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Michael Fleming with his wife, Myrna (Photo: Oliver Oliveros) By Trisha Mendoza Manila, Philippines–At the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council’s (HUDCC) recent housing fair at SM Megamall, ABT Insulpanel Limited showcased samples of Compressed Agricultural Fiber (CAF) panels made from wheat and rice straw. At first glance, you wouldn’t

Manila, Philippines—Boutique developer ArthaLand’s Arya Residences Tower II, which is set to be completed in the first quarter of 2016, will soon join the ranks of prominent sustainable buildings in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig such as The Mind Museum, Sun Life Financial Headquarters, World Plaza, Megaworld Uptown Place

By Nimfa Joyce Pascua Keeping your home eco-friendly doesn’t only benefit the environment, but also yourself.  In order to live comfortably in your own home while saving energy and reducing electricity consumption, which help fight global warming, we’ve listed down some simple, inexpensive tips you can easily do at home

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia—By 2030, Asia, whose fastest growing Southeast Asian countries include Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines, will consume 45 percent of world energy contributed largely by buildings. That’s according to Panasonic Solutions Asia Pacific, which recently held a property developers’ forum attended by nearly 100 leading real estate professionals

Manila, Philippines—To drum up business and create public awareness about the benefits of solar panels, Solar Philippines is looking at completing solar panel installations on the roofs of more than 20 shopping malls by summer next year. Last year, Solar Philippines completed laying solar panels at SM North EDSA, Robinsons

Esteemed Filipino architect Francisco Mañosa, who designed the Coconut Palace at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) complex, and multi-awarded Italian architect Romolo V. Nati, CEO of Italpinas Eurasian Design and Eco-Development Corporation, so firmly believe that the bahay kubo (nipa hut), the iconic symbol of Filipino culture, is

The Philippines is now home to many real estate developments, especially high-rise condos.  However, the proliferation of tall buildings has negative impact on the environment; that’s why most real estate developers and building contractors have started incorporating eco-friendly structure designs in their projects. Basically, what makes a building eco-friendly is