Lebanon Green Building Council opens educational project, the "Green Demonstration Room"
The Lebanon Green Building Council has officially opened the Green Demonstration Room, a new educational project designed to educate the public and students on the concept of green buildings.
The Room, located in the Center of Research and Development in the city of Jounieh, focuses on the principles of energy efficiency, water conservation and other environmental issues by guiding visitors through different themed zones. These include spaces on renewable technologies, energy saving, indoor environmental quality, materials, a CO2 calculator and protecting nature.
The project also includes an outdoor space featuring a wind turbine, solar PV, a solar water heater, insulated wall sections, rainwater harvesting and a green wall.
Lebanon GBC collaborated with the Center of Research and Development (which is affiliated to the Ministry of Education and High Education) and the Makhzoumi Foundation, an independent not-for-profit organisation focused on empowering individuals to create better communities.
The project inauguration took place at the end of January, under the patronage of the Minister of Education and Higher Education in Lebanon, with representatives from the Ministry, the President of the Center of Research and development, President of the Foundation, as well as high level sponsors including the Swiss Embassy and the Jounieh Municipality.
Rima Sorour Al-Housseiny, General Secretary of the Board, of the Lebanon Green Building Council, said: “We dreamed of planting the seed of environmental responsibility right where it would give the best long term results for our society - where better to start than with our youth in schools.
“After years of combined effort, we are here to see the dream come to fruition.”
The inauguration attracted more than 180 attendees. The project was fully funded by 40 different sponsors.
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