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The Green Building Matters Podcast with Charlie Cichetti

Feb 12, 2020

Emre is from Istanbul, Turkey.

After graduating from Bogazici University Civil Engineering Department, Emre completed Master of Science program in Engineering Management at University of New Orleans in

  1. He also has M.A. degrees in Financial Economics and Statistics. He is currently working on his Ph.D. Dissertation and he is a part-time faculty in Istanbul Technical University, Department of Architecture-Construction Sciences program.

Emre has 14 years of experience working in several sectors, including Construction, Real Estate, Transportation and Sustainability Services as an engineer, project manager and consultant. Through his professional life, he has been involved in many projects located in different countries including Turkey, Hungary, Jordan, Mozambique, Djibouti, Uganda,

UAE, Russia, Pakistan, Kazakhistan and USA.


In 2008, he founded Altensis, the leading company in Turkey, specialized in Sustainability Management and Engineering services. Since then, Altensis has been providing consultancy and project management services for Green Building Certification, Sustainable Urban Regeneration, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy applications in the built environment. By the end of 2019, Emre and his team completed more than 200 Green Building Projects in several countries. As managing partner of Altensis , he received the leading solution provider award in GreenBuild Europe 2018.

Mr. Ilicali is a LEED Fellow, LEED AP, LEED for Homes Green Rater, BREEAM International Assessor, and IFC Edge Auditor. He is also an accredited Real Estate Appraiser. He is the Education Coordinator of Altensis, developing Green Building and Energy Efficiency Expert Training programs for interested parties.


Show Highlights

  • Leading the green building movement in Turkey
  • The value of LEED certification
  • Differences in LEED and BREEAM projects
  • Why office buildings and high rise residential properties are going LEED
  • The pros and cons of green building projects in developing countries


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