Dr. Erten is a graduate of Boğaziçi University in İstanbul, Turkey where
she earned a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering. She earned her M.S. and Ph.D.
degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Rutgers University and
worked as a research fellow at Princeton University. She worked as a project
manager on Program Management teams managing large, complex projects for a
multinational firms in USA. She was an adjunct professor at the University of
Southern California (USC) and authored several papers. She later received her
degree from Harvard School of Public Health in Sustainability Leadership
Upon her return to Turkey, Dr. Erten co-founded Green Building Council of
Turkey, part of a global non-profit organization supporting to design and
build high-performance buildings established to create market transformation
in building industry and she serves as the Vice President of the Board
responsible for International Relations. She served as the director of
Clinton Climate Initiative in İstanbul and several committees including
Ministry of Construction and Settlements Sustainability Committee. She also
represent Turkey on the LEED-International roundtable of USGBC. She has been
an adjunct faculty at Koç and Sabancı Business Schools between 2006-2010.
In 2010 she founded TURKECO Construction and Energy Inc. to manage green
communities and building projects and advise on the leading environmental
assessment metodologies. She received the WGBC President's AWARD in 2012 for her
contributions to global sustainability movement.
USGBC Faculty are the official instructors of USGBC's instructor-led
workshops working with USGBC's education delivery partners.
Dr. Erten is a USGBC LEED Faculty and WELL Faculty.