BUILD_ME

Project brief

BUILD_ME focuses on increasing the use of efficient and/ or renewable energy-based heating and cooling systems, especially in dense urban centers in the MENA region. Through a participatory approach in which different groups of stakeholders were involved, drivers and barriers for energy efficiency measures were identified.

The project also facilitated the development of policy modules that are grounded in the experience of stakeholder groups and pilot projects.

Objectives
Comprehensive: Build on knowledge generated in the first phase to prepare for future collaboration and implement recommendations
Inclusive: Draw insights from a broad range of stakeholders such as owners/occupants, financial institutions, municipalities, ministries, and project developers.
Targeted: Increased use of efficient or renewable energy-based heating and air conditioning systems in all new buildings.
Enabling: Facilitate and increase access to financing and funding opportunities for energy efficient building projects in the building sector
Transformational: Support the reform and transitions of political frameworks towards improving energy efficiency in the building sector.
Tangible: Focus on supporting the implementation of energy efficiency measures in the pilot projects.
Forward-Looking: Develop software and benchmarks to accelerate the uptake of energy efficiency and renewable energies in buildings.

Scope of Work

Project management, Coordination between all project partners in Egypt, Stakeholders management, Support in the organization and execution of national and regional workshops, Working on establishing the first building typology database in Egypt, Establishing an online tool for energy efficient measures and cost optimality of these measures, Working with governmental stakeholders on the evaluation of the status quo of Energy efficient building codes to help formulate a voluntary energy efficiency classification scheme in Egypt, Working with nine pilot projects by analyzing current planning and offering several energy efficiency scenarios, documentation and reporting of all project activities.

Duration

2016-Ongoing

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Project brief

Cool Up aims to promote accelerated technological change in various cooling segments within the building sector, including refrigeration and air conditioning in residential and commercial buildings. It also encourages the early adoption of the Kigali Amendment and the Paris Agreement in our partner countries, namely Türkiye, Lebanon, Egypt, and Jordan.

The project also incorporates capacity-building activities designed to enhance the skills of STEM graduates and technical education recipients, bridging the gap between these graduates and the necessary technological innovations required to remain competitive in international markets.

Objectives
Reduce: Reducing cooling demands.
Inclusive: Supporting the phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)
Replace: Replacing and safely disposing inefficient cooling appliances and refrigerants.
Improve: Improving cooling appliance operation, training, and awareness.

Scope of Work

Project management, coordination between all project partners in Egypt, Stakeholders management, Support in the organization and execution of national & regional meetings, workshops and working sessions, Substantial tasks include: Cooling market analysis, Establishment of industry-private sector Reform Partnership, Development of policy modules and enforcement plans, Development of business and financing schemes, assisting in adoption of sustainable cooling technologies, capacity building and dissemination of results.

Duration

2020-2027

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Partners

Project brief

The partners in this project are selected to provide the needed expertise in defining the influence of university academic and administrative processes on the Quality of education and graduates’ qualifications and converting them into digital Quality-Tailored (QT) ICT-based university automation system featuring real-time data acquisition, analysis and integration of internal procedures and stakeholders in a customer-client relationship for fact-based accurate decision making, efficient resource planning and continual improvement.

The project addresses category two for improving the management of higher education institutions. Specifically, it addresses the Egyptian national priority for the governance, strategic planning, and management of higher education institutions. Indeed, the education quality system proposed will digitalize performance metrics mapped to values prescribed by best practice models. This system should allow higher education management to make transparent, fast, fact-based decisions.

Scope of Work

IDG would be involved in updating the norms by NAQAAE to ensure the following:

  1. Optimization of Facility Planning and Management in correlation with institution and academic requirements.
  2. Efficiency of space utilization.
  3. Calculation of space related indicators.

Duration

2019

Partners

Project brief

The project aims to facilitate technical knowledge exchange between educational institutions and green urban businesses in Egypt and Germany. Partnering with institutions like IUSD, ASU Cairo, and various businesses in both countries, including Habiba Community, VeryNile, Integrated Development Group Co.-IDG, Om Habibeh Foundation, ZRS, JB Architect, and Stadt+Dorf, the project will organize workshops in Berlin and Egypt annually. These workshops, integrated into the IUSD master program in Cairo, will explore different aspects of green cities such as green tourism, urban agriculture, circular development, waste management, and green public spaces through case studies and fieldwork.

Scope of Work

With over 30 years of experience as an architecture and consultancy firm, we possess valuable insights into the alignment between graduate skills and market demands. This enables us to offer feedback on university curricula, particularly in areas related to green design, from a practical standpoint. Additionally, we provide practical training opportunities for selected students within our company’s offices.

Duration

2023-2026

Partners

Project brief

Badya City is a mixed use development located 30km West of Central Cairo. It’s set to be built on 1,260 hectares (3,000 feddan) of land in 6th of October City by Palm Hills Developments in collaboration with the Government of Egypt and New Urban Communities. It’s projected to house nearly 150,000 inhabitants, offer around 48,000 workspaces, and provide a variety of services available 24/7.

Scope of Work

Development of an extensive sustainability plan (short-medium-long term) for the project which can be applied as well for all future projects in order to reduce Final Energy Demands below the BaU and Current construction methods.

This involves a series of technical handbooks & guidelines for the developer, the design, and the end-user. Our works are conducted in parallel with Julius Berger International (JBI), the Sustainability Project Manager. The work is also to guide Badya to achieve sustainability certifications such as LEED.

Duration

2023-Ongoing

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Projects List

Given the nature of these projects, their consultancy assignments were conducted by IDG as a firm or by M. Salheen as the founder/chairperson of this firm.

Further information for any of the following projects can be provided upon request.

Assuit Governorate Consultant for the identification and classification of Unsafe and unplanned areas, Informal Settlement Development Facility (ISDF).

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Cairo Governorate Consultant for the identification and classification of Unsafe and unplanned areas, Informal Settlement Development Facility (ISDF).

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Land and Shelter Consultant for Greater Cairo Region, Preparation of the Sectoral Paper on the Land and Shelter Situation and opportunities for Cairo 2050 project.

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Capital Investment & Implementation Plan of Cairo 2050 Master Plan, GOPP.

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Consultant for the preparation of the Report On “Spatial Planning Systems In Mediterranean Countries”, UNEP.

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Consultant for the preparation of “Regional Housing Review Report Of the Global Strategy for Shelter to the Year 2000 Middle East & North Africa (MENA)”, UN-Habitat.

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