Gebze, Turkey

The Turkey Scientific Research and Development Centre (RMI Turkey)

This project is located at the Betek manufacturing facility site in the Gebze Organized Industrial Zone, Kocaeli, near Istanbul. The building will be used year-round for technical testing of building materials and for training purposes.

Description

The Turkey Scientific Research and Development Centre (RMI Turkey) has approximately 1,763 square meters of total area across three floors. The area is divided between a seminar hall, several laboratories, office spaces, and areas with other uses. It is important to note that while the original name (Betek Training and R&D Centre) has been altered to RMI Turkey Scientific Research and Development Centre (RMI Turkey), its function (training craftsmen, testing new construction materials, etc.) and all other characteristics have remained the same.

Project info

Construction phase
New construction
Building type
Non-residential building
Detailed building type
Office
Net floor area
1763 m2
Stories
3 stories
Construction type
Mixed construction
Original construction year of the building
2006
Project contact
RMI, Turkey Scientific Research and Development Center
Contact email address
info@rmi.com.tr

Building Rating and Certifications systems

Rating and certifications systems
Other
Other certification
ENERGY GLOBE Award 2008

Building Envelope

External walls

Description of construction
Insulation
U-Value
0.49 W/(m²*K)

Roof

Roof type
Flat roof
U-Value
0.49 W/(m²*K)

Openings and windows

U-Value glass
1.7 W/(m²*K)

Additional thermal insulation materials

Specification
Natural day lighting via two skylights of 190m² and special day lighting systems for the lower floors with solar tubes

Technical Building Systems

Ventilation system

Type of ventilation
Description
Geothermal heat system

Space cooling system

Primary space cooling system
Description
Ground heat pumps for cooling and heating

Space heating system

Primary Space heating system
Heat Pump (ground source)
Description
Ground heat pumps for cooling & heating

Lighting system

Primary lighting system
Description
Natural daylight by two skylights of 190 m² and special daylight systems for the lower floors with solar tubes

Shading devices

Type of shading system installed
Static (fix) shading systems as part of the building architecture (e.g. Maschrabiyya, porch roofs, pergolas)
Description
Shading

Final Energy Demand

Energy carrier (1)
Electricity
Energy carrier (2)
Oil
Annual heating demand
45 kWh/(m²*a)
Annual cooling demand
41 kWh/(m²*a)
Annual lighting demand
7 kWh/(m²*a)
Total final energy demand
94 kWh/(m²*a)

Financial Aspects

Project construction cost
1063000 EUR