European Commission granted “procuRE: re-commercial Procurement of Breakthrough Solutions for 100% Renewable Energy Supply in Buildings’’ project, in which OzU and Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi - İBB) are partners, under Horizon 2020 program. The project started as of December 2020, to support renewable energy applications by receiving 7 million Euros of R&D investment.
The project, involving various academics from OzU, Faculty of Architecture and Design Building Materials and Physics Laboratory, intends to provide 100% renewable energy to existing public buildings located in different cities in Europe. These developed systems are purchased through a tender method and implemented in selected public buildings. With the realization of improvement in tasks in facilities, the annual energy requirement of each building is supplied totally from renewable energy systems. The OzU team conducts the necessary research studies to ensure that the pilot building in Istanbul uses 100 % renewable energy without requiring other energy resources. More information on the project can be accessed here.