The Environmental Benefits of New Building Construction In Egypt

Oct 26, 2010, 09:56 ET from IQPC Middle East

DUBAI, October 26, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Ninety percent of 1,043 construction professionals have indicated they want to learn more about maximising the environmental benefits of new building construction in Egypt in a recent survey conducted by International Quality and Productivity Centre (IQPC). Egypt has recently begun to recognise the importance of sustainable development owing to the expected rapid increase in population and the potential future scarcity of energy. It is no surprise that leaders of the design and construction industry hope to learn more about maximising these environmental benefits to build towards a more sustainable future.

In the same survey, seventy percent of respondents identified the need to expand their knowledge of green building design and performance, air quality, water conservation and waste minimisation. Sixty percent also wanted to learn from experts about the latest developments in sustainable design, materials and leading methodologies to implement in sustainable development. It would appear too that there is a great demand to improve and expand the knowledge base of the design and construction industry within Egypt.

Green building and sustainability is not only an Egyptian concern, it is one of the biggest issues being addressed by the construction industry across the MENA region. In fact the International Energy Agency has estimated that the world's primary energy needs will grow by 55% by 2030, also estimating that $33 trillion will need to be invested by then to meet expected demands. With buildings currently consuming 40% of the world's energy demands, 25% of harvested wood and 17% of water, a rapidly developing country like Egypt must start taking the initiative now to reduce future energy problems.

IQPC's Cost-Effective Sustainable Design and Construction Egypt will provide case studies on Egypt's first LEED certified building, consider the challenges faced when developing codes and green standards for emerging countries in the Middle East and North Africa and will present industry best practice techniques on how to identify appropriate materials and technologies for sustainable development. Held in Cairo, Egypt from the 30 January to 2 February 2011, will bring together international speakers to share best-practice methods of enforcing and measuring sustainable development for communities. Other issues to be addressed will include understanding the overall concept of green building compliance from different stakeholder's perspectives and exploring the cost-effective integration of LEED standards for energy, atmosphere and water efficiency for new construction projects.

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