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Annex A Inspection and Evaluation Procedures (IRR-I)

ANNEX A
INSPECTION AND EVALUATION PROCEDURES
A.1

The procedure of evaluation by the Local Building Official or his authorized representative(s) shall
cover, but not limited to, the following in accordance with Section 4.2.1 of this IRR.

A.2

When the applicant applies for Preliminary Certification in accordance with Section 5.1 of this
IRR, the Local Building Official or his authorized representative(s) shall check the completeness
of the filled-in spaces of the standard application form, ANNEX D. The Local Building Official or
his authorized representative(s) shall stamp and log the date and application number when the
submittal is received. A sample worksheet of Annex B shall be attached in the application.
A.2.1

For Preliminary Certification, the Local Building Official or his authorized representative(s)
shall check whether the programs, plans, specifications or tender extracts and
calculations are submitted and complete in information, referring to a) to c) below as
stated in Section 5.1.1 to 5.1.3 of this IRR, and signed by the applicant. The Local
Building Official or his authorized representative(s) shall sign the form after checking the
completeness of the submittal:
a)
A statement that the applicant plans to construct and/or retrofit a building project.
b)
A detailed description of the proposed facility and its operation and information
showing that the building project will operate as represented in the application;
c)
The estimated start and finish date of the construction of the building project; and

A.2.2

The following is a checklist of the basic or mandatory requirements which the Local
Building Official or his authorized representative(s) shall evaluate during Preliminary
Certification or by the Green Building Inspection Unit (GBIU) in the Final Certification for
new construction building project or for retrofitting, as applicable:
A.2.2.1 Land/Sites Sustainability
a) Construction Activity Control Pollution Prevention
Initially in the Preliminary Certification, the Local Building Official or his
authorized representative(s) shall require the applicant to submit erosion,
sedimentation and air pollution control plan identifying the mitigating
measures to be adopted to prevent erosion due to storm water and
construction wastewater run-off, sedimentation of receiving watercourse and
air pollution due to dust and particulate matter during construction and/or
retrofitting of the building project.
In the Final Certification, the applicant shall provide records, and
summary report including photographs to evidently show the manner of
execution and compliance as specified in the plan submitted during
Preliminary Certification.
A.2.2.2 Energy Efficiency
a) Energy Efficiency Plan
For Preliminary Certification, the Local Building Official shall require the
applicant to submit the mandatory requirements for the lighting layout,
calculations and technical specifications in consideration of energy efficient
lighting system and evaluate its efficiency and other governing factors in
accordance with DOE guidelines and standard on energy conserving design
of buildings.
In the Final Certification, the GBIU shall conduct site inspection to
check/verify compliance and installation of efficient lighting system as
specified during the Preliminary Certification.
A.2.2.3 Water Efficiency
a) Water Use Reduction Involving Water Efficient Fixtures
For Preliminary Certification, the Local Building Official shall require the
applicant to submit the mandatory requirements for the sanitary/plumbing
layout, calculations and technical specifications in consideration of water
efficient fixtures and evaluate its efficiency and other governing factors in
accordance with National Plumbing Code of the Philippines and other related
Government Laws/Ordinances guidelines and standard on water
conservation for sanitary/plumbing fixtures.

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In the Final Certification, the GBIU shall conduct site inspection to


check/verify compliance and installation of sanitary/plumbing water efficient
fixtures as specified during the Preliminary Certification.
A.2.2.4 Materials and Resources
a) Material Segregation Facility
For Preliminary Certification, the Local Building Official or his authorized
representative(s) shall require the applicant to submit the mandatory
requirement for the provision of dedicated storage facilities for buildings
operational-related recyclable waste in accordance with RA 9003
Ecological Waste Management Act.
In the Final Certification, the GBIU shall conduct site inspection to
check/verify compliance and construction of the facility and its devices as
specified during the Preliminary Certification.
A.2.2.5 Indoor Environment Quality
a) Designate Smoking Area
For Preliminary Certification, the Local Building Official shall require the
applicant to submit the mandatory requirement for the provision of
designated smoking area(s) and appropriate signage in accordance with RA
9211 Tobacco Regulations Act and evaluate its feasibility
In the Final Certification, the GBIU shall conduct site inspection to
check/verify the provision of designated smoking area(s) and appropriate
signage as specified during the Preliminary Certification.
A.2.2.6 Sewage Treatment Plant
For Preliminary Certification, the Local Building Official or his authorized
representative(s) shall require the applicant to submit the mandatory requirement
for the provision of Sewage Treatment Plant in accordance to Rule III of this IRR
and other related Government Laws/Ordinances.

