Building Green Conference 2017

Building Green Conference is an annual event providing the platform for industry discussion on green building and sustainability initiatives, government actions, the emerging issues, and green building challenges.

For 10 years now, Building Green Conference continues to be the premier conference and the best resource on the latest trends and emerging issues on green building and standardization in the Philippines. Witness a full day of advanced-level sessions on green building practices and local labelling schemes.

 

Take part in informative sessions with speakers covering topics such as: current renewable energy policies, disaster risk reduction, updates on NAMA, different labelling programs in the Philippines, and latest green technology.

With the theme, “A Decade of Transforming the Market”, the Building Green 2017 (BG2017) conference happening on November 21, 2017 brings fellow green builders from the academe, civil society, government, business, professionals, and other stakeholders of the building and construction industry to share how green building has been playing a key role in their companies and our building industry for 10 years now.

Mark your calendars! See you on November 21, 2017 at the BG2017!

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

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.

Special Membership Meeting

In celebration of World Green Building Week, PHILGBC invites green builders and industry leaders to join the Special Membership Meeting happening on September 27, 2017 at the Dusit Thani Manila from 7:30am to 11:00am.

The special membership meeting is geared at:

* Providing updates on the upcoming release of BERDE version 2.0 and other updates on PHILGBC programs and initiatives,

* Sharing information on the latest green building products, technologies and services in the market,

* Creating awareness on green building best practices and provide learning opportunities for its members,

* Engaging its members and industry leaders for business networking and collaboration.

Save the Date and confirm your attendance for the Special Membership Meeting happening on 27 September 2017.  Contact the PHILGBC National Secretariat at 815-9301 or email membership@philgbc.org.

World Green Building Week

PHILGBC, together with more than 70 National Green Building Councils globally celebrates World Green Building Week on September 25 to October 1, 2017.

World Green Building Week is the flagship event of the global green building movement – organized by the World Green Building Council and led by its network of over 70 Green Building Councils together with their members of more than 32,000 companies.

 

The week raises awareness of green buildings around the world, highlighting how green buildings are the most effective means to achieving a range of environmental, social and economic goals, from addressing climate change to creating sustainable, healthier and better places for people.

Mark your calendars and take part in green building events happening at World Green Building Week.

Building Green Power Breakfast: Inspiring Green

22 June 2017, Makati City – The Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC) conducted its Power Breakfast: Inspiring Green for the Building Professionals and Service Providers Member Network of the council at the Molave Room, Dusit Thani Manila with twelve (12) member companies.

In his welcome message, PHILGBC Chair, Ramon Rufino, shared that the Power Breakfast is a roundtable discussion series created to engage with the respective Member Networks of the Council, and to stimulate meaningful dialogue on emerging green building issues in the building industry. He also encouraged the participants to share their thoughts and ideas on how the council can further promote, strengthen the promotion of green building in the country.

Air and Odor Management Chief Executive Officer, Jeroen Van Straten, co-organizer of the Power Breakfast, gave an introduction of their company and its services. He briefly discussed the parameters and acceptable indoor air quality limits that their technologies are addressing. Mr. Straten shared that company conducts assessments of the air quality and provides recommendations and solutions for the clients to be certified for clean air. AOM General Manager, Mr. Maranan added that the company offers packages based on the SS 554 Indoor Air Quality Standards of Singapore.

Mr. Mario Suelto, BERDE Technical Manager, presented the initial draft of BERDE V.2.0, discussing the changes applied in the following: BERDE Framework, Terminologies, BERDE Green Building Rating System, and Credits. In addition, he discussed how the Core Framework was refactored to refine what credits are essential in developing a green building project. In addition, Electives were introduced as optional credits that may provide wider sustainability benefits which are not part of the Core Framework.

PHILGBC Chief Executive Officer, Christopher de la Cruz facilitated the discussion after the two presentations. Questions about BERDE, and Indoor Air Quality were addressed. He mentioned that PHILGBC is currently doing a credit to credit consultation, and will conduct an internal consultation with the council members on September. Furthermore, he shared that the BERDE V.2.0 will have its soft launch at the end of July and will be officially released on November 2017 during the Building Green 2017 Conference. He also mentioned that CBP training is currently on hold until the finalization of BERDE v2.0.0.

PHILGBC Executive Director, Ms. Anna Tungol, closed the activity by reminding the members on the upcoming events of the council namely such as the Special Membership Meeting in September to coincide with celebration of the World Green Building Week and the National Convention in November which includes the WGBC Asia Pacific Network Meeting, the PHILGBC 10th Year Anniversary Gala and Building Green events such as CEO Breakfast Forum, Green Building Tour, and the Annual Conference. For additional inputs and suggestions, the members were encouraged to send an email at secretariat@philgbc.org.

Featured Project: First Balfour Corporate Office

The First Balfour’s Corporate Office of the Lopez Group construction firm is the first to be awarded with BERDE Design Recognition under BERDE for the New Construction V1.0.0 in 2014.  First Balfour, Inc. redesigned and retrofitted the buildings from the land they bought to incorporate the following green features:

  • Endemic Trees for natural shading
  • Meters for clean water and reused water
  • Storage tanks for used oil
  • Rainwater collection system
  • Parking spaces for the handicap, carpool, bicycles, motorcycle, and green vehicles.
  • Illumination control and Energy Efficient Lighting

First Balfour Corporate Office is located along KM 19 West Service Road, Parañaque City.

 

Thank you for being part of BG2016!

Building Green Conference 2016 was a success!

Together, with our fellow green builders, we continually push for market transformation, inspire confidence and build trust.  Thank you for sustaining our green building agenda and taking part in BG2016 and in celebrating the World Green Building Week 2016!

Let’s continue to ENGAGE our industry partners, LEARN about emerging green building issues and trends and TOGETHER, continue to compel the market to build green!

See you in BG2017!