Monday, October 11, 2010
No "Green Buildings" in Israel
Five years ago the Israeli Standards Insititute proclaimed the Standard 5281 that certifies "Green Buildings". Like all Israeli regulations, it is not only impossibly demanding but also absurd and self-contradicting. In spite of the tremendous demand for "Green Buildings" (young people here is crazy for the environment and ready to pay more for a "green" apartment) only five projects received certification.
Now the British Green Standard company was hired to help rewrite the standard.
BTW, the Ministry of Health forbids the reuse of grey water in domestic situations. The Israeli Standard demands it. I wanted to be active in this field, but it is dead.