In the Final Certification, the GBIU shall conduct site inspection to


check/verify provisions and/or construction of Sewage Treatment Plant as
specified during the Preliminary Certification.
A.2.3

The following is a checklist of elective requirements which the Local Building Official or
his authorized representative(s) shall evaluate for new construction building project or for
retrofitting, as applicable:
A.2.3.1 Land/Sites Sustainability
a) Site Selection
For Preliminary Certification, the Local Building Official or his authorized
representative(s) shall check on the completeness of the documentary
requirement and evaluate its conformity and consistency with the plan for site
selection by checking the flood mitigation study and site development
drawings showing that the building project will not sustain any damage from
flood due to extreme weather disturbances.
In the Final Certification, the GBIU shall conduct site inspection on the
constructed building or buildings based from the site selection as specified
during the Preliminary Certification.
b) Mixed Use Neighborhood Center
For Preliminary Certification, the Local Building Official or his authorized
representative(s) shall check on the completeness of the documentary
requirement and evaluate its conformity and consistency with the plan for
mixed use by checking the vicinity plan showing path walks and bike lanes
that will encourage the public to walk or bike.
In the Final Certification, the GBIU shall conduct site inspection on the
constructed building or buildings with path walks and bike lanes as specified
during the Preliminary Certification.

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c) Community Connectivity
For Preliminary Certification, the Local Building Official or his authorized
representative(s) shall check on the completeness of the documentary
requirement and evaluate its conformity and consistency with the plan for
community connectivity by checking the vicinity plan that shows the building
project and the surrounding establishments or services are within 2 Km
radius and will minimize use of vehicles to get to other services.
In the Final Certification, the GBIU shall conduct site inspection on the
constructed building or buildings within the prescribed distance as specified
during the Preliminary Certification.
d) Transportation Involving Bike Racks on Parking Lots
For Preliminary Certification, the Local Building Official or his authorized
representative(s) shall check on the completeness of the documentary
requirement and evaluate its conformity and consistency with the plan for
bicycle racks at parking lots by checking the plans which will encourage the
use of bicycles and minimize use of cars are included in the applicant's
submittal.
In the Final Certification, the GBIU shall conduct site inspection on the
installation of bike racks as specified during the Preliminary Certification.
e) Transportation Involving Site Proximity to Transport Hubs
For Preliminary Certification, the Local Building Official or his authorized
representative(s) shall check on the completeness of the documentary
requirement and evaluate its conformity and consistency with the plan for
transportation hubs within 500 meters distance from the building project
thereby encouraging the use of different modes like MRT/LRT and buses and
minimize use of cars and in due consideration of security and options for
pedestrians movement.
In the Final Certification, the GBIU shall conduct site inspection on the
constructed building or buildings within the prescribed distance to transport
hubs as specified during the Preliminary Certification.
f)

Transportation Involving Provision of Adequate Parking Capacity


For Preliminary Certification, the Local Building Official or his authorized
representative(s) shall check on the completeness of the documentary
requirement and evaluate its conformity and consistency with the plan for
adequate parking by checking the site development plan and calculation of
required parking not exceeding the minimum National Building Code
requirement and minimize excess parking areas.
In the Final Certification, the GBIU shall conduct site inspection on the
constructed parking space as specified during the Preliminary Certification.

g) Greenery Involving Open Space (Landscape)


For Preliminary Certification, the Local Building Official or his authorized
representative(s) shall check on the completeness of the documentary
requirement and evaluate its conformity and consistency with the plan for
landscape plan and calculation of required landscape areas that exceeds the
minimum National Building Code requirement and that will promote more
landscape.
In the Final Certification, the GBIU shall conduct site inspection on the
constructed landscaping as specified during the Preliminary Certification.
h) Greenery Involving Light Colored Paving or Open Grid Paving
(Hardscape)
For Preliminary Certification, the Local Building Official or his authorized
representative(s) shall check on the completeness of the documentary
requirement and evaluate its conformity and consistency with the plan for
hardscape plan and calculation of required hardscape areas that will promote
more water absorption are included in the applicant's submittal.

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In the Final Certification, the GBIU shall conduct site inspection on the
constructed hardscaping as specified during the Preliminary Certification.

i)

Green Roof
For Preliminary Certification, the Local Building Official or his authorized
representative(s) shall check on the completeness of the documentary
requirement and evaluate its conformity and consistency with the plan for
Green Roof plan and calculation of required Green Roof areas that exceeds
the minimum requirement and that will encourage the use of plants and trees
to minimize pollution.
In the Final Certification, the GBIU shall conduct site inspection on the
constructed Green Roof as specified during the Preliminary Certification.

j)

Stormwater Management
For Preliminary Certification, the Local Building Official or his authorized
representative(s) shall check on the completeness of the documentary
requirement and evaluate its conformity and consistency with the plan for
storm water management plan to manage volume of water and maintain safe
working condition and minimize clogging, flooding, and degradation of the
environment .
In the Final Certification, the applicant shall provide records, and
summary report including photographs to evidently show the manner of
execution and compliance as specified in the plan submitted during
Preliminary Certification.

