Have you started to plan your home with an architect who does not specialize in green building?
It's never too late…
I will help your architect adapt the project to the principles of green building and make your house environmentally and economically friendly.
to help your architect in planning your green and bioclimatic home in Israel.
How does it work?
1. Study and analysis of the plot
I will study the plot and its characteristic to get a guideline for the design of your energy efficient house and I will give precise instructions to your architect.
I will contact your architect to introduce myself and to set up an efficient way of cooperation.
I will visit the plot to examine its aspects (slope, wind directions, the environment around the plot, vegetation, etc.) and to see how they will influence the future shape and position of the house.
We will meet (face to face or via Skype) to discuss your needs and requirements for your new house.
I will prepare schemes and sketches after studying the climatic characteristic of the plot like topography, winds, solar radiation, the presence of elements which obstruct natural light and sun.
I will write a report for the architect with all the instructions needed to design your home according to bioclimatic/green principles so that your home will be energy efficient and environmentally friendly.
I will meet you (face to face or via Skype) and explain to you the above report, schemes, and calculations.
I will send all the materials to the architect, and if needed, I will meet him/her to go over the instructions together.
After receiving the report and the schemes,
the architect will start working on the plan for your house.
During this period,
they can contact me to ask me questions regarding the bioclimatic aspects of the project.
2. Checking the plans
After the architect finishes planning your house, I will check the plans to verify that the house can enjoy the natural solar radiation to improve the heating during the winter, it is protected from the sun during the summer, and it is well insulated and waterproofed.
Usually, architects give the clients two different design options. I will check both of them.
I will build a 3d model for each option, and I will calculate shadows, sun incidence through the different windows and natural ventilation (model will evaluate that entire year taking into consideration environmental conditions at different hours of the day).
If necessary, I will suggest changes.
I will give you advice on green building materials (It is critical to choose the materials from which the house will be built, regarding the quality of the thermal and acoustic insulation achieved, and regarding protecting the residents' and the environment’s health).
I will give you advice for efficient heating, cooling, and water systems.
I will draw essential green details such as the roof and walls sections. These details are essential to guarantee that the building is well sealed and insulated.
During this phase, we can meet together with the architect twice.
You're also getting:
One hour consultation on the phone or Skype.
Nice to meet you!
My name is Debby Schor Elyasy.
I fulfilled my childhood dream and immigrated to Israel in 2004.
I was first exposed to the exciting concept of green architecture while I was still a student of architecture in Italy. I realized that if we want to pass on a better world for the coming generations, we must try to conserve it as well as possible.
I am an Italian-Israeli architect with experience in architecture, interior design and green building in architecture offices in Barcelona, Milan, and Jerusalem.
I have an Israeli license in architecture (License No. 117947). My office, existing since 2009, deals with the planning of private homes, luxury apartments, offices, etc., starting with the initial planning stages to the small details, including handling licensing procedures.
In the recent years, I have helped with success dozens of customers from Israel and from abroad planning their home in Israel.
I will be honored to help you fulfill your dream green home in Israel.
How do we move forward?
Please, send me an email with the following information:
- Plot location
- Description and general dimension of the future house
- Stage of the design (Did your architect already started to plan?)
- In case you have plans and pictures of the plot, attach them to the email.
I will prepare you an estimate and be in touch with you.
Frequently asked questions
What is Saturday Business Academy?
Saturday Business Academy (SBA) is a mentorship program designed to prepare Los Angeles high school students with the skills & confidence to pursue higher education and become future leaders. Our program focuses on individual mentorship and programming related to college preparatory, business & financial literacy, and professional development.
When are the sessions?
The Junior term runs from January-May and Senior term runs from September-December. All monthly SBA sessions take place on Saturdays from 9am-1pm PST. Exact session dates are determined closer to the start of the term.
Who is Saturday Business Academy for?
Where do the sessions take place?
SBA sessions take place in Los Angeles on campus at our partner schools. However, due to COVID-19, sessions have been held virtually over Zoom.
What is the impact of COVID-19 on Saturday Business Academy?
Is lunch provided?
Wear your feasting pants! Lunch and light refreshments are provided for mentors and students at in-person sessions.
How do I become a mentor?
Please fill out the SBA Mentor Application form by clicking here.
What are the responsibilities of a mentor?
What if I cannot volunteer as a mentor but am still interested in being involved with SBA?
There are a variety of ways to get involved with SBA. Some common ways professionals got involved were by teaching a workshop on a topic (e.g. resume building, personal branding on social media), a source for informational interviews, a guest speaker, help in the administrative side of SBA, and organize tours or speaker panels with their firm. We encourage anyone who wishes to get involved to apply and we can have a conversation about how you and SBA can work together. Some positions/areas that extra involvement is always welcome includes sponsorship, marketing, event planning, recruiter (help find internships), college admissions liaison, and legal writing.
Who do I contact if I am interested in volunteering for SBA and/or have additional questions?
Please reach out to our SBA Directors at SBA@riordanalumni.com
What if I cannot make a session?
It is understandable that while mentors are required to attend all sessions, unforeseen circumstances may prevent mentors from attending. We request that mentors please advise their SBA Program Managers as soon as possible if they cannot attend a session, so that alternate arrangements can be made and a student is not left without a Mentor on the session date.
What is the time commitment as a mentor?
Mentors can anticipate about 8 hours per month during the SBA Junior (January-May) and Senior (September-December) terms. In addition, we encourage mentors to engage with their mentee during the summer break.
What are the elligibility requirements for being a mentor?
Willing to adhere to all SBA Mentor Program policies and procedures
Able to make at least a one-year commitment to the program
Able to not miss more than two sessions during a school year
Willing to communicate with assigned mentee(s) twice a month (via phone, email, etc.)
Willing to complete the screening procedure: online application, background check, mentor trainings, and mentee match
Willing to communicate on a monthly basis with program managers
Clean criminal history, no illicit drug use, and must have never been accused, arrest, charged or convicted of child abuse or molestation.