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.
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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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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.
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:
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 email@example.com. Assessment fee for members and government PHP 1,000.00; for non-members PHP 1,200.00.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Assessment fees for members and government PHP 500.00; for non-members PHP 700.00.
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.
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.
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
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.