The city of Moka aims to continuously evolve and offer new SMART initiatives around mobility, technology and the optimal use of resources.
Discover our completed, current and future initiatives
Voluntary Waste Drop Off Points
In September 2020, we deployed four voluntary drop off points across the city.
Where to find them?
Waste Sorting Bins
As of 2020, all Moka City apartment blocks 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 sold.
Getting around - greener and smarter travel solutions
Electric Bikes and Scooters
To help staff reduce their carbon footprint while on the go, we’re helping companies acquire 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.
An initiative already adopted at ENL House!
The Moka Shuttle: Connecting Telfair and Bagatelle
In order to facilitate commuting in the Vivéa precinct, we have teamed up with Rose Hill Transport to set up a private shuttle.
Since November 2020, the Moka Shuttle has launched a new route exclusively dedicated to those working at Vivéa Business Park and living in the Upper Plaines Wilhems (Vacoas or Curepipe).
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!
We recommend using the Commute App, available on the Apple Store and Google Store
Why an Electric Bike?
So that you don’t reach your meetings drenched in sweat! e-bikes are equipped with an electrical motor, which drastically reduces the efforts a cyclist has to make. These e-bikes can be recharged at their pickup and drop off points.
Early 2021, we inaugurated 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 provide a free water source for anyone.
Moka embraces green energy initiatives. In 2019, the city inaugurated five photovoltaic farms, which produce a combined 2 353 kWp (kilowatt-peak) per year, which is enough to meet the energy needs of 2000 Mauritian middle-class families. In addition to this, the Piazza at Vivéa Business Park is equipped with translucent solar panels, made in South Africa. Other Smart energy production projects are in the works.
The Moka city includes the largest photovoltaic roof farm in the Indian Ocean, located on Bagatelle Mall.
The Internet of Things (IoT)
Moka is equipped with an IoT platform that its managers, homeowners, renters, and land owner association members can use. Via smart readers, 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.
A user 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.