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Grand Egyptian Museum is First Green Museum in Africa & Middle East

The museum’s 34% water saving is equivalent to 63.4 million litres of Nile River water annually.

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Grand Egyptian Museum is First Green Museum in Africa & Middle East

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has recognised the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) as the first ‘EDGE Advanced’ Green Museum in Africa and the Middle East.

One of only a handful of recipients worldwide, the GEM’s innovative, resource-efficient construction and climate-smart design allows the building to save more than 60% in energy costs and reduce water use by 34%, compared to a conventional building of its type and size. These are significant savings for a building that spans over half a million square metres.

The museum's reflective roof and external shading, as well as low-energy lighting and the installation of smart metres, all contribute to the GEM’s world-class climate-friendly design. The 34% water savings alone are equivalent to 63.4 million litres of Nile River water annually.

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