There are two separate certifications at HEP Istanbul for the blocks and the row houses. High blocks receive LEED-NC (New buildings) certification, while low-rise row houses receive LEED for Homes certification.
Green Building Technical Information
Efficient water fittings have been used throughout the buildings for water efficiency, resulting in a 20%-drop in water consumption. Plants with low demand for water have been preferred for landscaping. The HVAC system and lightning have been designed to maximize the energy performance of the buildings. Glass panes minimize heating load. Green roofs have been used, and exterior lighting creates no light pollution. There are parking racks for bicycles.
A considerable part of waste material generated during construction is sent to recycling/reuse. Permanent construction material used in the buildings has been provided by local companies and contain varying percentages of recycled material. In order to preserve the interior air quality during construction, chemicals such as paints, primers, glues, etc. have low levels of VOC. Door sealing tests have been conducted to prevent air leaks in buildings. Hallways on each floor have waste rooms with separate containers for recyclable wastes. The local municipality of the district collects recyclable wastes separately. The following materials are collected for recycling: paper, carton, glass, plastics, and metals.
The gates, access roads to blocks, block entrances, and courtyards have appropriate coverings for pedestrians, cars for the disabled, and strollers; elevators suitable for cars for the disabled allow for safe circulation of both pedestrians and the disabled. The landscaped green areas of the complex and all of the garden level are closed to vehicles. Smoking in common areas is forbidden; smoking is allowed only in specially designated outdoor areas that are eight meters from buildings.
The management of the complex invites volunteers of Tekfen HEP Istanbul Project to pool their cars as part of the “Take Me, Too” program within the framework of sustainable environment awareness as defined by LEEDS certification.
- * Decreases private automobile use and saves energy.
- * Decreases vehicle emissions leading to air pollution and greenhouse gases.
- * Decreases adverse effects of oil extraction and refining on the environment.
In addition, less cars on the roads mean less pollution and less traffic congestion!
With its green buildings, HEP ISTANBUL offers its residents a healthier life.