BUILDING GREEN – THE CEO AND GOVERNMENT FORUM UKTI supports the PHILGBC in promoting the development of BERDE

MAKATI CITY, Philippines. – January 28, 2010 – The Building Green – The UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) supported the Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC) in its recent conference – Building Green – The CEO and Government Forum. The forum aims to initiate meaningful dialogue between the private and public sector on how to move forward in promoting green building in the Philippines.

The BERDE Framework was issued for comments during the conference. BERDE (Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence) is the National Green Building Rating System developed by the PHILGBC to further promote green practices in the property sector.

BERDE is developed by a non-partisan forum composed of the nation’s leaders in industry, professional institutions, academe, and government. This forum shall be the stage in the ongoing debate on how to measure a building’s sustainability credentials. BERDE will help in determining the correctness of environmental claims of project proponents Opening the Forum this morning was British Ambassador Stephen Lillie. Mr. Lillie stressed that UK’s assistance to the PHILGBC is part of their commitment to assist developing countries who are the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Last December, the UK played a key role during the discussions at the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. “The Copenhagen Accord – agreed by major developed and developing country leaders and backed by a large number of countries – highlights the urgent need for concerted international action to tackle climate change” the British Ambassador said.

“The Accord agreed to take action to limit global temperature rises to below 2 degrees. It lists commitments to cut emissions by developed countries and actions by developing countries. It introduces real scrutiny and transparency to ensure emission targets are put into effect” he added. The British Ambassador welcomed government to show its support in responding to climate change and urged the leaders of the corporate sector to employ sustainable practices.

Mr. Christopher de la Cruz, Council Chairman, suggested to corporate leaders to make BERDE a part of their green corporate agenda. “The importance of BERDE lies in the fact that it will enable us to benchmark our buildings in a single green building rating system. It will level the playing field among the building industry players. We are to use this as our brand of environmental excellence” de la Cruz said. He pointed out that green building is in the interest of advancing public good and further urged the captains of industry to make BERDE a part of their company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

“Companies are recognizing that doing well by going green is doing good” he added.

Engaging government representatives to commit to the use of BERDE is UKTI Director Derek Page.

“Today, we are hoping for your cooperation by signing your commitment to utilise BERDE in your cities and municipalities. This is a significant step to show the government’s support in responding to climate change and to promote a more sustainable environment in the country” the UKTI Director said. “The international momentum on tackling climate change is building fast, with the transition to a low carbon, resource efficient economy becoming a global environmental and economic imperative. The Philippines is well placed to move forward with local action towards a low carbon future through initiatives such the one we are witnessing today” he added.

About the PHILGBC

The Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC) is a national not-for-profit organization that promotes the sharing of knowledge on green practices to the property industry to ensure a sustainable environment.

As an alliance of national leaders from both the public and private sectors, the Philippine Green Building Council shall take the lead in ensuring that industry designs, builds and operates buildings in an ecologically and economically sustainable manner that will pave the way for the Filipinos to live, work and play in safe, healthy and productive environments. For more information about the PHILGBC, you may visit http://philgbc.org/

Contact:

CHRISTOPHER CRUZ DELA CRUZ
Chairman and President
Philippine Green Building Council
(+632) 8970045, (GMT+08:00)
ccdelacruz@philgbc.org

MA. ANNA GALANG TUNGOL
Executive Director
Philippine Green Building Council
(+632) 4896829, (GMT+08:00)
agtungol@philgbc.org
http://philgbc.org

BUILDING GREEN – THE CEO FORUM Ongking Opens CEO Forum.

MAKATI CITY, Philippines --- January 28, 2010 --- the Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC) and the UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) pushes through with the Building Green CEO Forum at the Makati Shangri-La Manila. Opening the event was Pacific Paints (Boysen) Philippines Vice President Mr. Johnson Ongking.

Mr. Ongking tapped on green chemistry, which refers to the development of chemical products to reduce or eliminate the use and generation of substances hazardous to human health and the environment. Upon presenting various facts and statistics on pollution and the environment, he stressed that sustainability should be a goal in the industry, and that the negative impact of buildings on human health and the environment should be reduced and ultimately eliminated.

The CEO Forum is part of a series of conferences that will open the dialogue on sustainability in the property sector. It brought together people from the industry, the Philippine government, and the academe to discuss the issues and challenges on the development of BERDE as the national green building rating system.

