Pinoy Green Building


“The world is in love with the Philippines,” President Benigno Aquino claimed in his recent State of the Nation Address.

Boost tourism. Uplift employment and educational status. Fight climate change. Develop a sustainable nation – build a greener Philippines. As the government pushes for rehabilitation projects all over the country, the need for environment-friendly and cost-effective products, ways of living, and practices are deemed necessary to achieve total sustainability.

At Green Philippines 2013, we are bringing together people, professionals, experts, and businessmen from various industries in a bold yet smart move towards environmental responsiveness.

The International Total Green Exhibition and Conference will take place on August 15 to 17, 2013 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City. More than 120 companies are set to exhibit the latest technologies, products, and services in manufacturing, building & construction, and renewable energy.

“Green Philippines provides an unprecedented opportunity for several mega industries to get together and showcase what they have to offer in terms of green technologies and products,” shared Patrick Lawrence Tan, CEO of Global-Link MP Events International Inc., event organizers. “We have seen a lot of initiatives to help mitigate the effects of climate change over the past few years. This event is our way of contributing to this cause. We are urging businesses to step up and not embrace the need for change but to be the change.”

Areas to look out for are the Green Transportation Pavilion, dedicated to “green vehicles” such as hybrid cars, electric bikes and motorcycles; Solar Pavilion, showcasing solar rooftops and off-grid solutions; the Green Choice Pavilion, featuring companies awarded with the Green Choice Philippines Seal of Approval; and the Water Technology Pavilion, focused on the latest in plumbing and water sanitation.

Aside from the exhibit, the event also presents knowledge-sharing opportunities with conferences that feature renowned experts from around the world. On August 15, the first ECOCONST Summit: Eco-Design and Construction Conference will focus on real-world, solutions-based studies in green design and building. Among the roster of speakers are Archt. Angelo Mañosa, Archt. Christopher Dela Cruz, and ASEAN Energy Efficient Building Practices Awardee Archt. Popo Danes, straight from Bali, Indonesia.

On August 16, the Philippine Solar Summit will once again serve as an avenue for policymakers and stakeholders to discuss case studies, country experiences, and presentations geared towards this growing industry. This summit is co-organized by the Renewable Energy Developers Caucus (REDC) and supported by the National Power Corporation as well as the Philippine Solar Power Alliance.

Other activities to watch out for includes the Water Technology Technical Symposium set on August 17 focusing on the latest in water sanitation and plumbing relevant to business establishments and households. Also included is the Greenovation Forum, a technical seminar by participating exhibitors that want to introduce what’s new in their wide array of products. All these and more awaits all visitors of Green Philippines 2013.

For more information on the activities, you may contact the Organizer at tel. no. (02) 750-8588 or email /

In principle, Green Philippines does not only aim to be the biggest green expo in the country, it also envisions to be a top advocate of the greater green cause. Together, we can make the world fall in love more with the Philippines if we start to make a move towards a greener future.

Greening Asia

Emerging Principles for Sustainable Architecture

By : Nirmal Kishnani


In the past decade Asia's building sector has slowly come around to the idea of the Green building. The movement has picked up pace since 2005 with the introduction of, at last count, 13 national Green building assessment tools. Despite a steep rise in the number of certified buildings, the approach to Greening is fragmented and cautious at best.

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What You Missed in the Last GreenAP Lecture

I hope you don't miss the next one.

Big thanks to Dr. Carmelito Tatlonghari for sharing the synopsis of the GREEN SINGLE DETACHED RESIDENCES Lecture. Reading the following report from the GreenAP, though, cannot make up for being actually there, learning directly from the experts.



date: 29 February 2012
venue: WILCON Builders Depot

With ten tips on how to create a green dream home, the two multi-awarded speakers of
Green Architecture Advocacy Philippines thrilled the audience on February 29 on the
occasion of the Green AP Monthly Lectures at Wilcon Builders Depot Seminar Room.
Arch. Michael T. Pena, FUAP, shared his seven basic tips to a green home, which he calls the
MTP way.
1. Ventilation Stack Effect – allows hot air to escape
2. Harmony with Nature – minimal intervention
3. Orientation – ventilation and glazing
4. Inset Open Spaces – courtyards, terraces, etc.
5. Natural Ventilation – permeable walls and fenestration
6. Water Features – cooling and relaxing
7. Retreat/Resort Ambiance – restful environment


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