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The user should seek professional and other appropriate advice on the matters addressed by them. BERDE is a dynamic living tool that may be subject to improvement and adjustment in the future.0 AUTHORIZATION AND DISCLAIMER The Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence (BERDE) Rating System is developed by the Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC). Unauthorized use of the BERDE Rating System and its tool is prohibited and is protected by the laws of the Philippines on Intellectual Property Rights and other relevant laws. The PHILGBC does not accept any responsibility. The BERDE Rating System and its tool is not a substitute for professional advice. employees and its members from any and all claims. designed and developed with hard work and participation of representatives from various organizations – the professional consultants and academic group. demands and causes of action for any injury. The PHILGBC does not endorse or otherwise acknowledge the BERDE rating achieved by the use of the BERDE rating tool. These individuals are taken into account by the BERDE Preparatory Committee of the PHILGBC. As a condition for the use of BERDE. for any inaccuracy within its tools and makes no warranty. of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. In fact. The Council seeks to engage all building industry players in the promotion of BERDE as a market transformation tool that will enable the public to easily identify and understand the environmental performance of buildings in the market place. The BERDE Rating System is designed to be consensus-based. Established. or reliance on. The service provides i . the building developer and owner group. nor assumes any legal liability to the user or any third parties for the accuracy. government-supported and industrydriven. and volunteer individuals. completeness. or use of. equitable relief and economic loss) that the user may now or hereafter have a right to assert against such parties as a result of the use of. or damages (including. or damage (including. The PHILGBC owns and lay claim to all the text. destruction. but not limited to. However. losses. and advance building industry principles. or post on a website or in a networked environment. including negligence. graphics. its officers or agents. equitable relief and economic loss) arising out of such use or reliance. and solutions have been studied and used to arrive at the rating system and its tool. in exchange for this opportunity. and consequently agree to waive and release the PHILGBC. any information contained in the BERDE Rating System and \ or its initial pilot rating tool or for any injuries.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. The PHILGBC allows the user to view and likewise authorize the use of BERDE and its tool primarily for the user’s personal use only. layout. accepted. display. the user agrees not to sue. the resource and material supplier group. but not limited to. it has been conceptualized. The PHILGBC offers a formal certification process for ratings. the BERDE Rating System or rating tool. BERDE and its accompanying rating tool and documentation compose the PHILGBC’s approved criteria and performance standard to arrive at an ecologically responsive design of buildings. the user agrees that the PHILGBC retains all copyright and other intellectual property notices rights contained in and in relation to the BERDE Rating System and Tool and thereby agree not to sell. modify or use for any other purpose the original tool or to reproduce. of reliance on. loss. materials. practices. and other elements of content contained in the BERDE Rating System and its tools.

The use of the formal certification process will provide for the right to promote a BERDE rating publicly.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. No fee is payable to PHILGBC for such use. the use of BERDE is being promoted to help easily identify and understand the environmental performance of buildings in the marketplace.0 for an independent third party review of points claimed to ensure all points can be demonstrated to be achieved by the provision of the necessary documentary evidence. formal recognition of the BERDE rating and the right to promote such requires undertaking the formal certification process offered by PHILGBC. as it does not entitle the user or any other party to promote the achieved BERDE rating. Do not use the BERDE rating tool without formal certification from the Philippine Green Building Council. Again. however. All rights reserved. ii . The user is authorized to proceed to use the BERDE Rating System and tool on the basis presented above.

Republic of the Philippines ix Message from the PHILGBC Chairman x Message from The NET Group Pilot Company for New Construction xi Message from TÜV Rheinland Philippines Inc. xiii INTRODUCTION Foreword xiv Assessment and Certification xv Scoring and Rating xxiii Acknowledgement xxix BERDE CATEGORIES iii . Ltd. BERDE Certifying Body xii Message from GHD Philippines Pty.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.0 TABLE OF CONTENTS Authorization and Disclaimer i Table of Contents iii BERDE Checklist for New Construction v Message from His Excellency Benigno Simeon Aquino III President.

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1. MANAGEMENT
1
2. LAND USE AND ECOLOGY

22

3. WATER

33

4. ENERGY

39

5. TRANSPORTATION

54

6. INDOOR ENVIRONMENT QUALITY

66

7. MATERIALS

79

8. EMISSIONS

85

9. WASTE

88

10. HERITAGE CONSERVATION

93

11. INNOVATION

96

GLOSSARY

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1. MANAGEMENT
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1.1

MN-RQ-1 : Commitment

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1.2

MN-RQ-2 : Project Team

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1.3

MN-RQ-3 : Technical Site Assessment

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1.4

MN-RQ-4 : Establish Basis of Design

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1.5

MN-RQ-5 : Establish a Design Management System

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1.6

MN-RQ-6 : Establish a Construction Management System

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1.7

MN-RQ-7 : Establish a Coordinated Building Commissioning System

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1.8

MN-PT-1 : BERDE Consultants

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1.9

MN-PT-2 : Stakeholder Consultation

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1.10

MN-PT-3 : Design Charrette

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1.11

MN-PT-4 : Security

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1.12

MN-PT-5 : Social Dimension Commitment

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1.13

MN-PT-6 : Environmental Dimension Commitment

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1.14

MN-PT-7 : Economic Dimension Commitment

2. LAND USE AND ECOLOGY
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2.1

LE-RQ-1 : Pollution Control from Construction Activities

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2.2

LE-PT-1 : Land Reuse

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2.3

LE-PT-2 : Protection of Ecological Features and Further Improvement

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2.4

LE-PT-3 : Pro-Biodiversity Open Space

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2.5

LE-PT-4 : Heat Island Effect : Non-Roof

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2.6

LE-PT-5 : Heat Island Effect : Building Roof

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2.7

LE-PT-6 : Flood Risk

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3.1

WT-RQ-1 : Effluent Quantity and Quality Monitoring

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3.2

WT-PT-1 : Water Metering

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3.3

WT-PT-2 : Water Consumption Reduction

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3.4

WT-PT-3 : Efficient Landscape Irrigation

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4.1

EN-PT-1 : Submetering

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4.2

EN-PT-2 : Lighting

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4.3

EN-PT-3 : Natural Ventilation

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4.4

EN-PT-4 : Use of On-Site Energy Generation Technologies

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4.5

EN-PT-5 : Energy Efficiency Improvement

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4.6

EN-PT-6 : Efficient Building Envelope

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4.7

EN-PT-7 : Energy Efficient Equipment

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4.8

EN-PT-8 : Use of Automation Systems

4. ENERGY

5. TRANSPORTATION
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5.1

TR-PT-1 : Alternative Transportation – Bicycles

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5.2

TR-PT-2 : Alternative Transportation – Low-Emitting and Energy Efficient
Vehicles

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5.3

TR-PT-3 : Parking

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5.4

TR-PT-4 : Proximity to Key Establishments

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5.5

TR-PT-5 : Public Access

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5.6

TR-PT-6 : Contribution to Public Transport Amenities

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5.7

TR-PT-7 : Public Transportation Access

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5.8

TR-PT-8 : Transportation Impact Assessment

6. INDOOR ENVIRONMENT QUALITY
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6.1

EQ-RQ-1 : Lighting Levels

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6.2

EQ-RQ-2 : Thermal Levels

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1 MT-PT-1 : Civil Works [ ] [ ] [ ] 7.3 HC-PT-2 : Heritage Features Promotion vii .2 MT-PT-2 : Electrical Works [ ] [ ] [ ] 7. EMISSIONS 9.During Construction [ ] [ ] [ ] 9.0 [ ] [ ] [ ] 6. HERITAGE CONSERVATION [ ] [ ] [ ] 10.1 EM-PT-1 : Pollutant and Greenhouse Gas Inventory [ ] [ ] [ ] 8.2 HC-PT-1 : Heritage Feature Protection [ ] [ ] [ ] 10.2 EM-PT-2 : Ozone Protection [ ] [ ] [ ] 8.3 EM-PT-3 : Emission Control [ ] [ ] [ ] 9.10 EQ-PT-7 : Low VOC Environment [ ] [ ] [ ] 7.3 WS-PT-1 : Construction Waste Diversion [ ] [ ] [ ] 9.9 EQ-PT-6 : Microbial Contamination Prevention [ ] [ ] [ ] 6.3 MT-PT-3 : Architectural Works and Finishes [ ] [ ] [ ] 8.1 WS-RQ-1 : Waste Management Plan [ ] [ ] [ ] 9.4 EQ-PT-1 : External View and Daylighting [ ] [ ] [ ] 6.8 EQ-PT-5 : Indoor Air Quality [ ] [ ] [ ] 6.3 EQ-RQ-3 : Indoor Acoustics [ ] [ ] [ ] 6.5 EQ-PT-2 : Illumination Control [ ] [ ] [ ] 6.6 EQ-PT-3 : Glare Control [ ] [ ] [ ] 6.7 EQ-PT-4 : Thermal Control [ ] [ ] [ ] 6.2 WS-RQ-2 : Waste Management --. MATERIALS 8.1 HC-RQ-1 : Conservation Assessment [ ] [ ] [ ] 10. WASTE 10.4 WS-PT-2 : Materials Recovery Facility 7.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.

1 IN-PT-1 : Innovation in Design or Process [ ] [ ] [ ] 11.2 IN-PT-2 : Innovation in Performance viii .0 11.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. INNOVATION [ ] [ ] [ ] 11.

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The activities succeeding this event had been very inspiring and insightful. academics. and the public sector.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.The Philippines' Green Building Rating System. Presently. I look forward to continually working with you as we develop more tools that will facilitate green in industry. Awareness campaigns. and a solid waste crisis is a primordial concern. building professionals. Conferences and Roundtables. On behalf of the Board of Trustees. industry-led and government supported. the property sector is faced with the challenging task to promote environmental protection and conservation due to increased regulatory action and to continually grow and expand in an increasingly demanding market. Green building is recognized to have the highest potential in significantly reducing the amount of greenhouse gas emissions with proven and commercially available technologies. assist and enable the public in identifying building projects with exemplary environmental performance. contractors. I would like to thank you. Green building future proofs your investment and protects it from obsolescence.Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence . The increased uptake of green building in the Philippines requires the establishment of a nationally recognized and credible green building rating tool that will guide. BERDE is now part of the core mandate of the PHILGBC. the PHILGBC held last November 2007 a green building roundtable to engage in a meaningful dialogue the country's captains of industry. water and air pollution. The need to address the present high cost of energy. developers. CEO and Government Forums were held to encourage public participation on the development of BERDE. the leading companies and organizations are utilizing BERDE in pursuing sustainability in their construction projects. Presently.0 M E S S A G E The Philippines is among the most vulnerable and least able to adapt to the negative impacts of climate change. Drastically reducing emissions by 30-50% is very possible without significantly increasing investment costs. members and partners of the Council for being part of the market transformation. Pilot projects were identified and key partnerships were forged to ensure that the development of BERDE is participatory and cooperative. Recognizing this. BERDE is designed to be robust and responsive to the local environmental priorities of emerging economies like the Philippines. Christopher Cruz de la Cruz Chairman and President Philippine Green Building Council x . It was the beginning of a large collaborative effort to develop BERDE . It is consensus-driven. It is now the common language for green building in the property industry.

Dupasquier The NET Group Chairman Carlos S. and invite you to consider your own green projects through BERDE certification. Nestled in the prime center of the country’s main CBD. The Net Lima project will focus on our adoption of strategic technologies and approaches in energy management. the BERDE rating adapts these and other international green practices into standards appropriate for the local environment. and conservation of vital resources.will be the first BERDE-rated new construction project using the ratings benchmark embodied in this Technical Manual for New Construction Projects. Rufino The NET Group President xi . particularly for multinational companies seeking a location for their corporate headquarters or for their worldwide support services. Scheduled for completion by the end of 2011.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. The NET Group’s next generation buildings are built in the West Super Block of the Bonifacio Global City. we are proud to be a key partner of the Philippine Green Building Council in providing user-testing and feedback as a pilot project for BERDE. This First Edition Technical Manual is a guide to designing. It serves as a tool to measure a building’s environmental performance. and retail space. Given international “green building” certifications such as the US Green Building Council’s LEED Certification and Australia’s GBCA Green Star rating. the Net Metropolis is a development of office. The Philippine Green Building Council is the country’s sole authority for the World Green Building Council. Net Lima --. Jacques A. We look forward to working with the Council again in our future projects. commercial. Driven by our core social responsibility towards best practices building management. this seminal new project has taken key information and learning on sustainability from the roll out of our Portfolio’s first tranche of building developments. Net Lima “leads” the standard. These are essential elements in new building developments. constructing and managing a “green” building. On behalf of The NET Group. As pilot project for the BERDE rating system. and will steer future projects seeking “green building” certification. Net Lima is being designed with sustainable solutions in mind for many of its operational functions. This Technical Manual will provide you with the framework to bring us one step closer to transforming our market toward a greener future.The NET Group’s latest flagship development in the heart of the Bonifacio Global City --.0 M E S S A G E As the pilot project for the Philippine Green Building Council’s Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence (BERDE) certification. developing. waste management treatment.

Fleeing to the Antarctic to escape climate change. The best future scenarios include numerous innovations leading to a much more efficient use of energy and a drastic reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Already today. TÜV Rheinland Philippines commits to continuously provide support. in order to ensure the credibility. plagues of epidemic proportions killing millions of people. these are all possible scenarios for the year 2030. Thank you and we wish PHILGBC more power and success! Tristan Arwen G. Chief Operating Officer xii . Inc.0 M E S S A G E On behalf of the TÜV Rheinland Group. The experts also see possibilities for a positive future – if mankind finally changes course. Then the needs of around eight billion people on earth in 2030 could easily be met – through innovative business models and technological means. objectivity.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. each nation fighting only for its own survival – according to the British Think Tank “Forum for the Future”. confidentiality and competence in the conduct of our assessment and certification activities. TÜV Rheinland is using its know-how and experience to pave this road. impartiality. TÜV Rheinland Philippines wishes to congratulate the Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC) in the publication of the Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence (BERDE) Technical Manual and launch of the Green Building rating scheme BERDE Certification Scheme. But these are not inevitable. TÜV Rheinland believes and supports the objectives of PHILGBC with the implementation of the BERDE Certification scheme as positive tool in reducing GHG emissions and improving environmental performance of companies and organizations. Loveres TÜV Rheinland Philippines. with technical expertise and resources to the BERDE program of PHILGBC.

0 M E S S A G E GHD has implemented a sustainability framework that allows us to consider the long term consequences of our services and operations. this means integrating the management of social. At GHD. Philippines xiii . Fraser Watt GHD Pty. assist clients in greenhouse management and climate change risk assessment and adaptation through our climate change business and have increased take-up of sustainability issues in our proposals to clients. Country Manager.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. As part of our sustainability initiative. When we learned of the establishment of the Philippine Green Building Council. We were happy to provide technical assistance in the development of the BERDE framework and are now proud to say we have been part of this landmark achievement. we seized the opportunity to be part of the development of the country's own rating system. Ltd. the stellar commitment they have shown to BERDE. we integrate green building practices into our buildings business. We congratulate the members of the Philippine Green Building Council and recognise. economic and environmental issues into GHD's core business and operations. together with the rest of the architectural and engineering community in the Philippines. BERDE.

The Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC) was established as a non-stock. Healthier workspaces promote building occupants’ comfort and health and boosts employees’ morale. unbiased. As an alliance of leaders from every sector of the building industry. non profit organization that aims to introduce environmentally sensitive practices in the way we design. they are now realizing that first costs are now very competitive. industry increases the uptake of sustainable building strategies. technology and information are accelerating the acceptance of green building. This enables businesses to maintain competitiveness and improve their bottom-line. Now a priority program of the PHILGBC. and credible measurement of performance. The adverse impacts of increased activity have contributed to the alarming increase of energy use and green house gas emissions. BERDE has been developed using the United Nations Sustainable Development Indicators of Sustainable Development and other existing international green building tools including LEED (USGBC). xiv . There is need for industry to find a viable solution that will help promote environmental conservation and protection. Best practice in design and construction. Philippine industry is also faced with mounting solid waste crisis.0 FOREWORD The building and construction industry is growing at a very rapid pace. In the past. With BERDE. water and air pollution. The public may now easily identify greener buildings in the market through a well balance. build and manage the built environment. In the course of the development of BERDE. play and work. Green building is recognized to improve the productivity of businesses. businesses will be reaping the marketing benefits that are provided by green building. increased energy demand.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. the Green Building Council Australia and the World Green Building Council has provided significant assistance through consultations with Green Star Professionals and tours to exemplars of green building in the region. the green building movement has encountered challenges – both real and perceived. With a more mature market. As we overcome barriers to the uptake of green buildings. Accessibility to greener building materials. the PHILGBC is extensively working at promoting buildings that are environmentally responsible. The PHILGBC is working extensively to increase the level of environmental education in industry to overcome perceived barriers. The BERDE (Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence) Program was initiated by the PHILGBC to facilitate greener building. BERDE addresses local environmental priorities through integrated design delivery and whole building design approach. technologies and strategies are promoted at the Council to address real-world challenges. industry now has a common language for greener building. BERDE is designed to measure how much “above and beyond” existing environmental regulations and standards a building is performing. profitable and healthy places to live. both local and international were observed and made part of the BERDE. Green Star (GBCA) and BREEAM (Building Research and Establishment). Programs are created.

