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Energy Globe Award

With more than 182 participating countries and over 2000 project submissions annually the Energy Globe Award is today's most prestigious environmental prize worldwide. It distinguishes projects regionally, nationally and globally that conserve resources such as energy or utilize renewable or emission-free sources. Award ceremonies are held all over the world. Prominent personalities as well as Energy Globe Ambassadors in 90 countries support the mission of Energy Globe. The activities of Energy Globe attract worldwide media attention - international TV stations report each year with approximately 1,000 hours of broadcasting time. The aim of the Energy Globe is to raise global attention on sustainable, everywhere applicable environmental solutions and to motivate people to also become active in this area.

National ENERGY GLOBE Award Egypt 2018

Submitted by: Sawiris Foundation for Environmental Development (SFED)
Towards Cleaner and Sustainable Energy in Markaz Elabhath, Warraq Area funded by the European Union and the German Government

This Project presents a comprehensive environmental model comprising of solar PV station, biogas plant, LED bulbs, water solar heaters all aimed at improving microclimatic conditions in Warraq informal area through sustainable energy utilization and reduction of CO2 emission. I addition, the organization is also involved in remodeling targeted public spaces to increase greenery.

Initial situation
The expansion of unplanned urban areas at the expense of green spaces in Egypt poses environmental challenges thereby, affecting micro- climatic conditions. The combination of high population density, lack of greenery and the surge in the number of workshops in residential areas has worsened the quality of air and micro-climatic conditions of Waraq region.

The solution is to improve environmental microclimatic conditions of key public spaces through: remodeling Ruy Square, redesigning gardens and parking lots including the installation of urban green wall. The initiating is seeing a reduction of carbon emission and electrical energy consumption through the installation of a 51Kwp PV station at Theodor Bilharz Research Institute (TBRI).

This is a pioneer project in the sense that it presents a comprehensive environmental model for the first time in a public entity; com-bining two renewable energy alternatives: solar and biomass. It also promotes sustained efficient energy through the use of LED bulbs as a long-lasting less-consuming energy resource. The project is the first of its kind in Egypt to introduce the portable-assembly design of a biogas plant efficiently utilizing organic waste to produce clean energy.

Capital: Cairo
Official language: Arabic
Total area: 1.002.450 kmĀ²
Population: 81.015.887
GDP/Capita/Year: $2.892
Source: Wikipedia 2012