“Green Guidelines” is a roadmap offering strategic interventions to transform and strengthen rural Egyptian villages with the aim of creating more sustainable communities. These guidelines are divided into eight chapters representing the main categories to promote sustainable living: Energy, Water, Materials, Waste, Passive Cooling, Conservation, Urban Planning, and Inclusion.
Each category is further divided into key interventions as best practices that are easy to implement, affordable, culturally appropriate, and adaptable to the Egyptian countryside. The interventions seek potential ways to create a holistic approach to minimize environmental impacts, attain economic stability, and ensure that the inhabitants’ needs and inputs are not neglected but granted the utmost importance. Each best practice follows a similar structure divided into three sections: description, solution, and benefits. The description details the intervention, the solution explains how to implement the strategy, and the benefits showcase the economic, social, and environmental gains which can be achieved by implementing each of the interventions.
- A detailed document that provides instructions on how to build affordable, climate-resilient, and sustainable rural communities.
- Aimed to raise awareness and provide a list of best practices for both practitioners and non-practitioners.
- Illustrated and accompanied by explanatory formulae.
August 10, 2021