Tuesday, 21 February 2012

The Philippines GREEEN Building Rating System

GREEEN stands for Geared for Resiliency and Energy Efficiency for the ENvironment.

GREEEN is a rating system that will provide a set of criteria and best practices to evaluate buildings. Established by professional organizations dedicated to the built-environment

GREEEN measures the performance of buildings against sustainable design and construction principles, and its capacity for adaptability and resiliency towards climate change

GREEEN has incorporated into its rating system prerequisites that will require green buildings to conform with the relevant standards, building codes, fire and life safety codes, environmental requirements and applicable national and local ordinances.

The objective is to promote and recognize buildings that are sustainable, energy efficient, environment-friendly, healthy, concerned for the welfare of its occupants, and resilient to changes in the climate.

GREEEN, Geared for Resiliency and Energy Efficiency for the ENvironment Building Rating System of PGBI, Inc. was initially developed by the technical committees of the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP), the Philippine Society of Ventilating Air-Conditioning and Refrigerating Engineers (PSVARE) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Philippine Chapter.

The other partners of PGBI, Inc.: Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers (IIEE); Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers (PSME), the Heritage Conservation Society (HCS); and, the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), Philippines, have also been referenced in this building rating system based on their area of expertise.

The Version 2.0, January 2012 issue of the working design guidelines of Greeen is hereby authorized for presentation and use in pilot assessment by the initiating authors.

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