Beemtech’s Smart Sensors Slash Energy Use in Commercial Spaces

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Online and remote controls for smart energy solutions for heating, cooling and office space lighting. About 20 percent of the operational expenses in office buildings, schools and hospitals goes toward energy — HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) and electricity. Usually a default temperature is set for all year round, and the HVAC system and […]

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Proposed Tel Aviv SkyTran Project is “Up in the Air”

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Situated above the treeline, SkyTran commuter pods will not interfere with normal traffic: Photo  illustration by NASA/SkyTran Developing economical and green urban transit systems have not been easy. This includes such planned transit innovations as the commuter pod transit system being planned for Abu Dhabi’s carbon neutral Masdar City and a new commuter light rail line […]

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Dubai Ends Cheap Local Gas

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The Dubai government’s Emirates National Oil Co (ENOC) has stopped supplying subsidized gasoline to gas stations in neighboring sheikdoms in the United Arab Emirates. Hit hard by the property crash, the once high-flying Dubai government is now penny pinching. Even at the risk of destabilizing the region – in the same way that rising food […]

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8 Tips For Energy Efficiency “Miracle” This Hanukkah [SLIDESHOW]

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Celebrate the Hanukkah holiday by creating your own energy efficiency miracles! Among other things, the upcoming Jewish holiday of Hanukkah celebrates the fact that a one-day supply of oil miraculously lasted for eight days and nights. Jews all over the world observe the holiday by lighting candles in a menorah (or candelabra) for eight days. […]

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Mey & Boaz Kahn’s “ecooler” Beats The Middle Eastern Heat

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Israeli design couple Mey and Boaz Kahn create the coolest network of hollow tiles based on two ancient Middle Eastern heat-beating concepts. The Hebrew language demonstrates the extent to which ancient Jews valued or, more accurately, revered nature for its life-giving properties. My favorite example of this sacred interconnectedness is the word for rain, which […]

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Growing Green Ethic Amongst Emirati Businesses

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Despite the UAE’s bad “eco-rap,” Summertown Interiors is helping to boost the region’s environmental ethos The UAE has been getting some rather bad press recently about their lack of environmental awareness. First, it emerged that only 1 in 25 Emiratis walked anywhere on a weekly basis and then that they throw away around 500 tonnes […]

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Cygalle Shapiro Creates LED Lamp Powered Organically… By Tomatoes

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Israel-based design team creates an LED lamp packed with Lycopene and powered completely by tomatoes.  Yum. When it comes to energy-saving and eco-friendly design, we’ve seen some pretty nutso stuff already on Green Prophet.  We’ve salivated over Hasadna’s ice cream spoon chandeliers, envied Merav Feiglin’s TrashLights, been impressed by Studio Mesila’s upcycled wood laminate lamps, […]

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Israelis and Investors to Benefit from Feed-in Electricity Tariffs

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The Israeli Electric Corporation, otherwise known as Hevrat HaHashmal, has agreed to  participate in what are known as feed-in tariffs for electricity supplied by independent private suppliers. It’s part of Israel’s bid to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2020.  Feed-in tariffs apply to electricity that is supplied by renewable or “clean” sources such […]

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Designing from Nature at Jerusalem's Green Design Seminar

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Green Design – From Theory to Practice (see preview post here), a major international architectural seminar took place this week here in Jerusalem, bringing together leading experts from the worlds of architecture, design, and integrated studies. Despite the recent war in the south, all but one of the international practitioners came, and by doing so, […]

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Shades in the Morning

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During the summertime if you put your shades (trisim) down in the morning it will help keep your house cooler for the rest of the day. And don’t just use shades for your house! With the right name-brands you too can be cool as your protect your eyes…

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