DOE recognises PGBI's GREEEN-certified buildings

Last December 7, 2020, through virtual conference, the Energy Utilization and Management Bureau of the Department of Energy (DOE) recognized three of the Philippine Green Building Initiative's GREEEN Certified buildings:


Hyundai Logistics Center, Calamba, Laguna (KAMAGONG)

Hyundai Cebu South Dealership, Cebu City (MOLAVE)

National Museum of Natural History, Manila (YAKAL)


These buildings were given the OUTSTANDING AWARD for being Energy Efficient Green Buildings. This Award of the DOE is very important and prestigious as it recognizes these buildings as part of the nationwide cause in fulfilling the goals and objectives of the Climate Change Act, contributing to the sustainable development of the country. This Award also recognizes the efforts and significance of PGBI as a major force in addressing the effects of climate change and in forging the way towards resiliency.


Further, the Hyundai Logistics Center and the Hyundai Cebu South Dealership have been selected by the DOE to represent the Philippines in the forthcoming ASEAN Energy Awards!


The Hyundai Logistics Center is the flagship project of Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. Located along the Pan-Philippine Highway in Makiling, Calamba City, Laguna, south of Metro Manila, it occupies a property area of almost 10 hectares with a total gross floor area of about 10,000 sqm and a total conditioned floor area of 2,121.24 sqm. Construction started in 2013 and operations started in late 2015. It is an adaptive re-use of an existing garments factory building and is within reach of industrial, commercial and residential districts. It is very well accessible through road and telecom networks and public transportation and along a major route to and from Batangas City port area.


The facility features major warehousing and processing for Hyundai vehicles, service and administrative offices, executive offices, parts warehouse, service center and stock yard. The project was submitted for GREEEN (Geared for Resiliency and Energy Efficiency for the Environment) certification of the Philippine Green Building Initiative. This meant that the project was subjected to eight categories under GREEEN. The following are the salient features of the building for each category:


1. Energy & the Environment – Insulated walls and roof, use of variable refrigerant volume (VRV) air-conditioning systems and energy recovery ventilators (ERV), LED and T5 lighting systems, natural ventilation and daylighting, and photovoltaic (PV) system. Actual annual energy use savings is up to 70% compared with baseline. Energy utilization index (EUI) at 46.34 kWh/sqm-Yr.


2. Site Sustainability – sound site selection in a developed site; proper zoning, feasible and accessible site; mass transportation access; substantial permeable open spaces with landscaping, vertical garden and green roof.


3. Material Sustainability – inclusion of material recovery facilities (MRF); locally-sourced and ASEAN sourced materials; tested and durable materials; materials with recycled content and re-use of existing building structure and materials.


4. Water & Wastewater Management – Efficient plumbing fixtures; rainwater harvesting and re-use system, carwash waste treatment and re-use and sewage treatment plant (STP). Actual annual water use savings is up to 30.7% compared with baseline.


5. Indoor Environmental Quality – Provision of outdoor air (OA) supply for good indoor air quality (IAQ) with the use of energy recovery ventilators (ERV); natural lighting and ventilation; reduced infiltration of outdoor pollutants and regulation of indoor pollutants; access to outdoor views


6. Climate Change Resiliency – use of passive systems; certified structural stability; flexibility of indoor spaces for evacuation functions; easy means of egress; energy use independence through the use of power generator and the use of photovoltaic (PV) system.


7. Construction Organization & Management – organized construction activities; solid waste collection and segregation; hazard prevention; pollution and sedimentation control and community participation


8. Building Operations Maintenance & Management – Building Operations Manual which includes policies, guidelines and procedures to cover the maintenance and upkeep of the building premises, electrical and mechanical systems.


Overall, with these features and the complete assessment of their contributions, the project was awarded the GREEEN – Molave Certification last January, 2020 with and environmental grade of 91.5%.

The Hyundai Cebu South Dealership is a commercial/retail building located along J De Veyra Street, North Reclamation, Cebu City, Cebu. It occupies a property area of 2,510 square meters with a total gross floor area of 6,771 sqm and a total conditioned floor area of 1, 308 sqm. Construction started in 2015 and operations started in late 2016. It is a new building within the business zone of Cebu City and is within reach of industrial, port, commercial and high-density residential districts. It is very well accessible through road and telecom networks and public transportation.