2. The standard envisages that such a committee could include representatives of clients of the certification body. regulatory bodies. responsibility for certification decisions.0 ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION With the finalization and publication of the BERDE Technical Manual. confidentiality and responsiveness to complaints. PAO. Clause 5.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. openness. ISO/IEC 17021 includes the following requirements for impartiality: demonstration by the top management of certification bodies of the need to avoid conflicts of interest between certification and consultancy. the marketing of certification services. Inc. impartial. analyse. The certification body is required to set up a committee for safeguarding impartiality. and the subcontracting of assessments. liability and financing. and resource requirements. competence. TÜV Rheinland possesses international and local accreditations.7 of ISO/IEC 17021 requires that the certification body shall not certify a management system on which a client received management system consultancy or internal assessments. Addressing Conflict of Interest The certification body shall have top management commitment to impartiality in management system certification activities. shall not be used by the certification body to take part in the assessment or other certification activities if they have been involved in the management system consultancy towards the client in question within two years following the end of consultancy. The certification body shall identify. management of impartiality. objective BERDE Assessment and Certification Scheme. It was highly recommended for PHILGBC to outsource the BERDE assessment and certification activities to a third party certification body already accredited to ISO/IEC 17021 by an accreditation body signatory to the IAF MLA. independent. there is a need to establish a credible. including those in managerial capacity. TÜV Rheinland Philippines.10 of ISO/IEC 17021 requires that to ensure that there is no conflict of interest. personnel who have provided management system consultancy. allowing a minimum of two years to elapse following the end of the management system consultancy organization is one way of reducing the threat to impartiality to an acceptable level. it would be a viable option for PHILGBC to outsource its assessment and certification activities to an established third-party certification body already complying with the aforementioned standard. ISO/IEC 17021 underlines the need to ensure the competence of all the personnel of the certification body – not just assessors – in the certification process. it was noted.2. and consumer associations. offered its expertise to support PHILGBC in establishing its Certification Scheme and undertake assessment and certification activities in accordance with the BERDE Rating Criteria. and document possibilities of conflicts of interest arising from the provision of certification including any conflicts arising from its relationships. Rationale for outsourcing the Assessment and Certification Activities to a Third-Party Certification Body Using the ISO/IEC 17021 standard as a benchmark. A certification body has to establish policies for legal responsibility. where the relationship between the consultancy organization and the certification body poses an unacceptable threat to the impartiality of the certification body. in accordance with ISO/IEC 17021 would require PHILGBC to establish and implement a structure and management system in place that includes principles covering impartiality. Further. xv . governmental and nongovernmental organizations. such as TGA/DGA. trade associations. responsibility. training and internal assessment services. customers of these clients. The certification body and any part of the same legal entity shall not offer or provide management system consultancy. Establishing its own certification body. Clause 5. It would save the PHILGBC precious time and resources to establish its own certification body.

finalization and approval of the BERDE Rating Program. BERDE Rating Certification Structure xvi . TÜV Rheinland Philippines shall undertake the BERDE assessment activities. the BERDE Development Team shall periodically review the BERDE Rating Program and would provide technical assistance. assessment and assessment reporting and shall appoint a technical review or certification person/panel to independently review the Assessment Report and be responsible for the grant of the BERDE Certification. The BERDE Development Team with the drafting.0 Developing the BERDE Certification Functional Chart The PHILGBC Board of Trustees will remain to be the highest policy making body in the BERDE Rating system structure and owns the BERDE Certification Mark. such as documentation review. Likewise. in the interpretation of the BERDE Rating Program requirements.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. where necessary.

As part of TÜV Rheinland Philippines’ compliance with ISO/IEC 17021. such as but not limited to documentation review. number of floors of the building. considering the size and complexity of the project. be a complete permanent building or space. TÜV Rheinland Philippines in collaboration with PHILGBC will undertake capacity building programs. commit to sharing whole building energy and water usage data. xvii . were not in any way involved in the consulting for the applicant or project. comply with minimum occupancy rates. A regular Experience Exchange program shall be required to all qualified technical assessors and experts in order to maintain their appointment status. Minimum Program Requirements Each project must meet minimum requirements in order to quality for BERDE certification. will develop a man-day table or matrix to determine how much time (man-days) is needed. it shall ensure that the designated assessment team.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. TÜV Rheinland Philippines shall charge the current man-day rate and registration fees duly approved by PHILGBC and published accordingly. such as trainings or workshops in order to qualify the technical assessors and experts and ensure that they have common understanding on the interpretation of the BERDE Rating system. such as location. TÜV Rheinland Philippines shall maintain a list of its technical assessors and experts pool for the BERDE Rating Program.0 Technical Assessors and Experts Pool TÜV Rheinland Philippines will support the PHILGBC in the development of the criteria for the Technical Assessors and Experts. and comply with a minimum building area to site-area ratio. for the Assessment Team to spend for its assessment and certification activities. have a site boundary (distinct property lines). size of lot. assessment and documentation/report preparation. Proposed Timeline for BERDE Rating Program Man-day Table and Fee Structure TÜV Rheinland Philippines charges on a man-day rate basis for its assessment and certification and/or registration activities. thus ensure the consistent implementation and assessment of the BERDE Rating program. TÜV Rheinland Philippines in collaboration with PHILGBC. All projects much comply with applicable environmental laws. including the technical assessors and experts.

Professional training Up-to-date training and knowledge on the construction industry practices covering the life cycle of the building.4. laws and regulations in line with the respective national regulations on environmental law.Creation.2. 5 of which must be on-site days) as an Assessor-trainee for the last three years. under the direction and guidance of a Lead Assessor.g.1.g. list of participants). PRC / CSC required 1. . Work experience 5 years of practical fulltime professional experience in the construction industry The required work experience can be reduced by 3 years if there is higher education related to sustainable construction. . The assessment / certifying branch office is responsible for performing and documenting this training. Assess experience Two complete assessment (at least 10 days. At least ____ hours Assessor training regarding methods and techniques in assessment. xviii . The training has to be performed by TÜV Rheinland Philippines as recognized by PHILGBC and by Qualified BERDE Professional Required evidence: Training certificate/s 1. . Complete assessment means: . assessment plan. Required evidence: Assessment log with confirmation of the Lead Assessor Objective evidence of assessment participation (e.Assessment activity on-site. he must participate in the one-day internal training for new Assessors. Education Completion of 4-year or 5-year college course accepted if with extensive experience in the construction industry. e. first page of assessment report. standards.Review of the documentation. Required evidence: Certificate of employment for every listed work experience which confirms the position held and the period of employment.Preparation for assessment activity on-site. 1.0 BERDE ASSESSOR QUALIFICATION CRITERIA 1. Required evidence: Entry in BERDE Assessor database 1. approval and distribution of the assessment report.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. Initial appointment 1. or project management and/or quality/environmental management systems Required evidence: Copy of the graduation diploma and professional license. Introduction to the certification process Before an applicant can be appointed as an BERDE Assessor. including applicable legal requirements.5.3. ISO 14000 LATC.

1. an annual participation in the BERDE experience exchange is mandatory. 8 days of which must be on-site days. the first assessment after the appointment must be the monitoring assessment.6. Participation in the annual experience exchange To maintain the appointment as a Lead and co-Assessor. Monitoring In order to be appointed. letter of commitment and confirmation of assessment and consulting activity Prior to the appointment.8. Organize and direct the members of the assessment team. The monitoring is valid for three years.7. the Assessor candidate must be evaluated during a monitoring assessment performed by a lead Assessor. A total of at least 15 days.0 BERDE ASSESSOR QUALIFICATION CRITERIA 1. the appointment is limited to six months. If the monitoring assessment has not yet been performed at the time of the appointment. This must be performed prior to appointment or during the first assessment following the appointment at the latest. Evidence of the following assessments must be provided: 3 complete BERDE assessments (within the last two years) in the role of a Lead Assessor under the supervision and direction of an experienced lead Assessor. Contract. Represent the assessment team in its communication with the client. Trainee Assessors are not accepted for the appointment as Lead Assessor. Appointment as a Lead Assessor A valid appointment as an Assessor is a prerequisite for an appointment as lead Assessor. Required evidence: Monitoring questionnaire for Assessors 1.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. Write the assessment report and xix . external Assessors must submit the following signed documents: Contract Letter of commitment Confirmation of assessment and consulting activity 2. Prevent and resolve conflicts. Direct the assessment team so that assessment conclusions can be drawn. Notes: The Lead Assessor must have gained additional assessment experience in order to develop the following knowledge and skills: Plan assessments. In such cases.

the Assessor qualification is automatically set to invalid. Every three years. 4. If this deadline is not kept. 3. The appointment can be extended following a successful review. 3. Monitoring When the monitoring date is older than 3 years. Re-appointment of Assessors and lead Assessors The appointment ends with the expiration of the three year period. 3. 3. The Assessor appointment team informs the Assessor and requests his statement. No further assessments may be performed following the expiration of the appointment.1. 2. Required evidence: Evidence of technical further training 3.3 months).4. Following the expiration of the appointment. Assessors without new and valid monitoring will be set invalid.2. All Assessors must attend an experience exchange every 12 months (+/. the Assessor appointment team informs all interested parties about the decision for the cancellation xx . at least one further training covering the entire national environmental law and sustainable construction industry practices and applicable legal requirements. evaluation by a lead Assessor during a monitoring assessment.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.0 BERDE ASSESSOR QUALIFICATION CRITERIA Complete the assessment documentation requirement.3. If this schedule is not met. 3. Assessment experience Participation in at least three BERDE assessments within the appointment period. 3. Additional technical further training exceeding this requirement is permitted and appreciated. the evaluation shows that the requirements are not fulfilled. Requirements on further training Every three years. The requirements for maintaining the appointment are not being fulfilled. Minimum duration of the training shall be one day (8 hours). a new initial appointment is necessary.5. An appointment can be extended not more than six months after its expiration. In the monitoring. Cancellation of an appointment An appointment can be cancelled under the following circumstances: 1. Experience exchanges BERDE Experience exchanges are offered at fixed dates. General requirements Annual participation in the BERDE experience exchanges. The participation in experience exchanges is not sufficient to comply with this requirement. the appointment is cancelled. Depending on the result. Nonobservance of the Assessor's commitments towards the Certification Body or project control teams. A re-appointment application may be submitted within three months after the expiration of the appointment.

a new appointment including at least two trainee assessments and a monitoring assessment must be performed. 1 of the above mentioned criteria. a new application including at least three trainee assessments and monitoring is required for a re-appointment. the appointment can be obtained again within one year by . Criteria for obtaining a re-appointment In the event of a cancellation according to No.0 BERDE ASSESSOR QUALIFICATION CRITERIA of the appointment in writing.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. If the qualification is cancelled for reasons given under 2 to 3 above. If no evidence is presented during this time. xxi . A corresponding entry is made in the Assessor’s database.participation in at least one assessment as a trainee and .additionally for Lead Assessors: conducting one assessment as Lead Assessor This can only be done within one year following the expiration of the appointment.

0 OVERVIEW OF BERDE APPLICATION PROCESS Step Activity 1 Submit Application 2 Receive /Evaluate Application/Documentation 3 Receive from PHILGBC and evaluation / determination of man-day and resource requirements 4 Proposal/ Quotation Preparation Client Y Approval or Decline of Proposal 5 6 Receive signed quotation 7 Designate Assessment Team 8 Document Review/Evaluation 9 Receive/Review Report 10 Submit corrective measures 11 Check for compliance 12 On-site Assessment Planning 13 On-site Assessment 14 Report Preparation 15 Receive Report and Review Results 16 Appeals (if any) 17 Final Report 18 Certification Process 19 Grant of Certification 20 Annual Surveillance 21 End xxii PHILGBC Y TÜV Rheinland .BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.

BASIC WEIGHTING EQUATION UN Sustainable Development Indicators Addressed X Social. impact categories (i. xxiii .0 Credit Weighting Tool was developed to provide a transparent and reproducible system for understanding building impacts and using this information to assign weights to individual BERDE credits. Economic and Environmental) Relative Importance: each relevant Database Indicator. The tool ultimately provides a set of credit weightings such as those illustrated in the screen shot below.e. This equation brings together information on indicators addressed.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. A “worse than the world average” standing gives the indicator a relative importance. The data puts the Philippines better or worse than the World average. Weighting is a central concern when combining performance across credits and credit categories. Objectives The BERDE 1. economic and environmental impact priorities of the Philippines.0 Credit Weighting Tool. and the relative importance of criteria indicators.0 SCORING AND RATING The BERDE Rating System provides a cross‐cutting measure of building performance. social. Weighting Approach The BERDE weighting system is based on the concept that the value of credits or criteria will be determined by a basic weighting equation (see below). economic. This approach is implemented in a Microsoft Excel‐based workbook called the BERDE 1. compares the Philippines’ standing against the rest of the world. Economic and Environmental Impacts X Relative Importance of each Impact = Credit or Criteria Weight Definitions:    Indicators Addressed: each BERDE requirement or criteria addresses different UN Sustainable Development Indicators Impacts: each UN Sustainable Development Indicator (SDI) belong to different impact categories (Social. The workbook is a decision support tool that is intended to provide a framework for credit weighting – and not definitive answers. This work is an effort for the BERDE weighting system to address the social. environmental). that belongs to different UN SDIs.

Reduction of bribery and corruption associated with projects 2.2. So-He-5.5. Contribution to employment. SOCIAL 1. Culture 1.1. Economic Structure 2. Integrity 1. Consumption and Production Patterns 2.2.8. DESA/DSD/2001/3.5. Systems.1. Contribution to access to safe drinking water incorporated into the project 1. Design and delivery of project to reduce hazardous waste generation and disposal xxiv .1. Education 1. Ec-CP-1. The indicators selected have relevance to building projects and the built environment.2.1.2. So-He-2.6.3. So-He-6.1.4. Contribution to healthcare and comfort 1. So-Cu-2. Design and delivery of project geared to reduce use of materials 2. So-Po-1.1.2. workers 1.1.9.2. So-Ed-1. Impacts on local culture and historic buildings 1. Effects of project in displacement of local population 1. municipal solid waste generation and disposal 2.2.1. Effect of the project on the improvement of GDP to the local economy 2.3.1. So-Ho-1. Ec-CP-4.0 Approach Implementation UN Sustainable Development Indicators The indicators below are taken from the UN Division of Sustainable Development’s Indicators of Sustainable Development: Frameworks and Methodologies.1. Contribution to health of children 1. hiring local firms. Contribution to Literacy 1.1.2. Design and delivery of project to reduce industrial.6.1. Ec-CP-3. Security 1.1.1. So-He-3. So-Ed-2.4. Ec-CP-2. So-He-4.5. Human Rights 1.1.9. So-Se-1. Health 1. Contribution to reproductive health 1.2. Ec-ES-1. Equity 1. So-He-1.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. 1. Contribution to improvement of sewage disposal incorporated into the project 1.2.2. Contribution to housing 1. So-HR-1.7.2. Contribution to primary and secondary school completion 1. Population 1.2.2. Contribution in improving conditions in formal and informal settlements 1.3.4.4. Design and delivery of project to reduce the intensity of energy use 2.2. ECONOMIC 2.6.3.8. Use of child labor 1.4.8.2. So-Cu-1. Efforts to reduce crime related to the project at all phases 1. Housing 1.7. So-In-1. procedures for managing and maintaining job safety 1. So-Eq-1.

4.2.5. Effects of project on arable and permanent cropland area 3.4.2. En-FW-3. Land 3.1. Contribution to increase in internet use 2.3. En-FW-2.1. Effects of project on algae concentration in coastal waters 3.4.2.1. Oceans 3. Effects of project on land affected by desertification 3. Effects of project on marine life 3.9.3.3. Atmosphere 3. Ec-CP-9.7. Design and delivery of project to reduce radioactive waste generation and disposal 2.1.6. Ec-IC-2. Ec-IC-3.1. En-La-2.1.8. En-At-3. Effects of project on urban formal and informal settlements 3. En-La-4.3.3.3.4.4. En-La-6.2.2.2.2. Ec-IC-4.0 2.4.2. Institutional Capacity 2.4.2.2.4. Ec-IC-1.3. Use of water in relation to total available water 3.4.2. En-At-4. Design and delivery of project for ease of service and maintainability of the facility 2. En-La-3. En-La-1.1.4.3. Ec-IF-1. 2. Effects of project on population living in coastal waters 3. En-Oc-1. Contribution to increase in telephone lines 2. En-Oc-3. Contribution to Ratified Global Agreements 2.3.1. Quantity of Ozone Depleting Substances Used 3.3. Design and delivery of project to reduce inefficient transport 2. En-Oc-2.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.1. Ec-CP-5.5.4.3. Contribution to the National Sustainability Development Strategy 2. En-FW-1. Effect of project on indoor air pollution 3.6.2. En-Bi-1. Ec-CP-7. Design and delivery of project to maximize length of service of the building 2. En-La-5. En-At-2. Effects of project on use of fertilizers 3. Biodiversity 3.1. Area of key ecosystems affected by project 3. ENVIRONMENTAL 3. Effects of project on BOD in water bodies 3.2. Contribution to protection of economic & human loss due to natural disasters 3. En-At-1. Effect of project on air pollution in area 3.5.1.2.1.2. Effects of project on wood harvesting 3. Effects of project on use of agricultural pesticides 3.5. Contribution to research and development 2.4. Ec-CP-8. Ec-IF-2. Institutional Framework 2. Effects of project on abundance of key species xxv . En-Bi-2.2. Fresh Water 3. Design and delivery of project to maximize waste recycling and reuse. Effects of project on faecal coliform in freshwater 3. Quantity of GHG Emitted 3.3.2.5.2.2. Ec-CP-6.

00 xxvi .00 = 0.67 When the Philippine indicator is worse than the World Mean.00 / 1.00 = 1. where the world mean weight factor is assumed at one (1): Diwf = Wm/P or Diwf = P/Wm where: Diwf = Database Indicator Weight Factor Wm = World Mean or World Average P = Philippines Example: Diwf = Wm/P = 1. where the world mean weight factor is assumed at one (1): Diwf = Wm/P or Diwf = P/Wm where: Diwf = Database Indicators Weight Factor Wm = World Mean or World Average P = Philippines Example: Diwf = Wm/P = 3.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.00 / 2.00 / 2. its weight factor is less than one (1).00 = 0.00 = 2. its weight factor is more than one (1).50 or Diwf = P/Wm = 2.50 Or Diwf = P/Wm = 2.00 / 3.0 Database Indicator Weight Factor When the Philippine indicator is better than the World Mean.

