On Manila Standard Today: Energy-Efficient Buildings Pushed


The rotational brownouts in Mindanao might have waned but the region is still in the midst of a power crisis. As the power crisis continues, consumers are left to bear the brunt of brownouts and rising electricity costs. What can property developers then do to help minimize the consumers’ dependence on the power grid while at the same time offer affordable projects? How can they make buildings more energy efficient?

These queries by raised by a highly acclaimed “sustainable architect and designer who currently heads a Cagayan de Oro-based property development firm.

Italpinas Euroasian Design and Eco-Development Corp. (ITPI) chairman and CEO Arch. Romolo V. Nati said that using a combination of smart grid technology, renewable energy sources and high-performance design may just be the solution.

Featured in Manila Standard Today, 5 July 2014.