The challenge was to step up and lead – and that’s exactly what we did.

The year 2016 represents a momentous milestone for our council. It was a year full of accomplishments and remarkable progress. Our mission to share the knowledge on green building practices in the industry to guarantee a better, safer, and healthier environment for us to live, work and play in allows us the greatest latitude to prioritize and innovate. In line with this, we have been tirelessly campaigning for the transformation of our market and industry.

We have built partnerships across the property sector, developed programs on sustainability with partners from the government, academe and civic and cause oriented groups, and promoted and developed investment grade research to facilitate green building in industry. We have become a trusted resource of effective leaders seeking market transformation and partnerships in developing communities. In fact, our council’s opinions are valued in the areas of policy development, business development, and environmental expertise. We have moved from having a seat at the table to helping to set the agenda.

To effectively regulate the projects in the country, we have established and has been continuously developing our own rating system, the Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence (BERDE). It is in line with international development standards, and harmonized with national and international building and environmental standards.It is used to measure, verify, and monitor the environmental performance of buildings that exceeds existing mandatory regulations and standards.

The year 2016 has been a dynamic and constructive year for us as we have become an Established Member of the World Green Building Council. We are now among the ranks of the USGBC, GBC Australia, Hong Kong GBC, South Africa GBC, Japan GBC, Singapore GBC, United Kingdom GBC and others in promoting sustainability in our respective countries.

I am very proud of our progress—what we did, how we did it, and how we continue to step up. This progress and operational agility for our organization that is just 9 years old is truly remarkable. We see now that the strategic works our organization has been pursuing these last few years has prepared us well for the celebration of PHILGBC’s 10th year in 2017.

Yet there is still so much left to accomplish and our mission is far from over.

We will continue our efforts to share and promote industry knowledge on sustainability, green building practices, and strategies. We welcome the new year inspiring confidence and building trust. Together, with your continued support and partnership, we will continue to transform the market.




Ramon D. Rufino
Philippine Green Building Council

Thank you for being part of BG2016!

Building Green Conference 2016 was a success!

Together, with our fellow green builders, we continually push for market transformation, inspire confidence and build trust.  Thank you for sustaining our green building agenda and taking part in BG2016 and in celebrating the World Green Building Week 2016!

Let’s continue to ENGAGE our industry partners, LEARN about emerging green building issues and trends and TOGETHER, continue to compel the market to build green!

See you in BG2017!

Register now and Be Part of the 10th Building Green (BG2016) Conference

Register on or before September 19, 2016 to avail of the special discounted registration fee

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Pre-registration fee: PHILGBC Members and Alliance Partners – PhP4,000.00 (+VAT); Non-Members PhP5,000.00 (+VAT)

Regular fee: PHILGBC Members and Alliance Partners – PhP5,000.00 (+VAT); Non-Members PhP6,000.00 (+VAT)

ENGAGE your industry partners. LEARN about emerging green building issues and trends. Together, let’s COMPEL the market to build green.


Building Green Conference is an annual event by the PHILGBC that brings together the leading green builders in the industy. Discuss and learn about sustainability initiatives from public and private sector experts.

Our Keynote Speaker for the conference is Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri, a foremost public leader for environmental conservation and protection.

Among our distinguished speakers include:

  • Dir. Patrick T. Aquino, CESE, of the Department of Energy, to share about the government’s Energy Management System for Buildings;
  • Mr. Lorenzo Diaz, Market Leader for Property and Buildings, GHD Pty. Ltd., to share about Net Zero Building;
  • Mr. Darwin Saldua, Manager, Schneider Electric Philippines, to introduce their solution that addresses the need for sustainable energy management;
  • Mr. Anthony Agoncillo of MERALCO, to discuss about Solar Safety and Net Metering benefits;
  • Mr. James Tan, Manager, Singapore Green Building Council, to share the Singapore Green Building Product labelling scheme to guide designers and specifiers on making a conscious choice;
  • Mr. Bryan McClleland, Co-Chair-Sustainability and Environmental Studies Dept, Enderun Colleges, to discuss the Impact of Sustainability Education;
  • Mr. Mario Berta, Founder and CEO of Flyspaces, to share How Traditional Businesses have been disrupted by Technology, and
  • Mr. Sylvester Wong, Vice President, AECOM, to discuss the Value of Mixed-Use Development in Ensuring Sustainable Cities.

