Turkey’s first LEED EB GOLD certificate belongs to GAMA Holding.

GAMA Holding received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental

Design) certificate given by US Green Building Council (USGBC) for third-party verification of green building standards. GAMA, is the first Turkish institution that is entitled to have LEED EB GOLD certificate for the Existing Building.

GAMA Holding’s 20 thousand meter square building that houses

380 employees, has been arranged to become environmentally-conscious while providing the highest level of comfort and health standards for the offices. GAMA applied US Green Building Council on 26th. October 2011 and received its LEED EB Gold certificate on 5th. November 2012.

Important work done especially for the energy efficiency in GAMA Holding Building which is assessed in seven categories; sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy & atmosphere, material efficiency, indoor air quality, design and site planning, and got 71 points that leads to be awarded with the gold certificate. In addition to the technical adjustments done for decreas

ing the energy consumption, with some little adjustments substantial amount of energy has been saved. As an example, automatically turning the lights off during the lunch break decreases daily energy consumption by 10 percent.

GAMA Holding CEO Hakan Özman said “We as GA

MA Holding are aware of the fact that sustainable development and economic growth should be realized while protecting the environment and the life quality of the society. We are doing our best as being a responsible corporate citizen with creating an energy culture among our employees. The best proof of it is to win the LEED Gold certification for Existing Building, the highest level achieved in Turkey. I congratulate all members of the GAMA family for their faith and effort in this process.”