Conserving Resources

Conserving Resources
Conserving Resources, Tel-Aviv University

During the past several years the University has taken several steps to save energy and use its resources wisely.



  • Installing new LED light fixtures on campus.
  • Making custodians responsible for turning off lights in classrooms and buildings at the end of the day.


Air conditioning

  • There are some 4,200 split-system air conditioners installed in the campus offices. All renovated offices have a control unit with a mechanism that automatically turns off the air conditioning after 120 minutes in order to save energy and avoid running them for no reason.
  • Purchase and installation of innovative protection units for split-system air conditioners with a movement sensor (volume detector) that enables disconnecting the air conditioner automatically after 20 minutes of no movement in the room.
  • Automatic shut off of central air conditioning systems in newer buildings using automatic control systems.
  • The University's goal is for all new air conditioners purchased to have an energy rating of "A".


Purchasing computers and other office machines

  • Every new piece of equipment purchased is energy efficient and is labeled as such, for example, with the "Energy Star."
  • Systems are being studied that will identify and automatically shut off computers when they are inactive, while switching computers that require constant activity to go into a neutral mode, such as servers and the like.



  • Generally speaking, the University consumes roughly 300,000 Cubic Meter of water per year.
  • In all University buildings, including older buildings, water-saving devices are installed on water faucets. 
  • Anytime renovations are carried out in lavatories water-saving systems are installed, such as sensor-activated faucets, toilets that can empty with half a tank, sensor-activated urinals, and so on.
  • Water-saving devices were purchased in bulk at a discount and sold to students and employees at cost to encourage their use at home - by the Student Union.
  • Condensation water from air conditioners are collected in the Sherman Building and used for irrigation.
  • Starting in 2010-11, as part of renovations carried out in the Einstein Dormitory complex, individual water and electricity timers were installed in each dorm apartment to prevent wasting water and electricity.



  • Part of the lawn above the Smolarsz parking lot was dried to save water.
  • The level of irrigation was reduced by 50% for lawns that are not located in the center of the campus.
  • Irrigation generally takes place at night, according to recommendations by the Ministry of Agriculture.
  • Plants were replaced on campus with those that consume less water.
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