The facility features a showroom and sales area for Hyundai vehicles, service and administrative offices, executive offices, parts warehouse, service center and stock yard. The parent company, Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. has submitted the dealership for GREEEN (Geared for Resiliency and Energy Efficiency for the Environment) certification of the Philippine Green Building Initiative. This meant that the project was subjected to eight categories under GREEEN. The following are the salient features of the building for each category:


1. Energy & the Environment – Insulated walls and roof, use of variable refrigerant volume (VRV) air-conditioning systems, use of variable speed drives (VSD) for the exhaust blowers, LED and T5 lighting systems, natural ventilation and daylighting. Actual annual energy use savings is up to 80% compared with baseline at 47.24 kWh/sqm-Yr.


2. Site Sustainability – sound site selection in a developed site; proper zoning, feasible and accessible site; mass transportation access; substantial permeable open spaces.


3. Material Sustainability – inclusion of material recovery facilities (MRF); locally-sourced and ASEAN sourced materials; tested and durable materials


4. Water & Wastewater Management – Efficient plumbing fixtures; rainwater harvesting and re-use system. Actual annual water use savings is up to 84% compared with baseline.


5. Indoor Environmental Quality – Provision of outdoor air (OA) supply for good indoor air quality (IAQ) with the use of energy recovery ventilators (ERV); natural lighting and ventilation; reduced infiltration of outdoor pollutants and regulation of indoor pollutants; access to outdoor views


6. Climate Change Resiliency – use of passive systems; certified structural stability; flexibility of indoor spaces for evacuation functions; easy means of egress; energy use independence thru the use of power generator


7. Construction Organization & Management – organized construction activities; solid waste collection and segregation; hazard prevention; pollution and sedimentation control and community participation


8. Building Operations Maintenance & Management – Building Operations Manual which includes policies, guidelines and procedures to cover the maintenance and upkeep of the building premises, electrical and mechanical systems.


Overall, with these features and the complete assessment of their contributions, the project was awarded the GREEEN – Molave Certification last January, 2020 with and environmental grade of 72.7%.

The National Museum of Natural History is a public building that serves as the showcase and depository of the country’s artifacts pertaining to its natural history. It is located within the Rizal Park complex in Manila. It occupies a property area of 12,035 square meters with a total gross floor area of 27,560 sqm and a total conditioned floor area of 22,677 sqm. Construction started in 2013 and operations started in late 2018. It is an adaptive re-use of a neo-classical existing building (formerly the Department of Tourism). It is very well accessible through road and telecom networks and public mass transportation.


The museum features galleries of natural history artifacts, storages, laboratories, offices, lecture and conference rooms and other common spaces. The Philippine Government, through, the National Museum Foundation, has submitted the project for GREEEN (Geared for Resiliency and Energy Efficiency for the Environment) certification of the Philippine Green Building Initiative. This meant that the project was subjected to eight categories under GREEEN. The following are the salient features of the building for each category:


1. Energy & the Environment – Insulated walls and roof, use water-cooled chilled water system, use of variable air volume (VAV) and ducting for air distribution, variable speed drives (VSD) for air handling units, VSDs for the chilled water system, LED and T5 lighting systems, and daylighting. Actual annual energy use savings is up to 64% compared with baseline at 44.41 kWh/sqm-Yr.


2. Site Sustainability – sound site selection in a developed site; proper zoning, feasible and accessible site; mass transportation access; substantial permeable open spaces; access to pedestrians.


3. Material Sustainability – re-use of the existing building shell and structure, re-use of materials and partitions; inclusion of material recovery facilities (MRF); locally-sourced and ASEAN sourced materials; tested and durable materials


4. Water & Wastewater Management – Efficient plumbing fixtures. Actual annual water use savings is up to 65% compared with baseline.


5. Indoor Environmental Quality – Provision of outdoor air (OA) supply for good indoor air quality (IAQ); natural lighting and potential for natural ventilation; reduced infiltration of outdoor pollutants and regulation of indoor pollutants; access to outdoor views and reduced noise infiltration.


6. Climate Change Resiliency – use of passive systems; certified structural stability; flexibility of indoor spaces for evacuation functions; easy means of egress; energy use independence thru power generator.


7. Construction Organization & Management – organized construction activities; solid waste collection and segregation; hazard prevention; pollution and sedimentation control and community participation


8. Building Operations Maintenance & Management – Building Operations Manual which includes policies, guidelines and procedures to cover the maintenance and upkeep of the building premises, electrical and mechanical systems.


Overall, with these features and the complete assessment of their contributions, the project was awarded the GREEEN – Yakal Certification last July 7, 2020 with and environmental grade of 66.6%.