55 + 1 + 0.97 + 4.00 Requirement or Criteria Weight The Requirement or Criteria Weight is the sum of all the Social.04 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 2.0 Sustainable Development Indicator Weight The weight of a Sustainable Development Indicator is equal to the relevant Database Indicator Weight Factor or the average of all relevant Database Indicator Weight Factors Sdiw = Diwf or Sdiw = (Diwf1 + Diwf2 + Diwf3…)/T Where: Sdiw = Sustainable Development Indicator Weight Diwf = Database Indicator Weight Factor T = Total number of relevant weight factors Example: Sdiw = Diwf = 0.42 = 18.50)/3 = 1.97) + (1 + 1 + 1 + 1) + (0.21 + 3.40) Cw = 0.50 or Sdiw = (Diwf1 + Diwf2 + Diwf3)/T =( 0.00 + 1.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. Economic and Environmental Sustainable Development Indicator addressed Rw = (Sw1 + Sw2 + Sw3…) + (Ew1 + Ew2 + Ew3…) + (Nw1 + Nw2 + Nw3…) or Cw = (Sw1 + Sw2 + Sw3…) + (Ew1 + Ew2 + Ew3…) + (Nw1 + Nw2 + Nw3…) Where: Rw = Category Requirement Weight Cw = Category Criteria Weight Sw = Social Sustainable Development Indicator Weight Ew = Economic Sustainable Development Indicator Weight Nw = Environmental Sustainable Development Indicator Weight Example: Cw = (Sw1 + Sw2 + Sw3…) + (Ew1 + Ew2 + Ew3…) + (Nw1 + Nw2 + Nw3…) Cw = (0.50 + 1.57 + 1.00 + 13.39 xxvii .64 + 0.

10) x 21. The category point value is the sum of all its requirement and criteria weight divided by the total BERDE weight multiplied by 100 (Percentile).19) / 285.51 / 285.23 = 7.23 = 0.06) x 100 Ctpv = (60. Ctpv = ( (Rw1 + Cw1 + Cw2 + Cw3…) / Tw ) x 100 Where: Ctpv = Category Point Value Rw = Requirement Weight Cw = Criteria Weight Tw = Total BERDE Weight Example: Ctpv =( (Rw1 + Cw1 + Cw2 + Cw3…) / Tw ) x 100 Ctpv = ((11. Cpv = (Cw / Tccw) x Ctpv Where: Cpv = Criteria Point Value Cw = Credit Weight Tccw = Total Category Criteria Weight Ctpv = Category Point Value Example: Cpv = (Cw / Tcw) x Ctpv Cpv = (18.20 + 3.37 x 21. The credit point value is the rounded interpolation value of the credit weight over the total category weight multiplied by the category point value.06) x 100 = .28 + 2.23 Ctpv = say 21 Category Point Value Criteria Point Value The total criteria points for each Category vary.39 / 49.75 + 7.0 Category Point Value The total BERDE points is 100 plus the 10 innovation or bonus points.28 + 8.41 + 18.2123 x 100 = 21.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.95 Cpv = say 8 Criteria Point Value xxviii .39 + 9.

National President. Member Saviniano Perez. Chair. and volunteers from different sectors of the industry. Ltd.. Philips Electronics and Lighting Ana S. Francisco Mañosa and Partners Rigoberto Santos. Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council Gregorio Guevarra. Member Erickberth Calupe. drafted by the BERDE Development Team.0 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT The Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence was developed under the Philippine Green Building Council. Century Properties Group Virgilio Madrazo. Martin Townsend. Treasurer Lizette Cardenas. National President. Megaworld Corporation Elisea Gozun. Member Marjorie de Castro. Managing Partner. National President. Mangalino – Ling. Principal. Integrated Institute of Electrical Engineers Francisco Mañosa. Philippine Council for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development Inc. PHILGBC Board of Trustees Christopher dela Cruz. Department of Energy Nestor Arabejo. Member Leni Ramos. Undersecretary. Building Owners and Managers’ Association of the Philippines Jose Antonio. A. BRE for sharing his expertise on the BRE Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) and the Common Carbon Metric UK Trade and Investment xxix . Suarez Mr. Jr. Ayala Foundation Inc. President. Executive Vice President. The release of BERDE for New Construction Version 1.0 has been made possible through the efforts of members of the PHILGBC. Pablo F. Avelino Tolentino III. Vice President for Property Management. Member BERDE Steering Committee Guillermo Luz. Legal Counsel. Chief Executive Officer.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. Vice President Anna Tungol. Ecotektonika Inc. Chairman and President Adel Licos. Council of Engineering Consultants of the Philippines Loreta Ayson. Member Anabel Valencia. Oscar Cadag. Rico Gonzales. National President. United Architects of the Philippines GHD (Philippines) Pty. and reviewed by the BERDE Steering Committee and the PHILGBC Board. for providing initial research works on environmental indicators Arch. the working staff member. Board Secretary Ramon Rufino.

Oliva Salumbre (Team Leader) Mario Lawrence Suelto Kim Paulo Quizon Engell Franz Fagaragan BERDE Special Committee Management Michael Reyes (Special Committee Chairman) Nestor Arabejo Levy Espiritu Aileen Diaz de Rivera Land Use and Ecology Pamela Paguirigan (Special Committee Chairman) Yvette Ravacio Herbert Jose Glenn Posadas Water Widmark Mirasol (Special Committee Chairman) Alfonso Katigbak Lindsey Lloyd Lim Don Boynton Timothy Chua Energy Bernard Pacia (Special Committee Chairman) Erickberth Calupe Wilfredo Legaspi Edgardo Calantuan Jofrey T.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. Magno Menandro Lim Lemuel Cuba Clarence Ocampo Mark Evans Transportation Nestor Arabejo (Special Committee Chairman) Pablo Suarez Charlotte Taboso Albert Cailao xxx .0 BERDE Development Team Ma.

Edison See Jaime O.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. Patricio Eric Cuisia Gic Arguelles Philip Palafox Patrick Negrente Materials June Alvarez (Special Committee Chairman) Aquino Lee Ariel Austria Suzette Relucio Mae Young Danilo Bonifacio Ria Nunez Neil Sauz Diamond Rubio Karen Catalan Rafael Briones. Joson Jr.0 Indoor Environment Quality Pablo Suarez (Special Committee Chairman) Joana Salcedo Giovanni Mendoza Donnabelle Mercado Edmund Lee Pirso A. Matthew Shearer Ayie Rawton April Rose Elem Andrew Yan Gic Arguelles Emissions Amir Pascual (Special Committee Chairman) Waste Erickberth Calupe (Special Committee Chairman) Adel Licos Lizette Cardenas Annamarie Fresnedi Heritage Conservation Lorelei de Viana (Special Committee Chairman) Hazel Lee Paolo Manalansan xxxi . Jr.

BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. Australia. Victoria. The NET Group for participating in the pilot program for BERDE for New Construction.0 Roselle Santos Leonard Gan Marjorie de Castro Hazel de Guzman Innovation Edmond Maceda (Special Committee Chairman) Michael Dennis Yago Joma Protacio World Green Building Council and Green Building Council of Australia for the capability program for the Green Building Rating Tool Development through the Green Building Leadership Fellowship held at the University of Melbourne. xxxii .

commissioning and operation.0 management Management focuses on the environmental performance of a building. construction and operation of the building. conducting a stakeholder consultation and formation of design charrettes.1.3 Full compliance to the National Building Code. and to observe sustainability practices. and Full compliance of national laws directly affecting the development.1 INTENT MN-RQ-1 emphasizes the user’s commitment to the compliance of national and local laws. This further signifies that any adversities in the practice of the relevant laws or any counter action to sustainability practices shall automatically nullify the application for BERDE certification.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.1. post-construction. The following are key items considered that requires full commitment from all relevant stakeholders of the proposed development. as well as acceptable codes of building and acceptable codes of practice. from its pre-construction or design phase to the construction. This category incorporates commitment to the compliance of national and local laws. Compliance to Laws    1. establishment of teams and commissioning team. the user must submit a signed commitment to conform to all relevant laws regarding the design.1. REQUIREMENTS For MN-RQ-1. PD 1096 or later updates related therein. Full compliance to any local ordinance wherein the development is to be undertaken. MN-RQ-1 : COMMITMENT 1. 1.2 CRITERIA To comply with this requirement. requirements are as follows: DESIGN  Accomplishment of the BERDE Commitment Form 1 . all constituting the design and construction phase to properly address different environmental issues.

but not limited to.. (Design Organizational Chart may include commissioning agents and other stakeholders necessary to uphold the BERDE standards) Brief Description of Roles Background of involved companies as shown in their company profile. Electrical. Material Engineers. requirements are as follows: DESIGN     2 Design Organizational Chart including. the following: o Detail of Involvement in the Project.3 A project team to monitor and implement the development in a sustainable manner.2. but is not limited to. Plumbing & Fire Protection. the following items should be considered:   1.2.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.1 INTENT MN-RQ-2 aims to establish an appropriate team that will enable the delivery of the building design in a coordinated. etc.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this requirement. and other information necessary to meet the intent of this requirement/point) Background of involved individuals as shown in their CV. OSHA Accreditation. Sociologists and Economists. and Key roles identified for each member of the project team REQUIREMENTS For MN-RQ-2.2. Security. Company profile including. the following: o Designers/Consultants – Architectural. Mechanical. Traffic Consultants. Façade Consultants. PHILGBC Membership. CV shall include. comprehensive and sustainable manner. ISO.0 MN-RQ-2 : PROJECT TEAM 1. Landscape Architecture o Environmental Consultants o Specialty Consultants – Safety. 1. but not limited to.g. etc. o Government Registration and Permits o Company Organizational Chart o Job References / Relevant Experiences (Background may include relevant Certifications. e. the following : o Detail of involvement in the project o Brief individual background o Educational Attainment o List of Specialization o Years of Experience o Company Affiliations .

PHILGBC Membership. Plumbing & Fire Protection engineers o Safety Engineer o Environmental Monitoring Personnel o Specialty Consultants – Safety. (e. etc. Mechanical.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. Sociologists and Economists. Material Engineers. LEED AP. Electrical.4 Construction Organizational Chart including. but not limited to: o Detail of Involvement in the Project o Government Registration and Permits o Company Organizational Chart o Job References (Background may include relevant Certifications. the following : o Detail of involvement in the project. o Brief Individual Background o Educational Attainment o List of Specialization o Years of Experience o Company Affiliations o Special Certifications (e.g..0 Special Certifications. but is not limited to. Security. Pollution Control. FALAR Accreditation. OSHA Accreditation. Safety Practitioner.g.National Building Code of the Philippines 3 . FALAR Accreditation.g.2. (Construction Organizational Chart may include other stakeholders necessary to uphold the BERDE standards) Brief Description of Roles Background of involved companies as shown in their company profile. etc. and other information necessary to meet the intent of this requirement/point) Background of involved individuals as shown in their CV.) Other information necessary to meet the intent of this requirement/point. e. the following: o Project Manager o Project Engineers – Architect. etc. compliance to the following Philippine law is considered:  PD 1096 . CV shall include. o  CONSTRUCTION      1. ISO. Safety Practitioner. but not limited to. Company profile including. Pollution Control. LEED AP.) o Individual References Other information necessary to meet the intent of this requirement/point RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS For this requirement.

Civil Works – Rainfall Capture Potential.).g. Elevation Information. Hydrology. Nearest Connection Points. etc.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. fauna. ambient air quality. Solar Shading. Structural – Geotechnical Data of Land. and Relevant ordinances and laws in the area. Nearest Tapping Point.3. and other relevant demographic data.3. Rainfall Information. Landscape – Plant Species adapt for the area. Other trade information necessary to design the building in a sustainable manner. which will enable ease of design by having good quantitative and qualitative information. etc. Mechanical – Ambient Air Temperature and Relative Humidity. Wind Current Behaviors. Disaster Risk Reduction Map (e. Flood Assessment. requirements are as follows: DESIGN A technical report of the site. . Available Water Pressure in the Area. the following item should be considered:  1.1 INTENT MN-RQ-3 aims to establish a detailed technical site assessment to ensure the building accounts for site conditions and possible remedial actions required are likewise considered in the design.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this requirement. Storm Water Line. Fire Protection – Nearest Potential Evacuation Area.. body of water. Fire Hydrant Location.. Soil Analysis Report. potable water quality and sewerage water quality. Plumbing – Name of Utility Company. Available Power in the Area.3. 1. fault lines. the following:            4 Architectural – Vicinity Map.3 Completion of all necessary design bases and construction planning requirements in various technical trades in relation to the development REQUIREMENTS For MN-RQ-3. Electrical – Name of Utility Company. Sewage Line.g.).0 MN-RQ-3 : TECHNICAL SITE ASSESSMENT 1. This includes. Socio-economic information --. Adjacent Structures. population.municipality classification. Site Coordinates and Site Topography. Environmental – Existing ecological entities in the area (e. Availability of Space for Fire Trucks and Fire Department Connection. but is not limited to.

Available Power in the Area.0 CONSTRUCTION A Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment and Control Report based on the design documentation and actual site conditions.3. Section 5. Elevation Information.0 – Summary matrix for required documents National Structural Code of the Philippines PD 1195 – Philippine Environmental Code PD 1586 – Environmental Impact Statement System PD 856 . Noise Pollution Potential Traffic Management Electrical – Name of Utility Company. but is not limited to.Code of Sanitation of the Philippines Philippine Electrical Code Plumbing Code of the Philippines Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers (PSME) Code PD 1096 – National Building Code of the Philippines RA 7227 – Bases Conversion and Development Act of 1992 RA 7586 – National Integrated Protected Areas System Act of 1992 RA 7916 – Special Economic Zone Act RA 9514 . Rainfall Information. and Air-Conditioning Engineers DENR DAO 03-30 Article II. compliance to the following societies. the following:         1.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. Refrigerating. Nearest Connection Points Plumbing – Name of Utility Company. Available Water Pressure in the Area. and Philippine laws and acts is considered:                American Society of Heating.4 Stormwater flow Wind flow and Dust Generation Potential Other information necessary to design countermeasures to avoid adverse effect in the environment. as described in the Technical Site Assessment Report of the Design Stage. standards.Fire Code of the Philippines of 2008 DOLE – Occupational Safety and Health Standards 5 . Availability of Space for Fire Trucks and Fire Department Connection RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS For this requirement. This discusses. Nearest Tapping Point Fire Protection – Nearest Potential Evacuation Area.

3 Establishment of the basis of the design which describes the owner’s requirements.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. 1. but is not limited to. requirements are as follows: DESIGN A Basis of Design to include. REQUIREMENTS For MN-RQ-4. applicable standards and operations narrative.4.1 INTENT MN-RQ-3 aims to provide design guidance to the project in order to reduce mobilization and familiarization times at the commencement of the project. and to ensure a level of consistency in the design and project approach. Operation.4.0 MN-RQ-4 : ESTABLISH BASIS OF DESIGN 1. Maintenance and Facilities Management Other information necessary to guide the designers/consultants in the building documentation Performance Targets (based on other categories) . the following:         6 Owner Specific Requirement Summary of External Environmental Information base on MN-RQ-3 (Technical Site Assessment) General Site Criteria Area Specific Site Criteria List of Reference Standards Requirements for Commissioning.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this requirement. assumptions to be used. the following item should be considered:  1.4.

Fire Code of the Philippines of 2008 Uniform Plumbing Code 7 .0 1.4. standards.3 RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS For this requirement. Air-conditioning and Refrigerating Engineers (PSVARE) RA 1378 . compliance the following societies. and Air-conditioning Engineers Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers PD 856 . Refrigerating.Plumbing Code of the Philippines PD 1096 – National Building Code of the Philippines RA 9514 . and Philippine laws and acts is considered:             American Society of Heating.Code of Sanitation of the Philippines National Fire Protection Agency National Structural Code of the Philippines Philippine Electrical Code Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers (PSME) Code Philippine Society of Ventilating.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.

REQUIREMENTS For MN-RQ-5. 1.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.5.0 MN-RQ-5 : ESTABLISH A DESIGN MANAGEMENT SYSTEM 1.5. The Design Management System shall discuss the following:                8 Design Management and Coordination Team Levels of Authority Design Packages Change/Revisions Management Safety in Design Cost Management Lines of Communications Use of Software Quality Document and Data Control Reporting Risk Management Handling Safety Project Schedule Other items necessary to effectively undertake the design process .5.3 Establishment of a system that clearly defines all instructions and processes needed for the design team to complete the design documentation of the project.1 INTENT MN-RQ-5 aims to establish a management system that would effectively undertake the design process. requirements are as follows: DESIGN Kick-off meeting and orientation with the Design Team and the Client. the following item should be considered:  1.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this requirement.

4 RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS For this requirement.5. compliance to the following standards is considered:   ISO 9001 : Quality Management Standard DOLE – Occupational Safety and Health Standards 9 .BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.0 1.

0 MN-RQ-6 : ESTABLISH A CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM 1. compliance to the following standards is considered:   10 ISO 9001 : Quality Management Standard DOLE – Occupational Safety and Health Standards .6. structural tests. instrument calibration. the following item should be considered:  1.) Document Control Reporting Risk Management Compilation of Turnover Documents and Commissioning Report Other items necessary to effectively implement the project RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS For this requirement. The Construction Management System shall discuss the following:              1.3 Establishment of a system that clearly defines all instructions and processes that are needed for the construction team to completely implement the project.. 1.6. REQUIREMENTS For MN-RQ-6. requirements are as follows: CONSTRUCTION Kick-off meeting and orientation to be conducted by the Construction Managers. etc.4 Construction Team Levels of Authority Packages for Construction Change / Revisions Management Construction Safety and Environment Cost and Schedule Management Lines of Communications Quality Tests (e.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. calibration and schedule.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this requirement.6.g.6.1 INTENT MN-RQ-6 aims to establish a project-specific system that would effectively undertake the construction process.