About the UKTI

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is the British Government organisation that helps UK companies succeed in international markets and assists overseas companies to bring high quality investment to the UK. For more information about the UKTI, you may visit http://www.uktradeinvest.gov.uk/

About the PHILGBC

As an alliance of national leaders from both the public and private sectors, the Philippine Green Building Council shall take the lead in ensuring that industry designs, builds and operates buildings in an ecologically and economically sustainable manner that will pave the way for the Filipinos to live, work and play in safe, healthy and productive environments. For more information about the PHILGBC, you may visit http://philgbc.org/

Contact:

REZA DADUFALZA
Trade & Investment Manager
UK Trade and Investment
(+632) 858 2200, (GMT+08:00)
reza.dadufalza@fco.gov.uk

MA. ANNA GALANG TUNGOL
Executive Director
Philippine Green Building Council
(+632) 4896829, (GMT+08:00)
agtungol@philgbc.org
http://philgbc.org

BUILDING GREEN – THE CEO FORUM Leading property company the NET Group commits to use BERDE at the upcoming NET Lima Project

MAKATI CITY, Philippines. – January 28, 2010 – The Building Green – the CEO Forum ends today with the NET Group President Mr. Carlos S. Rufino announcing their company’s commitment to use BERDE in their latest project NET Lima at the Bonifacio Global City during the pilot phase of the implementation of the Philippines’ pioneering green building effort.

BERDE – The Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence is the National Green Building Rating System developed by the PHILGBC. Developed by a non-partisan forum composed of the nation’s leaders in industry, professional institutions, academe, and government, this forum shall be the stage in the ongoing debate on how to measure a building’s sustainability credentials. BERDE will help in determining the correctness and accuracy of the environmental claims of the project proponents.

BERDE is a consensus driven; third party certification, monitoring and verification scheme that will enable all property market players to benchmark against a single green building rating system. It will guide decision makers in industry in designing, constructing and operating greener buildings. Businesses will use BERDE as a recognizable environmental branding tool that will enable property buyers easily identify buildings that are performing environmentally well.

The Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC) and the UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) co-hosted the Building Green – the CEO Forum to open the dialogue on sustainability in the property sector. The Conference brought together the green building champions from industry discuss issues and challenges in making BERDE an effective green building transformation tool.

BERDE was released today for comment to incorporate the expertise and insight of PHILGBC members.

About the PHILGBC

The Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC) is a national not-for-profit organization that promotes the sharing of knowledge on green practices to the property industry to ensure a sustainable environment.

As an alliance of national leaders from both the public and private sectors, the PHILGBC shall be the non-partisan forum for the development of the national green building rating system. This forum shall be the stage in the ongoing debate on how to measure a building's sustainability credentials.

The Council shall act as a referee in determining the correctness of the claims of the project proponents by developing the national green building rating system. It shall be a consensus driven; third party certification, monitoring and verification scheme that will enable all property market players to benchmark against a single system, thus levelling the playing field. Businesses will use this mark as a recognizable environmental branding tool that will enable property buyers easily identify buildings that are performing environmentally well.

Contact:

CHRISTOPHER CRUZ DELA CRUZ
Chairman and President
Philippine Green Building Council
(+632) 8970045, (GMT+08:00)
ccdelacruz@philgbc.org

MA. ANNA GALANG TUNGOL
Executive Director
Philippine Green Building Council
(+632) 4896829, (GMT+08:00)
agtungol@philgbc.org
http://philgbc.org

BUILDING GREEN – THE CEO FORUM Leading property companies commits to use BERDE as Green Building Standard

MAKATI CITY, Philippines. – January 28, 2010 – The Building Green – the CEO Forum ends today with the NET Group, the leading developer of office buildings in Bonifacio Global City and Ayala Land, Inc., one of the largest developers in the Philippines committing to use BERDE – the National Green Building Rating System.

Opening the Forum this morning was British Ambassador Stephen Lillie. Mr. Lillie stressed that UK’s assistance to the PHILGBC is part of their commitment to assist developing countries who are the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. The Ambassador reiterated UK’s commitment in addressing Climate Change and highlighted the urgent intentions of the Copenhagen Accord in solving the challenge.

