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Green building code to be upgraded to int’l standards

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Green building code to be upgraded to int’l standards

A recent study made by the Israeli government in consultation with the British Research Establishment have concluded that Israel’s green building code will have to be brought up to speed in order to meet international standards. The British team's report includes a notice that the BREEAM standard and their ecological footprint per person is akin to that of Israel. The standards take into account everything from the direction of sunlight on the building, to sophisticated control systems for heating, to air conditioning and lighting. The updated standard will apply not only to office buildings, but will also include schools, community centers, hotels, hospitals and more. Despite common perception that green building is expensive, it is only 2-5% more expensive than a regular building and will save a lot more money in the long-run because of its efficiency, experts affirm.

 

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