Credit Success Rates of Certified Green Buildings in Turkey

Thomollari X., TOĞAN V.

TEKNIK DERGI, vol.31, no.4, pp.10063-10084, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.18400/tekderg.449251
  • Title of Journal : TEKNIK DERGI
  • Page Numbers: pp.10063-10084


The green building rating systems have been used as a tool to evaluate the environmental impact of buildings since 1990. In Turkey, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is in the first place concerning the total number of certified green buildings and then followed by Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) and German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). This paper aims to give general information concerning the 287 certified green buildings, and to investigate an updated situation of credit success rates of 127 LEED new construction certified green buildings in Turkey. The results show that the certified green buildings in Turkey have a lower average percentage of credit success rates in indoor environmental quality, energy efficiency, and material and resources categories compared to the other groups. Also, despite the increasing number of the certified projects mostly office buildings through the years, it is noticed an unequal geographical distribution of the examples.