Özyeğin University

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Özyeğin University 2017-05-26T11:46:55+00:00

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Participant contact
Prof. Pinar Menguc

Özyeğin University was officially founded on May 18, 2007 pursuant to Law No: 5656 published in the Official Gazette No: 26526 with the mission of contributing to social development by producing creative, original and applicable knowledge through its modern education system, its innovative structure integrated with life and its academic programs focused on the service sector.

Center for Energy, Environment and Economy (CEEE) at OzU was established in 2009 at OzU to focus on Energy, Environment and Economy and to be a depository of engineering and business knowledge in Turkey for both fundamentals and real-world applications. Beyond being only a Research, Development and Implementation Centre, CEEE aims to have significant contributions to the country and the world. Along this line, CEEE aspires to develop solutions and strategies to avoid the negative impacts of climate change to our surroundings. This is only possible with a participative approach by all interested parties, not necessarily only from Turkey, or from the rest of the World. Main research areas of CEEE are:

  • Nano-Scale Energy Fundamentals
  • Radiative Transfer and Thermal Sciences
  • Energy Applications and Efficiency in Buildings
  • Multi-disciplinary Industrial Applications
  • EEE Solutions for Districts and Cities
  • Quantitative Sustainability for Businesses

All these tangible engineering and business research and development studies at the Center are currently funded.

Main tasks and responsibilities within TRIBE

OZU owns one of the demo sites in the TRIBE project. The demo site is one of the Ozyegin University’s academic buildings.

Relevant network and experience in National and European projects

OZU has two ongoing FP7 projects related to buildings. The first one of these projects is NEED4B (FP7 2012, New energy efficient demonstration for buildings), which is a demonstration project and is coordinated by CIRCE. OZU coordinates the local partners in Turkey and is responsible for the Turkish demo site, which is a new academic building of OZU. A second project is BRICKER (FP7 2013, Energy reduction in public building stock), and here although another partner owns the Turkish demo site, OZU is responsible as the demo site coordinator among other tasks. OZU has other ongoing projects related to energy efficient buildings, a prominent one being the Risk Assessment of Retrofits with Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. This project is co-funded by USA-NSF and Turkish TUBITAK. With all the know-how, CEEE at OZU aims to sharpen its know-how on monitoring an active building and relevant social behaviours.