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The Porter School of Environmental Studies

Tel Aviv University, Israel, 2013.
Donor: Dame Shirley Porter
Architecture: Axelrod-Groban Architects, Geotectura Studio, NCArchitects.
RecoD Consulting: Daylighting.

Received LEED Platinum Accreditation – 92 Points.

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Description

The new Eco-Building of the Porter School of Environmental Studies is a result of a design competition held in 2008 by Porter Foundation, to design the first Green Building in the Tel Aviv University. The building is designed to employ a range of environmental technologies, and to be used as a laboratory for studying green building and environmental research.

The  Building  received LEED Platinum certification – the highest accreditation of the LEED certification system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The project received 92 points . This score places the building among the leading green buildings worldwide (so far only 17 buildings in the world scored over 90 points!).

The Eco-Building has been designed for energy and water conservation. Three of its main features are: the atrium, a glassed lobby and an exhibition space (shaded by the EcoWall); the EcoWall, located at the Sothern façade of the building, was designed to serve as a research space; and the Capsule, a unique room for meetings, seminars and workshops. The Capsule will be covered with a LED display of environmental information, such as the building energy consumption and the level of environmental pollution. The building is currently under construction.

Research and EcoDesign served as a daylighting consultant for the Porter School Eco-Building. During early stages of design, daylight simulations were carried out, to estimate illuminance and glare levels. Accordingly, several modifications of the building façade were made. In later design phases, additional daylight simulations were made to ensure compliance with the daylight requirements of LEED standards (and yielded maximum 3 points for credit 8.1).

For further information on the building visit http://en-environment.tau.ac.il/news/leed-award

Daylight Analysis

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Daylight simulation of atrium in winter at noon

Daylight simulation of atrium in winter at noon

 

Glare analysis of typical office (during initial design phase)

Glare analysis of typical office (during initial design phase)

 

Solar Analysis

Solar analysis

Solar analysis

 

Photographs of the School

View from south-west (render by the project architect)

View from south-west (render by the project architect)

 

Western Facade (render by the project architect)

Western Facade (render by the project architect)

 

The Capsule meeting room (render by the project architect)

The Capsule meeting room (render by the project architect)

 

Construction on site

Construction on site