Be Inspired to Build Green by learning from the first movers of green building in the Philippines.

  • Arya Residences by ArthaLand Corporation
  • The Net Park by The Net Group
  • Maynilad Safety Center by Maynilad Water Services, Inc.
  • Henry Sy, Sr. Hall by the De La Salle University

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Building Green Annual Conference 2016

Building Green 2016, an annual event held and organized by the Philippine Green Building Council, is celebrating its 10th conference on September 23, 2016 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. This event will be held as part of the celebration of the World Green Building Week led by the World Green Building Council together with the 74 green building councils around the world on September 26 – October 2, 2016.

This year, the World Green Building Week theme is Change Your Perspective. It aims to inform people and spread awareness about the interesting and most often untold facts about buildings, especially green buildings, that, when read or heard of, will change how people think. Making people aware of these facts will help them understand the role of green buildings in creating positive impact and huge benefits to global emissions, energy, water, health and well-being, the economy, and beyond. Building Green 2016 carries the same theme.

By bringing together fellow green builders from the academe, civil society, government, business, professionals, and other stakeholders of the building and construction industry to discuss and learn about sustainability initiatives from public and private sector experts, the Philippine Green Building Council hopes to tackle government actions concerning climate change and its effect to the country’s future environmental landscape, promotion of green building to more developers, the impact of technology to the real estate industry, efforts to provide education on sustainability, and many more. Through presentations and panel discussions, the Building Green Conference will also feature global, regional, and local issues, breakthroughs, practices, and technologies for more sustainable buildings.

After 10 successful years, Building Green 2016 is set to change people’s perspective about green buildings, build trust within the industry, and transform our cities.

Reserve your seat/s and register now at

Conference Rates are as follows:

Pre-registration Php 4,000 plus 12% VAT per delegate for PHILGBC members;

                         Php 5,000 plus 12% VAT per delegate for non-members

On-site registration Php 5,000 plus 12% VAT per delegate for PHILGBC members;

                               Php 6,000 plus 12% VAT per delegate for non-members

*Company logo will be displayed for companies that reserve a table for 8 pax.

Award Recognition Ceremony – 1st PHILGBC Awards on Leadership in Green Building

Join us as we award the finalists and winners of the 1st PHILGBC Awards on Leadership in Green Building on July 14, 2016 4:00PM to 8:00PM at the 37th Floor, Net Park, BGC, Taguig City durint the ULI-PHILGBC Awards for Excellence in Health and Sustainability ceremony.

Winners of the PHILGBC Awards will be the official entry to the WorldGBC Asia Pacific Network Awards on Leadership in Green Building.

Register now with the Secretariat at Registration fees: Php1,500.00 for PHILGBC and ULI Members; Php2,500.00 for Non-Members, and Php15,000.00 for table of 10.

Meet the finalists of the PHILGBC and ULI Healthy Places Awards. Registration and cocktails starts at 4:00PM.

For the programme, click here.

Extension of Nomination Deadline for the PHILGBC Awards on Leadership in Green Building

Be Recognized as a Leader in Green Building in Asia Pacific

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Taguig City – June 2016 – Be Recognized as a Leader on Green Buildings in the Philippines and Asia Pacific. Tell the world how your business is leading on green buildings. Join now and submit your nomination for the PHILGBC Awards for Leadership in Green Building.

The PHILGBC Awards on Leadership in Green Building are designed to showcase and celebrate the achievements of movers in the building and construction industry in the country, and to highlight their green building leadership both locally and internationally.