A.2.3.2 Energy Efficiency


a) Building Envelope Design
For Preliminary Certification, the Local Building Official or his authorized
representative(s) shall check on the completeness of the documentary
requirement and evaluate its conformity and consistency with the plan for
building envelope design by checking drawings for minimum direct west
facing as shown in site development and elevation, calculation of sun
shading, specification of roof insulation for minimizing heat gain and reducing
AC load requirements.
In the Final Certification, the GBIU shall conduct site inspection on the
constructed building envelope as specified during the Preliminary
Certification.
b) Air-conditioning System
For Preliminary Certification, the Local Building Official or his authorized
representative(s) shall check on the completeness of the documentary
requirement and evaluate its conformity and consistency with the plan for airconditioning system by checking the mechanical drawings and calculations
for air-condition requirement for the use of energy more efficiently.
In the Final Certification, the GBIU shall conduct site inspection on the
installed mechanical equipment for air-conditioning system at applicable
rooms as specified during the Preliminary Certification.
c) Natural Ventilation
For Preliminary Certification, the Local Building Official or his authorized
representative(s) shall check on the completeness of the documentary
requirement and evaluate its conformity and consistency with the plan for
natural ventilation by checking architectural plans and elevations for window
openings on the North-South Direction such that natural ventilation is
obtained and having less load for AC.
In the Final Certification, the GBIU shall conduct site inspection on the
constructed windows for natural ventilation as specified during the
Preliminary Certification.
d) Electric Consumption Reduction

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For Preliminary Certification, the Local Building Official or his authorized


representative(s) shall check on the completeness of the documentary
requirement and evaluate its conformity and consistency with the plan for
lighting by checking the statement to reduce energy consumption for lighting
(may be applicable up to maximum of 5 years), description of energy
measures, annual energy calculation, calculation for reducing electric
consumption and inventory of energy efficient fixtures, devices and
equipment.
In the Final Certification, the GBIU shall conduct site inspection on the
installed energy efficient fixtures, devices and equipment as specified during
the Preliminary Certification.
e) Renewable Energy
For Preliminary Certification, the Local Building Official or his authorized
representative(s) shall check on the completeness of the documentary
requirement and evaluate its conformity and consistency with the plan for
renewable energy as alternative power source by checking the calculation of
total electric consumption, comparative analysis and technical specification
of the renewable energy.
In the Final Certification, the GBIU shall conduct site inspection on the
installed devices for renewable energy as specified during the Preliminary
Certification.
A.2.3.3 Water Efficiency
a) Water Use Reduction
For Preliminary Certification, the Local Building Official or his authorized
representative(s) shall check on the completeness of the documentary
requirement and evaluate its conformity and consistency with the plan for
water use reduction by checking the statement to reduce water consumption
(may be applicable up to maximum of 5 years), description of water reduction
measures to be implemented, annual water consumption, calculation for
reducing water consumption and inventory of fixtures and devices.
In the Final Certification, the GBIU shall conduct site inspection on the
installed fixtures and devices for water use reduction as specified during the
Preliminary Certification.
b) Water Use Reduction Involving Greywater or Rainwater
For Preliminary Certification, the Local Building Official or his authorized
representative(s) shall check on the completeness of the documentary
requirement and evaluate its conformity and consistency with the plan for
water use reduction by using greywater or rainwater by checking the location
of the source, its storage system, technical specification for the structure and
its devices and the plan for its use such as landscape irrigation.
In the Final Certification, the GBIU shall conduct site inspection on the
constructed collection or tapping point, storage tank, installed fixtures and
devices for greywater or rainwater as specified during the Preliminary
Certification.
A.2.3.4 Materials and Resources
a) Construction Waste Management
For Preliminary Certification, the Local Building Official or his authorized
representative(s) shall check on the completeness of the documentary
requirement and evaluate its conformity and consistency with the plan for
construction waste management by checking the program for construction
waste recycling and/or salvaging non-hazardous construction and demolition
debris, identifying the materials to be diverted from disposal and whether the
materials will be sorted on-site or co-mingled.
In the Final Certification, the applicant shall provide records, and
summary report including photographs to evidently show the manner of
execution and compliance as specified in the plan submitted during
Preliminary Certification.

