These days, the third worlds countries such as Egypt are facing a hug challenge toward energy production. Energy crisis is the most critical issue facing these developing countries. In the recent couple of years Egypt has experienced a serious shortage in the power supply which affect negatively the industry sector as well as the residential sector due to the shortage of natural gas production and fossil fuel which prevented the government from providing the basic needs of Energy to the community. Moreover, it affects negatively the developing of this country and building a new mega projects. Renewable energy sources can be an extraordinary method to tackle the energy issue in Egypt, the increasing of energy costs and decreasing of fissile fuel production helps in decreasing the gap between the cost of generating Energy from renewables and fissile fuel. It is important to set up public Egyptian facilities based on renewable energy as metro stations instead of relying upon fossil fuel as a main source of power. Generating electricity from piezoelectric cells to power metro station is a sustainable solution for the environment, economy, and social needs. Using piezoelectric cells in high density projects helps in creating energy self-sustain projects, people will start to produce energy from walking throughout the facility. The aim of this research is to highlight the importance of replacing ceramic and granite tiles with sustainable piezoelectric tiles, which will create a self-sustain project by redesign an interior space of public facilities. Designing the flooring tiles that integrate piezoelectric cells produce a useful amount of energy for electrifying public facilities using the visitor’s high population density. The research started to analyses projects that replaced regular tiles with piezoelectric tiles to understand the objectives and constrains of using this sustainable building material in Egyptian public facilities.
Solban, Madonna M. and Moussa, Rania Rushdy, "Piezoelectric Tiles Is a Sustainable Approach for Designing Interior Spaces and Creating Self- Sustain Projects." (2019). Architectural Engineering. 13.