Winners from the PHILGBC Awards on Leadership in Green Building will be the country’s representative to the 2nd World Green Building Council-Asia Pacific Networks’ (WorldGBC-APN) Leadership in Green Building Awards. PHILGBC Chairman, Ramon D. Rufino encourages companies to join the awards and be an inspiration:

The winners of the PHILGBC Awards on Leadership in Green Building are not only being recognized for their significant contribution to Green Building and Sustainability but also being promoted as sources of inspiration for our local real estate industry that people and projects can be successful and profitable in both an economic and environmental sense.

The PHILGBC Awards have two categories: Business Leadership in Sustainability Award and Leadership in Sustainable Design and Performance Award.

The Business Leadership in Sustainability Award recognizes companies which are truly integrating sustainability into their business models and contributing to the transition towards a sustainable built environment. These organizations understand that sustainability presents a long-term business opportunity, demonstrate sustainable practices within their internal and external operations, and show sustainability leadership within industry.

The Leadership in Sustainable Design and Performance Award recognizes pioneering green building projects that deliver a range of benefits through a holistic approach to sustainability. These projects go beyond simply minimizing their impact by considering factors that lead to positive outcomes for both the environment and for people. There are three sub categories under this award: residential, commercial and institutional (schools, hospitals, etc.).

By entering, businesses or projects can:

  • Raise their profile – Finalists and winners of the Awards will be profiled through WorldGBC’s global press, social media and other communications activities.
  • Get in front of the right people - Businesses and projects are judged by a group of renowned and highly influential figures in the green building industry.
  • Receive recognition – The Awards are a chance to celebrate some of the most progressive businesses and projects in a hugely important region for the future of green building.

Why are the Awards significant?

  • 60 per cent of the world’s population (4.3 billion people) live in the Asia Pacific region, with more than 2 billion living in urban areas – a figure that is set to reach 3.3 billion by 2050
  • Set against this backdrop of growth, creating buildings that are low or zero carbon is essential to ensure a high quality of life for people, minimize negative impacts on the environment, and maximize economic opportunities.
  • The Awards are the only ones to recognize green building achievements across the whole of the Asia Pacific region. The 2014 Awards were hugely successful, with over 128 nominations from 15 countries in the region.

The PHILGBC Awards are open to all PHILGBC Member companies and green building projects of all sizes. A nominal fee of USD100.00 or PHP4,700.0 (+VAT) per nomination would be collected.

Key dates for the Awards:

Nomination deadline: June 15, 2016, 6:00PM PST

Announcement of Finalists: July 14, 2016

PHILGBC submit nominations to WorldGBC: July 15, 2016

Download the nominations forms:

Leadership in Sustainable Design and Performance Award

Business Leadership in Sustainability Award

This activity is part of the 1st ULI PH – PHILGBC Awards for Excellence in Sustainability and Health.




Ma. Anna G. Tungol
Executive Director, National Secretariat

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

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PHILGBC CEO at the 8th C-E Logic National Electronic Conference

PHILGBC CEO, Christopher de la Cruz presented to over 100 librarians nationwide at the 8th C-E Logic National Electronic Conference held at the Manila Hotel from May 12 to 13, 2016. He shared how the national green building code and the BERDE green building rating system affects the design and operation of libraries.

Power & Electricity World Philippines 2016

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The Philippine Green Building Council invites you to the Power & Electricity World Philippines 2016 Conference organized by Terrapinn to be held on May 18-19, 2016 at the SMX Mall of Asia, Pasay City. The conference offers a wide scope of opportunities for learning and interaction, giving you choice in deciding how best you wish to position your company to get maximum return on investment.

Drawing experts from the Philippines and further afield, the event covers all major challenges and opportunities current in the market today, offering unparalleled insight and helping you to get ahead.

With two conference tracks, the conference is packed with content from senior-level power and energy stakeholders.

View the Conference programme here         Sign up now

Members of PHILGBC gets additional 10% off premium conference passes. Please quote GYHM”

The free exhibition pass is now available. Limited only to the exhibition area. Sign up here.