Morocco’s Experience in Sustainable Construction Highlighted at GITEX 2024

This meeting, organized under the theme “Transition towards a circular economy and the construction of climate-resilient infrastructure”, was an opportunity to highlight the significant progress made in the area of sustainable construction in Morocco and underscore its crucial role in the fight against climate change and promoting sustainable development.

Speakers also underlined the increasing importance of education and public awareness on sustainable construction issues, in order to stimulate demand for green and eco-responsible buildings.

Speaking on this occasion, Amine Benchekroun, vice-president of the “Secure Power” Division at Schneider Electric, highlighted the benefits of sustainable construction, particularly in terms of reducing carbon emissions, improving air quality and creating green jobs.

“Morocco is ranked 7th best prepared country globally for climate change in the Climate Change Performance Index 2022, which reflects the country’s efforts in terms of transition to a circular economy,” he noted.

For her part, Jamila Mouline, head of the technical and sustainable development department at the National Agency for Public Facilities (ANEP), underlined the agency’s crucial approach to sustainable construction in the current Moroccan context.

Mouline stressed that sustainable construction is no longer a choice but rather “a necessity”, responding to environmental challenges and the requirements of Morocco’s national sustainable development strategy.

She added that in the absence of a unified national approach, ANEP has identified several priority themes to ensure the sustainability of public facilities.

This involves bioclimatic architecture, which optimizes the use of natural resources and reduces energy needs, with the aim of minimizing energy consumption and water efficiency in order to secure a rational use of water, Mrs Mouline said.

It also involves the use of local materials, which support the local economy and reduce the carbon footprint, as well as the efficient and sustainable management of assets, thus ensuring the sustainability and resilience of public infrastructure.

Held under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, Gitex Africa 2024 is marked by the participation of over 1,500 exhibitors, representing more than 130 countries.

The event is a major crossroads for exchanges on the latest innovations in technology, particularly in the areas of artificial intelligence, healthcare and cybersecurity.

Morocco's experience in sustainable construction was highlighted during a panel discussion held Thursday in Marrakech on the occasion of the 2nd edition of Gitex Africa (May 29-31).
31 mai 2024
Marrakech
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