Abstract—This paper explores the progress of sustainable building in Austria and its applicability for Turkey. First it explains the need for sustainability and the transition phase to sustainable building practices in Austria from the 1970s, exploring how these accelerated environmental performance. The paper describes Austria´s policy, actors and initiatives with important milestones and its success as a benchmark country in terms of approaches to sustainable building. Secondly it discusses the state of art in Turkey and the translation of a sustainable Austrian building development model for Turkey. At the end, the paper demonstrates lessons from Austria´s sustainable building policy and describes guidelines to further develop the sustainable building sector in Turkey.
Index Terms—Sustainable building, Austria, sustainable development, energy efficient building.
Hatice Kalfaoğlu Hatipoğlu is with the Faculty for Architecture and Planning, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Hatice Kalfaoğlu Hatipoğlu, "Austrian Sustainable Building Policy Lessons for Turkey," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 372-378, 2016.