On Malaya Business Insight: Eco-Friendly Architecture Urged in Philippine Energy Plan

ONE of the country’s leading proponents for eco-friendly architecture believes the sector can make significant contributions to the Philippines’ energy security given a greater role in the Philippine Energy Plan.

In his presentation “Eco-Logic Adventure: Conceptualizing Buildings Differently,” made during the media energy forum “Long Term Energy Outlook of Mindanao Grid” held Feb. 27, 2013 at Cagayan de Oro City, Architect Romolo V. Nati, Chairman and CEO, Italpinas Eurasian Design and Eco-Development Corporation, said more “passive measures” represented by eco-friendly design and engineering could make a significant contribution to the attainment of energy security under the Philippine Energy Plan.

“The Philippine Energy Plan 2009-2030 is the blueprint for all players in the energy sector for the next ten years,” said Director Jesus Tamang of the Energy Policy and Planning Bureau, Department of Energy, “It lists three broad policy thrusts based on the concept of enabling better energy choices for a better quality of life:achieving energy security, enacting power market reforms and implement social mobilization and cross-sector monitoring mechanisms.”


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Featured by Malaya Business Insight, 24 April 2013