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b) Materials Reuse
For Preliminary Certification, the Local Building Official or his authorized
representative(s) shall check on the completeness of the documentary
requirement and evaluate its conformity and consistency with the plan for
materials reuse by checking the architectural/structural plans for areas or
elements to be conserved, structural integrity as certified by a practicing
structural engineer for the structural elements to be conserved, calculation
showing the percentage of building envelope or structural element.
In the Final Certification, the GBIU shall conduct site inspection on the
constructed areas or retrofitted structural elements for materials reuse as
specified during the Preliminary Certification.
c) Rapidly Renewable Materials.
For Preliminary Certification, the Local Building Official or his authorized
representative(s) shall check on the completeness of the documentary
requirement and evaluate its conformity and consistency with the plan for
rapidly renewable materials by checking the specification of materials that
will minimize the dependence on good timber (>10 years old), detailed cost
estimate and calculation of percentage cost of renewable materials.
In the Final Certification, the GBIU shall conduct site inspection on the
installed or constructed elements using rapidly renewable materials as
specified during the Preliminary Certification.
d) Waste Diversion/Reduction
For Preliminary Certification, the Local Building Official or his authorized
representative(s) shall check on the completeness of the documentary
requirement and evaluate its conformity and consistency with the plan for
waste diversion/reduction by checking the statement for waste
diversion/reduction (may be applicable up to maximum of 5 years),
description of waste diversion/reduction measures, calculation for reducing
generated waste and inventory of equipment and/or devices.
In the Final Certification, the GBIU shall conduct site inspection on the
installed equipment and/or devices for waste diversion/reduction as specified
during the Preliminary Certification.
e) Refuse Disposal Equipment
For Preliminary Certification, the Local Building Official or his authorized
representative(s) shall check on the completeness of the documentary
requirement and evaluate its conformity and consistency with the plan for
refuse disposal equipment by checking the plans and specification to include
but not limited to the detailed design, location and size of space for refuse
disposal equipment.
In the Final Certification, the GBIU shall conduct site inspection on the
installed facilities for refuse disposal equipment as specified during the
Preliminary Certification.

A.2.3.5 Indoor Environment Quality


a) Indoor Air Quality Performance
For Preliminary Certification, the Local Building Official or his authorized
representative(s) shall check on the completeness of the documentary
requirement and evaluate its conformity and consistency with the plan for
indoor air quality performance by checking the technical specification of
exhaust ventilation system and mechanical plans intended for good indoor air
quality.
In the Final Certification, the GBIU shall conduct site inspection on the
installed exhaust ventilation system for indoor air quality performance as
specified during the Preliminary Certification.
b) Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan
For Preliminary Certification, the Local Building Official or his authorized
representative(s) shall check on the completeness of the documentary
requirement and evaluate its conformity and consistency with the plan for

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construction indoor air quality management plan by checking the technical


specification adopting the plan during construction.
In the Final Certification, the applicant shall provide records, and
summary report including photographs to evidently show the manner of
execution and compliance as specified in the plan submitted during
Preliminary Certification.
c) Low-Emitting Materials Involving Volatile Organic Compound
For Preliminary Certification, the Local Building Official or his authorized
representative(s) shall check on the completeness of the documentary
requirement and evaluate its conformity and consistency with the plan for
low-emitting materials involving volatile organic compounds by checking the
technical specification adopting those low-emitting material components from
manufacturers that are certified by approved authority.
In the Final Certification, the GBIU shall conduct site inspection on the
installed or applied materials on areas using the low-emitting materials
involving volatile organic compound as specified during the Preliminary
Certification.
d) Refrigerant Management Involving Refrigerant with Low ODP and GWP
For Preliminary Certification, the Local Building Official or his authorized
representative(s) shall check on the completeness of the documentary
requirement and evaluate its conformity and consistency with the plan for
refrigerant management involving refrigerant with low ozone depleting
potential and global warming potential by checking the technical specification
adopting that low ODP and GWP from manufacturers that are certified by
approved authority.
In the Final Certification, the GBIU shall conduct site inspection on the
installed or applied refrigerant materials on mechanical systems using the
low ODP and GWP as specified during the Preliminary Certification.
e) Refrigerant Management Involving Use Equipment with Long Service
Life
For Preliminary Certification, the Local Building Official or his authorized
representative(s) shall check on the completeness of the documentary
requirement and evaluate its conformity and consistency with the plan for
refrigerant management involving use of equipment by checking the
technical specification adopting heavy duty environment friendly equipment
from manufacturers that are certified by approved authority.
In the Final Certification, the GBIU shall conduct site inspection on the
installed refrigerant on heavy duty equipment as specified during the
Preliminary Certification.
A.3

When the applicant applies for Changes in Preliminary Certification in accordance with Item 6.1 and
6.2, the Local Building Official or his authorized representative(s) shall check the completeness of
the filled-in spaces of the standard application form, ANNEX E.
A.3.1

A.4

A.5

The Local Building Official or his authorized representative(s) shall check whether the
plans, specifications or tender extracts that are required are submitted and complete in
information and signed by the applicant.

When the applicant applies for Final Certification in accordance with Item 7.2, the Local Building
Official or his authorized representative(s) shall check the completeness of the filled-in spaces of
the standard application form, ANNEX F.
The GBIU shall conduct validation and site inspection prior to the recommendation of final approval.

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