Incorporating business with environmental protection, Intel Israelinaugurated its most environmentally friendly office building. Alsocertified as Israel’s first LEED-certified green building and awardedGold – the second-highest rating in the LEED certification system, the11 storey structure dubbed as IDC9 is a $10 million facility. Theoutstanding green design addresses four main areas of energy, watersavings, land and various ecological issues.
The building uses 13% recycled construction material. Apart fromthat to ensure greater energy efficiency the heat generated fromfacility’s server room will also be recycled for hot water and winterheating. The room uses smart energy saving electronic gadgetry thatturns lights off when not in use. The building features wide doublegazed windows along with automatic control systems to manage the flow of sunlight. This combined with roof garden and heat reflecting materialslowers helps to lower and maintain interior temperatures.
The facility’s installed water saving systems which includescollection of water condensed by air conditioners reduces waterconsumption by up to 30%.