PHILGBC Christmas Party 2015

WorldGBC Members Day 2015

The 31 national GBCs from Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, and MENA came together at the WorldGBC Congress in Hong Kong to share and learn from each other’s successes in moving forward sustainability in their part of the world.

PHILGBC Team at the WorldGBC Congress 2015

PHILGBC Chairman, Ramon Rufino, headed the Philippine delegation to this year’s WorldGBC Congress happening from October 27-31 in Hong Kong.

The Members Day and Annual General Membership Meeting was attended by 31 national GBCs from Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, and MENA.

In this photo (L-R): PHILGBC Executive Director Anna Tungol; PHILGBC Board Member Rowena Ramos (Ecotektonika); PHILGBC Chairman Ramon Rufino (The Net Group); WorldGBC Chairman Bruce Kerswill; WorldGBC CEO Terri Wills; PHILGBC CEO Christopher de la Cruz; PHILGBC Treasurer Michael Reyes (DCCD Engineering), and PHILGBC Coordinator Mario Suelto.


Mandaue City Awarded with the APEC Low Carbon Model Town

CEBU CITY, 14 October 2015 – Mandaue City was selected as the next Low Carbon Model Town of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). One of the highlights of the 12th APEC Energy Ministers’ Meeting in Cebu last 13 October 2015, Secretary Zenaida Monsada of the Philippines’ Department of Energy (DOE) and Chair of the APEC 12th EMM announced that Mandaue City will be part of the Phase 6 of the LCMT project, joining case towns from other APEC economies, such as Koh Samui in Thailand, Da Nang in Vietnam, and San Borja in Peru. Continue reading

PHILGBC conducted Building Green Conference 2015

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.





Ma. Anna G. Tungol
Executive Director, National Secretariat
PHILGBC National Secretariat (632) 815 9301
Unit G-4B, The Net One Center,
26th Street corner 3rd Avenue,
Crescent Park West,
Bonifacio Global City,
1634, Taguig City,
the Philippines.



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ULI-PH Chairman Carlos Rufino to share about Resilience and Health at the BG15 Conference

Mr. Carlos Rufino, Urban Land Institute-Philippines’ Chairman, and President of the Net Group will be talking about “Resilience and Health” during his keynote speech at the Building Green 2015 Conference.

Learn from Industry experts and captains of industry about the latest in green buildings and sustainability in the property sector! Industry leaders and local and foreign experts from both the government and the property sector will be leading the discussions during the Building Green 2015 conference.

Register online at

Be Part of the PHILGBC celebration of World Green Building Week 2015

The PHILGBC together with more than 100 national Green Building Councils all over the world celebrates World Green Building Week from 21 to 27 September 2015 with the theme “Powering Positive Change”.

Be Part of celebration, join us in the following activities:

Technical Tour

Green Talk

Building Green Conference 2015 / BG15

WGBW 2015: Technical Tour

Join us as we celebrate the World Green Building Week 2015!

The Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC) will be hosting a Technical Tour in Nuvali Sta. Rosa, Laguna.

Confirm your participation with Ms. Camille de la Cruz at  Assessment fee for members and government PHP 1,000.00; for non-members PHP 1,200.00.