EPD Turkey arranged a side-event – an EPD workshop – in conjunction with the annual SBE16 Conference in Istanbul on October 13-15 entitled “Smart Metropoles – Integrated Solution for Sustainable and Smart Buildings and Cities”. EPD Turkey is the regional hub of the International EPD® System in Turkey.
The EPD workshop gathered some 50 participants representing different sectors of the building society in Turkey. The workshop was arranged with a panel initially giving their views on the value of EPDs in a broad market perspective. Panel members were:
- İlker Kahraman, EPD Turkey
- Selcuk Özdil, Turkish Green Building Council
- Nils Larsson, ISBE
- Hüdai Kara, Metsims Sustainability
- Sven-Olof Ryding, International EPD® System
The workshop participants were very active in the following discussion session in plenum. Questions encompassed a variety of interesting subjects - from detailed aspects with regard to LCA methodologies focusing specifically on energy-related calculations to the overall market influence and acceptance of the increasing number of EPDs for different building products that now appear on the market.
At the end of the workshop EPD Turkey had arranged a ceremony with handing-over EPD certificates to Turkish companies that had registered EPDs in the International EPD® System via EPD Turkey.
For more information about the event please contact Dr. İlker Kahraman at EPD Turkey.