As Egypt prepares to host COP27 in Sharm al-Sheikh from 6 to 18 November, green culture has been top of the agenda of many Egyptian initiatives and activities.
Within this context, the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) has been awarded the Green Building Award for the best project in the field of green construction, by the “Environment and Development Forum: The Road to Sharm El-Sheikh Climate Change Conference 27”.
GEM was rated according to the Green Pyramid Rating System, a national environmental rating system for buildings, that provides definitive criteria by which the environmental credentials of buildings can be evaluated, and the buildings themselves accordingly rated.
The award aims to recognise building-related projects and organisations with outstanding performance and contributions to sustainable built environment while advocating wider adoption of green building practices throughout a building’s life-cycle.
Major General Atef Moftah, GEM General Supervisor, was handed over the token.
In his word during the award ceremony, Mr Moftah reviewed the museum’s strategy to incorporate sustainable development socio-economic and environmental dimensions to render the GEM an eco-friendly museum.
Watani had last March written a detailed report on GEM and its efforts to win a green building certification. It is now the first Egyptian museum to be certified as a green building.
1 November 2022