BUILDING GREEN – THE GOVERNMENT FORUM Makati Councilor Welcomes the Participants of the Government Forum.

MAKATI CITY, Philippines --- January 26, 2010 --- the Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC) and the UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) launched the Building Green Government Forum at the Makati Shangri-La Manila as part as a series of conferences that will open the dialogue on sustainability in the property sector.

Welcoming the participants were Makati Councilor Jejomar Erwin Binay and PHILGBC Chairman Christopher de la Cruz.

Councilor Binay, during his speech, highlighted the work of the City of Makati in promoting sustainability and its efforts in the development of policy to support green building. “Our residents continue to enjoy a healthy environment because we always make sure that environmental policies are effectively enforced and that every environmental program and project is successfully implemented” said Mr. Binay. “Makati remains at the forefront of the nationwide campaign to mitigate the various threats posed by global warming not only on the environment, but on the national economy and the country as a whole” he added.

The Government Forum brought together people from the industry, the Philippine government, and the academe to discuss the issues and challenges on the development of BERDE as the national green building rating system.

About the UKTI

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is the British Government organisation that helps UK companies succeed in international markets and assists overseas companies to bring high quality investment to the UK. For more information about the UKTI, you may visit http://www.uktradeinvest.gov.uk/

About the PHILGBC

The Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC) is a national not-for-profit organization that promotes the sharing of knowledge on green practices to the property industry to ensure a sustainable environment.

As an alliance of national leaders from both the public and private sectors, the Philippine Green Building Council shall take the lead in ensuring that industry designs, builds and operates buildings in an ecologically and economically sustainable manner that will pave the way for the Filipinos to live, work and play in safe, healthy and productive environments. For more information about the PHILGBC, you may visit http://philgbc.org/

Contact:

CHRISTOPHER CRUZ DELA CRUZ

Chairman and President

Philippine Green Building Council

(+632) 8970045, (GMT+08:00)

ccdelacruz@philgbc.org

REZA DADUFALZA

Trade & Investment Manager

UK Trade and Investment

(+632) 858 2200, (GMT+08:00)

reza.dadufalza@fco.gov.uk

MA. ANNA GALANG TUNGOL

Executive Director

Philippine Green Building Council

(+632) 4896829, (GMT+08:00)

agtungol@philgbc.org

http://philgbc.org

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