The Green Building Envelope towards Sustainability in Official Schools, Egypt


  • Vitta Abdel Rehim Ibrahim Architecture Department, Pyramids Higher Institute (P.H.I) for Engineering and Technology. Egypt
  • Nermin Mokhtar Farrag Civil and Architectural Engineering Department, National Research Center, Cairo, Egypt.


green building envelope, sustainability, Official schools, Egypt


Water saving is a problem that faces most developing countries. In Egypt, School gardens are becoming more challenging over the years and the playgrounds are becoming poorer, School façades are typical and boring. In addition, we find severe waste of water in toilets, hand washing basins, and others. Vertical green can improve the environment in urban areas; it can improve the environmental
performance of buildings and the economic performance through reducing heating and cooling costs. On social perspective, green walls may have a positive impact on both physical and mental health. The research seeks to create an educational vertical garden, Suggesting new educational uses to boost interaction and creativity. In this way, space will become an instrument of new knowledge and highlight importance of sustainable development. The research paper concludes by proposing green vertical wall for the school building blocks.