The Porter School Building
A revolutionary new "green" home for the Porter School of Environmental Studies
In a milestone for sustainable building in Israel, the Porter School of Environmental Studies Building has been inaugurated, providing an iconic space for research, exhibitions, conferences and demonstrations of environmental technologies.
A LEED Platinum Certified Building - the highest accreditation of the US Green Building Council - the Porter Building has been designed to maximize the efficient use of energy, water and materials and incorporates: photovoltaic power and solar collectors; water recycling; natural ventilation; bioclimatic design; use of recycled and environmentally-friendly construction materials; "green roof" climate research and monitoring; and public displays on water and energy consumption.
Pictured: The Capsule Meeting Room.
Porter School of Environmental Studies Building Highlights
The Atrium – a soaring, glassed-in lobby and exhibition space with a three-storey high foyer will offer extraordinary views of Tel Aviv and beyond. The multi-purpose, 300 sq.m space features monitors displaying a live feed of the building's energy, carbon and water consumption data, as well as novel environmental research findings.
The Capsule Meeting Room is a unique, executive-style room for meetings, seminars and workshops. The visually-striking structure is suspended over the atrium and serves central element of the EcoWall – the eastern façade of the building. The external layer is covered with a computer-controlled network of LED bulbs, enabling public display of environmental information such as: energy statistics of the EcoBuilding, pollution levels in Tel Aviv, etc.
Pictured: The Porter School Building on Israeli Independence Day, May 5, 2014.