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.

 

 

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CONTACTS:

Ma. Anna G. Tungol
Executive Director, National Secretariat agtungol@philgbc.org
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 athttp://globallinkmp.com/BuildingGreen.

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 delacruz.camille@ayalaland.com.ph.  Assessment fee for members and government PHP 1,000.00; for non-members PHP 1,200.00.

WGBW 2015: Green Talk

Join us in our celebration of the World Green Building Week!

The Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC) will be hosting a Green Talk on Sustainable Urban Development on 24 September 2015, 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM at the Executive Lounge, 25th Floor, Ayala Tower One & Exchange Plaza, Makati City.

Kindly confirm your participation with Ms. Camille de la Cruz at delacruz.camille@ayalaland.com.ph.  Assessment fees for members and government PHP 500.00; for non-members PHP 700.00.

Register now for the annual Building Green Conference 2015

In celebration of the World Green Building Week this 21 to 27 September  2015, the Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC) is holding its annual Building Green Conference (BG15) on 25 September 2015 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City.

Line up of speakers include forward thinking policy-makers such as:

  • Sec. Mary Ann Lucille of the Climate Change Commission;
  • Usec. Loreta G. Ayson of the Department of Energy, and
  • Mayor Jonas C. Cortes of Mandaue City.

Captains of industry from the property sector as well as local and international experts in the field of sustainable construction such as:

  • Mr. Carlos S. Rufino, Chairman of ULI Phils and President of The Net Group;
  • Ms. Nellie Cheng, Founding Officer of the World Green Building Council;
  • Mr. Gregers Reimann, Managing Director of IEN Consultants;
  • Mr. Antonio Maralit, Campus Sustainability Director of De La Salle University;
  • Mr. Eric Tomich, Director of SOM;
  • Ms. Julia Nebrija, Executive Director of Inclusive Mobility Network;
  • Mr. HC Vinayaka, Head of Technical and Sustainability of ITC Limited, and
  • Mr. Phil Smith, Director of Collingridge and Smith Architects.

Download the BG15 Program here.

Register and Confirm your participation here.

Walk-through of the Laguna Lake Development Authority

Be Inspired by the example of Secretary J.R. Nereus Acosta, Presidential Adviser for Environmental Protection and General Manager of the Laguna Lake Development Authority.  Learn and experience the first government building of the Philippines to register under the BERDE Green Building Rating System – Laguna Lake Development Authority Headquarter in QC.

BERDE Design Certificate awarded to DLSU Henry Sy, Sr. Hall

Manila – 24 August 2015 – De La Salle University Henry Sy, Sr. Hall, receives its 2 Star BERDE Design Certification under the BERDE for New Construction scheme.

DLSU is the first educational institution to adopt the BERDE Green Building Rating System developed by the Philippine Green Building Council.

Receiving the award for DLSU are Dr. Gerardo Janairo, Chancellor and Br. Raymundo Suplido FSC, PhD, President. The award was presented by Mr. Tristan Loveres, COO of TUV Rheinland, accredited certification body of the PHILGBC, and Mr. Christopher de la Cruz, CEO of the PHILGBC.

Know more about BERDE at berdeonline.org

 

Notice of Meeting for the 2nd Regular Membership Meeting 2015

Get updates and join the discussion on the latest activities and programs of the Council, and be part of the technical site visit of the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) Building, the first government building undergoing BERDE Assessment and Certification.

The 2nd Regular Membership Meeting for 2015 will be held September 3, 2015, 7:00am to 10:30am at the Rooftop, Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) Building, National Ecology Center, East Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City. Registration starts at 7:00am, light breakfast will be served. Business networking follows after the meeting adjourns.

Download the Notice of Meeting and Agenda for the RMM here.

Register and confirm your attendance through email at membership@philgbc.org.

PHILGBC welcomes Megawide Construction Corporation as Sustaining Members

Leading construction firm, Megawide Construction Corporation joins the roster of PHILGBC Sustaining Members.

Megawide is a publicly-listed construction firm recognized for its use of advanced construction methods and technology. Ed Saavedra, President and CEO of Megawide, leads its team of dynamic and highly-trained young engineers and builders. Their latest project includes: The Proscenium, Filinvest Cebu Cyberzone, One World Place, and Mactan-Cebu International Airport.

Membership to the PHILGBC affirms that your organization is a dedicated partner in the campaign for sustainability and in the greening of the building and construction industry. Sustaining members contribute significantly in the operations of the council including R&D and awareness and educational programs that the PHILGBC continuously deliver.

Learn more about them at www.megawide.com.ph

Join us and let us inspire confidence and build trust as together we transform the market.

Other sustaining members include: The Net Group, Autodesk, Monocrete Construction Phils, Inc., Philips Electronics & Lighting, Inc., Concepcion Carrier Airconditioning Corp. and Megaworld Corp.