The Grand Egyptian Museum project won the award for the “Best Project in the Field of “Green Building” during the “Environment and Development Forum: The Road to Sharm El-Sheikh Climate Change Conference 27” organized by the Arab Water Council in Cairo, from 11 to 13 September, with the participation of twelve Arab and foreign country.
During the conference activities to select best practices in the field of environment, development and adaptation to climate change, the Council announced that the Grand Egyptian Museum project won the “Green Building Award” award, which was received by Major General Engineer Atef Moftah, General Supervisor of the Grand Egyptian Museum and the surrounding area.
During his speech at the forum, Major General Atef Moftah reviewed the museum's strategies to achieve sustainability goals and its environmental, economic and social dimensions, and the achievements of the museum on the ground to be a green building that is environmentally friendly, as he sought the museum's accreditation of green building and sustainability certificates in cooperation with the National Center for Housing and Building Research, which will be It will be announced soon and also the use of solar cell systems above waiting areas in cooperation with the project of small solar cell systems implemented by the Industrial Modernization Center with the United Nations Development Program and the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy.
Major General Atef Moftah referred to the renewal of the ISO certificates obtained by the museum during September 2020 until 2022, which are the international certificate in the field of occupational safety and health (ISO 45001:2018), the international certificate in the field of environmental management (ISO 14001), and the international certificate for quality systems (ISO 9001). ), pointing out that the museum has obtained the ISO/PAS 45005:2020 certificate, which is concerned with managing risks arising from the Corona Virus (Covid-19) to protect health, safety and welfare related to work.
The General Supervisor of the Grand Egyptian Museum and the surrounding area explained the genius of the museum's site and its design philosophy and the development of the surrounding area. and welfare related to work.
He also reviewed the services provided to visitors in terms of providing waiting areas, achieving full access for people of determination, and the innovation and distinction contained in the museum, and keenness to use natural ventilation and natural lighting, which is available in the museum's lobby where King Ramses receives his visitors.