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AUTHORIZATION AND DISCLAIMER


The Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence (BERDE) Rating System is developed by
the Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC). 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. BERDE is a
dynamic living tool that may be subject to improvement and adjustment in the future.
The BERDE Rating System is designed to be consensus-based, government-supported and industrydriven. In fact, it has been conceptualized, designed and developed with hard work and participation of
representatives from various organizations the professional consultants and academic group, the
resource and material supplier group, the building developer and owner group, and volunteer
individuals. These individuals are taken into account by the BERDE Preparatory Committee of the
PHILGBC.
BERDE and its accompanying rating tool and documentation compose the PHILGBCs approved criteria
and performance standard to arrive at an ecologically responsive design of buildings. Established,
accepted, and advance building industry principles, practices, materials, and solutions have been
studied and used to arrive at the rating system and its tool.
The PHILGBC allows the user to view and likewise authorize the use of BERDE and its tool primarily for
the users personal use only. However, in exchange for this opportunity, 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, display, or post on a website or in a networked environment.
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 owns and lay claim
to all the text, graphics, layout, and other elements of content contained in the BERDE Rating System
and its tools.
The PHILGBC does not accept any responsibility, including negligence, for any inaccuracy within its
tools and makes no warranty, of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, nor assumes any
legal liability to the user or any third parties for the accuracy, completeness, or use of, of reliance on, any
information contained in the BERDE Rating System and \ or its initial pilot rating tool or for any injuries,
losses, or damages (including, but not limited to, equitable relief and economic loss) arising out of such
use or reliance.
The BERDE Rating System and its tool is not a substitute for professional advice. The user should seek
professional and other appropriate advice on the matters addressed by them.
As a condition for the use of BERDE, the user agrees not to sue, and consequently agree to waive and
release the PHILGBC, its officers or agents, employees and its members from any and all claims,
demands and causes of action for any injury, loss, destruction, or damage (including, but not limited to,
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 reliance on, the BERDE Rating System or rating tool. The
PHILGBC does not endorse or otherwise acknowledge the BERDE rating achieved by the use of the
BERDE rating tool. The PHILGBC offers a formal certification process for ratings. The service provides

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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. The use of the formal certification
process will provide for the right to promote a BERDE rating publicly.
Do not use the BERDE rating tool without formal certification from the Philippine Green Building Council,
as it does not entitle the user or any other party to promote the achieved BERDE rating. Again, the use of
BERDE is being promoted to help easily identify and understand the environmental performance of
buildings in the marketplace. No fee is payable to PHILGBC for such use, however, formal recognition of
the BERDE rating and the right to promote such requires undertaking the formal certification process
offered by PHILGBC. The user is authorized to proceed to use the BERDE Rating System and tool on the
basis presented above.
All rights reserved.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Authorization and Disclaimer

Table of Contents

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BERDE Checklist for New Construction

Message from His Excellency Benigno Simeon Aquino III


President, Republic of the Philippines

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Message from the PHILGBC Chairman

Message from The NET Group


Pilot Company for New Construction

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Message from TV Rheinland Philippines Inc.


BERDE Certifying Body

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Message from GHD Philippines Pty. Ltd.

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INTRODUCTION
Foreword

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Assessment and Certification

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Scoring and Rating

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Acknowledgement

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BERDE CATEGORIES
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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

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GLOSSARY

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BERDE CHECKLIST FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION


1. MANAGEMENT
[ ] [ ] [ ]

1.1

MN-RQ-1 : Commitment

[ ] [ ] [ ]

1.2

MN-RQ-2 : Project Team

[ ] [ ] [ ]

1.3

MN-RQ-3 : Technical Site Assessment

[ ] [ ] [ ]

1.4

MN-RQ-4 : Establish Basis of Design

[ ] [ ] [ ]

1.5

MN-RQ-5 : Establish a Design Management System

[ ] [ ] [ ]

1.6

MN-RQ-6 : Establish a Construction Management System

[ ] [ ] [ ]

1.7

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

[ ] [ ] [ ]

1.8

MN-PT-1 : BERDE Consultants

[ ] [ ] [ ]

1.9

MN-PT-2 : Stakeholder Consultation

[ ] [ ] [ ]

1.10

MN-PT-3 : Design Charrette

[ ] [ ] [ ]

1.11

MN-PT-4 : Security

[ ] [ ] [ ]

1.12

MN-PT-5 : Social Dimension Commitment

[ ] [ ] [ ]

1.13

MN-PT-6 : Environmental Dimension Commitment

[ ] [ ] [ ]

