Information: Department of Energy's Green Buildings
In line with its thrust to advance energy efficiency and conservation in buildings and infrastructures around the country, the Department of Energy (DOE) recently conducted the Building Green 2013 Conference and Awarding Ceremony attended by officials and representatives from various government agencies, architects and engineers, academe, and building practitioners.
The latest version of the Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence (BERDE) Green Building Rating System (GBRS), which is used to measure, verify, and monitor the environmental performance of buildings that exceed existing mandatory regulations and standards, was launched during the event. It is consensus-driven, and achieved through a multi-stakeholder consultation process. Case studies from the commercial, residential, and public sectors were presented throughout the conference on pilot projects, strategies and standards, and other private and public initiatives undertaken to facilitate the upgrade of structures to comply with the BERDE GBRS Version 1.1.0.
Twelve BERDE building projects that are registered under the Philippine Energy Efficiency Project-Efficient Building Initiative (PEEP-EBI) were recognized during the awarding ceremony, along with 31 government buildings for efficient lighting certification. The recognized government buildings have a potential energy savings of 1,347 megawatt-hours, equivalent to monetary savings of P7. …