Prof. Pınar Mengüç , Director of the Center for Energy, Environment and Economy (CEEE) and member of Engineering Faculty at Özyeğin University, lectured on sustainable buildings and new methods of marrying mechanical engineering with sustainable architecture. Mengüç first gave an overview of the recent research and application work conducted at the CEEE. The details of sustainable buildings and their extension to sustainable cities were outlined. Mengüç also discussed recent attempts to couple the architecture and engineering for the developments of smarter buildings.
Upon questions from the audience, Prof. Mengüç made suggestions for new education methodologies whereby he also discussed the work being conducted under a recent collaborative demonstration project, NEED4B, (New Energy Efficiency Demonstration for Buildings, www.need4b.eu ), with partners from Spain, Turkey, Italy, Belgium and Sweden.