With Egypt’s commitment under the Montreal protocol and prospects of harnessing energy efficiency, the government in Egypt is strongly promoting district cooling as an energy efficiency measure, particularly in its new cities.
Egypt’s developers, consultants and MEP contractors are currently estimating between 250,000 tonnes to 400,000 tonnes of district cooling requirements in new developments such as New Cairo (Phase 2), 10th Ramadhan, Cairo Festival City, Heliopolis, El Mustakbal City, West Cairo and Ain Sokhna to name a few. This is to drive energy and thermal efficiency of upto 40% for Egypt’s growing energy needs and also adhering to the Montreal protocol. As per UN Environments district energy in cities initiative Egypt’s district cooling capacity is anticipated to reach 1.2 million RT before 2030.
With Egypt’s urban development growing at a rapid rate, district cooling is the only immediate and sustainable solution that developers, consultants and MEP contractors are looking for. At the same time the requirements of HVAC and refrigeration have also increased due to solid investments in housing and commercial malls and resorts.
The District Cooling & HVAR Egypt Summit 2019 will facilitate exchange of actionable ideas on a variety of key topics that accelerate the development of district cooling initiatives and to overcome significant barriers.
With the new district cooling code set to release updated regulations in November 2019, the 2 day event is the perfect platform for organisations to showcase their best practices in energy efficiency. Running successfully for the past 4 years, 2019 is making a strong shift from the traditional HVACR systems to DC systems. With over 600 attendees for the past 4 editions collectively, the 2019 edition is the most awaited of all to discuss how Egypt will evolve in this shift.