Green Campus

The Construction and Engineering Division leads diverse tasks aimed at increasing energy efficiency, renewing and improving infrastructures and facilities, and carries out multiple ongoing sustainability activities. These include:

Efficiency and savings in electricity consumption expenses

  • Improving the energy efficiency of cooling compressors
  • Replacing the lighting fixtures with LED lighting
  • Installation of computerized control systems for air conditioning and lighting
  • Replacement of mercury lamps in external lighting fixtures with PL lamps
  • Improving the energy efficiency of pumping installations (water pumps)
  • Upgrading the computerized control systems of electromechanical facilities
  • Installation of electricity meters in electromechanical structures and systems throughout the Institute
  • Setting up a computerized system for the management of electricity consumption at the Institute, monitoring needs, and identifying leakages
  • Accounting and monitoring consumption in buildings and residences
  • Creating standards for meeting targets and savings and generating periodic reports


Control room 

control room


Savings on Water Consumption Expenses

Operation of a central facility for drinking water treatment and a computerized management system for the Institute's water resources, including:

  • Installation of water meters throughout the Institute to create a complete consumption picture, from production of water from wells and reservoirs, through monitoring the consumption throughout the Institute's campus buildings and residences, to clearing through sewage
  • Follow-up and documentation of water-quality testing
  • Distribution of water resources between drinking and irrigation needs, and identifying leakages
  • Creating standards for savings targets and generating periodic reports
  • Management and monitoring of sewage quantities and charges

Fuel Consumption Savings

The Division uses a special diesel additive to improve fuel combustion and mitigate environmental effects. The Division is also working to convert the Institute to the use of natural gas, a project that significantly contribute to environmental protection and reduce costs.

Outdoor and Indoor Lighting

The Division is driving an overall transition of the Institute's indoor and outdoor lighting to LED technology. Such a transition will reduce electricity consumption costs by 30% and significantly reduce maintenance costs. In addition, the Division works to renovate old infrastructures, renovate lighting hubs, mapping lighting poles, install control systems, and more.