PHILGBC conducted Building Green Conference 2015
Pasay City – September 2015 – The Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC) conducted Building Green Conference (BG15) last September 25, 2015 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City with the theme “Powering Positive Change”.
As a proud Emerging member of the World Green Building Council, the PHILGBC organized BG15 in conjunction with the celebration of the World Green Building Week. In his Opening Remarks, PHILGBC Chairman Ramon D. Rufino shared “this is the biggest and best opportunity on both a local and global scale for all of us to shine a spotlight on our movement on our collection vision to create sustainable building environments.”
The BG Conference brings together green builders from the academe, civil society, government, business, professionals and other stakeholders of the building and construction industry to discuss and learn about the sustainability initiatives from the experts from the public and private sector. PHILGBC features global, regional and local issues, breakthroughs, practices and technologies for more sustainable buildings.
He shared that BG15 is an opportunity to educate the industry members on green building to encourage them to take actions in pushing the real estate industry from gray to green.
Local and international experts during the BG15 Conference include: Carlos Rufino, Chairman of ULI PH and President of The Net Group; Antonio Maralit, Sustainability Director of De La Salle University; Julia Nebrija, Chair of Inclusive Mobility Network; Gregers Reimann, Managing Director of IEN Consultants (Malaysia), and Eric Tomich, Associate of SOM (HK).
Participation from government include: Climate Change Commission, Department of Energy, and Mandaue City. Key presentations from Sec. Mary Ann Lucille Sering of the Climate Change Commission and Undersecretary Loreta G. Ayson of the Department of Energy were shared with the audience.
Highlight of this year’s BG15 Conference is the presence of the WorldGBC Founding Officer, Nellie Cheng and the two winners of the 2014 WorldGBC – Asia Pacific Network (WGBC-APN) Awards – Mr. HC Vinakaya of ITC Limited India and Mr. Phil Smith of Collingridge and Smith Architects New Zealand.
About the Philippine Green Building Council
The Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC) is a coalition of public and private sector leaders representing more than 300 organizations committed to promoting sustainability in the property sector.
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