Our Transition to Low Carbon Economy and Efficiency Working Group aims at sharing the knowledge and experience of the business world in the decision-making process for policies and regulations concerning climate change. Through this working group, BCSD Turkey endeavours to contribute to the discussions about climate change and to guide the business world in Turkey in their efforts to adapt to the developments in this area. Benefiting from the international structure of WBCSD, the Business Council in Turkey shares the good practices available in the whole world with its members, and it provides guidelines related with transition to low carbon economy and efficiency.
With these purposes in mind, the Energy Working Group carries out its endeavours towards efficiency in three areas, consisting of Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EEB), Energy Efficiency in Vehicles (EEV), and Energy Efficiency in Industry (EEI).
In the whole world, consumption of energy in buildings constitutes the major part of total energy consumption. With this declaration, we promote energy efficiency practices in buildings.
This roadmap designates the steps to be taken by the companies which desire to determine a strategy for energy efficiency in their buildings. The companies will be capable of measuring, monitoring and decreasing the energy consumption in their buildings, following these steps one by one
Energy efficiency in vehicles constitutes an important element of a company’s strategy for energy efficiency, and this roadmap designates the steps that should be taken in order to monitor and decrease the energy consumption arising especially from company fleets.
Following the steps determined within the framework of this roadmap, companies will be able to create a strategy for energy efficiency in their industrial operations. Thus, such companies will decrease their energy consumption, and consequently, increase their efficiency.
In line with the requests from its group members, BCSD Turkey’s Energy Working Group organizes technical visits to the factories and facilities of its member companies throughout the year. The purposes of these visits are, mainly, observing energy efficiency practices on-site, and making good practices widespread.
Seminars are organized by the Energy Working Group to increase the awareness about energy efficiency and share information on subjects such as global developments, changes in the legislation and new concepts.