Bureau 175

Cairo, Egypt.

Cairo. Egypt.

Sustainable Strategies

  • High-performance, reflective roofing system reduces the Urban Heat Island Effect
  • Bicycle racks & showers were installed to promote alternate transportation and reduce impacts from automobile use
  • Low VOC-emitting materials for the building’s interior creates enhanced indoor air quality
  • Zero CFC-based refrigerants in HVAC base building systems reduce degradation of the ozone layer
  • High-efficiency glass greatly improves the energy performance of the building
  • High efficiency chilled water central plant improves the energy performance of the building
  • Three bus lines are within 1/4 mile of the project
  • Low-flow fixtures significantly reduce domestic water use
  • High-efficiency irrigation systems capture gray water to eliminate the need for potable water for irrigation
  • Energy efficient lighting and daylighting strategies reduce energy consumption
  • Increased ventilation rates provide superior indoor air quality
  • The project maximizes alternative transportation through proximity to mass transit and support for carpooling, bike riding and the use of high efficency vehicles