Eskişehir partnered with the BEA in back-to-back deep engagements from 2016-2020. With a population of almost 850,000, the city is striving to expedite effective implementation of Turkey’s national mandate for all commercial/residential buildings to have energy performance certificates.
In addition to its two deep dive engagements, Eskişehir received a BEA Leadership Grant in 2019 to support preparation for the transition from BEA-supported work on building energy efficiency to building decarbonization and the development of national relationships. The city is working on the establishment of a new Energy Management Unit and has completed energy benchmarking and auditing of public buildings to plan for retrofits. BEA partners in Eskişehir are coordinated by WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities.