Under the law, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), in consultation with the Department of Energy (DOE), and CHED-recognized higher education institutions (HEIs) will be tasked to develop a curriculum on advanced energy and green building
technologies at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
This is a crucial time for the global green building
movement as we look to drive action in implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals within the built environment as well as roll out a new strategic plan for the WorldGBC.
While construction of 'green buildings
' may be more expensive at first as compared to traditional buildings, they prove to be cheaper in the long run.
Chairman Saeed Al Abbar said: "Each year we aim to reflect the changes and trends in the sustainable built environment within the Mena Green Building
Further, Berde version 2.0.0 includes the official release of the following Berde Green Building
Rating Schemes (Berde GBRS): Berde GBRS-New Construction-v2.0.0, and Berde GBRS-Operations-v2.0.0.
The Davao City Green Building
Council (DCGBC) will also be established to enforce the ordinance.
Covering new buildings and retrofits as well as green products and services, the 19 professional award categories this year are: Green Building
of the Year in six sub-categories: Commercial, Hotel, School, Residential, Public Building and Healthcare Building; Sustainable Building Design of the Year; Sustainable Urban/Community Development Design of the Year; Facility Management Organisation of the Year; Contractor of the Year; Developer of the Year: Green Building
Material/Product: Energy Management, Indoor Air Quality, Conventional Construction Materials & Water Management; Green Building
Research Award; Retrofit Project of the Year; Best Operations & Maintenance (existing buildings); and Training Initiative of the Year.
Talking about Bushnaq's appointment, Terri Wills, CEO of the World Green Building
Council, said: "Khaled has been a true champion of sustainability across MENA, and his leadership as chair will help to strengthen the network of Green Buildings
Councils in the region."
From the supply side perspective, real estate developers in the green building
development path by the "economic interests", "emotional awareness", "policy- oriented" three conditions of the constraints.
Aqrab Ali Rana said that after successful event in Lahore Pakistan Green Building
Council and FAKT Exhibitions are joining their forces together again for The Second International Expo and Conference in Karachi.
TR: More and more appraisers see that sustainability isn't a fad and that green building
is more than a niche market, but there's still work to be done.