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Barriers to retrofitting buildings for energy efficiency

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As we focus on the evolution of the design and construction of new energy-efficient green buildings, one sector that remains in the background is the large stock of existing buildings that are in need of a comprehensive upgrade for energy efficiency.

Posted: August 2nd, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Property Guide | Read More »

The energy-efficient home

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The Philippines has one of the highest rates of electricity per kilowatt-hour in Asia. Due to the tropical climate of the country, many houses are dependent on electricity to power air-conditioners and electric fans in order to deal with the high temperatures during the day. This is why energy efficiency is one of the most important principles to keep in mind when building or buying a new house.

Posted: July 5th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Property Guide | Read More »

Cooling your house through night ventilation

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Putting thermal insulation above the ceiling, providing roof vents or outlets and painting the roof a light-colored shade are some of the more common ways to help reduce the heat inside the house.

Posted: June 7th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Property Guide | Read More »

Changing the workplace

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You would have seen the ad attracting investors to our country for its young demographics. If Indonesia has half of its present number of people under the age of 30, we speak of 40 percent below the age of 15.

Posted: May 17th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Features,Property Guide | Read More »

Developing a local green building code

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While the concept of a “green building” has already become quite fashionable in the country, it is however not yet so easy to find buildings in the Philippines that are truly green. The very first obstacle to determine whether or not a building is green is having the sufficient technical background and understanding of green building practices.

Posted: May 3rd, 2014 in Property Guide | Read More »

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