12.07.2011 10.Tammus, 5771
Environment Ministry launches new green building standards
Guidelines unveiled by Ministry and Israel Standards Institution expected to save families up to NIS 1,000 per year.
The Environmental Protection Ministry and the Israel Standards Institution unveiled a new “Israel Standard for Green Building” at a joint press conference in Tel Aviv on Tuesday – a standard that officials from both offices said would significantly reduce electricity and resource consumption in the country’s new and renovated structures.
“A green building is a good type of building that is worth living in. It is a better quality and more economical,” said Environmental Protection Minister Gilad Erdan in a statement. “I believe that promoting the use in the Green Building Standard will produce new building standards in Israel. Soon all homebuyers will demand that contractors adhere to the new standard.”…