Welcoming the delegates to the forum is PHILGBC Chairman Christopher Cruz de la Cruz. He thanked the industry for being instrumental in the establishment of the Council and further stressed the influential work of the leading companies in the ongoing market transformation. “The present affirmative industry action on green building we are enjoying today is gradually being felt. Industry is being creative on how to make Green Building a major part of their business agenda,” the Council Chairman said. “Companies are recognizing that doing well by going green is doing good,” he added.

Mr. Carlos Rufino, President of the Net Group and Mr. Joel Luna, Vice President, Ayala Land, Inc., read and submitted to the Council their respective companies’ Letters of Commitment to support BERDE.

The CEO Forum brought together the green building champions from government, industry and the academe to discuss issues and challenges in making BERDE an effective green building policy development tool.

The Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC) and the UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) co-hosted the Building Green – the CEO Forum. Building Green is the conference series initiated by the PHILGBC to open the dialogue on sustainability in the property sector.

BERDE was released today for comment to incorporate the expertise and insight of PHILGBC members.

The nation’s leading companies and organizations participated at the Forum. The Forum was chaired by former UNEP – International Technology Center, Japan, Deputy Director, Ms. Lilia Casanova.

About the PHILGBC

The Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC) is a national not-for-profit organization that promotes the sharing of knowledge on green practices to the property industry to ensure a sustainable environment.

As an alliance of national leaders from both the public and private sectors, the PHILGBC shall be the non-partisan forum for the development of the national green building rating system. This forum shall be the stage in the ongoing debate on how to measure a building's sustainability credentials.

The Council shall act as a referee in determining the correctness of the claims of the project proponents by developing the national green building rating system. It shall be a consensus driven; third party certification, monitoring and verification scheme that will enable all property market players to benchmark against a single system, thus levelling the playing field. Businesses will use this mark as a recognizable environmental branding tool that will enable property buyers easily identify buildings that are performing environmentally well.

Contact:

CHRISTOPHER CRUZ DELA CRUZ
Chairman and President
Philippine Green Building Council
(+632) 8970045, (GMT+08:00)
ccdelacruz@philgbc.org

MA. ANNA GALANG TUNGOL
Executive Director
Philippine Green Building Council
(+632) 4896829, (GMT+08:00)
agtungol@philgbc.org
http://philgbc.org

BUILDING GREEN 2010 Industry leaders to gather at green building conference to promote BERDE.

Quezon City, Philippines. – November 15, 2010 – Building Green 2010, the annual conference of the Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC) will be bringing together leaders from the property sector to discuss the latest relevant issues on the environment that affects the industry. Building Green was initiated to be the platform for meaningful dialogue to further promote green building in the Philippines. The conference will be held at Richmonde Hotel, Eastwood City, Libis, Quezon City from November 17-18, 2010.

The conference will highlight presentations regarding outcomes of building research presently conducted by the members of the PHILGBC. During the conference, BERDE – Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence – the Philippines’ Green Building Rating System will be officially released.

Technical discussions during the conference will be tackling management, land use and ecology, water, energy, transportation, indoor environmental quality, materials, emissions, waste, heritage conservation, and innovation.

The Net Group and the Ayala Land Inc. were part of the pilot program of BERDE.

The NET Group’s NET Lima project located at the Bonifacio Global City will be the first building to use BERDE for New Construction Version 1.0.

Mr. Carlos Rufino believes that sustainability is the now part of the decision making process. “The question that always comes up is – ‘What’s our green statement?’” Mr. Rufino said. Developers need to respond to the market, but an effective green building tool is needed. “Developers are now focused on how to answer that question. A transparent guideline makes it easy to respond,” he added.

“Being eco-friendly has always been part of the NET Group’s philosophy,” shared by NET Group Chairman Mr. Jacques Dupasquier. He believes that as the NET Group uses BERDE for New Construction Version 1.0 during the pilot program, it enables them to share their experience on the new green building rating system. He believes that “with BERDE it’s going to give companies a jumpstart in the market with the experience that's tested and proven”.

Ayala Land Inc. shall be the first company to use BERDE for Existing Buildings Version 1.0. Their pilot projects include: One Evotech Building, Nuvali, Sta. Rosa City; Nuvali Evoliving Center, Sta. Rosa City; Tower One and Exchange Plaza, Makati City; Solaris One Building, Makati City; UP Ayala Land Techno Hub, Quezon City; Greenbelt Mall, Makati City; BGC BPO Building, Bonifacio Global City; and the Marquee Mall, Angeles City, Pampanga.

