Israel plans 1st eco-friendly building contest

 

 JNF sustainable development board member Dr. Orr Karassin explains “A building’s footprint on the environment is huge in its use of electricity & water.”

The competition has 2 tracks, one for professionals & the other for students

By Nitzi Yakov and Israel Hayom Staff

 

Israel is holding its first eco-friendly architecture competition, in which two winners will have their designs constructed and showcased to the general public.

Israel challenges architects to think green [Illustrative] – Photo: Dan Lavie

The contest, hosted by the Jewish National Fund and Israeli Green Construction Council, intends to raise awareness for eco-friendly construction among the Israeli public and to train planners and architects to think green when starting new projects.

The competition has two tracks, one for professionals and one for students. Early registry has already begun, with the final date for projects being July 10. The winners will be announced in September at a formal ceremony.

“A building’s footprint on the environment is huge in its use of electricity and water, which is why eco-friendly construction has become an essential topic in promoting a green lifestyle in Israel,” JNF sustainable development board member Dr. Orr Karassin said.

View original Israel Hayom publication at: http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=16129

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