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The Fatih Sports Facility is a new building (2007) but the mechanical and architectural designs of the building are not adequately efficient. Various energy systems are being used within the building including products like chillers, lighting with semiconductor ballast, boiler systems, air conditioning centrals, swimming pool systems. As part of the SMARTSPACES project Siemens developed a system with associated services for efficiency management and building automation. The service implemented and operated in this pilot site is an EDSS – Energy Decision Support System which has been installed after a comprehensive refurbishment of the building had taken place ranging from insulation measures using valve jackets to the installation of coupling type pumps and lighting and air-conditioning automation.

The facility’s heating systems are used with natural gas and electricity whereas air conditioning and cooling systems are used with electricity. An automation system isn’t used for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and lighting systems, so that energy consumption and carbon emission are increased.




For more details visit the eeMeasure tool and the SMARTSPACES deliverable D7.2 also covering qualitative surveys.



The Fatih Sports Facility provides a good pilot site providing experiences for energy managers in Turkey hereby surpassing language barriers. It demonstrates the possibility of an application for energy efficient solution based on an EDSS - Energy Decision Support System in an existing building.


Siemens as the technology partner has been included in the project through a tender process. The Energy Monitoring and Controlling Solution (EMC) is an Internet-based application for monitoring and controlling energy consumption in buildings (see above screenshots). You can use the EMC application for a range of activities, from simple logging of data to complex analysis of a variety of consumption control features. By keeping a continuous record and analysis of consumption data, the application helps you identify potential savings and evaluate the success of your energy optimization measures. Consumption data is logged manually or via a Web browser on a central Internet server, accessed through secure, personal user accounts. You can operate the EMC application and run reports from any standard computer with Internet access. Because the EMC application is modular, you can add as many auxiliary modules and options to the standard EMC package as needed for your specific energy-related concerns.


In Turkey, energy efficiency measures are new and their adaptation processes are not easy. Energy managers should be supported by top management not only in a financial way but also with respect to motivation. It is inevitable to realize the implementation budgets prepared in this field and to build an Energy Management System (EN 16001).

At management level, Desigo Insight provides an overall user interface for operating, monitoring, and analysing of all connected systems and plants.


At automation level, primary plants are controlled by Desigo PX and operated by PX Web via a Web client. Desigo Total Room Automation and Desigo RX also enable individually tailored solutions to provide comfort control in individual rooms plus control of lighting and shading. Desigo I/O modules provide the interfaces to actuators and sensors. The BACnet® Testing Laboratories (BTL) Mark is trademarked and its use strictly regulated.

Siemens products that have consistent compliance with EN 15232 and been successfully tested by the BACnet Testing Laboratories are eligible to display the BTL Mark as part of the listing process.

Value propositions

The system enabled the professionals to detect wastage and optimise the system of a very large consumer given the site includes an Olympic pool among others. The public displays are, in Turkey, a usual transparency with regard to energy consumption and educative. The system can be controlled remotely so that outage time can be reduced and the supplier – SIEMENS – involved whenever required.



The SMARTSPACES project has a positive socio-economic return. As the building is new, the savings will occur without further investment for several decades. The modelling displays the worst case possible for the Department and takes best case assumptions for the IT-provider. The worst case criteria are price changes assumed, no consumption increases modelled in Do-Nothing and the assumption of high fees for ICT although the energy features are an “add-on” for hardware with other purposes. Regardless, the building is a very large consumer and the savings achieved have are relevant.


The experience is frequently being exchanged with other departments of the Municipality in order to apply new energy saving project. In the next years, we will work very closely with these departments in particular energy saving project.

SIEMENS is replicating the solution in various sites in Turkey and across the globe. The company is also competing for large public developments in the country in which public energy displaying would be one of the features.



Istanbul Sports Events Inc. was established by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality in 1989. With over one thousand, many of whom have graduated from Sport Academies and speak foreign languages, Istanbul Sports Events Inc. is experienced in organising national and international sport events, managing sport facilities and sportive training activities. They have organised many national and international sport events, 36 of which were held in Istanbul in the year 2010 and more than 75,000 athletes and more than 1,500,000 spectators attended these events. Istanbul Sports Events Inc. is the pilot manager in Istanbul.