Emoji Challenge Event Succesfully Completed

The “Emoji Challenge” event, aiming to familiarize the students with energy efficiency concepts by entertaining, has been completed. Within the scope of this activity, students in 10 pilot schools were asked to affix stickers of symbols dedicated to electrical devices, facade, heating/cooling systems, lighting and renewable energy technologies symbols to the relevant areas. The students took selfies in front of the labeled areas, shared them on social media by publishing images. You can find their selfies below:



“NEXT-GEN: Next Generation” project kick off took place at Özyeğin University’s Çekmeköy campus between the 2nd and 6th September 2019. The project aims to train energy efficiency leaders at the local level and puts Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the core of its development. It received grants by the Transformers Fund of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB).  

Approximately 60 participants  including the representatives of the Ministry of National Education of Vocational and Technical Education General Directorate’s Social Partners and Projects Department, selected Energy Managers from pilot provinces’ municipalities (T. C. Adıyaman Municipality, T. C. Batman Municipality, T. C. Diyarbakır Municipality, T. C. Gaziantep Municipality, T. C. Kahramanmaraş Municipality, T. C. Kilis Municipality, T. C. Mardin Büyükşehir Municipality, T. C. Siirt Municipality, T. C. Şanlıurfa Büyükşehir Municipality, T. C. Şırnak Municipality), and instructors of the pilot vocational and Technical High Schools (Adıyaman Mimar Sinan Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School, Cumhuriyet Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School, Diyarbakır Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School, Kanuni Sultan Süleyman Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School, Şehit İdari Ataşe Galip Özmen Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School, Kilis Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School, Mardin Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School, İMKB Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School, Karaköprü Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School, Cizre Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School) attended the Energy Efficiency Workshop organized by CEEE.

The workshop content was specifically developed by Özyeğin University faculty members, CEEE researchers, and leading names in the sector in order to involve energy efficiency notion in the Vocational and Technical High Schools’ curriculum and boost the potential of energy efficiency units in the municipalities.

In this context, following domains and subjects are shared with the participants: Energy Efficiency and Its Strategies, Applications to Increase Energy Efficiency, Turkey and the World Economy Within the Energy and Sustainability Concepts, Globalization, Migration and Development, Renewable and Non-Renewable Energy Sources, Energy Efficiency Action Plan, Energy Efficiency Methods in the State Institutions and Organizations and Residential buildings, Environmental Consciousness and Waste Management, Energy Audit, Energy Management Systems, Energy Law.

Beside the theoretical studies, site visits were organized. Ozyegin University SCOLA Building, which is one of the leading energy-focused projects within the scope of EU-FP7 fund, and Energy Distribution Center located at the University campus were visited. In addition, Şişecam Campus in Tuzla, was visited with all participants during the Workshop.

In the scope of the 14-month-long NEXT-GEN project, which was started on the 1st of July 2019, CEEE plans to prepare the energy efficiency roadmap with the decision-makers in Tunisia, Mauritania, and Niger.


NEXT-GEN, the New Project of EÇEM Funded by the Islamic Development Bank

NEXT-GEN, The New Project of EÇEM Funded by the Islamic Development Bank Started Officially as of 1 July 2019

The new project of CEEE, “NEXT-GEN; Next Generation”, has been funded by a grant from the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Fund of “Transformers.” The NEXT-GEN Project has the vision of training the future local energy efficiency leaders. The Project continues for 14 months and is conducted in cooperation with the Ministry of National Education and the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources. Our first aim to carry out studies to include energy efficiency in the curriculum and establish an energy efficiency teaching module within the municipalities, together with pilot vocational and technical high schools and municipalities in 10 Southeast Anatolia provinces including Adıyaman, Batman, Diyarbakır, Gaziantep, Kahramanmaraş, Kilis, Mardin, Siirt, Şanlıurfa and Şırnak.

CEEE has officially started its project by signing the cooperation protocol with the Ministry of National Education. The first of the works specified under this protocol took place on 2-6 September at Özyeğin University Campus, and Energy Efficiency Training Workshop held with a total of 30 instructors from pilot schools, and 10 energy managers, 10 municipal representatives. In the next step, the energy efficiency road map for different countries is planned to be created. The initial plan was to apply the NEXT-GEN teaching modules to Tunisia, Mauritania, and Niger.