EU Ambassador to Speak at the Building Green CEO Forum 2017

Building Green CEO Forum is gathering of senior management-level representatives from PHILGBC Corporate Members and leaders from government and industry for a discussion on various industry updates, exchange of ideas and best practices, and formulation of programs for the uptake of green buildings and sustainability in the Philippines.

This year, EU Ambassador to the Philippines, His Excellency Amb. Franz Jessen will deliver a keynote speech during the Forum.

Leaders from National Green Building Councils in the Asia Pacific Region will discuss topics on green building best practices and initiatives in the region.  Be inspired by the developers, owners and policy-makers who have taken the leadership role in pushing forward green developments in the country, and learn how manufacturers and suppliers and contractors are supporting the development of green buildings.

Building Green CEO Forum happens on November 20, 2017 at the Rizal Ballroom of Makati Shangri-La hotel.  REGISTER NOW by contacting the PHILGBC National Convention Secretariat at 815-9301 or email events.philgbc.org.

Building Green CEO Forum is one of the highlights of this year’s PHILGBC National Convention running from November 17-21, 2017.  More information and registration details is available at http://nationalconvention.philgbc.org

Green Urbanscape Asia 2017

Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC) invites its members and fellow green building advocates for Green Urbanscape Asia 2017 on November 9-11, 2017 at the Singapore Expo Convention and Exhibition Centre at Singapore.  Green Urbanscape Asia is held alongside the 4th International Skyrise Greenery Conference (ISGC).

The 4th International Skyrise Greenery Conference (ISGC) is held at Singapore EXPO on 9 & 10 November. Held alongside the conference, the exhibition will be open for visitors from 9 to 11 November.

TRADE CONFERENCE

Expecting to draw over 700 top level conference delegates, the 4th edition of the International Skyrise Greenery Conference will host 26 of the region’s key industry stakeholders to share their experiences on the Theme – Symbiosis: Intense Nature within Cities, featuring world-renowned speakers: 

Plenary Speakers:

  • SPECIAL ADDRESS – Ms. Pénelopé Komitès, Deputy Mayor in charge of Green Spaces, Nature & Biodiversity, The City of Paris
  • Dr. Hossein Rezai-Jorabi, Founder-Director, Web Structures, Singapore

First engineer to have won the President’s Design Award: Designer of the Year title: “His understanding of structural behavior and systems allows him to manipulate structural form and expression to create seamless harmony with the design intent of the architect,” – cited by the jury for the award.

  • Mr. Shoji Kaneko, Senior Urban Designer, Nikken Sekkei, Japan

Accorded the overall Concept Master Plan for their (with Tierra Design) Lines of Life Rail Corridor Proposal: “compelling vision” that captures a community-centred experience through “seamless connectivity” of the Rail Corridor and their “respect [of] and sensitivity to the area’s rich ecology and heritage,” – cited by the chairperson of the RFP evaluation panel.

  • Mr. Jonathan Woodroffe, Co-founding Partner, S333 Architecture + Urbanism, UK

Part of the appointed consultant team to develop the detailed master plan for Jurong Lake District to realise the vision for District of the Future. He will speak about landscape design and its key role in urban placemaking, with Jurong Lake District as a case study.

For more information please visit http://www.greenurbanscapeasia.com

 

Click here to register for the Trade Conference.

Click here to register for the Trade Exhibition only.

 

TECHNICAL TOUR

Register for the Technical Tour to explore world-leading skyrise greenery projects in Singapore. Engage in experiential learning via 2 routes of selections, either ‘Engaging with Nature’ or ‘Living in Nature’ (4 prominent skyrise greenery project per route).

TRADE EXHIBITION

GreenUrbanScape Asia 2017 provides a one-stop business platform for individuals and organisations in landscape and urban design; green and urban solutions; nursery and plants as well as construction and maintenance machinery and equipment to penetrate the dynamic marketplace in Asia. 

MARKETPLACE (NEW!)

There will be a dedicated Marketplace area that is open to public. Gardening enthusiasts can shop from over 50 stalls to their heart’s content for horticultural needs and lifestyle products.

 

PHILGBC is one of the Industry Partners for Green Urbanscape Asia 2017.

Kalikasan GP3 Expo-Conference 2017

What does it take to be green in the construction & built industry? PHILGBC partners with the Philippine Center for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development, Inc. to bring you updates on initiatives from government and the private sector in upkeeping Sustainability in built industry, and responding to the challenges of climate change.

Join us on September 20, 2017 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City for this year’s Sustainable Construction & Green Building Conference.

Among topics covered during the conference include:

  • The Philippine Green Building Code,
  • Improvement of Sustainability Standards and Practices in Green Building,
  • Building Efficiency Accelerator for Sustainable Energy,
  • and Green Procurement, among others.

Download the conference agenda through this link.  Conference Registration fee is Php 5,000; Php 1,500 (PHILGBC Members).

Contact the KGP3 Secretariat to register at +63.2 631-2151 or email kgp3secretariat@gmail.com (please cc: secretariat@philgbc.org).

Department of Trade and Industry Bureau of Product Standards Technical Committee in Forest and Forest Products Meeting

29 JUNE 2017, TAGUIG CITY – The Philippine Green Building Council hosted the meeting of the Department of Trade and Industry Bureau of Product Standards Technical Committee on Forest and Forest Products (DTI BPS TC 78) at the Metro Manila Room, Bonifacio Stopover Corporate Center.

