been awarded the 'Climate Friendly Organization' certificate from the Turkish Standards Institute (TSE).

Antalya Metropolitan Municipality broke new ground. Antalya Metropolitan Municipality Service Building, which was converted into a zero-emission building by the order of Mayor Muhittin Insect, received the 'Climate Friendly Organization' certificate after the inspections carried out by TSE. TSE certificate of achievement award ceremony was held in Antalya Metropolitan Municipality, which is the first municipality and public institution in Turkey to be awarded the 'Climate Friendly Organization' certificate. Antalya Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Muhittin Insect, TSE Mediterranean Regional Coordinator Hasan Demirtaş, Deputy Secretary General Mustafa Gürbüz, President Advisor Lokman Atasoy and TSE employees attended the ceremony.


Chairman Muhittin Insect stated that they continue their work with the goal of "Environmentally and Nature Friendly Antalya". Stating that they have taken the greenhouse gas inventory of Antalya, Mayor Muhittin Insect noted that the municipality has 6.4 solar power plants with an installed power of 11 megawatts, producing energy from the sun. Giving the good news that Korkuteli Bozova-1 SPP will also be operational at the end of September, Muhittin Insect said, “We are planning to double the production to 2023 SPPs in 18. We provide an average of 74 percent energy support to our farmers in agricultural irrigation from SPPs. Our 11 clean energy production facilities with an installed capacity of 4 megawatts, including 1 GES, 46 biomass and 16 waste heat energy facilities, are worth meeting the electrical energy of an average of 141 households per month. Stating that they have also done a lot of work within the scope of environmentally friendly transportation, the Mayor of the Metropolitan Municipality said: “We are implementing applications such as rail systems, bicycle paths, electric vehicle charging stations, and smart traffic lights. With the European Union Matchup project, we added 25 electric motorcycles, 30 e-scooters and 2 electric buses to our municipality's fleet. Our service building and Transportation Inc. We became the first and only public building in Turkey that generates its own energy with the SPP with storage on its roof. While doing these, we stated that we are a climate-friendly organization on the relevant platforms, but we did not want it to remain in discourse. As a result of the meticulous examinations and on-site inspections of the relevant expert teams from TSE, the standards for greenhouse gas measurements, reporting and verification of our service building were fulfilled. Our service building has been turned into a zero-emission building and has been awarded the "Climate Friendly Organization" certificate by TSE. We are the first municipality and the first public institution in Turkey to receive this certificate from TSE as a result of the energy management practices and greenhouse gas reduction studies we have carried out in our municipality building.”


TSE Mediterranean Regional Coordinator Hasan Demirtaş pointed out that this is the first time a municipality has received this certificate in Turkey. TSE Regional Coordinator Demirtaş, stating that Muhittin President has broken new grounds in Antalya, said, “Muhittin President has done a good job with our friends in the past on energy management certificate, occupational health management system certificate. He personally participated in the trainings and put a serious will to it. We also thank Muhittin President. Good luck, it will set an example for all municipalities in Antalya," he said. TSE Mediterranean Regional Coordinator Hasan Demirtaş then delivered the 'Climate Friendly Organization' certificate and flag to Metropolitan Mayor Muhittin Insect. Mayor Insect and his entourage hoisted the 'Climate Friendly Organization' flag to the Metropolitan Municipality Service Building.

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