Moka’s Smart Initiatives

In Moka, we aim at rethinking and continuously improving the city’s masterplan to better meet the needs of the people who call it home. Discover the SMART initiatives currently available and being developed. 

Waste Sorting

The environment is important to us and at the heart of what we do. That is why we’re committed to encouraging recycling by placing sorting bins throughout the city, educating the public on their proper use, and creating our composting site.

Voluntary Waste Drop Off Points

In September 2020, we deployed four voluntary drop off receptacles across the city.

Waste Sorting Bins

All Moka Smart City’s apartment blocks delivered as from 2020 will have waste sorting bins in their garbage rooms. These bins are colour-coded and divided into three categories: Non recyclable waste, recyclable waste, and organic waste. The District Council of Moka is responsible for garbage collection across the city, and we are actively collaborating with them to guarantee that recycling becomes the norm across Moka.

The Biobin waste digester

We’ve called upon Australian brand BiobiN to supply us with organic waste digesters to produce quality compost 100% Made in Moka. The digesters are waterproofed and designed with a unique air circulation system that accelerates composting and reduces malodours and bacteria proliferation. The compost obtained from these digesters will be used to fertilise our grounds and any surplus will be sold.

Getting around

In Moka, we believe in travelling “green” and continuously work towards smarter travel solutions to reduce our carbon footprint.

Electric Bikes and Scooters

To help staff reduce their carbon footprint while on the go, we’re helping companies acquire electric, self-service bikes and scooters during office hours. Not only are these modes of transport environmentally friendly, but they’re also a more enjoyable way to travel, allowing employees to get a breath of fresh air and some light exercise. Six electric bikes supplied by EnVolt (an independent energy supplier) are already at the disposal of ENL House employees. We’ve also subsidised the city’s first 50 electric scooters to get our vision of ecological mobility off the ground!

The Moka Shuttle

The Moka Shuttle, a 28-seater private shuttle enables employees working in Moka and living in Curepipe and Vacoas to reach their place of work safely every morning and back home every afternoon. The shuttle also does the Vivéa – Bagatelle Mall route during lunch hours for only Rs 15.

Carpooling

What’s not to love about carpooling? It’s safer for the environment, it’s more time-effective than a bus trip, it helps people socialise, and it slashes the transport costs for companies… really, it’s surprising that it’s not more popular! Because we believe in carpooling, we partnered with the Lebanese app, Carpolo to promote this sustainable approach to travel in Moka. With Carpolo, users can post their daily trip without any commitment. A pilot project (via the Business version of the application) was launched at the end of 2020 to raise awareness among the 1,500 employees of Vivéa Business Park about carpooling and assess the service’s popularity. The Carpolo App is available on the Apple Store and Google Store

Why an Electric Bike?

This will keep you from dripping with sweat when arriving at your appointments! Electric bikes ease out the effort for cyclists through electric assistance from a motor which is activated when you start pedalling. The battery is then recharged at the bike’s original terminal.

Water Fountains 

In 2021, we will be inaugurating our first water fountain by local brand Zilo Water on La Promenade in Helvetia. In time, these public water fountains will be available throughout the city and will provide a free water source for anyone.

Solar Panels 

Moka embraces green energy initiatives. In 2019, the city inaugurated five photovoltaic farms, producing a combined 2,353 kWp (kilowatt-peak) per year, which is enough to meet the energy needs of 2,000 Mauritian middle-class families. In addition to this, the Piazza at Vivéa Business Park is equipped with translucent solar panels, made in South Africa.

Moka Smart City today has:

7,202 polycrystalline panels of 320 Wp (watt-peak)

180 translucent 270 Wp panels

The largest photovoltaic roof farm of the Indian Ocean islands, located on Bagatelle Mall

The Internet of Things (IoT)

Moka is equipped with an IoT platform that its managers, homeowners, tenants, and landowner association members can use. Via smart meters, the platform records the following data: Water consumption, energy consumption, and water temperature (for coolers). The platform also monitors environmental data such as air temperature, CO2 and light levels, noise pollution, and more. 

Users can access this information online and monitor their associated costs at any time. They can also compare their daily usage with other homes or neighbourhoods (anonymously). To further reduce wastage and better manage consumption, the platform also sends an automatic email whenever an eco-friendly consumption threshold is crossed. 

Soon, more tools and data will be available via the IoT platform. Information about the level of use of voluntary drop off points (Moloks), Smart Parking and even smart street lighting will help reduce Moka’s carbon footprint.  

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