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Celebi Receives Gold LEED Certification for Environment-Friendly Green Building

Çelebi Technical Maintenance Workshop became the first Gold LEED-Certified building at Istanbul Airport

Çelebi Hava Servisi A.Ş.  successfully implemented all the necessary requirements for “Sustainable and environmentally friendly facility regulations” into its Technical Maintenance Workshop Building and got rewarded with the Gold Certificate by global green building protocol “LEED”.

In addition to Çelebi Technical Maintenance Workshop, which is the first and only Gold LEED-certified building among the facilities in Istanbul Airport, Çelebi Cargo Warehouse Building also met the required specifications to be eligible for the Silver LEED certificate in the previous months. The purpose of this certification is to create green, sustainable and environment-friendly buildings, said the Çelebi Aviation Global Procurement and Construction Director, Arzu Büyükdurmuş Yaşa, and ÇHS Construction Project Manager, Mehmet Mahir Sucularlı, while sharing information about this certification process.


Mrs. Yaşa claimed that during the construction phase they preferred to use materials with reportedly environmental impacts. Construction waste was separated into 5 different groups and sent to recycling as part of the waste management plan.

She highlighted that 94% of waste was recycled: “We also focused on recycling after the construction period and designed our facility accordingly. We distributed Recycling bins for everyone to participate in transporting waste to the Recycling Facilities, within the scope of the Waste Management Plan. We also preferred cooling and air conditioning equipment that makes the least impact on global warming and the ozone hole as part of the energy conservation. In addition, by choosing facade elements with low coefficient of heat transmission and high efficiency pumps & fans, we saved 29% and 32% energy in our workshop and warehouse buildings respectively.’’ Mrs. Yaşa explained