Thermal Insulation and Environment

İçerik 05.02.2015
In our era, climate change is the most important problem that a solution should be found immediately. It is foreseen that the climate change will drive our planet to irremediable disasters in terms of ecology and economy and for fighting against climate change, we should reduce the increasing energy requirements and the dependency to fossil fuels.

Although Turkey, which is one of the developing countries does not have a historical responsibility for this fight against climate change, the emission increase has reached record level. The key to the fight against climate change is to increase the energy efficiency and the share of renewable resources in energy consumption.

In the fight against climate change, we play a significant role along with the actions to be taken by decision makers and the business world. To fight against climate change, persons should reduce their Carbon Footprints.

Only 10% of the buildings in Turkey are thermally insulated.

After thermal insulation is applied to all buildings in Turkey, it is possible to save energy equivalent to 15 million Liras per year. Turkey's greenhouse gas emission which was equal to 187 million tones of carbondioxide in 1990 has reached 366 million tonnes by 2008. By just applying thermal insulation to buildings, it is possible to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of Turkey by approximately 25 million tonnes per year.

If thermal insulation is applied to all buildings in Turkey, the emission reduction
that would be achieved per year in terms of heating corresponds to
Eliminating emissions generated by 90% of the automobiles in Turkey within a year,

Eliminating emissions generated
by 6 coal plants within a year,

Amount of greenhouse gases stored
by the trees in a forest the size of six Belgrad Forests during their entire lifetime.


In our country, greenhouse gas emission, which was equal to 187 million tonnes of carbon dioxide in 1990, reached 366 million tonnes by 2008. By just applying thermal insulation to our buildings, it is possible to reduce greenhouse gas emissions of Turkey approximately by 25 million tonnes per year. If thermal insulation is applied to all buildings in Turkey, emission reduction to be achieved per year in terms of heating corresponds to amount of greenhouse gases stored by the trees in a forest six times as big as Belgrad Forest during their entire lifetime, eliminating emissions generated by 90% of the automobiles in Turkey and by 6 coal plants within a year.