). approvals. maintenance procedures.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. and coordination. product information. schedule of maintenance. material safety data sheets.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this requirement. roles and responsibilities. o Document that equipment and systems receive complete operational checkout by installing contractors. The commissioning report should include: o Next scheduled testing and an evaluation of the operating condition of the systems at the time of functional test completion. Facilitate the final acceptance of the project at the earliest possible date 2.  A final Commissioning Report should be compiled which summarizes all the tasks. resolution for issues such as scheduling. o Ensure that the owner’s operating personnel are adequately trained on the operation and maintenance of building equipment. 11 . o Functional test procedures and results o Reports that document all commissioning field activities as they progressed.7. and documentation of the commissioning process.1 INTENT MN-RQ-7 aims to establish a project-specific system that would effectively undertake the commissioning of the building services systems. The three (3) main goals of the Coordinated Building Commissioning System are as follows: 1.7. list of equipment. lines of communication and reporting. Ensure that the comfort systems meet the requirements of the Basis of Design  Commissioning is also intended to achieve the following specific objectives: o Document that equipment is installed and started per manufacturer’s recommendations.0 MN-RQ-7 : ESTABLISH A COORDINATED BUILDING COMMISSIONING SYSTEM 1. 1. Facilitate the transfer of the project to the owner’s maintenance staff 3. o Verify the completeness of operations and maintenance manual (e.. manufacturers.g. The report must address the actual performance of the building systems in reference to the design documents. etc. All test reports by various subcontractors. findings. the following items should be considered:  Provision of direction for the commissioning process during construction. and controlling authorities should be incorporated into the final report. o Deficiencies that were discovered and the measures taken to correct them. o Document system performance with thorough functional performance testing and monitoring. and o A description and estimated schedule of required deferred testing. contact list of design and construction team and manufacturers.

but not limited to. CONSTRUCTION The Coordinated Building Commissioning System including. the following:  General Building Information o Project Name o Address o Building Type o Area o Brief Description of the Building o Owner/Developer o Target Completion Date  Commissioning Scope o HVAC System o Electrical System o Mechanical System o Plumbing System o Fire Protection System o Renewable Energy System o Automation System o Other systems that affects the performance of the building.0 1.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. requirements are as follows: DESIGN The Coordinated Building Commissioning System including.3 REQUIREMENTS For MN-RQ-7. but not limited.7. to the following:   12 Updated General Building Information o Project Name o Address o Building Type o Area o Brief Description of the Building o Owner/Developer o Target Completion Date Updated Commissioning Scope o HVAC System o Electrical System o Mechanical System o Plumbing System o Fire Protection System o Renewable Energy System o Automation System .

etc.4 o Other systems that affects the performance of the building. Commissioning Team Information o Position/Function (e.7. compliance to the following society is considered:  Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers 13 .) o Name/Address o Contact Information Roles and Responsibilities General Management Plan and Protocol Commissioning Process o Commissioning Scoping Meeting o Final Commissioning Plan o Design Intent Documentation o Submittals o Pre-functional checklists and start-up procedures o Functional Tests and Verification Process o Functional Testing Procedure o Assembly of Operations and Maintenance Manuals o Training and Orientation of Maintenance Staff o Commissioning Report o Preliminary Commissioning Schedule RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS For this requirement. Structural Engineer.0     1. Project Manager. Architect.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.g.

BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this point. 1.8.8. the following items should be considered:  1.1 2 POINTS INTENT MN-PT-1 aims to promote and encourage the integrated design process. requirements are as follows: DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION The following is required to document compliance  BERDE Professional’s Name  BERDE Professional’s Company  Discussion on the Role of the BERDE Professional  Certification of the BERDE Professional 1. and streamline in the application and certification process.8. REQUIREMENTS For MN-PT-1. compliance to the following governing documents is considered:   14 BERDE Professional Training Modules Requirement for BERDE Consultants as entailed by the Certifying Body .0 MN-PT-1 : BERDE CONSULTANTS 1.4 RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS For this point.8.3 A participant of the project team with sufficient knowledge in building sustainability principles should undergo and pass the BERDE Professional Training and Examination.

1 6 POINTS INTENT MN-PT-2 aims to involve the relevant stakeholders such as potential building users. 15 .BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.0 MN-PT-2 : STAKEHOLDER CONSULTATION 1.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this point. the following items should be considered:   1.9. business.3 Focus Group Discussion (FGD) with the local community Implementation of FGD results REQUIREMENTS For MN-PT-2. 1. residents and local government.9. requirements are as follows: DESIGN Preparation of the minutes of the stakeholder FGDs focusing on the following:     Identification of members of the local community and appropriate stakeholders Discussion of issues such as: o Functionality. in the design process to customize the building as well as provide a sense of ownership. building quality and local impact (including aesthetics) o Building user satisfaction / productivity o Management and operational implications o Maintenance resources / burdens o Good and bad examples of buildings of the same type o Local traffic / transport impact o Social Issues o Opportunities for shared use of facilities and infrastructure with the community Presentation incorporating issues and opportunities in the design based on the feedback from the stakeholders Proof of translation of discussed issues in the design and construction The minutes of the meeting should be duly signed by all relevant stakeholders.9.

9.0 CONSTRUCTION Minutes of the stakeholder FGDs focusing on the following:   Identification of members of the local community and appropriate stakeholders Discussion of issues o Building Design o Construction Timeline o Hazard Identification. 1. compliance to the following Philippine law is considered:  16 PD 1856 .Environmental Impact Assessment .BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. Risk Assessment and Control Report o Local traffic / transport impact o Social issues o Opportunities for shared use of facilities and infrastructure with the community The minutes should be duly signed by all relevant stakeholders.4 RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS For this point.

requirements are as follows: DESIGN Charrette reports that discusses the following:       Project Information Brief Information of the Facilitator Brief information of the multidisciplinary team members Sustainability Goals and corresponding identified champions Discussion of strategies to attain the goals based on a “whole system” approach aligned with MN-RQ-4 (Establish Basis of Design) Recommendation 17 .2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this point.0 MN-PT-3 : DESIGN CHARRETTE 1 POINT 1.10.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.10. the following items should be considered:  Workshops involving the building owner.1 INTENT MN-PT-3 aims to identify realistic and cost-effective sustainable measures that the new the building development could implement. related designers. and commissioning personnel highlighting all possible ideas that will affect the design. 1.10.  Key goals: o Inform and educate charrette participants about energy and environmental implications of designing and constructing the building so that they could effectively use BERDE in defining a high performance building o Identify economically viable and doable strategies that could be implemented in the building to attain the desired BERDE rating o Document the charrette both as a training tool for future high performance charrettes and also as a source of information to assist the building in its next steps. 1.3 REQUIREMENTS For MN-PT-3. construction and operation of the building.

11. 1. or a credible security consultant on mapping out the opportunity for crime occurrences The final design reflecting the identified measures based on the consultation conducted 1.11.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this point. barangay officials. the following items should be considered:   Consultation with local police.11.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. Report from a credible security consultant Plans and specifications referring to the embodiment of the recommendation CONSTRUCTION Preparation of the following documents:   18 Report of the security system in place for the whole construction duration Photographic evidence of related installation of security measures as shown in the plans .1 INTENT MN-PT-4 aims to acknowledge effective design measures that will reduce the opportunity and fear of crime in the development. requirements are as follows: DESIGN Preparation of the following documents:   Consultation report with the local police and barangay officials: o Their advice and involvement o Recommendations OR.0 MN-PT-4 : SECURITY 1 POINT 1.3 REQUIREMENTS For MN-PT-4.

2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this point.3 REQUIREMENTS For MN-PT-5.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. the following items should be considered:  Contribution to Employment within the vicinity  Contribution to Human Rights and Equality  Contribution to Education  Contribution to Housing  Contribution to improving conditions in formal and informal settlements  Effect of project in displacement of local population 1.12. compliance to the following Philippine act is relevant:  RA 7834 – Comprehensive and Integrated Shelter Financing Act 19 .12.0 MN-PT-5 : SOCIAL DIMENSION COMMITMENT 1 POINT 1.4 RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS For this point.12. requirements are as follows: DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION  Accomplished Commitment Form  Documentary proof of compliance with at least one (1) of the above criteria 1.12.1 INTENT MN-PT-5 aims to recognize commitment and delivery to the contribution of the project to the social dimension of sustainability 1.

13.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this point.1 INTENT MN-PT-6 aims to recognize commitment and delivery to the contribution of the project to the environmental dimension of sustainability.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.13. the following items should be considered:  Contribution to the care of oceans  Contribution to the care of fresh water sources 1.3 REQUIREMENTS For MN-PT-6.4 RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS For this point.0 MN-PT-6 : ENVIRONMENTAL DIMENSION COMMITMENT 1 POINT 1. 1.13.13. and documents is considered:     20 DENR Department Administrative Order No. 2005 – 10 – Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Philippine Clean Water Act of 2004 PD 1067 – Water Code of the Philippines RA 8041 – National Water Crisis Act of 1995 RA 9275 – Philippine Clean Water Act of 2004 . compliance to the following Philippine laws. requirements are as follows: DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION  Accomplished Commitment Form  Documentary proof of compliance with at least one (1) of the above criteria 1. acts.

BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. requirements are as follows: DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION  Accomplished Commitment Form  Documentary proof of compliance with at least one (1) of the above criteria  Supporting Calculations 1.0 MN-PT-7 : ECONOMIC DIMENSION COMMITMENT 1 TO 2 POINTS 1.14. compliance to the following statute is considered:  Philippine Business Agenda 21 21 . research and development (1 point) through the increase in 1.4 RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS For this point. the following items should be considered:  Effect of the project on the improvement of the local economy (1 point)  Contribution to the improvement institutional capacities telecommunication facilities.14.14. 1.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this point.14.3 REQUIREMENTS For MN-PT-7.1 INTENT MN-PT-7 aims to recognize commitment and delivery to the contribution of the project to the economic dimension of sustainability.

o Air pollution brought about by dust and particulate matter. utilizing lands previously developed.1. 2. LE-RQ-1 : POLLUTION CONTROL FROM CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES 2. protection of ecological features and biodiversity. duly signed by the construction manager. and identifying measures to be employed to prevent the following: o Erosion due to stormwater. This category includes the promotion of the integrated design process for pollution control from construction activities. and Air Pollution Control Plan 22 . REQUIREMENTS For LE-RQ-1. the following items should be considered:   2. The plan should describe measures for the following: o Prevention of erosion during construction brought about by stormwater. requirements are as follows: DESIGN  Provision of an Erosion. Sedimentation and Air Pollution Control Plan.1.3 Establishment of an Erosion.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this requirement. o Prevention of construction related sediments from reaching receiving watercourses.0 land use and ecology Land Use and Ecology tackles different issues on the condition and the development of the site during the certification period.1 INTENT LE-RQ-1 aims to reduce watercourse and air pollution brought about by construction activities. and reduction of environmental impacts through encouraging environment-resilient site development. construction wastewater runoff.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.1. Sedimentation and Air Pollution Control Plan for all identified construction activities related to the development. construction wastewater run-off and wind o Sedimentation of receiving watercourses o Air pollution due to dust and particulate matter CONSTRUCTION  Site visit and actual photos showing compliance with Erosion. Sedimentation.

0 LE-PT-1 : LAND REUSE 2.2.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this point. requirements are as follows: DESIGN Point 1:   Point 2:   Site plan. (2 points) REQUIREMENTS For LE-PT-1.2. 2. the following items should be considered:  At least 75% of the development is on an area which was previously used for industrial. and discourage the use of previously undeveloped land for building.3 Application of remediation measures if at least 25% of the land is proven to be contaminated as per ASTM E1903-97 Phase II. recalculation of new area Point 2:  Test report from a credible testing agency confirming that the identified areas have already been rehabilitated 23 .1 2 TO 6 POINTS INTENT LE-PT-2 aims to encourage the reuse of land that has been previously developed. commercial or domestic applications for the last 50 years (4 points) AND / OR  2.2. report or site photographs of previous development to show type of building and area (m2) Location and footprint (m2) of proposed development to include temporary areas Test report from a credible testing agency confirming land contamination of at least 25% of the development area as per ASTM E1903-97 Phase II Technical report of the remediation measures to be applied CONSTRUCTION Point 1:  As-built drawings to match design stage evidence  If there are changes.

4 RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS For this point.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. plans and specifications and functional description showing technological or natural measures that will continue the remediation process of the land.0 OR. 2.2. compliance to the following standard is considered:  24 American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standard E1903-97 – Standard Guide for Environmental Site Assessments .

requirements are as follows: DESIGN    A plan and / or site photographs of the existing site highlighting any ecological features Environmental planner.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this point. the following items should be considered:  All existing features of ecological value surrounding the construction zone and site boundary area are adequately protected from damage. landscape architect.3 REQUIREMENTS For LE-PT-2.1 2 TO 6 POINTS INTENT LE-PT-2 aims to encourage the development to protect existing ecological features starting from the design stage. (2 Points) 2.3.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. 2.3.Forest Management Bureau  Natural Watercourses and wetland areas AND / OR  Further improvement of the site ecology through consideration of additional native plant species. and an environmental planner report showing the protection of at least all existing ecological features 25 .3. specifications.0 LE-PT-2 : PROTECTION OF ECOLOGICAL FEATURES AND FURTHER IMPROVEMENT 2. (2 Points) AND / OR  Further improvement of the site ecology through rehabilitation of natural watercourses and wetland areas. particularly during construction (2 points) o Protection of such features described below:  Trees of significant ecological value as declared by the DENR . or ecologist’s report showing the area coverage (m2) of the ecological features to include at least the following: o Description of any ecological feature within the site or on the site boundary o Date(s) of site survey(s) Plan and Specifications showing the ecological features of the site Point 1:  Plan.

4 As built plans showing further improvement of the site ecology through rehabilitation of natural watercourses and wetland areas. landscape architect. Point 2:  As built plans showing further improvement of the site ecology through consideration of additional native plant species. Specifications and an environmental planner report showing further improvement of the site ecology through consideration of additional native plant species. CONSTRUCTION  Narrative of the methodology for the protection of the identified ecological features. RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS For this point. Point 3:  2. or ecologist’s report. Specifications and an environmental planner report showing further improvement of the site ecology through rehabilitation of natural watercourses and wetland areas.Philippine Environmental Code RA 9275 – Philippine Clean Water Act of 2004 .0 Point 2:  Plans.3. Point 3:  Plans. Point 1  As-built plans showing the protection of all existing ecological features as defined by the design stage environmental planner.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. compliance to the following Philippine laws is considered:   26 PD 1152 .

4. or ecologist’s report showing current or future site level or local biodiversity action plan was implemented 27 .2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this point. the following items should be considered:   2.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. accessible vegetated areas should be provided to cover 25% of the total site area. landscape architect. (2 points) Additional point if vegetated areas provide cover for 50% of the total site area (1 point) REQUIREMENTS For LE-PT-3. Environmental planner. requirements are as follows: DESIGN   Plans.4. specifications.1 2 TO 3 POINTS INTENT LE-PT-3 aims to promote biodiversity by having a high ratio of open space-to-development footprint. 2.4. or ecologist’s report showing current or future site level or local biodiversity action plan CONSTRUCTION   As-built plans showing at least 25% of the area is accessible vegetated area. landscape architect.0 LE-PT-3 : PRO-BIODIVERSITY OPEN SPACE 2. Environmental planner.3 The total area of the building footprint (including access roads and parking) shall not cover majority of the total site area. and calculations showing at least 25% of the site area is an accessible vegetated area (to include green roofs).

5.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this point.5.5. courtyards and parking lots) minimize heat absorption through the following strategies: o Distribution of rapid growing trees o Use of open grid pavement system in radiated hardscapes AND / OR  Plan. the following items should be considered:  Provide strategies that would make 50% of the site hardscape minimize heat absorption: (1 point) o Provide natural shading using trees and vegetation (predicted 5 years maturity) o Pavers shall be an open grid pavement system AND / OR  Place a minimum of 50% parking spaces under cover (1 point) 2.1 1 TO 2 POINTS INTENT LE-PT-4 aims to minimize impact on microclimate brought about by thermal gradient differences between urban landscapes and rural areas as a result of solar energy retention in surfaces. and area calculations If strategy implemented is providing a minimum of 50% parking space under cover: o As-built plans and calculations . and area calculations showing a minimum of 50% paring space under cover CONSTRUCTION    28 If strategy implemented is the use of rapid growing trees: o As-built drawings of hardscapes showing location of rapid growing trees and area calculations o List of plant species and properties If strategy implemented is the use of pavers: o As-built plans of hardscapes.0 LE-PT-4 : HEAT ISLAND EFFECT : NON-ROOF 2.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. specifications. showing distribution of pavers. sidewalks. covered areas. requirements are as follows: DESIGN  Plan.3 REQUIREMENTS For LE-PT-4. 2. specifications and area calculations showing 50% of the site hardscape (including roads.

5.0 2. strict compliance of the following law is highly recommended:  PD 1096 .4 RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS For this point.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.National Building Code of the Philippines 29 .

2. o Use of Vegetated Roofing  Provide strategies that would make 75% of the building roof area minimize heat absorption.0 LE-PT-5 : HEAT ISLAND EFFECT : BUILDING ROOF 2. requirements are as follows: DESIGN  Plan. If strategy implemented is the use of vegetated roof: o As-built plans. showing building roofing and area calculations. showing the vegetated roof areas and area calculations. specifications and area calculations showing 75% of the building roof area minimize heat absorption o Use of open-grid pavement system with vegetated roofing OR CONSTRUCTION   30 If strategy implemented is the use of pavers and vegetated roofing: o As-built plans of hardscape and vegetation. specifications.6. the following items should be considered:  Provide strategies that would make 50% of the building roof area minimize heat absorption. o Use of open-grid pavement system with vegetated roofing OR 2. o Vegetated Roofing  Plan.6.6.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.3 REQUIREMENTS For LE-PT-5.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this point. .1 1 POINT INTENT LE-PT-5 aims to minimize impact on microclimate brought about by thermal gradient differences between urban landscapes and rural areas as a result of solar energy retention in surfaces. and area calculations showing 50% of the building roofing minimizes heat absorption through the following strategies.

