Start saving electricity with real-time monitoring!

Start saving electricity with real-time monitoring!

There are number of theories about how occupants decide to use their homes. Over the past 25 years, research has shown that providing feedback on energy use can help reduce energy consumption. Darby reports that savings of 5–15% have been demonstrated for direct feedback with real-time monitoring (Source: The Effectiveness of Feedback on Energy Consumption, Darby S. 2006).   You cannot manage what you cannot measure: Real-time energy monitoring is […]

Getting close to the finish line – Israeli Team is ranking 1st at Solar Decathlon Competition..

Getting close to the finish line – Israeli Team is ranking 1st at Solar Decathlon Competition..

Today, we are ranked in the 1st position at the Solar Decathlon 2013 in China! The final score will be on Sunday. Follow Us: http://www.israel-sd2013.com

The 5 Elements of Green Building and Sustainable Site Design

Sustainable Site Design Minimise urban expansion and needless destruction of valuable land, habitat and green space, which results from inefficient low-density development. Encourage higher density urban development, urban re-development and urban renewal, and under-used development as a mean to preserve valuable green space. Preserve key environmental assets through careful examination of each site. Engage in a design and construction process that minimizes site disturbance and which values, preserves and actually […]

Green buildings don’t cost more

While many green materials and technologies do cost more, it has been demonstrated that many green strategies and technologies actually cost the same and some even cost less than traditional “not-so-green” technologies. By blending the right mix of green technologies that cost less with green technologies that cost the same or slightly more, it is possible to have a very green building project that costs the same as a conventional […]

Team Israel – Solar Decathlon Competition 2013 in Datong, China

Our team is now in China to build a net zero energy building which generate more energy that it consumes. We are proud to be the first Israeli team to participate in a Solar Decathlon competition. Our design agenda reflects Israel’s dynamic culture, social values and sun-blessed climate. Participating in the competition is an opportunity for us to demonstrate professional and social responsibility by presenting a building meeting “low budget” […]

The Cardboard bicycle

The Cardboard bicycle

The green bicycle of the future could be here very soon. A few years ago Izhar Gafni, a self-proclaimed bike freak, decided to create a cardboard bicycle. To read the full article, click here source: http://www.tlvfaces.com/israeli-inventor-seeks-crowdfunding-to-put-cardboard-bike-on-the-streets/

Floating umbrellas during hot summer

Floating umbrellas during hot summer

In Águeda, a small Portuguese town, some streets are decorated with colourful umbrellas. The umbrellas look like they’re magically floating in mid-air, making people walking on the street without the hot summer sun on their heads! Amazing, ha? To read the full article, click here Source:  http://www.feeldesain.com/summer-umbrellas-in-agueda-portugal.html