Green construction in Israel is a trend that has been gaining momentum over the last several years. Its important advantages as far as quality of life and ecological contribution are having an effect, and more and more people are choosing to build their homes by utilizing this method.
The important benefits of green construction are more effective thermal and acoustic insulation in both summer and winter, considerable reduction of the waste generated during construction, improved natural lighting, minimal maintenance needs after construction is completed and more. Following are a few of our many green construction projects in Israel.
A house in Moshav Bin Nun
- Green construction begins with topographic and micro climatic planning of the location selected for the house.
- The architect Omry Dodesh from the “Arkassa” studio designed a house that utilizes optimum natural lighting and excellent exposures.
- The thermal insulation system incorporates insulation on all five sides of the house. The external walls utilize the stratified wall method which consists of air pockets and volume insulation materials. They were constructed from clay bricks from Belgium made by Vandersanden.
- The roof is insulated with an ultra polynom sheet that contains three layers of aluminum foil with two layers of air bubbles trapped between them. The sheet was placed under “Visum” tiles, with a ventilated ridge.
- Woolen thermal insulation pads made by Orbond were placed on the horizontal ceiling. They are 10 cm thick with a density of 24 kg per cubic meter. Circumferential pergolas improve shading in the south and west.
A house in Hadar Am
Architect Liat Be’er maximized the topography to create natural light and air exposures.
- Pergola roofing for the purpose of shading was erected over the large openings facing south.
- All five sides are equipped with thermal insulation (the fifth side being the roof) that provides the house with excellent thermal qualities.
- One of the principles of green construction implemented in the project is building the house on the natural ground altitude. Minimal earthwork was required.
A house in the town of Migdal
The Galileo House facing the Arbel Cliff and providing a view of the Sea of Galilee is a good example of green construction in one of the hottest areas of Israel with some of the toughest climates.
- Architect Orit Gorfinkel coped well with and implemented every green construction principle in the project.
- Touch polystyrene boards (Styrofoam) 5 cm thick were installed on the external walls. The boards are an integral part of Austec Shamir’s plaster system. Brick arcades and shading pergolas were constructed around the building’s facades.
- Planned by architect Netta Lewitz – 3 story house (basement and two floors) with an area of 400 square meters.
- The house was calculated for extreme summer and winter temperatures and was constructed accordingly.
- Electronic sensors activate shading based on the sun’s angle and achieve top energetic efficiency.
- The house has a natural ventilation system with special suction holes that open in order to release hot air in summer.
- Additionally, the house incorporates a water recycling system and smart electrical systems that have the purpose of creating a green building.
- Designed by Architect Se’adya Mendel – two story house (basement and ground floor) with an area of 350 square meters.
- The house’s external walls are made of clay bricks that have been baked in 1200 degree Celsius ovens.
- In Austec Shamir’s homes we work hard to achieve energetic efficiency, thereby providing the residents with considerable savings on their electrical bills.
- Our experience in construction extends over more than 25 years and hundreds of houses. This allows us to use the words “green construction” not as a slogan but as the real thing.