1.14

MN-PT-7 : Economic Dimension Commitment

2. LAND USE AND ECOLOGY


[ ] [ ] [ ]

2.1

LE-RQ-1 : Pollution Control from Construction Activities

[ ] [ ] [ ]

2.2

LE-PT-1 : Land Reuse

[ ] [ ] [ ]

2.3

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

[ ] [ ] [ ]

2.4

LE-PT-3 : Pro-Biodiversity Open Space

[ ] [ ] [ ]

2.5

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

[ ] [ ] [ ]

2.6

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

[ ] [ ] [ ]

2.7

LE-PT-6 : Flood Risk

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3. WATER
[ ] [ ] [ ]

3.1

WT-RQ-1 : Effluent Quantity and Quality Monitoring

[ ] [ ] [ ]

3.2

WT-PT-1 : Water Metering

[ ] [ ] [ ]

3.3

WT-PT-2 : Water Consumption Reduction

[ ] [ ] [ ]

3.4

WT-PT-3 : Efficient Landscape Irrigation

[ ] [ ] [ ]

4.1

EN-PT-1 : Submetering

[ ] [ ] [ ]

4.2

EN-PT-2 : Lighting

[ ] [ ] [ ]

4.3

EN-PT-3 : Natural Ventilation

[ ] [ ] [ ]

4.4

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

[ ] [ ] [ ]

4.5

EN-PT-5 : Energy Efficiency Improvement

[ ] [ ] [ ]

4.6

EN-PT-6 : Efficient Building Envelope

[ ] [ ] [ ]

4.7

EN-PT-7 : Energy Efficient Equipment

[ ] [ ] [ ]

4.8

EN-PT-8 : Use of Automation Systems

4. ENERGY

5. TRANSPORTATION
[ ] [ ] [ ]

5.1

TR-PT-1 : Alternative Transportation Bicycles

[ ] [ ] [ ]

5.2

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


Vehicles

[ ] [ ] [ ]

5.3

TR-PT-3 : Parking

[ ] [ ] [ ]

5.4

TR-PT-4 : Proximity to Key Establishments

[ ] [ ] [ ]

5.5

TR-PT-5 : Public Access

[ ] [ ] [ ]

5.6

TR-PT-6 : Contribution to Public Transport Amenities

[ ] [ ] [ ]

5.7

TR-PT-7 : Public Transportation Access

[ ] [ ] [ ]

5.8

TR-PT-8 : Transportation Impact Assessment

6. INDOOR ENVIRONMENT QUALITY


[ ] [ ] [ ]

6.1

EQ-RQ-1 : Lighting Levels

[ ] [ ] [ ]

6.2

EQ-RQ-2 : Thermal Levels

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6.3

EQ-RQ-3 : Indoor Acoustics

[ ] [ ] [ ]

6.4

EQ-PT-1 : External View and Daylighting

[ ] [ ] [ ]

6.5

EQ-PT-2 : Illumination Control

[ ] [ ] [ ]

6.6

EQ-PT-3 : Glare Control

[ ] [ ] [ ]

6.7

EQ-PT-4 : Thermal Control

[ ] [ ] [ ]

6.8

EQ-PT-5 : Indoor Air Quality

[ ] [ ] [ ]

6.9

EQ-PT-6 : Microbial Contamination Prevention

[ ] [ ] [ ]

6.10

EQ-PT-7 : Low VOC Environment

[ ] [ ] [ ]

7.1

MT-PT-1 : Civil Works

[ ] [ ] [ ]

7.2

MT-PT-2 : Electrical Works

[ ] [ ] [ ]

7.3

MT-PT-3 : Architectural Works and Finishes

[ ] [ ] [ ]

8.1

EM-PT-1 : Pollutant and Greenhouse Gas Inventory

[ ] [ ] [ ]

8.2

EM-PT-2 : Ozone Protection

[ ] [ ] [ ]

8.3

EM-PT-3 : Emission Control

[ ] [ ] [ ]

9.1

WS-RQ-1 : Waste Management Plan

[ ] [ ] [ ]

9.2

WS-RQ-2 : Waste Management --- During Construction

[ ] [ ] [ ]

9.3

WS-PT-1 : Construction Waste Diversion

[ ] [ ] [ ]

9.4

WS-PT-2 : Materials Recovery Facility

7. MATERIALS

8. EMISSIONS

9. WASTE

10. HERITAGE CONSERVATION


[ ] [ ] [ ]

10.1

HC-RQ-1 : Conservation Assessment

[ ] [ ] [ ]

10.2

HC-PT-1 : Heritage Feature Protection

[ ] [ ] [ ]

