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What is a green sustainable site?

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It is quite interesting how some people go about selecting the site for their home. Some say they want their property to face the morning sun because it offers good luck. Others say they like the shape of the lot because it tends to bring in money. Still others say they like a lot that is elevated from the street or gradually sloping toward the rear or the street.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns,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 »

Back to the factory or to the earth

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Some 1,500 tons of garbage are illegally dumped daily on private land, in rivers, creeks, Manila Bay…. Over P3.54 billion are spent annually on waste collection and disposal. These are some of the findings of the Asian Development Bank in 2003.

Posted: February 7th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Property Guide | Read More »

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