24 hour rain. 24 hour rain is used. wherein the building development is located has a flood control system in place designed for a 10 year.0 LE-PT-6 : FLOOD RISK MINIMIZATION 2. THE PROJECT SITE’S LOWEST ELEVATION SHOULD NOT BE MORE THAN 1. Additional Points if: o 30 year. village. o 50 year. 24 hour rain is used. o 100 year. socio-cultural and ecological environment of the development area OR proof that the township e. Geophysical.7.3 The development area is within a vicinity with minimal flooding risk A measure is in place to reduce the impact of flooding REQUIREMENTS For LE-PT-6.g. 24 hour rain is used. political.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this point.7. 24 hour rain base on historical information OR: Flood Risk Assessment Report from a credible consultant using Geographical Information System (GIS) Simulation of the development showing flood risk for a 10 year. o Adaptive measures are undertaken if project is located in flood prone areas which may include.5M BELOW THE HIGHEST ELEVATION OF THE FLOOD LEVEL SHOWN IN THE MAPS  A certification from PAGASA that the development area is safe for a 10 year.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. the following items should be considered:   2. compound.7. and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)  Indicate Sea Level Elevation of the Site  Flood Mapping Studies of NAMRIA and DENR – Mines and Geosciences Bureau  IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE THIS POINT. but is not limited to:  Raising the main floor level above the highest elevation of the flood level  Providing elevated bridges and walkways  Providing standby inflatable rafts 31 . Consideration should be given in economic. requirements are as follows: DESIGN  Rainfall data within the vicinity certified by the Philippine Atmospherical.1 2 POINTS INTENT LE-PT-6 aims to encourage location of the development in areas with low possibility of flooding risk or adopt measures to reduce the impact of flooding. 24 hour rain as certified by the administrator of the township. 2.

7.0 2. and Astronomical Services Administration National Disaster Risk Reduction Council Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Mines and Geosciences Bureau . agencies.4 RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS For this point. recommendations of the following tools. 2008 Philippine Atmospheric.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. Geophysical. and organizations are valued:     32 A Tool for Integrated Flood Management. World Meteorological Organization.

. The category covers effluent monitoring to manage the sewage discharging and minimize effluent discharge.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this requirement.1 INTENT WT-RQ-1 aims to monitor and manage sewage discharging outside the building.1. requirements are as follows: DESIGN  Plans and Specifications showing the location of waste sampling point and flow meter.g. living machine.0 water Water mainly addresses the reduction of potable water consumption and wastewater discharge.3 Allocation of waste sampling point for each building structure discharging sewage through sewage pipeline Installation of flow meter in waste monitoring point pipeline Effluent to comply with the parameters of at least a Class C Effluent as per Revised DENR DAO 34 and 35. 2008 by employing technological strategies REQUIREMENTS For WT-RQ-1. sewage treatment plant.  As built plans and commissioning report representing the strategy employed. and the reduction of potable water for landscape irrigation. the following items should be considered:    3. reed bed.1 : EFFLUENT MONITORING QUANTITY AND QUALITY MONITORING 3.  Preparation of PROJECTED Monthly Sewage Report  Calculations and Report of potential untreated effluent  Plans and Specifications of technological strategy employed to attain Class C Effluent. providing a water meter to create management efficiency. but is not limited to.) CONSTRUCTION  As-built plans and Specifications showing the location of waste sampling point and flow meter. Such strategy may include.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.  Provision of Monthly Effluent Report.1. the following: o Use of effluent treatment prior discharging (e. septic tank. etc. To minimize effects of effluent discharge from the building 3.1.  Effluent Quality Test Results meeting Class C requirements using a sample effluent. WT-RQ. 33 .

BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. 2005 -10 : Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Philippine Clean Water Act of 2004 (RA 9275) DENR .4 RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS For this requirement. compliance to the following documents is considered:    34 DENR Administrative Order No.1. 2008 – XX .Water Quality Guidelines and General Effluent Standards .Environmental Management Bureau : Volume II – Manual on Effluent Quality Monitoring DENR Administrative Order No.0 3.

cooling tower. CONSTRUCTION  Manufacturers’ literature of the water meters showing connectivity with building management systems.Revised National Plumbing Code of the Philippines PD 1096 .2.2.2. requirements are as follows: DESIGN  Specifications showing the type of water meter installed and requirement of connectivity to building management system.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. the following items should be considered:  Installation of a main water meter for each new construction development. accounting for at least 40% of total building water consumption from systems such as: (1 point) o Mechanical Equipment (i.4 RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS For this point.e.1 1 TO 2 POINTS INTENT WT-PT-1 aims to monitor water consumption and to create management for water efficiency. evaporative coolers) o Irrigation and Wash-Down System o Recycled Water System o Rainwater Collection System o Hot Water Services 3.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this point.2.  Commissioning reports and documents showing calibration schedule of water meters.  As-built plans and photographed evidence showing locations of the water meters. 3.  Ensure that meters are calibrated and regular calibration schedule according to manufacturer’s specifications are documented (1 point) ADDITIONAL POINT:  Installation of sub-water meter to all major water usages in the building.National Building Code of the Philippines 35 .  Plans showing locations of the main water meter and sub-water meter(s). compliance to the following Philippine laws is considered:   RA 1378 .3 REQUIREMENTS For WT-PT-1. Interconnection of water meter to Building Management System (BMS) / Facilities Management System or alike should be identified in the building. 3.0 WT-PT-1 : WATER METERING 3.

requirements are as follows: DESIGN  Plans and Specifications of all Plumbing Systems  Calculation of predicted occupancy  Calculation of Baseline water usage for sewage conveyance using typical fixtures according the Revised National Plumbing Code of the Philippines.3.  Calculation of projected water usage for sewage conveyance in consideration of water saving strategies. o Specify water-efficient sanitary fixtures o Use of water recycling technologies CONSTRUCTION  Documentation of complete installation of water efficient sanitary fixtures and / or water recycling technologies which includes all of the following: o Purchase order o Delivery receipt o As-built plumbing plan indicating the fixtures and / or water recycling technologies o Photographic evidence  Final predicted occupancy  Calculation of Baseline water usage for sewage conveyance using typical fixtures according the Revised National Plumbing Code of the Philippines. 36 .BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.3 Reduction of water usage.1 2 TO 3 POINTS INTENT WT-PT-2 aims to minimize the volume of water demand and effluent discharge. Universal and International Plumbing Codes and based final predicted occupancy indicated on as-built plans. Universal and International Plumbing Codes  Calculation of projected water usage for sewage conveyance in consideration of water saving strategies.3.0 WT-PT-2 : WATER CONSUMPTION REDUCTION 3.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this point. thus. 3. decreasing effluent discharge in the environment by at least 50% (1 point) Installation of water recycling technologies and water-efficient plumbing fixtures (1 point) Additional point if reduction of water usage is more than 50% (1 point) REQUIREMENTS For WT-PT-2.3. the following items should be considered:    3.

compliance to the following standards and Philippine laws is considered:     PD 856 .Revised National Plumbing Code of the Philippines International Plumbing Code Universal Plumbing Code 37 .The Code on Sanitation of the Philippines RA 1378 .2.4 RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS For this point.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.0 3.

3 REQUIREMENTS For WT-PT-3.  Calculation of the baseline case at peak summer period using average values for specie factor.  Calculation design case at peak summer period using actual specie and density factors and irrigation efficiencies provided by irrigation technology providers. and irrigation system based on the as-built landscape plans.4 RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS For this point. compliance to the following Philippine law is considered:  38 PD 1067 .  Reduction Calculation CONSTRUCTION  As-built Landscape Plans and Photographs demonstrating the design. (1 point) 3.0 WT-PT-3 : EFFICIENT LANDSCAPE IRRIGATION 3.4. requirements are as follows: DESIGN  Report on soil analysis of the site. density factors and irrigation system used.The Water Code of the Philippines . 3.1 1 TO 2 POINTS INTENT WT-PT-3 aims to reduce the use of potable water resources for landscape irrigation.  Reduction Calculation using actual flow from the commissioning report 3.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.4.2 CRITERIA Reduction of potable water usage by at least 50% via the following: (1 point)  Rainwater harvesting  Wastewater recycling  Plant species factor  Irrigation efficiency Additional point if no potable water use or irrigation.4.  Commissioning report of the irrigation technology used.4. density factors.  Plant selection report by a landscape architect  Calculation of the baseline case at peak summer period using average values for specie factor.  Table of Plant Species and corresponding characteristics/properties.

energy efficiency improvement.1..g. lifts. 39 .1 1 POINT INTENT EN-PT-1 aims to facilitate monitoring of energy consumption. energy simulation. plug loads.3 REQUIREMENTS For EN-PT-1. o Space Cooling o Domestic Hot Water o Fans (major) o Lighting o Small Power (e.1. the following items should be considered:  Provide methods of sub-metering for the following systems. improvement of operation and maintenance. etc. scope of building management system describing the energy metering system. Aspects affecting energy efficiency of the building is an integral part of the category.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. integration of sustainable design. requirements are as follows: DESIGN   Summary of energy-consuming systems and their rated output Plans and specification documents showing: o Energy-consuming systems o Metering for each system and type o If applicable.g. EN-PT-1 : ENERGY METERING 4. escalators)  A Building Automated System (BAS) with the ability to monitor and control the chillers. use of improving technologies and energy efficient equipment.1. The category encompasses monitoring of energy consumption. air handling units & pumps and other major MVAC equipment as well as internal environmental conditions 4.0 energy Energy mainly focuses on the reduction of energy consumption.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this point. 4. and use of automation.) o Other major energy-consuming items where appropriate (e.

BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. Commissioning reports and documents showing calibration schedule of power meters RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS For this point. compliance to the following standards is considered:    40 DOE – Guidelines for Energy Conserving Design of Buildings Philippine Distribution Code Philippine Electrical Code . Commissioning report at peak load of the sub-metering system to be within tolerance levels of the Summary of Energy-Consuming Systems and rated loads.1.0 CONSTRUCTION    4.4 As-built plans reflecting the metering system for the identified energy-consuming systems.

1 1 POINT INTENT EN-PT-2 aims to specify the use of energy-efficient light fittings. 4.2. 4.2.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this point.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. fixtures. and luminaires. the following items should be considered:  A minimum luminous efficacy of at least 45 lumens / watt for all light fittings and fixtures for the building 4.0 EN-PT-2 : ENERGY EFFICIENT LIGHTING 4. requirements are as follows: DESIGN    Specification in plans of light fixtures and fittings to be at least 45 lumens / watt Lighting power indices or densities complying with the minimum standards in the Guidelines for Energy Conserving Design of Buildings Compliant to the pertinent Philippine National Standards (PNS) on Lighting Products CONSTRUCTION   Documentation of complete installation of all lighting fixtures which include all of the following o Purchase order o Delivery receipt o As-built plans to reflect that all light fittings are at least 45 lumens/watt o Photographic evidence Test certification from the Department of Energy or a credible testing agency for the light fittings and luminaires used.2.4 RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS For this point.3 REQUIREMENTS For EN-PT-2. compliance to the following standards is considered:     DOE Guidelines for Energy Conserving Design of Buildings Philippine Electrical Code Philippine National Standards (PNS) on Lighting Products UNDP – DOE – GEF Manual of Practice on Efficient Lighting 41 .2.

BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.0 EN-PT-3 : NATURAL VENTILATION 4. where appropriate.6m/sec in velocity (to be verified during commissioning to achieve this point) CONSTRUCTION  Outside Air Quality (tested within 5 meters of the intake) certified by a credible testing agency is within DENR limits for indoor use.3 REQUIREMENTS For EN-PT-3. the following items should be considered:  50% of identified areas for ventilation shall use natural ventilation techniques.  Ambient Air Quality certified by a credible testing agency is within DENR limits for indoor use  Zoning Plans showing areas for ventilation and air-conditioning.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this point.  Calculation showing areas for natural ventilation is equivalent to 50% of the areas identified for ventilation. Natural ventilation should be designed wherever possible to minimize the cooling load required and save energy.  As built plans of the following: o Floor plan(s) showing window identification o Window schedule o Elevations and sections 42 .3.3. requirements are as follows: DESIGN  Zoning Plans showing areas for ventilation and air-conditioning. 4.3. in accordance to the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) AM 10 4.1 1 POINT INTENT EN-PT-3 aims to take advantage of the natural or passive means of ventilation inside the building by using the natural flow of external air around the building.  Proof of natural ventilation feasibility study to include: o Floor plan(s) showing window identification o Window schedule o Elevations and sections o Prevailing wind data in the vicinity according to PAGASA o Vicinity plans showing existing structures and vegetation indicating size and height ADDITIONAL INNOVATION POINT:  Computational fluid dynamics studies of naturally ventilated spaces achieving 0.  Calculation showing areas for natural ventilation is equivalent to 50% of the areas identified for ventilation.

and Refrigerating Engineers 43 .0  4.4 Commissioning report showing proof that at least 0. compliance to the following agencies and standards is considered:    Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) AM 10 DOE Guidelines for Energy Conserving Design of Buildings Philippine Society of Ventilating.3.6m/sec in velocity was achieved RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS For this point.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. Air-conditioning.

As-built Plans of Electrical Single line diagram of installation. wind energy.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this point.4. and other related renewable energy harnessing systems. requirements are as follows: DESIGN  Plans and specifications showing the location of the renewable energy technology installation.0 EN-PT-4 : ON-SITE ENERGY GENERATION 4. 4. 4. the following items should be considered:  Use of renewable energy technologies like solar panels.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.4.4.  Manual energy design analysis or energy modelling using computer software to show the energy consumption for an annual basis using the projected loads and building physical properties as per design. . Point:  Calculations of project’s renewable energy power percentage of the building’s total energy demand by at least 5% and reduction to annual energy cost Additional Innovation point: o More than 15% renewable energy CONSTRUCTION    Point:  44 As-built plans showing the location of the renewable energy technology installation.  Electrical single line diagram of installation.1 1 POINT INTENT EN-PT-4 aims to contribute to the reduction of carbon emissions and atmospheric pollution. hydro energy.3 REQUIREMENTS For EN-PT-4. Manual energy design analysis or energy modelling using computer software to show the energy consumption for an annual basis using the projected loads and as-built building physical properties. Commissioning report of renewable energy power generators to show peak power generation at its most ideal environmental condition.

4 RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS For this point.0 4.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.Renewable Energy Act of 2008 Philippine Electrical Code Philippine Grid Code 45 . compliance to the following standards and Philippine act is considered:     DOE Guidelines for Energy Conserving Design of Buildings RA 9531 .4.

2004  Use of carbon monoxide sensors for controlling air volume of fresh air supply in common areas.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. etc. etc) are reflected on plans.2 CRITERIA Reduction of energy consumption using any or a combination of the following:  Active methods using energy efficient technology for equipment such as: Air-conditioning (chilled beams. charts. elevations. escalators (using motion sensors.1 . and relevant features  Electrical and Mechanical Plans and specifications .3 REQUIREMENTS For EN-PT-5.1 1 POINT INTENT EN-PT-5 aims to encourage documentation of reduction of energy use from a baseline of 200 kWh/m 2 per year 4. sections. elevators (VSD.  Energy Efficient Lighting  Co-generation  On-site and/or off-site Renewable Energy  Passive methods including energy efficient building envelope design All of the above methods should consider compliance with the following:  Minimum efficiency requirement of the air-conditioning system as shown in ASHRAE / IESNA 90.achievement of targeted reduction for annual operations reflected on diagrams.energy conservation measures (façade details. etc).0 EN-PT-5 : ENERGY EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENT 4. window schedule. VSD.energy efficient features are highlighted on load schedule. 4. VAV.5. etc).5. requirements are as follows: DESIGN Point 1 – Energy reduction by 12.5. and computations .5% (or attaining 175 kWh/m2 per year) Additional Innovation Point – Energy reduction by 25% (or attaining 150 kWh/m2 per year) Requirements for both points: 46  Architectural plans . and other strategies. lighting. and equipment schedule  Report .). sleep or stand-by mode.

window schedule.  Commissioning report of the system including maintenance schedule.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.2004 levels as certified by a credible Testing Agency. elevations. etc) are reflected on plans. o Elevators  Equipment literature  Commissioning report of the equipment showing all features are functioning. to include maintenance and calibration schedule Other documentation of energy conservation measures and performance metrics to support consistency with report and proof that targeted reduction in building energy use was attained. to include maintenance schedule o Escalators  Equipment literature  Commissioning report of the equipment showing the motion sensor is functioning.0 CONSTRUCTION Point 1 & Innovation Point:  As-built plans and specifications of architectural design .  ADDITIONAL INNOVATION POINT:  Energy modelling Report representing the building performance output based on as-built plans and specifications 47 . sections.2004  Air-conditioning efficiency is within ASHRA/IESNA 90.energy conservation measures (façade details. and relevant features  As-built plans and specifications of electrical design showing load schedule  Mechanical Plans as they apply below: o Air-conditioning System  As-built plans and specifications of air-conditioning system is in accordance to ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1 .1 .  Control Plans and functional description of the system. o Fresh Air Fans  As-built plans showing locations of carbon monoxide sensors for controlling air volume fresh air supply in common areas. Set points are within OSHA indoor air quality standards.  Commissioning Report of the system including maintenance schedule.

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4.5.4 RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS
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Philippine Society of Ventilating, Air-conditioning, and Refrigerating Engineers
Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers (PSME) Code
Philippine Electrical Code
DOE – Guidelines for Energy Conserving Design of Buildings

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EN-PT-6 : ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDING ENVELOPE
4.6.1

1 POINT

INTENT

EN-PT-6 aims to recognize and encourage the design of the building envelope which enables low heat
gain into the interiors for all spaces, and low air infiltration in air conditioned spaces.

