"The highly regarded, yet complex, LEED system rates buildings according to their environmental properties, including water and energy consumption, interior conditions and more. It takes into account everything from construction materials, energy management and natural light to bike racks and showers.
The Haifa facility, called IDC9, is Intel's first LEED Gold building in the world.
Israel's standard 5281 for buildings with minimal environmental impact addresses four main areas: energy, water savings, land, and various ecological issues. The Intel building meets the Israeli standard at the "Outstanding Green Building" level.