“We always had the philosophy for responsible development and it’s fortunate that BERDE, a more formal metric is now available,” Mr. Joel Luna of Ayala Land, Inc. said during a discussion with companies who were part of BERDE’s development.

One of the core mandates of the PHILGBC is to deliver a green building rating system that shall be consensus driven, industry led and government supported to address the need to properly measure the environmental performance of buildings. BERDE is developed by a wide multi-stakeholder base and non-partisan forum composed of the nation’s leaders in industry, professional institutions, academe, and government. The PHILGBC is the forum on the ongoing debate on how to measure a building’s sustainability credentials. BERDE will help in determining the correctness of environmental claims of building projects. Local environmental priorities and context shall be highlighted in BERDE and it shall be industry’s tool in pursuing sustainability. It is foreseen that BERDE shall redefine the way architects, engineers, contractors and developers design, construct, and operate buildings. It may be used by the government as a voluntary instrument to encourage environmental excellence in industry.

Building Green is the conference series initiated by the PHILGBC to open the dialogue on sustainability in the property sector.

About BERDE

One of the core mandates of the PHILGBC is to deliver a green building rating system that shall be consensus driven, industry led and government supported to address the need to properly measure the environmental performance of buildings. BERDE is developed by a wide multi-stakeholder base and non-partisan forum composed of the nation’s leaders in industry, professional institutions, academe, and government. The PHILGBC is the forum on the ongoing debate on how to measure a building’s sustainability credentials. BERDE will help in determining the correctness of environmental claims of building projects. Local environmental priorities and context shall be highlighted in BERDE and it shall be industry’s tool in pursuing sustainability. It is foreseen that BERDE shall redefine the way architects, engineers, contractors and developers design, construct, and operate buildings. It may be used by the government as a voluntary instrument to encourage environmental excellence in industry.

About the PHILGBC

The Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC) is a national not-for-profit organization that promotes the sharing of knowledge on green practices to the property industry to ensure a sustainable environment.

As an alliance of national leaders from both the public and private sectors, the Philippine Green Building Council shall take the lead in ensuring that industry designs, builds and operates buildings in an ecologically and economically sustainable manner that will pave the way for the Filipinos to live, work and play in safe, healthy and productive environments. For more information about the PHILGBC, you may visit http://www.philgbc.org/

Media Contact:

MA. ANNA GALANG TUNGOL
Executive Director
Philippine Green Building Council
(+632) 4896829, (GMT+08:00)
agtungol@philgbc.org
http://philgbc.org

To learn more about the PHILGBC, its conference series
Building Green or to schedule an interview with any of
the officers and/or members of the Council please contact
the PHILGBC National Secretariat at (+632) 4896829,
(GMT+08:00).

Copies of photos of the event will be made available to
the media. For requests please email
secretariat@philgbc.org .

PHILGBC Leads the Major Stakeholders in the Building Industry in “TRANSFORMING THE MARKET”

QUEZON CITY, Philippines. - June 27, 2009 - The Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC) conducts Building Green 2009 on July 2-4, 2009 at the Eastwood Mall Atrium in Eastwood City, Libis, Quezon City, Philippines. Building Green is the Conference and Expo series held every year to raise awareness on the several key sustainability issues that affect the country. It also presents the green building agenda of the PHILGBC. Green

building is extensively promoted by the PHILGBC as a solution for industry in addressing energy, water, solid waste management, and climate change issues that greatly affect developing countries like the Philippines. The expo brings together exhibitors of green products, technology, services, and projects to help showcase the various available avenues for sustainable and green building. Simultaneous with the expo will be a series of

education events. These events include a student competition to design a green office for the PHILGBC and technical sessions will be conducted by leading companies presenting potential green solutions.

The first assembly on the PHILGBC’s BERDE Program will be held on the third day of the Conference. BERDE, also known as the Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence is the National Green Building Rating System Program of the PHILGBC.

The PHILGBC hopes Building Green 2009 serves not only to create environmental awareness but also to inspire Filipinos to start integrating green building and sustainability into the way our built environment is designed, built, and operated. The PHILGBC strongly believes that “Together, We Will Transform the Market”. Be Part of the TRANSFORMATION, Be Part of BUILDING GREEN 2009.