4.6.2

CRITERIA

To show full compliance to this point, the following items should be considered:
 Building Envelope heat transfer properties shall comply with ASHRAE 189 – Normative Appendix
A, Table A-1 Building Envelope Requirements for Climate Zone 1 (Very Hot, Humid).
 Building Envelope of air-conditioned spaces shall comply with ASHRAE Standard 90.1 and have
an average air leakage of 2 L/s-m2 at 75 Pa in accordance with ASTM E779 or an equivalent
approved method.
 Guidelines on Energy Conserving Design of Buildings from DOE
o The Overall Thermal Transfer Value (OTTV) for the exterior walls of buildings as well as
roofs shall not exceed 45 W/m2 – for buildings w/ 175 kW cooling load or greater
o Maximum Thermal Transmittance Values of roofs (in W/m2K):
Light
under 50 kg/m2
0.50 (A/C)
0.8 (non-A/C)
2
Medium
50-230 kg/m
0.80 (A/C)
1.1 (non-A/C)
Heavy
over 230 kg/m2
1.20 (A/C0
1.5 (non-A/C)

4.6.3

REQUIREMENTS

For EN-PT-6, requirements are as follows:
DESIGN

Plan, Elevations and Roof Plans showing areas of radiated exposure
Specification Table of Walls, Windows, Roofing, Skylights and Slab showing required U and Rvalues complying with ASHRAE 189 – Normative Appendix A, Table A-1 Building Envelope
Requirements for Climate Zone 1 (Very Hot, Humid)
Specification in plans that the building envelope shall have the characteristics of a continuous
air barrier in accordance to ASHRAE 189 – Normative Appendix B, Prescriptive Continuous Air
Barrier and requiring all connections to be sealed.
Report showing minimum overall thermal transfer value (OTTV) and roof thermal transfer value
(RTTV) calculations and coefficients were attained

CONSTRUCTION
 As-built Plans, Elevations and Roof Plans showing areas of radiated exposure
 As-built plans of Walls, Windows, Roofing, Skylights and Slab showing spot details of the
installation and manufacturer literature complying with the required U and R-values as per

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ASHRAE 189 – Normative Appendix A, Table A-1 Building Envelope Requirements for Climate
Zone 1 (Very Hot, Humid)
Certificate from a credible testing agency of sections/assemblies to comply with ASHRAE 189 –
Normative Appendix B, Prescriptive Continuous Air Barrier tested in accordance to ASTM E2357
or ASTM E1677; and building leakage rated in accordance to ASTM E779 for air conditioned
buildings
Confirmation compliance with earlier report submittal on building envelope performance for walls
and roof based on DOE Guidelines for Energy Conserving Design of Buildings

4.6.4 RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS
For this point, compliance to the following standards is considered:





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ASHRAE 189 – Design for High Performance Green Buildings
ASTM E2357 – 05 - Standard Test Method for Determining Air Leakage of Air Barrier Assemblies
ASTM E1677 – 05 - Standard Specification for an Air Retarder (AR) Material or System for LowRise Framed Building Walls
ASTM E779 – 10 - Standard Test Method for Determining Air Leakage Rate by Fan
Pressurization
DOE – Guidelines for Energy Conserving Design of Buildings

7. or equipment certified to be energy efficient in accordance to an appropriate testing standard by a credible testing agency. requirements are as follows: DESIGN  Specification of use of energy efficient equipment as listed down in the Section 7.1 1 POINT INTENT EN-PT-7 aims to recognize and encourage the use of energy efficient rated equipment.3. Department of Energy.3. 4.7.2.2. or by a credible testing agency using an appropriate testing standard.7. Department of Energy.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. compliance to the following standards is considered:    ASHRA/IESNA 90. Energy Star.3.3 REQUIREMENTS For EN-PT-7.2.2 of ASHRAE 189 – Design of High Performance Green Buildings.2 of ASHRAE 189 – Design of High Performance Green Buildings 4.2. as certified by Green Choice Philippines.1 and 7. CONSTRUCTION  Equipment literature and testing certificates of items falling under Section 7.0 EN-PT-7 : ENERGY EFFICIENT EQUIPMENT 4.3.4 RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS For this point.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this point.7. Energy Star. 4.1 and 7. the following item should be considered:  Specification of use of equipment certified by the Green Choice Philippines.1 ASHRAE 189 – Design for High Performance Green Buildings DOE – Guidelines for Energy Conserving Design of Buildings 51 .

commissioning report of automatic controls.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. electronic documentation of MVAC Systems Additional Innovation Points  Inclusion of the following in the system: o Lifts and lighting o Waste water systems o Renewable energy systems. requirements are as follows: DESIGN Point 1:  Plans and Specifications showing the use of automatic controls.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this point.0 EN-PT-8 : BUILDING AUTOMATION SYSTEMS 4.8. performance monitoring.8. electronic documentation of MVAC Systems Additional Innovation Points  Inclusion of the following in the system: o Lifts and lighting o Waste water systems o Renewable energy systems. (1 point) REQUIREMENTS For EN-PT-8. and o External loads 52 .8. the following items should be considered:   4.3 To have automatic controls and performance monitoring. electronic documentation of significant building services systems from which to base real-time informed decisions concerning operations and maintenance (1 point) To have an indicator of overall power consumption and consumption of significant loads. performance monitoring.1 1 TO 2 POINTS INTENT EN-PT-8 aims to recognize and encourage the use of automation systems to monitor and control energy consuming equipment. 4. and o External loads CONSTRUCTION Point 1:  As-built plans and specifications.

compliance to the following standard is considered:  DOE – Guidelines for Energy Conserving Design of Buildings 53 .0 Point 2:  4.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.4 Plans and specifications showing the electronic system indicating overall power consumption and consumption of significant loads.8. RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS For this point.

and transport amenities to further reduce the extended travels. design drawings and/or a copy of the specification confirming: o The location of the cycle storage facilities and determine the distance between facilities and the building entry o The number of cycle spaces provided 54 .BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. This category covers use of alternative and greener mode of transportation and providing enough parking to encourage use of alternative transportation. and reduce emission.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this point.1.5% of building occupants.5 meters wide.1 1 POINT INTENT TR-PT-1 aims to encourage and recognize the use bicycles as an alternative form of transport by incorporating cyclist facilities in the design. 5. public access.5 meters) in the general area. congestion and hardscapes. requirements are as follows: DESIGN  Vicinity Plan and photographs showing bicycle lanes (min.1. Connect offsite bicycle lanes to the project site and provide bicycle lanes with direct access to the bicycle storage facilities. o Certification from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA)  Computation of building occupancy. The category also deals with the proximity of key establishments.3 REQUIREMENTS For TR-PT-1. TR-PT-1 : ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION --. o The above requirement must be achieved first.BICYCLES 5.5% for occupancy in the range of 501 – 1000 o 5% for occupancy over 1000 5.0 transportation Transportation focuses on lessening transport circulation and encouraging the use of alternative transportation.1. thus lowering emission and use of energy. (based on the National Building Code)  Site plan. the following items should be considered:  The project’s vicinity must have existing bicycle lanes of at least 1.  Provide secure bicycle racks and/or storage within 200 meters of a building entrance for 5% or more of building occupants.  Provision of showers and changing facilities in the building or within 200 meters of a building entrance for 0. o 10% of occupancy up to 500 o 7. 1.

compliance to the following Philippine law is considered:  PD 1096 .1. dimensions and layout of cycle racks CONSTRUCTION  AS-built plans and photographs confirming: o The location of the cycle storage facilities o The number of cycle spaces provided o The type.4 RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS For this point. dimensions and layout of cycle racks 5.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.0 o The type.National Building Code of the Philippines 55 .

Clean Air Act of 1999 .3 REQUIREMENTS For TR-PT-2. compliance to the following Philippine act is considered:  56 RA 8749 . drawings. 5.4 RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS For this point. the following items should be considered:  Provide preferred parking for LPG/NG and electric powered vehicles located near entrances of buildings  Provide preferred parking for vehicles used for employee carpool and vanpool  Parking for these vehicles should be at least 3% of the total vehicle parking capacity 5.  Drawings or photo documentation of signage near the preferred parking areas 5.2.1 1 POINT INTENT TR-PT-2 aims to encourage building users to use low emission and energy efficient vehicles by providing incentives.2.2.0 TR-PT-2 : ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION – LOW EMISSION AND ENERGY EFFICIENT VEHICLES 5.2.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this point. requirements are as follows: DESIGN Point 1:  Provide specifications.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. and calculations documenting the: o Location of preferred parking near entrances of building and quantity compared to total parking o Signage near the preferred parking areas CONSTRUCTION Point 1:  As-built plans indicating preferred parking slots located near the entrance w/ calculations showing minimum % is met or exceeded.

compliance to the following Philippine law is considered:  PD 1096 . whichever is more stringent CONSTRUCTION Point 1:  5.3.3.3. RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS For this point. requirements are as follows: DESIGN Point 1:  Plans and Specifications demonstrating that the parking capacity does not exceed requirements of the National Building Code of the Philippines or LGU Building Code.4 As-built plans and Specifications demonstrating that the parking capacity does not exceed requirements of the National Building Code of the Philippines.3 Parking capacity shall not exceed requirements of the National Building Code of the Philippines or LGU Building Code REQUIREMENTS For TR-PT-3.0 TR-PT-3 : PARKING 5.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this point.1 3 POINTS INTENT TR-PT-3 aims to encourage use of alternative transport systems thus reducing related emissions and congestions and reducing hardscapes by providing parking that does not exceed Building Code requirements. 5.3. the following items should be considered:  5.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.National Building Code of the Philippines 57 .

5.  Such Key establishments include: o Bank o Place of Worship o Convenience Grocery (Sari-Sari Store) o Health Center o Fire Station o Parlor / Barber o Laundry / Cleaners o Library o Park o Pharmacy o Post Office o Restaurant (Carinderia / Turo-turo) o School o Supermarket (Wet Market) o Theater o Fitness Center o Day Care Center o Hardware o Medical or Dental Office o Barangay Hall o Residential Area o Office Bldg 58 .BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.1 2 POINTS INTENT TR-PT-4 aims to reward a building that is located in proximity to local amenities.4.4.0 TR-PT-4 : PROXIMITY TO KEY ESTABLISHMENTS 5. thereby reducing the need for extended travel and multiple trips.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this point. the following items should be considered:  The building is to be situated at least 250m from 10 basic services accessible by pedestrian lanes and sidewalks.

o A list of the identified services. Radii may be drawn around multiple buildings or more than 1 main entrance. Services other than those listed in the point requirements will be considered on a project-by-project basis.0 5.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. requirements are as follows: DESIGN  Prepare a Site vicinity map with a 250m radius around the main building entrance. with at least 10 basic services to be present within the radius. o All residential developments within the radius should be marked. and the service type to confirm compliance. the business name.3 REQUIREMENTS For TR-PT-4. 59 .4. o All commercial buildings within the radius should be marked.

3 REQUIREMENTS For TR-PT-5.1 1 POINT INTENT TR-PT-5 aims to contribute to ease of people movement within the vicinity.  Narrative on passage ways and security measures in place.5.5. 60 . 5.5. CONSTRUCTION  As-built plans showing possible pedestrian route within the building.0 TR-PT-5 : PUBLIC ACCESS 5. thus providing more options for pedestrians movement. requirements are as follows: DESIGN  Plans showing possible pedestrian route within the building.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. 5. the following item should be considered:  Building provisions that would allow people to pass within the building premises with due consideration of security.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this point.

requirements are as follows: DESIGN  Plans and specifications showing public transport amenities at bus stops. 5.6.1 2 TO 4 POINTS INTENT TR-PT-6 aims to provide amenities that would provide ease of transport to the public.3 PUV Terminal (1 Point) Covered walkway connecting the building to transport waiting areas (1 Point) REQUIREMENTS For TR-PT-6.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.0 TR-PT-6 : CONTRIBUTION TO PUBLIC TRANSPORT AMENITIES 5. the following item should be considered:  Public Transport Amenities within the site which may include but not limited to : o o Waiting Sheds (1 point) Public Utility Vehicle Waiting Area (1 point) Additional Points: o o 5.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this point. 61 .6.6. jeepney Routes CONSTRUCTION  As-built plans and specifications showing public transport amenities.

campus or private jeepney lines usable by building occupants.0 TR-PT-7 : PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ACCESS 5. aerial photograph. AND / OR OPTION 2. bus stops or jeepney routes serving the project building Plans and specifications showing public transport amenities. AND / OR OPTION 3.7. the project teams can measure walking distances from multiple entrances. the building occupants are provided with a shuttle link that provides transportation between the building and any public transportation stops or stations stated above.5 km walking distance (measured from a main building entrance) of an existing or planned and funded commuter rail or light rail.1 1 TO 4 POINTS INTENT TR-PT-7 aims to reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use.3 REQUIREMENTS For TR-PT-7. campus. 5.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. requirements are as follows: DESIGN Calculations. . Rail Station Proximity (2 points) Locate the project within 0. Software tools like Google Maps Pedometer may be useful for determining walking distance Documentation. Jeepney Route Proximity (1 point) Locate the project within 250 meters walking distance (measured from a main building entrance) of 1 or more stops for 2 or more public. Shuttle Link (1 point) If the project site is in a remote area with no access to public transportation.7.7. Bus Stop Proximity (1 point) Locate the project within 0. or private bus lines usable by building occupants.2 CRITERIA OPTION 1. OPTION 4.  62 Identify local rail stations.5 km walking distance (measured from a main building entrance) of 1 or more stops for 2 or more public. or map to calculate the walking distance to the transit stops. Use an area drawing. If the building has multiple main or public entrances. 5.

BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. provide information of the distance between transit points and the building. and shuttle capacity. obtain verification of funding for the rail project. If a shuttle between the building and transit points is used to meet the requirement of this point.0    Develop a site vicinity plan. and labelled walking paths between the project building’s main entrance and rail stations. bus stops or jeepney routes If the team anticipates rail development. schedule and frequency of shuttle operation. to scale. 63 .

o Zoning Threshold (Deviations). in turn.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this point. The assessment as to whether a project falls under this clause simply entails the comparison of the proposal with the allowed uses and land use intensities in the zone where it is located. It is required that a TIA be conducted whenever a proposed development will generate 100 or more new peak hour vehicle trips to or from the site or:  When a specified amount of area is being rezoned.  When financial assessments are required and the extent of impact must be determined. o Road Geometry o Traffic Safety o Site Circulation and Parking . submit information that corresponds to the required threshold criteria. o Public Roadway Modification Threshold.  Provide a Transportation Impact Assessment (TIA) from a transportation engineer or planner certified by the Environmental Management Bureau showing that existing roadways could accommodate additional volume brought about by the development. A TIA shall be conducted if the modifications required fall under the criteria specified herein.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.  When development will occur in a sensitive area. The Zoning Administrator shall prepare a list of Significantly Sized Projects (SSP) with the corresponding thresholds. The project proponent shall submit its requirements for the Public Roadway Modifications to the Zoning Administrator. o Public Size Threshold.0 TR-PT-8 : TRANSPORTATION IMPACT ASSESSMENT 5. A TIA shall be required if a proposal falls under the Deviations clause of the Zoning Ordinance.  When development contains a specified number of dwelling units or square footage.  The TIA shall discuss at a minimum the following: o Transportation Improvements. Proposals within the list of SSP’s and exceed the specified threshold criteria shall be required to conduct TIA regardless of conformance with the use or land use intensity provisions of the Zoning Ordinance. the following items should be considered:  Determine if Transportation Impact Assessment (TIA) is necessary.1 2 POINTS INTENT TR-PT-8 aims to provide an analysis of the contribution of the building to traffic within the vicinity. 5. The project proponent shall.8.8. o 64 General Threshold.

8. CONSTRUCTION  5. REQUIREMENTS For TR-PT-8.3 o Transportation facilities related to public transport.8. bicycle and pedestrian travel o Transportation Demand Management.0 5.4 If a TIA is required by the Local Government. a Certification from the City Planning Office or the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority shall be obtained RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS For this point.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. compliance to the following standards and documents is considered:    Proposed Philippine Traffic Impact Assessment Guidelines Local Government Unit Laws and Ordinances DENR – Environmental Compliance Certificate 65 . requirements are as follows: DESIGN  A TIA related to the proposed development prepared by a transportation engineer or planner certified by the Environmental Management Bureau. o Neighbourhood Traffic and Parking Management.

acoustics. and views.1.3 REQUIREMENTS For EQ-RQ-1. lighting. thermal levels. the following item should be considered: o Illuminance (lux) levels in all internal areas of the building are specified in accordance with the DOLE-OSHA standards and UNDP-DOE Manual of Practice on Efficient Lighting 6. EQ-RQ-1 : LIGHTING LEVELS 6. and indoor acoustics.4 Lux level measurement of rooms and areas to conform with task requirement RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS For this requirement. compliance to the following standards is considered:    66 DOLE – Occupational Safety and Health Standards UNDP – DOE Manual of Practice on Efficient Lighting Philippine Electrical Code . thermal levels. The category includes lighting design to acquire good lighting levels. control the illumination and prevent glare.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this requirement.1.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.1 INTENT EQ-RQ-1 aims to ensure lighting has been designed for comfortable illumination as per specified area type of function. requirements are as follows: DESIGN  Calculation per area of illumination based on task  OR: Lighting Modelling Computer Output showing lux level distribution within the room.0 indoor environment quality Indoor Environment Quality deals with human comfort.1. CONSTRUCTION  6.1. 6.

CONSTRUCTION  Formal written confirmation from the head of the commissioning team confirming: o  6.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this requirement. compliance to the following standard and agency is considered:   ASHRAE Standard 55-2004 : Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers (PSME) Code 67 .0 EQ-RQ-2 : THERMAL LEVELS 6. Where changes have occurred. provide updated computations demonstrating the internal temperatures in compliance with the relevant standards.2.1 INTENT EQ-RQ-2 aims to ensure that appropriate thermal comfort levels are achieved. 6. requirements are as follows: DESIGN  Cooling Load Calculation per room and zone. RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS For this requirement.2. 6.2. therefore design stage evidence demonstrates compliance at construction stage.3 REQUIREMENTS For EQ-RQ-2.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.2.4 No changes have occurred since design stage thermal comfort assessment was carried out. the following item should be considered:  Calculation of Cooling Load based on projected load requirements.

