iHub Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center – Ain Shams University

iHub Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center – Ain Shams University

EDGE Advanced

iHub Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center is an educational project developed by Ain Shams University. Located in Abbasiya, Cairo, it comprises a building with total floor space of 7,583 square meters, developed to be the first EDGE Advanced-certified building in Egypt.

The project is part of the university’s aim toward increasing the awareness for SDGs, enhancing the quality of education and innovation and creativity processes, and creating a complimentary environment for everyone seeking innovation. The building features lecture halls, seminar halls, workshops, offices, meeting rooms allowing creative minds to take their projects from idea to reality.

The project has achieved their certification by incorporating energy-efficiency features such as insulation of roof and external walls, low-E-coated glass and highly efficient air conditioning systems as well as water-saving plumbing features and the partial re-using of existing building elements, thereby reducing the energy embodied in construction materials.

i Hub Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center has received Final EDGE Advanced Certification from Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification


Energy Savings*


Water Savings


Less Embodied Energy in Materials

*Part of the energy efficiency percentage may be associated with virtual energy for comfort depending on the presence of heating and cooling systems. Note that virtual energy does not contribute savings to utility bills.

Technical Solutions


Insulation of Roof, Insulation of External Wall, Efficient Glass, Efficient Water Cooled Screw Chiller, Energy-Efficient Lighting for Internal Areas


Low Flow Showerheads, Low-Flow Faucets for Private Bathrooms, Low-Flow Faucets for Public Bathrooms, Low-Flow Water Closets for Private Bathrooms, Low-Flow Water Closets for Public Bathrooms, Low Flow Urinals, Low-Flow Faucets for Kitchen Sink


Bottom Floor Construction – X – Re-use of Existing Floorslab, Bottom Floor Construction – Concrete Slab In-situ Reinforced Conventional Slab, Intermediate Floor Construction: Re-use of Existing Floorslab, Intermediate Floor Construction – Concrete Slab – In-situ Reinforced Conventional Slab, Floor Finish – Tiled – Ceramic Tiles, Floor Finish – Wood – Laminated Wood, Roof Construction: Re-use of Existing Roof, Roof Construction – Metal Roof – Aluminum-clad Sandwich Panel, Exterior Walls – Metal Wall – Aluminum-clad Sandwich Panel, Interior Walls – Brick Wall – Solid Brick (0-25% voids) with External and Internal Plaster, Interior Walls – Metal Stud Wall with Plasterboard, Window Glazing – Double Glazing


i Hub Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center, Ain Shams University Ain Shams University students dormitory, Khalifa AlMamoun Street, Al-Abbasiya Cairo, 11517 Egypt, A.R.


Final EDGE Advanced Certification


April 1, 2022

Floor Space (m2)


Total CO2 Savings (annually)


Client Details


Certified By

Green Business Certification Inc.

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