Arif Hepbaşlı
Necessity of Establishing a Sustainability-Driven Energy Management System Standard
Energy Systems Engineering Department Member, TÜBA Member, Yasar University, Turkey

Arif Hepbasli, who has dealt with energy-related issues for about 39 years (of which ten years in various Turkish industries) and aims at attaining Industry (I), Profession Institutions (P) and University (U), Balanced IPU (nowadays RIC) simultaneously, has worked as a Professor in the department of Energy Systems Engineering, Yaşar University, Izmir, Turkey since 2012. His research has been involved with energy- and exergy-based analyses and assessments of energy-related systems, energy/exergy efficiency and management systems/standards, renewable energy technologies, HVAC systems, heat pumps and applications, multigeneration systems and applications, energy and exergy audits, utilization and potential of renewable energy sources and sustainable energy technologies. Dr. Hepbasli is also a Certified Energy Manager in Turkey (also having a certificate from JICA, Japan) while he is author and co-author of over 665 papers (over 320 SCI-based papers) with academic footprints of 58, 62 and 79, and citations of 10804, 13351 and 19763 (as of May 4, 2021) on the Web of Science (WOS), Scopus and Google Scholar basis, respectively, on a national and international basis as well as several national and international books and book chapters. He has chaired and co-chaired many national and international conferences, symposia, workshops and technical meetings. He has served as a consultant for industry in cases involving his research area and is also a member in the International Advisory Board of many prestigious energy-related journals and an Associate Editor of Journal of Energy Engineering (ASCE) while also serving many energy-related journals and industrial projects as a reviewer. Dr. Hepbasli was elected a Turkish Academy of Sciences (TUBA) Principal Member in 2019 while he has been a member of Energy Working Group at TUBA since 2017.