10.3

HC-PT-2 : Heritage Features Promotion

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11. INNOVATION
[ ] [ ] [ ]

11.1

IN-PT-1 : Innovation in Design or Process

[ ] [ ] [ ]

11.2

IN-PT-2 : Innovation in Performance

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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. The need to address the present high cost of energy,
water and air pollution, and a solid waste crisis is a primordial concern. Presently, 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. Drastically reducing emissions by 30-50% is very possible without
significantly increasing investment costs.
Green building future proofs your
investment and protects it from obsolescence.
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,
assist and enable the public in identifying building projects with exemplary
environmental performance.
Recognizing this, the PHILGBC held last November 2007 a green building roundtable
to engage in a meaningful dialogue the country's captains of industry, academics,
building professionals, developers, contractors, and the public sector. It was the
beginning of a large collaborative effort to develop BERDE - Building for Ecologically
Responsive Design Excellence - The Philippines' Green Building Rating System.
The activities succeeding this event had been very inspiring and insightful.
Awareness campaigns, Conferences and Roundtables, CEO and Government
Forums were held to encourage public participation on the development of BERDE.
Pilot projects were identified and key partnerships were forged to ensure that the
development of BERDE is participatory and cooperative.
BERDE is designed to be robust and responsive to the local environmental priorities
of emerging economies like the Philippines.
BERDE is now part of the core mandate of the PHILGBC. It is consensus-driven,
industry-led and government supported. It is now the common language for green
building in the property industry. Presently, the leading companies and organizations
are utilizing BERDE in pursuing sustainability in their construction projects.
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I would like to thank you, members and partners
of the Council for being part of the market transformation. I look forward to continually
working with you as we develop more tools that will facilitate green in industry.

Christopher Cruz de la Cruz


Chairman and President
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M E S S A G E
As the pilot project for the Philippine Green Building Councils Building for Ecologically
Responsive Design Excellence (BERDE) certification, Net Lima --- The NET Groups
latest flagship development in the heart of the Bonifacio Global City --- will be the first
BERDE-rated new construction project using the ratings benchmark embodied in this
Technical Manual for New Construction Projects. The Philippine Green Building
Council is the countrys sole authority for the World Green Building Council.
Given international green building certifications such as the US Green Building
Councils LEED Certification and Australias GBCA Green Star rating, the BERDE rating
adapts these and other international green practices into standards appropriate for the
local environment. It serves as a tool to measure a buildings environmental
performance. This First Edition Technical Manual is a guide to designing, developing,
constructing and managing a green building, and will steer future projects seeking
green building certification.
The NET Groups next generation buildings are built in the West Super Block of the
Bonifacio Global City. Nestled in the prime center of the countrys main CBD, the Net
Metropolis is a development of office, commercial, and retail space.
Scheduled for completion by the end of 2011, Net Lima is being designed with
sustainable solutions in mind for many of its operational functions. 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
Portfolios first tranche of building developments. The Net Lima project will focus on
our adoption of strategic technologies and approaches in energy management, waste
management treatment, and conservation of vital resources. These are essential
elements in new building developments, particularly for multinational companies
seeking a location for their corporate headquarters or for their worldwide support
services. As pilot project for the BERDE rating system, Net Lima leads the standard.
On behalf of The NET Group, 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.
We look forward to working with the Council again in our future projects, and invite you
to consider your own green projects through BERDE certification. This Technical
Manual will provide you with the framework to bring us one step closer to transforming
our market toward a greener future.

Jacques A. Dupasquier
The NET Group
Chairman

Carlos S. Rufino
The NET Group
President

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M E S S A G E
On behalf of the TV Rheinland Group, TV 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.
Fleeing to the Antarctic to escape climate change; plagues of epidemic
proportions killing millions of people; each nation fighting only for its own
survival according to the British Think Tank Forum for the Future, these
are all possible scenarios for the year 2030. But these are not inevitable. The
experts also see possibilities for a positive future if mankind finally changes
course. 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. Then the needs of around eight billion people on earth
in 2030 could easily be met through innovative business models and
technological means. Already today, TV Rheinland is using its know-how
and experience to pave this road. TV 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.

TV Rheinland Philippines commits to continuously provide support, with


technical expertise and resources to the BERDE program of PHILGBC, in
order to ensure the credibility, objectivity, impartiality, confidentiality and
competence in the conduct of our assessment and certification activities.

Thank you and we wish PHILGBC more power and success!

