Fares Village Kom Ombo Aswan is part of the initiative Decent Life (Haya Karima). This initiative seeks to improve the living conditions of Egyptians living in multidimensional poverty in rural and urban slum communities within the framework of Egypt's Sustainable Development Strategy: Egypt Vision 2030.
In 2022, ECOnsult guided the implementation and management of key interventions in Fares village to certify the village as a "Tarsheed Existing Community" under the Tarsheed rating system established by Egypt Green Building Council. Fares Village is the first green-certified village in the country. This unprecedented pioneering project is the start of a transitional process for rural communities in Egypt and the continent.
Tarsheed community comprises three main categories representing the main structural components of a sustainable community: Energy, Water, and Habitat.
- LED lighting for exterior light posts
- Light pollution prevention
- 95% pump motor efficiency
- Energy metering installed to prevent losses
- 100% powered by renewable energy
- Native vegetation to reduce water consumption
- Rainwater harvesting to be used for irrigation
- Water metering for leak detention
- Installation of recycled plastic bottles in water closet tanks to reduce water consumption
- Solid waste management plan
- Diversity of basic amenities
- Locally sourced materials
- 1 Green-certified building
- Green education and community involvement with Fares sustainability strategy
- Sustainable building guidelines
November 30, 2022