During the meeting, the technical committee (TC 78) conducted a comparative study of ISO/DIS 38200 – Chain of Custody of Wood and Wood-Based Products and the Chain of Custody of Forest Based Products – Requirements (PEFC ST 2002:2013) Second Edition. CHAIRMAN OF THE TC 78 lead the discussion on the similarities and differences between the two documents and became the basis for what may be adopted and used as framework for the Philippine standard.

The members of the DTI BPS TC 78 present during the meeting include:

  • Department of Trade and Industry Philippine Accreditation Bureau (DTI PAB) – Government
  • Department of Trade and Industry Bureau of Product Standards (DTI BPS) – Government
  • Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC) – Consumer
  • Philippine Wood Producers Association (PWPA) – Trade and Industry
  • Forestry Development Center – College of Forest and Natural Resources – University of the Philippines Los Baños (FDC – CFNR – UPLB) – Academe
  • Nationwide Association of Consumers, Inc. (NACI) – Consumer

The next meeting of the committee will be held on July 27, 2017 9:00 AM at the Forest Management Bureau (FMB) office, Diliman, Quezon City.

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 Member: Air and Odor Management, Inc.

Air and Odor Management (AOM) is a fully integrated air solutions company that promotes and encompasses all aspects of clean air living.

At AOM, their philosophy is, “A great life begins with clean air. Let us help care for the air you breathe.”

From Indoor Air Quality assessment, odor neutralizing solutions, kitchen exhaust air purification systems, industrial air cleaners and dehumidifiers, mold remediation and ambient scenting.

They believe the benefits of clean and healthy air not only enhances quality of life, but increases work productivity when offices and commercial buildings are free of harmful air pollutants and foul odors.

Client list includes hotels, BPO’s, schools, hospitals, malls, restaurants, factories, residential and office towers, casinos and industrial facilities.

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.

 

Featured Project: Arya Residences

Arya Residences is the Philippines’ first residential development undergoing dual green building certification using the BERDE New Construction v1.1.0 for Residential development and the LEED rating system. The two-tower residential development is a project of the ArthaLand Corporation, a member of the Philippine Green Building Council.

Among the green building features being considered in the project include:

  • Close proximity to basic amenities such as hospital, institutions, commercial and business areas;
  • Provision for bicycle racks to encourage bikers;
  • maximize natural ventilation and natural daylight;
  • Employment of low flow, low flush fixtures which may result of 40% less water consumption;
  • Provision for dual piping for irrigation and flushing;
  • Usage of local vegetation that may require minimal maintenance and water usage
  • Usage of low VOC paint and sealants for a healthier home;
  • Usage of high-quality, eco-friendly sustainable materials
  • Usage of low energy consumption appliances and systems such as energy-efficient air conditioning units which may contribute to a reduction of at least 14% energy demand.

Arya Residences is located at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.

PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards 2017

The Philippine Green Building Council commends and recognizes it corporate members who have recently won multiple awards during the 5th PropertyGuru Philippines Property (PPP) Awards last May 4, 2017. The PPP Awards is part of the regional Asia Property Awards program established in 2005.

Megaworld Corporation, a sustaining Member of the council from 2009 to 2014, received the Best Developer of the Year award for two consecutive years. The company won 8 major awards such as the Best Universal Design Development award and Best Mixed Use Development award among others. They also received 17 citations for some of their projects in Metro Manila and in Cebu.

Robinsons Land Corp, a corporate member of the council since 2015 won 5 major awards such as Best Residential Interior Design Award, and Best Retail Development Award among others. Robinsons Land President and COO Mr. Frederick D. Go has been named as the Real Estate Personality of the Year as chosen by the editors of Property Report Magazine.

ArthaLand Corp, a corporate member since 2008, won the Best Best Office Architectural Design Award.

PHILGBC Members Megaworld Corporation, Robinsons Land Corp, ArthaLand Corp., and Century Properties Group proved that they deliver economic, social and environmental benefits for the community by winning the Special Recognition for Corporate Social Responsibility.

The main category winners are advancing to the seventh annual PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards grand final in Singapore this November at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, where they will compete with 15 other markets in the region and be crowned the “Best in Asia”.

AUTODESK Offers Special Discount to PHILGBC Members

Autodesk Asia Pte Ltd., one of the Silver-Sustaining Corporate Members of the Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC), invites their fellow PHILGBC members to a special price offer for various software bundles. PHILGBC members can now get access to a wide collection of the most essential Autodesk software and services in one package—simply, conveniently, and at an attractive price. Autodesk introduces their ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION COLLECTION.

PHILGBC members can enjoy a special discount of up to 15%. The pricing offer includes Insight 360 within the AEC Collection, a guide to Better Building Energy and Environmental Performance. This special offering also includes BIM 360 Team – enables architects, engineers and their project stakeholders to work efficiently together in a centralized cloud workspace.

The special pricing offer to members of the PHILGBC is until July 21, 2017. For more information, visit Autodesk at http://autode.sk/IESSG.

Disclaimer: Distribution of this announcement was done as a service to Autodesk Asia Pte Ltd being a member of the PHILGBC. This does not constitute an endorsement or guarantee by the PHILGBC of the company, the products, claims or promotional pricing or discounts being offered in this announcement. For questions, complaints, comments or inquiries, please contact Autodesk directly.