Tristan Arwen G. Loveres


TV Rheinland Philippines, Inc.
Chief Operating Officer

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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. At GHD, this
means integrating the management of social, economic and environmental
issues into GHD's core business and operations.
As part of our sustainability initiative, we integrate green building practices
into our buildings business, 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.
When we learned of the establishment of the Philippine Green Building
Council, we seized the opportunity to be part of the development of the
country's own rating system, BERDE. 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 congratulate the members of the Philippine Green Building Council and
recognise, together with the rest of the architectural and engineering
community in the Philippines, the stellar commitment they have shown to
BERDE.

Fraser Watt
GHD Pty. Ltd.
Country Manager, Philippines

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FOREWORD
The building and construction industry is growing at a very rapid pace. The adverse impacts of increased
activity have contributed to the alarming increase of energy use and green house gas emissions. Philippine
industry is also faced with mounting solid waste crisis, increased energy demand, water and air pollution.
There is need for industry to find a viable solution that will help promote environmental conservation and
protection. Green building is recognized to improve the productivity of businesses. Healthier workspaces
promote building occupants comfort and health and boosts employees morale.
In the past, the green building movement has encountered challenges both real and perceived. The
PHILGBC is working extensively to increase the level of environmental education in industry to overcome
perceived barriers. Programs are created; technologies and strategies are promoted at the Council to
address real-world challenges.
As we overcome barriers to the uptake of green buildings, industry increases the uptake of sustainable
building strategies; they are now realizing that first costs are now very competitive. Accessibility to greener
building materials, technology and information are accelerating the acceptance of green building. With a
more mature market, businesses will be reaping the marketing benefits that are provided by green building.
This enables businesses to maintain competitiveness and improve their bottom-line.

The BERDE (Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence) Program was initiated by the PHILGBC
to facilitate greener building. Now a priority program of the PHILGBC, BERDE is designed to measure how
much above and beyond existing environmental regulations and standards a building is performing. Best
practice in design and construction, both local and international were observed and made part of the BERDE.
In the course of the development of BERDE, 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.
BERDE has been developed using the United Nations Sustainable Development Indicators of Sustainable
Development and other existing international green building tools including LEED (USGBC), Green Star
(GBCA) and BREEAM (Building Research and Establishment).
With BERDE, industry now has a common language for greener building. BERDE addresses local
environmental priorities through integrated design delivery and whole building design approach. The public
may now easily identify greener buildings in the market through a well balance, unbiased, and credible
measurement of performance.

The Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC) was established as a non-stock, non profit organization that
aims to introduce environmentally sensitive practices in the way we design, build and manage the built
environment. As an alliance of leaders from every sector of the building industry, the PHILGBC is extensively
working at promoting buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live, play
and work.

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ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION


With the finalization and publication of the BERDE Technical Manual, there is a need to establish a
credible, independent, impartial, objective BERDE Assessment and Certification Scheme. TV Rheinland
Philippines, Inc. offered its expertise to support PHILGBC in establishing its Certification Scheme and
undertake assessment and certification activities in accordance with the BERDE Rating Criteria.
Rationale for outsourcing the Assessment and Certification Activities to a Third-Party Certification Body
Using the ISO/IEC 17021 standard as a benchmark, 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. It would save the PHILGBC precious time and
resources to establish its own certification body. Establishing its own 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, competence, responsibility, openness,
confidentiality and responsiveness to complaints. A certification body has to establish policies for legal
responsibility, responsibility for certification decisions, management of impartiality, liability and financing;
and resource requirements. 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. 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, training and
internal assessment services; the marketing of certification services, and the subcontracting of
assessments. The certification body is required to set up a committee for safeguarding impartiality. The
standard envisages that such a committee could include representatives of clients of the certification
body, customers of these clients, trade associations, regulatory bodies, governmental and
nongovernmental organizations, and consumer associations.
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, such as TGA/DGA, PAO. TV Rheinland possesses international and local
accreditations.
Addressing Conflict of Interest
The certification body shall have top management commitment to impartiality in management system
certification activities. The certification body shall identify, analyse, and document possibilities of conflicts
of interest arising from the provision of certification including any conflicts arising from its relationships.
The certification body and any part of the same legal entity shall not offer or provide management system
consultancy.
Clause 5.2.7 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, where the
relationship between the consultancy organization and the certification body poses an unacceptable
threat to the impartiality of the certification body. Further, it was noted, 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.
Clause 5.2.10 of ISO/IEC 17021 requires that to ensure that there is no conflict of interest, personnel who
have provided management system consultancy, including those in managerial capacity, 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.

