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The PEFC and National Forestry Certification Information and Awareness Seminar

Panelists: Charlie Liu, President of Philippine Wood Producers Association and CEO of Matimco – Founding Member of PHILGBC; Nicholas De Lange,National Chairman of the Chamber of Furniture Industries of the Philippines; Ricardo Umali of the Society of Filipino Forestry; Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC international; Priscilla Dolom of UPLB College of Forestry & Natural Resources, and Christopher de la Cruz, CEO of PHILGBC.

The awareness seminar is a pre-event of the Kalikasan GP3 Expo Conference happening from 23-25 July 2015 at the SMX Convention Center Taguig, SM Aura. http://bit.ly/1HjO818

Green Building and Sustainable Construction Conference

50% discount on the conference rate for PHILGBC members and its Alliance Partners.

Register for the Green Building and Sustainable Construction Conference, for the Kalikasan GP3 Expo Conference on 25 July 2015, at the SMX Convention Center Taguig, SM Aura. http://bit.ly/1HjO818

Arya Residences, Green Building Best Practices and Strategies in Residential Development

PASAY CITY, Philippines – 25 June 2015 — Edgar V. Sabidong, Board of Trustees of the Philippine Green Building Council presented the Arya Residences, the flagship project of the Arthaland Corporation at the launch of the Green Building Code during the Green Building Breakthroughs 2015 held at the Philippine Trade Training Center. Arya Residences is the Philippines’ 1st residential development pursuing dual green building certification – LEED and BERDE. Continue reading

Planning and Designing Green Buildings

QUEZON CITY, Philippines — 29 June 2015 — Ecotektonika, Inc., founding member of the Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC), shared their expertise during the Information Session on Green Building and Sustainable Consumption on 26 June 2015 in the city government of Quezon City attended by government officials from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Education (DepEd), city government of QC, developers, contractors and suppliers.

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Green City Development Forum No. 1 for the City of Pasig

PASIG CITY, Philippines — 22 May 2015 – The City of Pasig recently hosted the Green City Development Forum No. 1 for the Development of the Green City Development Code for Pasig.  The forum was conducted last 22 May 2015 at the Tanghalang Pasigueño, Pasig City Hall.  The Philippine Green Building Council facilitated the forum, presenting the salient features of the proposed Green City Development Code prepared by the City Government of Pasig. Continue reading

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: WorldGBC Asia Pacific Regional Network Leadership Awards in Green Building

Submission of nomination forms to the PHILGBC is extended to 6 June 2014.

Dear Fellow Green Builders,

The World Green Building Council has launched the inaugural Asia Pacific Regional Network Leadership Awards in Green Building to provide a platform for your company to promote its achievements, and share your best practice green building solutions with the region.

Here’s our chance to shine a spotlight in a regional scale on your spectacular sustainable designs and outstanding business leadership.

Nominations are open until 26th May 2014, with winners announced in Singapore on Tuesday 2 September.

Two award categories are comprised of:

Business Leadership in Sustainability: presented to the corporation which best demonstrates a commitment to sustainability as part of its core business model. The award acknowledges leadership in corporate social responsibility, with emphasis on policies and programs that reduce and reverse the impact of business practices on the environment.

Leadership in Sustainable Design and Performance: recognizes a green building project that demonstrates innovation in achieving minimum impact on the environment and maximum impact on health and productivity.

The awards are open to companies large and small, as well as to projects across the region. Complete details are available online:
www.worldgbc.org/apnawards and Nomination forms are attached below:

Nomination Form for Business Leadership in Sustainability Nomination Form for Leadership in Sustainable Design and Performance Your Nominations must be submitted through the PHILGBC Awards Committee or PHILGBC Secretariat for a small fee of US$100 per nomination, paid directly to PHILGBC’s account. To find out more how we can work together to promote your projects and company leadership, please contact:

Ms. Agnes R. Afuang : chair.awards@philgbc.org

Ms. Ting Zwolfer : cmzwolfer@philgbc.org


World Green Building Week 2013: Greener, Better, Healthier Buildings for People and the Planet

September 16, 2013: Boosting student test scores, improving employee productivity, accelerating patient recovery rates, and slashing energy consumption in homes… green buildings are good for the planet and good for people too.

That’s the message from the World Green Building Council as it gears up for its fourth annual World Green Building Week.

From September 16-20 2013, Green Building Councils in 98 countries representing more than 25,000 organizations will host events, run campaigns and celebrate World Green Building Week under the theme: ‘Greener Buildings, Better Places, Healthier People’.

“Green buildings play a fundamental role in addressing some of the most pressing challenges of our time. World Green Building Week showcases how green buildings are reducing the global carbon footprint, saving money and improving productivity, creating jobs and improving the lives of millions of people,” says the WorldGBC’s Chief Executive Officer, Jane Henley.

From conferences and site tours, to award ceremonies and twitter chats, GBCs will be taking part in hundreds of activities around the world. In the Philippines, the Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC) will be holding a General Membership Meeting on September 20, 2013, 8:00AM to 11:00AM at F1 Best Western Premier Hotel, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. The meeting’s featured topic will be on “Smart Growth” for communities, neighborhoods, and cities, to be discussed by Senen Antonio, Partner and Director for Business Development at DPZ Architects and Town Planners in Miami, Florida.

“Carrying on with our commitment for knowledge-exchange on green building best practices and to facilitate continued advancement of our programs, the PHILGBC looks forward to the participation of professionals involved in the different facets of the built environment and the property sector,” says PHILGBC Chairman Ramon Rufino, inviting fellow green builders to the event.

“The WorldGBC network has expanded from eight GBCs in 2002 to 98 today. This explosive growth underscores the value of our industry, as we work together to create a world of greener, better, healthier buildings,” Ms Henley concludes.

Visit the World Green Building Week events calendar: www.worldgbc.org/events

Download this press release here.

Download World Green Building Week 2013 Fact Sheets:

Greener, Better, Healthier Homes
Greener, Better, Healthier Offices
Greener, Better, Healthier Schools