3.3.T in informal café/canteen areas Other ratings to comply with DOLE-OSHA standards 6. compliance to the following standard is considered:  68 DOLE – Occupational Safety and Health Standards .3.4 RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS For this requirement.T general spaces (staffrooms.g.3.T in spaces designed for speech e.0 EQ-RQ-3 : INDOOR ACOUSTICS 6. 6.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.2 CRITERIA Indoor ambient noise levels in unoccupied staff/office areas comply with the following: ≤ 40dB LAeq. requirements are as follows: DESIGN  Acoustic specifications and considerations to be reflected in the plans for equipment selection.T in single occupancy offices 40-50dB LAeq. restrooms) 35 dB LAeq. 6. CONSTRUCTION  Report of an acoustic specialist on the acoustic performance of each room of the development.T in multiple occupancy offices 40 dB LAeq.3 REQUIREMENTS For EQ-RQ-3.1 INTENT EQ-RQ-3 aims to ensure the acoustic performance of the building meets the appropriate standards for its purpose. seminar/lecture rooms ≤ 50 dB LAeq.

1 1 POINT INTENT EQ-PT-1 aims to encourage and recognize designs which connect the building occupants with the outdoor environment and which provide good levels of daylight for building users.0 EQ-PT-1 : EXTERNAL VIEW AND DAYLIGHTING 6.4. compliance to the following Philippine law is considered:  PD 1096 : National Building Code of the Philippines 69 .4. requirements are as follows: DESIGN  Design plans. elevations and sections showing all relevant building dimensions and area calculations to comply with view access  Actual measurement of lighting levels for the areas claimed 6.4.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this point. 6. to be validated by actual measurements at construction assessment for the areas claimed CONSTRUCTION  As-built plans.  Computations showing adequate daylight levels – manual or simulation.4.4 RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS For this point.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. the following items should be considered:  75% of Interior spaces have access to outdoor views  50% of Interior spaces have access to daylighting OR 6. elevations and sections showing all relevant building dimensions and area calculations to comply with view access.3 REQUIREMENTS For EQ-PT-1.

3-way and / or dimmer switches)  A copy of actual lighting drawings showing the location of switches/controlled lighting zones or dimmer switches 70 ..g.0 EQ-PT-2 : ILLUMINATION CONTROL 6. 6.1 1 POINT INTENT EQ-PT-2 aims to recognize and encourage lighting design practices that reduce the unnecessary lighting of spaces.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this point. zones of no more than four workplaces o Workstations adjacent to windows/atria and other building areas separately zoned and controlled. requirements are as follows: DESIGN  Design plans for each floor of the building highlighting space arrangement and room type  Specification or design plans confirming: o Lighting zones o Location and scope of user-controls (e.. o Seminar and lecture rooms: zoned for presentation and audience areas o Library spaces: separate zoning of stacks.5.3 Lighting is zoned to allow separate occupant control of the following areas (where applicable): o Office and circulation spaces o In office areas.5. Use of dimmers to modulate illumination levels as needed REQUIREMENTS For EQ-PT-2. the following items should be considered:   6.g.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. reading and counter areas.5. 3-way and / or dimmer switches)  A copy of lighting schematic drawings showing the location of switches/controlled lighting zones or dimmer switches CONSTRUCTION  As-built plans for each floor of the building highlighting space arrangement and room type  As-built design plans confirming: o Lighting zones o Location and scope of user-controls (e.

5.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. compliance to the following standards is considered:    Philippine Electrical Code Manual of Practice on Efficient Lighting DOE Guidelines on Energy Conservation of Buildings 71 .0 6.4 RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS For this point.

the following items should be considered:  Compliance of surfaces with the corresponding reflectance values (in %): Ceilings 80 .92 Walls 40 . o Types and specification of shading system(s) and control to be installed or o Reflectance values of surfaces to conform with table above CONSTRUCTION  As-built plans. requirements are as follows: DESIGN  Marked-up copy of the design plan(s) confirming: o A description of the function of each of the building spaces. wall and floor surfaces.3 REQUIREMENTS For EQ-PT-3.1 1 POINT INTENT EQ-PT-3 aims to allow occupants to control glare in occupied areas by avoiding contrasts on ceiling.0 EQ-PT-3 : GLARE CONTROL 6.6.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this point. glazed doors and roof lights in all relevant building areas OR 6.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.6.60 Floors 21 – 39 Furniture 26 – 44  An occupant-controlled shading system on all windows. and the provision of adequate means of control relative to the glare source. specifications and photographic evidence demonstrating installation of the shading system or  As-built plans and specifications or other proof indicating conformity of reflectance values of elements with table above 72 .6. 6.

BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.7.7. etc). 6. or centralized response system/BAS) o Scope of the controls.0 EQ-PT-4 : THERMAL CONTROL 6. compliance to the following standards is considered:   Philippine Mechanical Code ASHRAE Standard 55-2004 : Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy 73 . having no direct access to solar heat gain) and other intermediate spaces (such as corridors.7.7. 6.g.g.. REQUIREMENTS For EQ-PT-4. requirements are as follows: DESIGN  A copy of the relevant clauses of specification and/or marked-up M&E drawings confirming: o Scope of the heating/cooling system o Type of user controls for the above systems (may be thermostats. central zone (e.3 Cooling system is designed to allow occupant control of zoned areas within all occupied spaces in the building The zoning allows separate occupant control (within the occupied space) of each area including perimeter spaces (e.4 RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS For this point. CONSTRUCTION  Confirmation from the Commissioning Agent that all areas have a thermal control in accordance to the specifications.1 1 POINT INTENT EQ-PT-4 aims to acknowledge the provision of user controls which allow independent adjustment of cooling systems within the building. the following items should be considered:   6.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this point.. having direct access to solar heat gain).

the following items should be considered:  Minimum compliance of ASHRAE 62.1 1 POINT INTENT EQ-PT-5 aims to reduce the health risk due to poor indoor air quality. As-built plans.8.  No Smoking Policy in Buildings. CONSTRUCTION Point:  AND:  74 Commissioning Report confirming compliance of ASHRAE 62. specification and commissioning report of the use of CO2 and NO2 sensors with automatic trigger to fresh air fan.3 REQUIREMENTS For EQ-PT-5. extracts. 10m from entrances and 20m from air intakes 6. ventilators o Any existing or proposed sources of external pollution Plans and specification making use of CO2 and NO2 sensors with automatic trigger to fresh air fan.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.1-2004  Air intakes are 20m beyond sources of external pollution sources.  Naturally ventilated areas are beyond 10m of external pollution sources. requirements are as follows: DESIGN Point:   AND:  AND:  A copy of the relevant clauses of specification and/or marked-up M&E drawings confirming compliance of ASHRAE 62.  Intake and exhaust of building HVAC system is beyond 10m apart. openable windows. Allocation of Smoking Areas for Tobacco users at least 10 meters away from building entrance.1-2004.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this point.0 EQ-PT-5 : INDOOR AIR QUALITY 6. . A marked-up proposed site plan highlighting: o Locations of intakes.8.8. 6.1-2004 and right locations of intake and exhausts.

8. compliance to the following standards is considered:   ASHRAE 62.4 As-built plans and specification showing the allocation of smoking areas at least 10 meters away from building entrance and 20m from air intakes. RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS For this point.1-2004 : Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality DOLE – Occupational Safety and Health Standards 75 .0 AND:  6.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.

All duct systems in the building are designed in compliance to avoid microbial growth in the duct system. A marked-up proposed site plan highlighting said systems o Floor Plans indicating provision of entryway mats at required entrances. exits and private entrances to be indicated. Mats. 76 .BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. CONSTRUCTION  A commissioning report showing how to address risks of microbial contamination in water systems and duct systems. contiguously (1pc) or in parts (connected) as long as they are connected and the distance of travel totals 3m or 10'.0 EQ-PT-6 : MICROBIAL CONTAMINATION PREVENTION 6.3 All water systems in the building are designed in compliance with the measures to prevent Legionnaire’s disease. 6. and other pollutants.1 1 POINT INTENT EQ-PT-6 aims to reduce the risk of disease caused by growth of microbes in building services equipment during operation. carpets or grilles should be part of regular maintenance cleaning program to ensure that pollutants trapped in the mats or grills are regularly disposed. mats at emergency exits and private entrances are not required. Mats. REQUIREMENTS For EQ-PT-6. However.9.9. and prevent outdoor pollutant and chemical sources from contaminating the building’s indoor environment by trapping dust. May be installed indoors or outdoors. Provision of entryway mats at all public entrances. requirements are as follows: DESIGN  A copy of the relevant specification clause(s) confirming: o All types of water system in the building and on the assessed site.  As-built plans and photo documentation indicating provision of entryway mats at required entrances. o The standards to which all water systems in the building will be designed. carpets or grilles that are mounted on the floor should be 3m or 10' measured in the distance of travel into the building.9. exits and private entrances to be indicated. dirt. the following items should be considered:    6.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this point.

10.10.3 REQUIREMENTS For EQ-PT-7.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this point.10.1 INTENT EQ-PT-7 aims to encourage a healthy built environment through the specification of internal finishes with low volatile organic compounds. 6. the following items should be considered:  60% of all indoor materials to be used shall comply with the requirements of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Rule #1168 by cost 6.0 EQ-PT-7 : LOW VOC ENVIRONMENT 1 POINT 6. requirements are as follows: DESIGN  A copy of the relevant specification clause(s) confirming: o Compliance with the requirements of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Rule #1168 o A table of materials and corresponding required VOC levels AND:  Low VOC requirement for adhesives and sealants AND:  Low VOC requirement for paint materials AND:   Low VOC requirement for carpet systems Commitment by owner to further reduce VOC levels for refurbishing/renovation works AND:  Low VOC requirement for furniture AND:  Composite wood products 77 .

BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. AND:  Material Safety Data Sheets for Furniture showing VOC levels within requirement.4 RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS For this point. AND:  Material Safety Data Sheets for Composite Wood Products showing VOC levels within requirement. compliance to the following standard is considered:  78 South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Rule # 1168 . Innovation in Performance  An Innovation in Performance point shall be considered for projects that are 100% compliant with VOC levels. AND:  Material Safety Data Sheets for Carpet Materials showing VOC levels within requirement.0 CONSTRUCTION  A table of materials and corresponding required VOC levels  Commitment by owner to further reduce VOC levels for refurbishing / renovation works AND:  Material Safety Data Sheets for adhesives and sealants showing VOC within requirement. AND:  Material Safety Data Sheets for paint materials showing VOC levels within requirement. 6.10.

MT-PT-1 : CIVIL WORKS 7. steel.3 REQUIREMENTS For MT-PT-1. slag. and the building materials’ reduction of CO2 emissions. This category covers different engineering disciplines specifically civil works. industry accepted substitute mixes such as fly-ash. and structural wood. mercury. measure of recycled content.  FSC Certification for 50% of all wood used for structural components  20% Recycled content for Cement (using structurally sound.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.1. and polybrominated biphenyls ether. electrical works. 79 . Material Safety Data Sheets Plans and Specifications Additional Point: (1 point)  If wood came from a sustainable wood plantation.1 1 TO 2 POINTS INTENT MT-PT-1 aims to encourage the use of materials with reduced negative environmental impacts by taking into account the Life Cycle Consideration of products related to Civil Works 7. cadmium.2 CRITERIA Civil works cover cement. industry accepted substitute) 7. To show full compliance to this point.1. the following item should be considered:  Material shall not hall not contain hazardous substances such as lead. polybrominated biphenyls. hexavalent chromium.1. and architectural finishes. silica or combination)  20% Recycled content for Steel (using structurally sound. requirements are as follows: DESIGN Point 1:      Bill of Materials (BOM) related to civil works and relevant calculations proving compliance with criteria above Proof that wood came from a sustainably manage forest Certification of material from a credible testing agency.0 materials Materials generally deals with hazardous substances.

4 Bill of Materials (BOM) related to civil works and relevant calculations proving compliance with criteria above As-built plans Actual Photos Material Safety Data Sheets RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS For this point.for cement. or wood. source of material and process used --.1. CONSTRUCTION     7. compliance to the following standards and Philippine laws is considered:    80 ISO 14044 : 2006 – Environmental Management – Life Cycle Assessment PD 705 – Revised Forestry Code of the Philippines RA 7942 – Philippine Mining Act of 1995 .BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. steel.0  Certification of material from a credible agency regarding the recycled content.

3 REQUIREMENTS For MT-PT-2. the following items should be considered:  Shall not contain hazardous substances o Mercury for compact fluorescent lamps shall not exceed 5mg per lamp o Mercury for linear fluorescent lamps for general purposes shall not exceed  5mg for linear fluorescent lamps with normal life time  8mg for linear fluorescent lamps with long life time 7. Material Safety Data Sheets As-built reflected ceiling plan Plans and Specifications Bill of Materials (BOM) related to electrical works and relevant calculations proving compliance with criteria above 81 .2.1 1 TO 2 POINTS INTENT MT-PT-2 aims to encourage the use of materials with reduced negative environmental impacts by taking into account the Life Cycle Consideration of products related to Electrical Works 7.2.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.0 MT-PT-2 : ELECTRICAL WORKS 7.2 CRITERIA Electrical covers lamps and ballasts. requirements are as follows: DESIGN Point 1:       Tabulation/Bill of Materials of Locally to show the following: o Product o Brand o Distributor o Manufacturer / Assembly o Quantity o Cost o Percentage Weight o Information Source Certification of material from a credible testing agency.2. To show full compliance to this point.

2. source of material and process used. compliance to following standards and Philippine laws is considered:    82 PD 1096 : National Building Code of the Philippines Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive 2020 / 95 / EC RA 6969 : Toxic Substances and Hazardous Nuclear Wastes Control Act of 1990 .4 RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS For this point.0 Additional Point: (1 point)  Certification of material from a credible agency regarding the recycled content.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. CONSTRUCTION  KEMA test reports on Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) for fluorescent and CFL  CE certification for ballasts (RoHS is a requirement of CE)  Bill of Materials (BOM) of the whole project  As-built plans  Actual Photos  Material Safety Data Sheets 7.

3. plastics.0 MT-PT-3 : ARCHITECTURAL WORKS AND FINISHES 7. 7. rubber. o Material Safety Data Sheets  Plans and Specifications CONSTRUCTION     Bill of Materials (BOM) related to architectural works and relevant calculations proving compliance with criteria above As-built plans Actual Photos Material Safety and Data Sheets 83 .1 2 POINTS INTENT MT-PT-3 aims to encourage the use of materials with reduced negative environmental impacts by taking into account the Life Cycle Considerations of products related to architectural works and finishes. etc) o materials w/ recycled content. metals. textile. and o use of salvaged materials for non-structural purposes 7. cork. requirements are as follows: DESIGN  FSC Certification for wood products  Bill of Materials (BOM) related to architectural works and relevant calculations proving compliance with criteria above  Proof of recycled content from o Certification of material from a credible testing agency.3. and concrete hollow blocks. acoustic and ceiling tiles. To show full compliance to this point.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.e. wood and wood products. the following items should be considered:  Material shall not contain hazardous substances  Use of one or a combination of any or all strategies mentioned below for 20% of all materials related to architectural finishes based on cost: o FSC certified wood o rapidly renewable materials (i.2 CRITERIA Architectural works and finishes include glass.3.3 REQUIREMENTS For MT-PT-3. ceramics and cement. bamboo.

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RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS

For this point, compliance to the following agency and Philippine law is considered:

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emissions
Emission deals with the building’s emissions and ways to measure and prevent further emissions.
This category includes carbon inventory, prevention of refrigerant leak through providing measure to monitor it, and
controlling emissions from equipment which involve combustion and burning.

EM-PT-1 : POLLUTANT AND GREENHOUSE GAS INVENTORY
8.1.1

2 POINTS

INTENT

EM-PT-1 aims to have a record of equivalent carbon emission related to the building.

8.2.2

CRITERIA

To show full compliance to this point, the following items should be considered:
 Perform a life cycle inventory that will account for emissions to air for the following:
o Criteria air pollutants as defined by the Clean Air Act: carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen
oxides (NOx), lead (Pb), sulphur dioxide (SO 2), particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5),
ozone (O3) and ozone precursors: volatile organic compounds (VOC) and ammonia
(NH3).
o Greenhouse gases: carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), and
fluorinated gases: hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, and sulphur hexafluoride.
o Hazardous air pollutants as defined by the Clean Air Act such as cadmium,
formaldehyde, and lead.

8.2.3

REQUIREMENTS

For EM-PT-1, requirements are as follows:
DESIGN
 Preparation of an LCI report by a credible consultant accounting for emissions to cover the
following:
o Consultant’s Background
o A description of the baseline and proposed buildings including their differences.
o The impact indicator method and impact categories used.
o Discussion on the emissions related to the development

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EM-PT-2 : OZONE PROTECTION
8.2.1

1 POINT

INTENT

EM-PT-1 aims to discourage the use of ozone depleting substances for refrigerants and fire suppression
systems, provide measures to monitor and prevent refrigerant leak, and encourage and recognize
designs which reduce the emissions of refrigerants to the atmosphere arising from leakages in a
building’s cooling plant.
8.2.2

CRITERIA

To show full compliance to this point, the following items should be considered:
 Avoid the use of ozone-depleting substances for refrigerants and fire suppression systems
 An automatic permanent refrigerant leak detection system is specified
8.2.3

REQUIREMENTS

For EM-PT-2, requirements are as follows:
DESIGN
Point 1
 A copy of the specification clause or letter from the M&E engineer confirming:
o No ozone depleting substances are used as refrigerants and fire suppression systems
Point 2
 A copy of the specification clause or letter from the M&E engineer confirming:
o Type of leak detection system(s).
o Scope of the system(s)
 Functional Description of the System
CONSTRUCTION
Point 1
 Commissioning Report indicating:
o No ozone depleting substances are used for refrigerants and fire suppression systems.
Point 2
 Commissioning Report indicating:
o

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Leak Detection System show compliance to the desired requirements.

RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS

For this point, compliance to the following standard and Philippine act is considered:

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RA 8749 : Clean Air Act of 1999
Montreal Protocol

3 REQUIREMENTS For EM-PT-3.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this point. 8.3.0 EM-PT-3 : EMISSION CONTROL 8. the following item should be considered:  Provide measures that would alter the emissions into an air quality level within DENR standards at a minimum.1 1 POINT INTENT EM-PT-3 aims to provide measures to mediate the emissions from equipment.3. 8. requirements are as follows: DESIGN  Plans and Specifications demonstrating emission alteration within DENR standards at a minimum  Functional Description of the System CONSTRUCTION  Commissioning Report of the System showing compliance to the criteria. which involve combustion or burning.3.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. 8.3. compliance to the following Philippine act is considered:  RA 8749 : Clean Air Act of 1999 87 .4 RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS For this point.

This category includes formulating an overall waste management plan and recycling plan. WS-RQ-1 : WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN 9. compliance to the following Philippine act is considered:  88 RA 9003 .1. requirements are as follows: DESIGN A document or plan showing the inclusion of the waste management features in the design phase of the development.1 INTENT WS-RQ-1 aims to provide an overall waste management plan from the design. looking over waste management during construction.3.4 RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS For this requirement.3 REQUIREMENTS For WS-RQ-1.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this requirement.Ecological Waste Management Act . the following item should be considered:  Establish a waste management plan that would enable compliance to national and local waste policy and provide an outline of waste streams and quantities to be managed. 9.1. 9. 9.0 waste Waste deals with the management of waste in the building from the design to the construction.1. construction and deconstruction stage. The plan prepared by the Sustainability Officer and Architect should cover the following but not limited to:     Brief Background Specific Location of Waste Management Facilities Specifications and Details Deconstruction Plan CONSTRUCTION A plan showing the stream and management of waste during the construction phase of the development. operation and deconstruction stage. and the establishment of a materials recovery facility.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.

2 CRITERIA Establish a waste management system that would aid the contractor to perform the following:      9.1 INTENT WS-RQ-2 aims to ensure the appropriate management of waste during construction to promote resource efficiency. compliance to the following Philippine act is considered:  RA 9003 . recycling of construction waste for other uses.2.4 RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS For this requirement.2.2.e. 9.Ecological Waste Management Act 89 .. or a combination of both 9. weekly/monthly)  To be handled by accredited construction waste handler for processing.3 Internal Collection and Segregation system Collection and Disposal/Recycling system by qualified vendors or material handlers Monitoring system o Monitor the amount and type of waste for disposal by weight or volume o Monitor the amount and type of waste that can still be reused by weight or volume Reuse of construction waste Disposal REQUIREMENTS For WS-RQ-2. requirements are as follows: CONSTRUCTION  A waste management system prepared by the appointed contractor’s environmental planner  Documentation tracing periodic collection (i.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.2.0 WS-RQ-2 : WASTE MANAGEMENT – DURING CONSTRUCTION 9.

3.0 WS-PT-1 : CONSTRUCTION WASTE DIVERSION 9. recycling of construction waste for other uses.Ecological Waste Management Act . requirements are as follows: CONSTRUCTION  A waste management system prepared by the appointed contractor’s environmental planner  Documentation tracing periodic collection (weekly/monthly) by weight or volume by accredited construction waste handler for processing.3 80% Recycled or Salvaged (4 Points) REQUIREMENTS For WS-RQ-2.2 CRITERIA Document and attain diversion of 60% of construction waste from landfill from established construction waste management system.  40% Recycled or Salvaged (2 Points) Additional Points o 60% Recycled or Salvaged (2 Points) OR o 9.3. compliance to the following Philippine act is considered:  90 RA 9003 .4 RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS For this requirement. or a combination of both  Attain diversion of 60% of construction waste from landfill with proper documentation (excavated soil and land-clearing debris are excluded from this point) 9.1 2 TO 6 POINTS INTENT WS-PT-1 aims to divert 60% of construction waste from landfill 9.3.3.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.

specifications and photographic evidence of the installation. While a fixed area cannot always be given. 9. 9.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. the following items should be considered:  A dedicated storage space to cater for construction waste generated by the development. 91 . the following must be complied with as a minimum: o At least 2m2 per 1000m2 of net floor area for buildings <5000m2 o A minimum of 10m2 for buildings ≥5000 m2 o An additional 2m2 per 1000m2 of net floor area where catering is provided (with an additional minimum of 10m2 for buildings ≥5000m2).  Functional Description of the Facility CONSTRUCTION  As built plans.  The size of the space allocated must be adequate to store the likely volume of construction waste generated by the construction activities.4.4. compliant with the following o Clearly labelled rooms per type of waste o Placed within accessible reach of the building o In a location with good vehicular access to facilitate collections.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this point.4.0 WS-PT-2 : MATERIALS RECOVERY FACILITY 9.1 5 POINTS INTENT WS-PT-2 aims to ensure the provision of a dedicated storage facility for the construction waste of the development that will include the segregation process of waste with the intent of extracting those that can still be reused. requirements are as follows: DESIGN  Plans or specifications confirming: o The location of the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) o Storage area for general waste o The area (m2) of the storage space(s) o Plan showing the details/features of the facility o Description of the labelling.3 REQUIREMENTS For WS-PT-1.

0 9.4 RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS For this point. compliance to the following Philippine act is considered:  92 RA 9003 .Ecological Waste Management Act .4.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.

) process 10.1. IRR for the Preservation of the Historic Center of Silay City.) process CONSTRUCTION  Details. reconstruction.1.1 INTENT HC-REQ-1 aims to preserve and protect heritage. and promotion of heritage features. structures or / and properties and promote local culture alongside green building practices.  Relevant Local Codes for the Preservation of Historic Towns (e. photographs. or cultural sites.0 heritage conservation Heritage Conservation deals with the conservation of the Philippine historic and heritage sites and preservation of the country’s culture. IRR for the Preservation of Intramuros) 93 .BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. utility plans/layouts.4 RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS Internationally accepted standards of conservation as implemented by government cultural agencies/offices tasked with conservation:  National Historical Commission of the Philippines  National Museum  Intramuros Administration  National Commission for Culture and the Arts  Venice Charter. Nara Document on Authenticity. Burra Charter. etc. etc.1. Washington Charter. rehabilitation. the following item should be considered:  Integration of green building practice in the process of heritage conservation 10.1. rehabilitation. Negros Occidental. 10.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this requirement. reconstruction. specifications Should be part of a Conservation Assessment Report that will focus primarily on green building practice in the overall conservation (restoration. etc. requirements are as follows: DESIGN   Architectural Plans. certifications  Should be part of a Conservation Assessment Report that will focus primarily on green building practice in the overall conservation (restoration. HC-RQ-1 : CONSERVATION ASSESSMENT 10. protection of significant features of a heritage building.g. historic. photographs. The category includes conservation assessment.3 REQUIREMENTS For HC-RQ-1.

BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. Burra Charter. Architectural Plans.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this point.4 RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS Internationally accepted standards of conservation as implemented by government cultural agencies/offices tasked with conservation:  National Historical Commission of the Philippines  National Museum  Intramuros Administration  National Commission for Culture and the Arts  Venice Charter.2.3 REQUIREMENTS For HC-PT-1.0 HC-PT-1 : HERITAGE FEATURE PROTECTION 3 POINTS 10. photographs. Electrical Code. utility plans/layouts. requirements are as follows: DESIGN  Design Brief. Negros Occidental. specifications  Plans and Specifications should show retention. IRR for the Preservation of the Historic Center of Silay City. etc.2. 10. IRR for the Preservation of Intramuros)  Relevant National Codes (National Building Code. Plumbing Code.g.2. etc. Conservation Assessment Report. utility plans/layouts. the following items should be considered:  Use of design that retains/preserves the significant heritage features of the building  Use of materials/alternative materials/systems in the conservation process that promote green building o Integration in the building design features that will protect the heritage site or property.  Relevant Local Codes for the Preservation of Historic Towns (e. Architectural Plans.1 INTENT HC-PT-1 aims to protect the significant features of the heritage building which are at risk of destruction. Fire Code. restoration and preservation of the existing significant heritage features of the building 10. 10. Washington Charter. photographs. specifications  Plans and Specifications should show retention. Nara Document on Authenticity. restoration and preservation of the existing significant heritage features of the building CONSTRUCTION  Conservation Assessment Report.2.) 94 .

3. requirements are as follows: DESIGN  Conservation Assessment Report.3.3. Plumbing Code. Nara Document on Authenticity. utility plans/layouts.3. etc. photographs. e. Architectural Plans. IRR for the Preservation of the Historic Center of Silay City. specifications  Plans and Specifications should show promotion of green building practice through the use or adaptive reuse and overall conservation and current management of the heritage building 10. Washington Charter.2 CRITERIA    Use of green building practice in the conservation process without compromising the original aesthetic features of the building.g.1 INTENT HC-PT-2 aims to promote the building as a significant heritage structure/site/property as a landmark reflective of the artistry and ingenuity of its builders and indicative of significant turning points in Philippine history and the development of Philippine art and architecture through its use of green building systems/methods/practice and its use or adaptive reuse 10. Electrical Code. Burra Charter.3 REQUIREMENTS For HC-PT-2. Negros Occidental.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1." Use or adaptive reuse of the building that will promote green building 10.g. Fire Code.) 95 . IRR for the Preservation of Intramuros)  Relevant National Codes (National Building Code.4 RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS Internationally accepted standards of conservation as implemented by government cultural agencies/offices tasked with conservation:  National Historical Commission of the Philippines  National Museum  Intramuros Administration  National Commission for Culture and the Arts  Venice Charter. etc. architectural style Use of green construction methods/systems that will comply with the concept of "reversibility in conservation" and "the least intervention is the best conservation.  Relevant Local Codes for the Preservation of Historic Towns (e.0 HC-PT-2 : HERITAGE FEATURES PROMOTION 1 POINT 10.

3 REQUIREMENTS For IN-PT-1. and to recognize and reward those who innovate new technology.0 innovation Innovation focuses on encouraging the industry to go above and beyond the rating scheme.1 INTENT IN-PT-1 aims to provide additional recognition for initiatives that innovates in the field of sustainability 11.1.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this point. design and specification of the proposed innovation which is above and beyond the current stipulations of the BERDE Green Building Rating System 11. requirements are as follows: DESIGN  Narrative with plans design and specifications demonstrating innovation. plan. The category provides additional recognition for initiatives that innovate in the field of sustainability.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1. IN-PT-1 : INNOVATION IN DESIGN OR PROCESS 1 TO 10 POINTS 11.1.1. design and processes that will impact the environmental performance of the building.  Certification by the BERDE Steering Board of the proposed innovation to be recognized  A description of the quantitative environmental benefits or reduced environmental impact the innovation brings to the building CONSTRUCTION  As built plans of proposed innovation 96 . the following item should be considered:  A narrative.

2.BUILDING FOR ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN EXCELLENCE NEW CONSTRUCTION V1.  Certification by the BERDE Steering Board of the proposed innovation to be recognized. design and specification of the proposed innovation which is above and beyond the current stipulations of the BERDE Green Building Rating System 11.3 REQUIREMENTS For IN-PT-2.0 IN-PT-2 : INNOVATION IN PERFORMANCE 11. the following item should be considered:  A narrative.2.  A description of the quantitative environmental benefits or reduced environmental impact the innovation brings to the building CONSTRUCTION  As built plans of proposed innovation 97 . 11.1 INTENT IN-PT-2 aims to provide additional recognition for performance in other categories above and beyond the level that is currently awarded.2. requirements are as follows: DESIGN  Narrative with plans design and specifications demonstrating innovation. plan.2 CRITERIA To show full compliance to this point.

the potential to pollute underground or surface waters. discomfort glare and disability glare. such as historical sites. detrimental. such as when driving westward at sunset. Deconstruction Plan .The combination of all direct and indirect sunlight outdoors during the daytime. or (2) long-term toxicity upon repeated exposure. It provides a forum for ideas and offers the advantage of giving immediate feedback to the designers. chemical and biological properties of the atmospheric air. landscapes or other artifacts of historic significance. Hazardous Substances – Substances which present either: (1) short-term acute hazards such as acute toxicity by ingestion. industrial.look into design for dis-assembly/sustainable demolition. soil. 98 . discomfort glare results in an instinctive desire to look away from a bright light source or difficulty in seeing a task while disability glare renders the task impossible to view.A professional endeavor that seeks to preserve. inhalation. conserve and protect buildings. or skin absorption. Daylight . gaseous or solid substances that will or is likely to create or to render the air resources of the country harmful. agricultural. Air Pollution . buildings. safety or welfare or which will adversely affect their utilization for domestic. recreational.Any alteration of the physical. or injurious to public health. and the unspoilt natural environment.The process of weathering and transport of solids such as sediment. Glare can be generally divided into two types. considered collectively as the inheritance of present-day society Heritage Conservation . or any discharge thereto of any liquid. pollutant and gas stream from a known source which is passed into the atmosphere Effluent – An outflowing of water or gas from a natural body of water. Heritage – Evidence of the past. Glare – is difficulty seeing in the presence of bright light such as direct or reflected sunlight or artificial light. Contractor – The coordinating organization leading a construction team which is responsible for executing the construction of the building. or from a human-made structure. or other legitimate purposes Barangay – The native term for a village or district and also the smallest administrative division in the Philippines Biodiversity – The biological diversity in an environment as indicated by different species of plants and animals Bio-fuels – Fuel produced from biological raw materials. carcinogenicity. Charrette – An intensive session where designers and other people collaborate on a vision for development. resistance to detoxification process such as biodegradation. Erosion . Emission – Any air contaminant. rock and other particles in the natural environment.glossary Atmospheric Pollution. objects. commercial. corrosivity or other skin or eye contact hazard or the risk of fire explosion.

and design tools should be re-examined and reevaluated. communication. are being phased out. because of their high ozone damaging potential. A person usually gets it by breathing in mist from water that contains bacteria.The act or process of inventing or introducing something new Integrated Design – is a new design process that is shaped to ensure that sustainable design issues will be understood by all team members. and ecological concept. Stormwater . Most common commercial refrigerants are the Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) which. illumination. the issues addressed and solutions found.Refers to plug loads of appliances.Refuse liquids or waste matter usually carried off by sewers Small Power . customers and local community. Refrigerant . such as the employees.0015 watt) Luminaire – An object that gives light Luminous Efficacy – The ratio of the total luminous flux emitted by a light source to the power input of the source Lux – A unit of illumination equal to the direct illumination on a surface Microclimate . Legionnaire’s Disease – A type of pneumonia caused by bacteria.A person or group not owning shares in an enterprise but affected by or having an interest in its operations. views.refer to either time saver standards or electrical code Stakeholder . etc .Indoor Environment Quality – Covers issues such as indoor air quality.Chemical used in a cooling mechanism. and can include runoff from urban areas such as roads and roofs.is a local atmospheric zone where the climate differs from the surrounding area Montreal Protocol . such as an air conditioner or refrigerator.An economic. as the heat carrier which changes from gas to liquid and the back to gas in the refrigeration cycle. social. Sustainability . acoustics and occupant control of building systems. Lumens – The basic unit used to measure the flow of light in the SI system. Illuminance (Luminance) – The quality of radiating or reflecting light Innovation . All the issues relating to team formation. Sewage . Illumination – The act of illuminating or the state of being illuminated. daylight. thermal comfort.Water that accumulates on land as a result of storms. equal to the amount of light emitted through a solid angle of one steradian by a light source with the intensity of one candela (0. design procedures.A protocol to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer. It is intended to be a means of configuring civilization and human activity so that society and its members are able to meet their needs and express 99 . an international treaty designed to protect the ozone layer by phasing out the production of numerous substances believed to be responsible for ozone depletion.

flushing.Water that has been used for washing. while preserving biodiversities and natural ecosystems. Wastewater . that contains waste products Workstation – An area with equipment for the performance of a specialized task usually by an individual 100 . and planning and acting for the ability to maintain these ideals indefinitely. or in a manufacturing process.their greatest potential in the present.

Acronyms AEMAS ASHRAE ASTM BMS BOM CFC CFL CIBSE CV DAO DENR DOE DOLE FALAR GHG GIS HVAC IESNA ISO KEMA LEED-AP LCI LPG MMDA MRF NBC NDCC OSHA ODS OTTV PD PSME PNS PSVARE PUV RA RoHS RTTV SRI SSP TIA UNDP VOC ASEAN Energy Manager Accreditation Scheme American Society of Heating. Air-conditioning and Refrigerating Engineers Public Utility Vehicle Republic Act Restriction of Hazardous Substances Roof Thermal Transfer Value Solar Reflectance Index Significally Sized Project Transport Impact Assessment United Nations Development Program Volatile Organic Compound 101 . Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers American Standard for Testing and Materials Building Management System Bill of Materials Chlorofluorocarbon Compact Fluorescent Lamp Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineer Curriculum Vitae Department Administrative Order Department of Environment and Natural Resources Department of Energy Department of Labor and Employment Fire and Life Safety Assessment Report Greenhouse Gas Geographical Information System Heating. Ventilating and Air-conditioning Illuminating Engineering Society of North America International Organization for Standardization Keuring Electrotechnisch Materieel Arnhem Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – Accredited Professional Life Cycle Inventory Liquefied Petroleum Gas Metro Manila Development Corporation Materials Recovery Facility National Building Code National Disaster Coordinating Council Occupational Safety and Health Administration Ozone Depleting Substances Overall Thermal Transfer Value Presidential Decree Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers Philippine National Standards Philippine Society of Ventilating.

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