ITU thrives to increase the number of sustainable buildings in terms of water and energy efficiency. Minimizing water use is one of the main objectives of the new constructions. LEED standards are considered in water efficiency. Within this scope, water-efficient fixtures have been installed in these buildings and rain water harvesting is carried out. Greywater use is another practice aiming for water efficiency. Lastly, regular flushers and fixtures have also been started to be replaced with water-efficient flushers and photoelectric sensors. The share of water-efficient flushers is now around 50%. Two new buildings (Information Technologies and Agro – Informatics Research Center Buildings) on the campus had applications to get a LEED certification. Informatics Research Center Building has taken the LEED certification.

This project addresses the following Sustainable Development Goals: