Philippines Unveils Its First Green Residence

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JRCELV Realty and Development Corporation held on Saturday the groundbreaking ceremony of its latest project- the Philippines’ first “green house” in Barangay Cutcut, Angeles City.
“The green residence utilizes natural lightings and natural ventilations. As an added option, solar and wind energy will be used, also, rain harvester to collect rain water,” said JRCELV Realty and Development Corporation board of director Louie Reyes.

Bamboo will also be part of the structure as a design on fences, trellis, and bangguera.

Architect Rosette Santos said the 181-square meters green residential building, which will rise at the Heritage Place Phase II, is integrated with energy saving devices.

In regards with the cost, she said that it is much the same with conventional architecture in terms of materials and labor.

Materials to be used are sourced locally in the area, this is to “cut or lessen our carbon foot print.”

Construction for this will start this July and will be completed by December.

The residential building is registered to the Philippine Green Building Council under BERDE, which is a green building rating system and is used to measure, verify, and monitor the environmental performance of buildings that exceeds existing mandatory regulations and standards. (CLJD/JGB-PIA3)

 

Source: Philippines Automation Agency

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