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Manila, Philippines—Construction solutions company Holcim Philippines Inc. has partnered with the University of the Philippines (UP) for an elective course, Holcim Philippines’ sustainable construction course, which aims to teach civil engineering students the best practices of sustainable construction. Guest lecturers and industry experts will discuss topics such as sustainable design,

By Rhema Vinoya, Jekelyn Nisola Firms worldwide are becoming more environmentally aware and responsible. The overall impact of their buildings to people and to the environment is now an important consideration. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) commenced LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) in America in 2000 and

Luljetta’s Hanging Garden If you’re thinking of doing something new this summer, visiting some of the farm resorts that are not too far from the metro would be a great one! The mere sight of lush green pasturelands and the flock of small brown birds flying against the blue skies

All households rely on utilities such as electricity and water service to meet our basic daily necessities, especially during the summer months where energy consumption rises and so does the cost. By practicing energy and water conservation, you can develop habits not just to reduce energy usage and save money

By Kay Cabanilla, Jannelle Buguis Every property developer in the Philippines—from Arthaland to SM Investments Corporation—adopts various methods to help conserve water and energy. Listed below are some of their laudable efforts: SM Investments Corporation Known for optimizing energy utilization and minimize consumption, SM Investments Corporation has been integrating environment-friendly

Manila, Philippines—Connovate Philippines Inc. has acquired the licence to locally produce the Connovate sustainable system from Denmark that uses high-strength concrete (HPC) for sandwich panels that are usually used in facades, roofs, partition walls, and ceilings of low-cost structures. The company operates a fully-automated factory in Silang, Cavite. At full

Manila, Philippines—Two of the main events at the World Building and Construction Expo (WorldBex) this year are the “Architect’s Gallery” and the “City of Tomorrow” exhibit.  Supporting this year’s theme “Shaping Innovations Toward Sustainability,” these main events showcase how sustainable and innovative practices are incorporated in various building and construction

Manila, Philippines—Eco-friendly Hotel101 Resort-Boracay will soon rise on the beachfront of the 150-hectare Boracay Newcoast. a Megaworld tourism estate development. The planned hotel resort will have 1,001-rooms, which is touted the biggest number so far in terms of hotel room count in the Philippines. “Our group is proud to be

Manila, Philippines—Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) and Eton Properties Philippines Inc. (EPPI), two of the country’s leading property developers, recently launched Parklinks, a 35-hectare sustainable urban development spanning Pasig and Quezon City. The joint development is thoughtfully master-planned to maximize access to parks and open spaces, which would be a mere

Going green doesn’t necessarily have to cost more money. To start with, here are seven easy things you can do as sustainable initiatives. Unplug Things That Glow Anything that glows after you turn it off continues to draw power, including LED (light-emitting diode) devices. All your appliances and gadgets such