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Grand Egyptian Museum Applies to Become Egypt's First Green Museum

The goal is to establish environmentally and economically sustainable buildings, and in doing so, make the Grand Egyptian Museum the first entirely green museum in Egypt.

As part of Egypt’s ongoing move toward a sustainable future, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has joined forces with the Housing and Building National Research Center to make sure the Grand Egyptian Museum will go completely green this year, and we’re not talking juice cleanse. 


As amazing as that sounds, it's not just the thought that counts when it comes to these initiatives. Ideally, the goal is to establish environmentally and economically sustainable buildings, and in doing so, make the Grand Egyptian Museum the first entirely green museum in Egypt. 


However, the process to become a ‘green building’ is quite rigorous. It will involve the integration of sustainable developments, not to mention a pretty intense certification procedure in the process. The Grand Egyptian Museum has to tick a number of boxes to be deemed ‘green-certified’, including ease of accessibility, dedicated parking spaces for cars and bikes, as well as efficient energy, water consumption, and ventilation systems. 


The Egyptian government is also placing ample focus on employing renewable energy sources, with engineers tasked to ensure that all equipment is utilised to its fullest potential, using the most advanced technology and software to protect the coveted heritage site.