About the PHILGBC

The Philippine Green Building Council is a national not-for-profit organization that promotes the sharing of knowledge on green practices to the property industry to ensure a sustainable environment.

As an alliance of national leaders from both the public and private sectors, the PHILGBC shall be the non-partisan forum for the development of the national green building rating system. This forum shall be the stage in the ongoing debate on how to measure a building’s sustainability credentials.

The Council shall act as a referee in determining the correctness of the claims of the project proponents by developing the national green building rating system. It shall be a consensus driven; third party certification, monitoring and verification scheme that will enable all property market players to benchmark against a single system, thus levelling the playing field. Businesses will use this mark as a recognizable environmental branding tool that will enable property buyers easily identify buildings that are performing environmentally well.

Contact:

CHRISTOPHER CRUZ DELA CRUZ
Chairman and President
Philippine Green Building Council
(+632) 8970045, (GMT+08:00)
ccdelacruz@philgbc.org

RAMON D. RUFINO
Treasurer, Philippine Green Building Council
Chairman, Building Green Committee
(+632) 8970045, (GMT+08:00)
raymond.rufino@thenetgroup.ph
http://buildinggreenphilippines.org

MA. ANNA GALANG TUNGOL
Executive Director
Philippine Green Building Council
(+632) 4896829, (GMT+08:00)
agtungol@philgbc.org
http://philgbc.org

To learn more about Building Green 2009 visit
http://buildinggreenphilippines.org. To schedule an
interview with any of the officers of the PHILGBC, please
contact the National Secretariat at (+632) 4896829,
(GMT+08:00).

BUILDING GREEN – THE CEO AND GOVERNMENT FORUM Sustainability Think Tank Shares Insight on How to Make BERDE a Part of Effective Policy

MAKATI CITY, Philippines. – January 26, 2010 – The Building Green – the Government Forum ends today with Sustainability think tank Ecotektonika, Inc. sharing insight on how to make BERDE a tool to develop public policy.Ecotektonika, Inc. President, and former Chairman of the Advocacy Committee of the USGBC Maryland Nestor Arabejo outlined the environmental legislation passed in the Philippines in the past decade, highlighting that no legislation was enacted that specifically addressed the built environment.

“Currently there are hundreds of existing national environmental regulations in place, a lot of Presidential Directives issued, ongoing legislative actions in the Senate and Congress and City and NGO initiatives, directly and indirectly dealing with green buildings.” Mr. Arabejo said. “There needs to be a holistic framework that addresses all of these. BERDE addresses and encourages uptake from both public and private stakeholders which makes BERDE an ideal policy development tool for government” he added.

BERDE is developed to be part of industry’s strategy to help address the negative impacts of Climate Change. According to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change, the building sector is the largest emitter of Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) and has the largest potential to reduce GHG emissions.

The Government Forum brought together the green building champions from government, industry and the academe to discuss issues and challenges in making BERDE an effective green building policy development tool.

The Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC) and the UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) cohosted the Building Green – the CEO Forum. Building Green is the conference series initiated by the PHILGBC to open the dialogue on sustainability in the property sector.

BERDE was released today for comment to incorporate the expertise and insight of PHILGBC members.

The nation’s leading companies and organizations participated at the Forum. The Forum was chaired by City Net Secretary General, Ms. Mary Jane Ortega.

About the PHILGBC

The Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC) is a national not-for-profit organization that promotes the sharing of knowledge on green practices to the property industry to ensure a sustainable environment.

As an alliance of national leaders from both the public and private sectors, the Philippine Green Building Council shall take the lead in ensuring that industry designs, builds and operates buildings in an ecologically and economically sustainable manner that will pave the way for the Filipinos to live, work and play in safe, healthy and productive environments. For more information about the PHILGBC, you may visit http://philgbc.org/

Contact:

CHRISTOPHER CRUZ DELA CRUZ
Chairman and President
Philippine Green Building Council
(+632) 8970045, (GMT+08:00)
ccdelacruz@philgbc.org

MA. ANNA GALANG TUNGOL
Executive Director
Philippine Green Building Council
(+632) 4896829, (GMT+08:00)
agtungol@philgbc.org
http://philgbc.org

 

BUILDING GREEN – THE CEO AND GOVERNMENT FORUM Pampanga Representative delivers the Keynote Address at the Building Green Government Forum

MAKATI CITY, Philippines --- January 26, 2010 --- the Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC) and the UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) launched the Building Green Government Forum at the Makati Shangri-La Manila as part as a series of conferences that will open the dialogue on sustainability in the property sector.

