We are proud to announce that Alfa has completed another NET ZERO energy building. The building in Be’er Sheva is now home to “Larger than Life” an NGO working with children with cancer. To meet its mission the building needs to have a very healthy, sterile, and high-quality environment.
Shulamit Kindergarten, the Kindergarten of Dreams, in proximity to Soroka hospital where children receive chemotherapy treatments and while receiving treatment spend time at the kindergarten.
The building recently achieved 4 stars for the local sustainability standard 5281. This is the first project in Israel to receive this rank.
The building provides an extremely healthy and comfortable environment and it is a high-performing building saving resources – the indoor air is purified using an AURA system- an innovative Israeli system based on UVC charcoal and ionization, a super-efficient fresh air system, and HEPA filters. The kindergarten’s building is extremely energy-efficient using a VRF HVAC system with sensors, and a uniquely designed night cooling system in which the heat is extracted from the top of the building during the colder desert nights.
Perhaps, the most unique characteristic of the project is its photovoltaic shading system which is designed to produce renewable energy and achieve a net positive energy balance after one year.
We would like to thank
Neomi Gelbert for partnering with us on the certification process,
Avi Speizman for his precise and valuable work as project architect,
Lior Shmueli, the CEO of Larger than life on this wonderful project
Arye Bachar, head of Larger than Life board of directors on his determination
and Judith de Beer, for her generous support and sustainability advocacy.
In addition, a big thank you to all the other members of the design and construction group who made this accomplishment possible – Waxman-Govrin Engineering Ltd, Sima Kadosh, Yair Yosha, Visoker Stern, Moti Landman, Apro Engineering, Yosi Pima, Hilla Ravivo, Dekel Israeli, Shai Gshuri, A. Livni.