PHILGBC National Convention

This November, the Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC) is hosting the largest gathering of green building leaders at the 2017 PHILGBC National Convention.

The National Convention will showcase the convergence of leaders from the Philippines’ building and construction industry and from National Green Building Councils in the Asia Pacific region to a series of green building events that fosters exchange of knowledge and expertise, and best practices in green building.  The latest features of BERDE 2.0 will be presented and other relevant tools in green building.  Meaningful and productive dialogue among green building colleagues in the public and private sector will be promoted and relevant programs and initiatives that promotes building better and healthier places for people will be highlighted.

This year, the Philippines shall serve as the host for the World Green Building Council-Asia Pacific Regional Network Meeting.  Representatives from National GBCs shall gather at various venues during the convention to meet, discuss, and strategize to address the rapid promotion and uptake of green building in the Asia Pacific region.  In addition, as PHILGBC celebrates its 10th year, there will be an Anniversary Gala with members, partners from both the private and public sector and various stakeholders of the building and construction industry.

Several building green events are also happening during the convention, these includes:

Green Building Tour,

CEO Breakfast Forum, and,

Building Green Conference 2017

Mark your calendars! Take part in the largest gathering of green building leaders at the PHILGBC National Convention on 17 to 21 November, 2017.

For information on how to participate or to sponsor, contact the PHILGBC National Secretariat at 815-9301 or email secretariat@philgbc.org and events@philgbc.org.

Cross and Parallel Working Session for the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action

12-13 JUNE 2017, BANGKOK, THAILAND —The Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC) joined the Philippine team in the two-day Cross and Parallel Working Session for the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA) Development for the Building Sector in Asia Project organized by the United Nations Environment in the UN office in Bangkok, Thailand.

The Philippine team composed of representatives from the Climate Change Commission (CCC), National Housing Authority and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), discussed in details the two NAMA concepts in place for the building sector which were endorsed by the CCC in April.

The first concept is the public sector NAMA which revolves around the effort to reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHGs) in the socialized housing sector through efforts proposed by the NHA. The second is the private sector NAMA which revolves around the effort to reduce GHGs in the mainstream residential and commercial sector through efforts currently undertaken by the PHILGBC. Discussion points included the detailed implementation plan, definition of stakeholder roles, expected impacts, and financing.

The Philippine team together with representatives from the UN Environment will meet again in July to finalize the NAMA proposals for submission to the NAMA registry.