The B Blok Residence building of the Nivo Istanbul campus project, which connects Basın Ekspres main street, Güneşli E-5, TEM and the coastal road, has been awarded the GOLD level certificate of the LEED v2009 New Construction category.
Nivo İstanbul B Blok contains many environmental and human friendly applications. In the campus area, where roof gardens, open socialization and sports areas are located, the contact of the users with the environment is strengthened and it provides incentive for action. Local plants consuming less water were used in the B Block landscape. By using light colored materials on the roof and landscape hard floors, the heat island effect caused by construction has been reduced and harmony with the environment has been achieved.
It is aimed to use systems that will reduce energy and water consumption in the building and to create applications that will improve indoor air quality. Energy-saving devices and systems were used in the project. In this way, more than 22% savings have been achieved in the energy consumption of the building. Indoor water consumption has been reduced by more than 35%.
Building materials that are sustainable and environmentally friendly are preferred in the building. Recyclable waste points on each floor and a main collection room in the basement floor are provided to separate recyclable waste from domestic waste. With all these applications, unnecessary consumption of resources can be prevented.
With the precautions taken during construction phases and the selection of low-emission materials, indoor air quality has been provided for users. Attention has been paid to ensure that the residents enjoy optimum use of daylight and visibility.
In the project, bicycle parking spaces and charging stations for electric vehicles were provided in order to both encourage movement and reduce carbon emissions.