WORLDBEX Unveils 'Green' Construction Fair

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For 15 years, WORLDBEX (World Building and Construction Exposition) has been taking huge steps in promoting and sharing the tools, materials and expertise to help our country produce beautiful, sustainable, eco-friendly and energy-saving architecture. The fair opened yesterday, March 17, its displays at the World Trade Center Metro Manila (WTCMM), Air-Conditioned Tent and Philippine Trade Training Center. It will be open until March 21.Eight hundred eighty exhibit booths from over 20 countries will be at the site to showcase the best that the world has to offer – without hurting the environment and creating safer homes for all.Pushing sustainable architecture further, the 2010 WORLDBEX focuses on “Constructing the future green communities through efficient technologies and materials.”A comprehensive display of the most premium local and international products and services in the construction industry has made this world-renowned expo an indispensable source of information and technology.International and local experts will talk about sustainable development, with the Philippine Trade Training Center as the venue of these talks. Each day from March 18 to 20, four different speakers will share their expertise. On March 18, Engr. Sipco de Jonge from Hunter Douglas will discuss the merits of the “High Range Koda Blast System.” He will be followed by Arch. Timothy Wong who will show that sustainability and mass housing needn’t be oil and water, as both concepts can be combined to create lasting and environmentally-friendly designs.The Philippines’ own Arch. Amado de Jesus, Jr., FUAP, presenting his paper on “Green Architecture and Climate Change” will share his industry experience in making buildings positive mitigating agents of climate change with eco-friendly retrofittings for older buildings and maximizing energy efficiency in new structures to achieve carbon neutrality. …