Delivering the keynote address for the Forum was Pampanga Representative Anna York Bondoc. Ms. Bondoc, the green building champion in Congress, highlighted ongoing efforts to promote green building in the House of Representatives to address the escalating concerns on environmental degradation and its recognized consequence – global warming and climate change. Presented was House Resolution 1545, a resolution adopting the policy of green building at the House of Representatives. In the said resolution, all operation and maintenance practices, future renovation, expansion and future construction at the House of Representative shall be Green Buildings.

The Government Forum brought together people from the industry, the Philippine government, and the academe to discuss the issues and challenges on the development of BERDE as the national green building rating system.

About the UKTI

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is the British Government organisation that helps UK companies succeed in international markets and assists overseas companies to bring high quality investment to the UK. For more information about the UKTI, you may visit http://www.uktradeinvest.gov.uk/

About the PHILGBC

As an alliance of national leaders from both the public and private sectors, the Philippine Green Building Council shall take the lead in ensuring that industry designs, builds and operates buildings in an ecologically and economically sustainable manner that will pave the way for the Filipinos to live, work and play in safe, healthy and productive environments. For more information about the PHILGBC, you may visit http://philgbc.org/

Contact:

REZA DADUFALZA

Trade & Investment Manager

UK Trade and Investment

(+632) 858 2200, (GMT+08:00)

reza.dadufalza@fco.gov.uk

MA. ANNA GALANG TUNGOL

Executive Director

Philippine Green Building Council

(+632) 4896829, (GMT+08:00)

agtungol@philgbc.org

http://philgbc.org

BUILDING GREEN – THE GOVERNMENT FORUM Makati Councilor Welcomes the Participants of the Government Forum.

MAKATI CITY, Philippines --- January 26, 2010 --- the Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC) and the UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) launched the Building Green Government Forum at the Makati Shangri-La Manila as part as a series of conferences that will open the dialogue on sustainability in the property sector.

Welcoming the participants were Makati Councilor Jejomar Erwin Binay and PHILGBC Chairman Christopher de la Cruz.

Councilor Binay, during his speech, highlighted the work of the City of Makati in promoting sustainability and its efforts in the development of policy to support green building. “Our residents continue to enjoy a healthy environment because we always make sure that environmental policies are effectively enforced and that every environmental program and project is successfully implemented” said Mr. Binay. “Makati remains at the forefront of the nationwide campaign to mitigate the various threats posed by global warming not only on the environment, but on the national economy and the country as a whole” he added.

The Government Forum brought together people from the industry, the Philippine government, and the academe to discuss the issues and challenges on the development of BERDE as the national green building rating system.

About the UKTI

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is the British Government organisation that helps UK companies succeed in international markets and assists overseas companies to bring high quality investment to the UK. For more information about the UKTI, you may visit http://www.uktradeinvest.gov.uk/

About the PHILGBC

The Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC) is a national not-for-profit organization that promotes the sharing of knowledge on green practices to the property industry to ensure a sustainable environment.

As an alliance of national leaders from both the public and private sectors, the Philippine Green Building Council shall take the lead in ensuring that industry designs, builds and operates buildings in an ecologically and economically sustainable manner that will pave the way for the Filipinos to live, work and play in safe, healthy and productive environments. For more information about the PHILGBC, you may visit http://philgbc.org/

Contact:

CHRISTOPHER CRUZ DELA CRUZ

Chairman and President

Philippine Green Building Council

(+632) 8970045, (GMT+08:00)

ccdelacruz@philgbc.org

REZA DADUFALZA

Trade & Investment Manager

UK Trade and Investment

(+632) 858 2200, (GMT+08:00)

reza.dadufalza@fco.gov.uk

MA. ANNA GALANG TUNGOL

Executive Director

Philippine Green Building Council

(+632) 4896829, (GMT+08:00)

agtungol@philgbc.org

http://philgbc.org

News from WorldGBC

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.

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 at www.worldgbc.org/apnawards.
 
Entry nominations for the Philippines
For the Philippines, entry nominations that qualified are the following (in alphabetical order):

Category A

Building Leadership in Sustainability
 
 
Category B

Leadership in Sustainable Design & Performance