Sustainable construction ceremony organized by the EMC Cluster: Sustainable construction, a solution to fight against climate change

 sustainable construction  Green Solutions Awards 2018  contest  Morocco  COP24  EMC Cluster
Published by Assia GOUDA

The Energy Efficiency Cluster of Building Materials (EMC), with the support of the Ministry of Industry, Investment, Trade and Digital Economy, organized Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at Sheraton Hotel in Casablanca, its annual event dedicated to sustainable construction, to present its record of achievements of the year in the sector and reward the winners of the Green Solutions Awards competition.

In the presence of a large audience of construction stakeholders: Representatives of the Ministry of Industry, Investment, Commerce and Digital Economy, Ministry of Housing and City Policy, promoters real estate, architects, energeticians, developers, ... the EMC cluster officially presented "the Technical Guide for Life Cycle Analysis and Carbon Footprint".

The main purpose of this Guide is to help decision-makers in different sectors, especially the construction sector, know their carbon footprint. It provides them with essential information on methods and tools for performing Life Cycle Assessment of their products or services. This guide has been distributed to the candidates of the Green Solutions Awards 2018 competition and will subsequently be offered to participants of the training courses organized by the cluster.

Address by Mrs. Fatima Ezzahra AIT EL HABTI- Ministry of Industry Investment, Commerce and Digital Economy.

      

With simple gestures and minimal investments it is possible to maximize the energy consumption of the building while offering the user the requested comfort. This is the main goal of the video clips launched by the EMC Cluster during this event in terms of choice and use of equipment, lighting, insulation and construction .... These videos will be broadcast soon on the association's website and social networks under the title "Quick Wins Series".

After a year of the publication of the Sustainable Construction Positioning Study in Morocco initiated by the EMC Cluster, an intervention was devoted to present the innovations of the building and certification market at national and worldwide level.

The second part of the event was dedicated to the Green Solutions Awards competition organized by the EMC Cluster, Construction21 Morocco chapter and the Construction21 international network. This competition highlights buildings, neighborhoods (new or renovated) and exemplary infrastructures presenting sustainable solutions fighting against global warming in order to encourage professionals to adopt its solutions.

Among the projects competing at the national level, the jury of Moroccan experts chose 4 winners for 6 categories. It is :

Sustainable Construction Grand Prize

Sindibad Beach Resort - T1A and T1B

Casablanca, Morocco

  • Contractor: Sindibad Beach Resort
  • Construction manager: JLA Studio
  • Sustainable urban planning: Atelier Philippe Madec
  • Assistance to the contracting authority: ALTO EKO

Energy & Hot Climates Prize

Kindergarten and elementary school AUDA ANFA

Casablance, Morocco

  • Contractor: Groupe Scolaire la Résidence
  • Designer: Groupe 3 Architectes
  • assistance to the contracting authority: Oger International, Bureau Veritas Morocco
  • Companies: TRAMCO, WATTELEC, POLYSOL, EURAFRIQUE, GAOUZI, CASA VIGILANCE, ABH

Low Carbon Prize

New project of the Faubourgs d'Anfa

Casablanca, Morocco

  • Contractor: ANFA 3B2I-BOUYGUES IMMOBILIER MAROC
  • Construction manager: Bouygues immobilier
  • Designer: Omar Alaoui Architecte
  • Assistance to the contracting authority: Bureaux Veritas

Health & Comfort Prize

Sindibad Beach Resort - T1A and T1B

Casablanca, Morocco

  • Contractor: Sindibad Beach Resort
  • Construction manager: JLA Studio
  • Sustainable urban planning: Atelier Philippe Madec
  • Assistance to the contracting authority: ALTO EKO

Smart Building Prize

Smart Construction Lab LafargeHolcim Maroc

Bouskoura, Morocco

  • Contractor: LAFARGEHOLCIM Maroc
  • Construction manager: Yassir Khalil Studio d'architecture
  • Assistance to the Contracting Authority: ALTO EKO

User's choice - Buildings

New project of the Faubourgs d'Anfa

Casablanca, Morocco

  • Contractor: ANFA 3B2I-BOUYGUES IMMOBILIER MAROC
  • Construction manager: Bouygues immobilier
  • Designer: Omar Alaoui Architecte
  • Assistance to the contracting authority: Bureaux Veritas

These laureates will represent Morocco at COP24, the international phase of the competition and are now in competition against other innovative projects from 16 other countries, including Belgium, China, Spain, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Germany, England, Austria, Colombia, Denmark, Greece, Japan, Poland, Romania and Ukraine.

 

At the end of the ceremony, the Cluster EMC-Construction21 Morocco and the construction network set a rendez-vous on December 6 at the University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland, on COP24's Buildings Day in the international gala announcement of the winners.

  • Moderator: Mr Youssef ADNANI, Administrator of the Cluster EMC-Director General of Bureau Veritas Morocco
  • Written by Assia GOUDA - EMC Cluster
Moderated by : Sylvain Bosquet

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