Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly confirmed that there are special assignments from President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of the Republic, to declare Sharm El-Sheikh a “green city”, which is considered a new approach adopted by the government recently that relies on the concept of green cities, especially with the state’s expansion in establishing new cities with international standards. Standard, what is the concept of green cities and its importance?
The idea of green cities is based on adopting a set of standards to benefit from alternative energy and reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere, in building materials such as insulating roofs from the sun’s heat or cold weather.
These buildings have a set of elements that are consistent with the environment, namely the rationalization of energy consumption and the use of insulating materials to take advantage of them in terms of air conditioning and heating, in addition to the reuse of water and the use of the method of water harvesting, as well as a group of other elements that improve the life of the dweller and at the same time Reduce environmental pollution.
Green buildings are an integrated system of procedures and solutions that are applied to the facilities of the building or real estate project, reducing energy expenditures and waste, and transforming them into elements beneficial to the environment, the building and its residents.
The goals of green cities include achieving both food security, production of the entire food basket, social security by investing young human energies and new graduates, and energy security by investing renewable energy sources.
The city of Vancouver, British Columbia, is one of the most prominent examples of adopting the principles of green cities, as it achieved an unprecedented rate in reducing carbon emissions and air quality, as a result of the interest in spreading green energy and using hydroelectricity, in addition to Curitiba, Brazil, where the city in southern Brazil became one of the largest cities in the world. The greenest city on the Siemens Index, since the creation of the first express bus systems in the 1960s and the development of a recycling program in the 1980s.