This Tel Aviv University Building is the Greenest in the Middle East

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Aug 14, 2014
References: en-environment.tau.ac.il & gizmag
Tel Aviv University's Porter School of Environmental Studies is truly practicing what it preaches -- the school's newly inaugurated building is the first LEED Platinum-certified building in Israel and the greenest building in the Middle East.

The building was designed by Geotectura Studio and Axelrod Grobman Architects. In addition to provide educational spaces, the building is intended to function as an educational installation in itself, wherein visitors can examine the environmental technologies installed within it.

The building's education and public spaces include an auditorium, atrium, classroom, lecture halls, meeting rooms and research labs.

This Tel Aviv University building features a special 'EcoWall' that provides protection from the sun in the building's atrium, but also takes advantage of its south-facing orientation by using solar panels to power air conditioning efforts.