Israel to hold its first eco-friendly building contest

( Israel is holding its first eco-friendly architecture competition, in which two winners will have their designs constructed and showcased to the general public, Israel Hayom reported.

The contest, hosted by the Jewish National Fund (JNF) and Israeli Green Construction Council, intends to raise awareness for eco-friendly construction among the Israeli public and to train planners and architects to think green when starting new projects.

The competition has two tracks, one for professionals and one for students. Early registration has already begun, with July 10 the deadline for submitting projects. The winners will be announced in September at a formal ceremony.

“A building’s footprint on the environment is huge in its use of electricity and water, which is why eco-friendly construction has become an essential topic in promoting a green lifestyle in Israel,” JNF sustainable development board member Dr. Orr Karassin said.

Posted on March 13, 2014 .