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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.
The BERDE Development Team with the drafting, finalization and approval of the BERDE Rating Program.
Likewise, the BERDE Development Team shall periodically review the BERDE Rating Program and would
provide technical assistance, where necessary, in the interpretation of the BERDE Rating Program
requirements.
TV Rheinland Philippines shall undertake the BERDE assessment activities, such as documentation
review, 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.
BERDE Rating Certification Structure

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Technical Assessors and Experts Pool


TV Rheinland Philippines will support the PHILGBC in the development of the criteria for the Technical
Assessors and Experts. TV Rheinland Philippines shall maintain a list of its technical assessors and
experts pool for the BERDE Rating Program.
TV Rheinland Philippines in collaboration with PHILGBC will undertake capacity building programs,
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, thus ensure the
consistent implementation and assessment of the BERDE Rating program. A regular Experience
Exchange program shall be required to all qualified technical assessors and experts in order to maintain
their appointment status.
As part of TV Rheinland Philippines compliance with ISO/IEC 17021, it shall ensure that the designated
assessment team, including the technical assessors and experts, were not in any way involved in the
consulting for the applicant or project.
Proposed Timeline for BERDE Rating Program

Man-day Table and Fee Structure


TV Rheinland Philippines charges on a man-day rate basis for its assessment and certification and/or
registration activities. TV Rheinland Philippines in collaboration with PHILGBC, will develop a man-day
table or matrix to determine how much time (man-days) is needed, considering the size and complexity
of the project, such as location, size of lot, number of floors of the building, for the Assessment Team to
spend for its assessment and certification activities, such as but not limited to documentation review,
assessment and documentation/report preparation. TV Rheinland Philippines shall charge the current
man-day rate and registration fees duly approved by PHILGBC and published accordingly.
Minimum Program Requirements
Each project must meet minimum requirements in order to quality for BERDE certification. All projects
much comply with applicable environmental laws, be a complete permanent building or space, have a
site boundary (distinct property lines), comply with minimum occupancy rates, commit to sharing whole
building energy and water usage data, and comply with a minimum building area to site-area ratio.

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BERDE ASSESSOR QUALIFICATION CRITERIA


1. Initial appointment
1.1.

Education

Completion of 4-year or 5-year college course accepted if with extensive experience in the construction
industry, or project management and/or quality/environmental management systems
Required evidence:
Copy of the graduation diploma and professional license, PRC / CSC required
1.2.

Professional training

Up-to-date training and knowledge on the construction industry practices covering the life cycle of the
building, including applicable legal requirements.
At least ____ hours Assessor training regarding methods and techniques in assessment, standards,
laws and regulations in line with the respective national regulations on environmental law, e.g. ISO
14000 LATC.
The training has to be performed by TV Rheinland Philippines as recognized by PHILGBC and by
Qualified BERDE Professional
Required evidence:
Training certificate/s
1.3.
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.
Required evidence:
Certificate of employment for every listed work experience which confirms the position held and the
period of employment.
1.4.

Introduction to the certification process

Before an applicant can be appointed as an BERDE Assessor, he must participate in the one-day
internal training for new Assessors.
The assessment / certifying branch office is responsible for performing and documenting this training.
Required evidence:
Entry in BERDE Assessor database
1.5.

Assess experience

Two complete assessment (at least 10 days, 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.
Complete assessment means:
- Review of the documentation;
- Preparation for assessment activity on-site;
- Assessment activity on-site;
- Creation, approval and distribution of the assessment report.
Required evidence:
Assessment log with confirmation of the Lead Assessor
Objective evidence of assessment participation (e.g. first page of assessment report, assessment
plan, list of participants).

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1.6.

Monitoring

In order to be appointed, the Assessor candidate must be evaluated during a monitoring assessment
performed by a lead Assessor.
This must be performed prior to appointment or during the first assessment following the appointment at
the latest.
If the monitoring assessment has not yet been performed at the time of the appointment, the first
assessment after the appointment must be the monitoring assessment. In such cases, the appointment
is limited to six months.
The monitoring is valid for three years.
Required evidence:
Monitoring questionnaire for Assessors
1.7.
Participation in the annual experience exchange
To maintain the appointment as a Lead and co-Assessor, an annual participation in the BERDE
experience exchange is mandatory.
1.8.
Contract, letter of commitment and confirmation of assessment and consulting activity
Prior to the appointment, external Assessors must submit the following signed documents:
Contract
Letter of commitment
Confirmation of assessment and consulting activity
2. Appointment as a Lead Assessor
A valid appointment as an Assessor is a prerequisite for an appointment as lead Assessor.
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;
A total of at least 15 days;
8 days of which must be on-site days.
Trainee Assessors are not accepted for the appointment as Lead Assessor.
Notes:
The Lead Assessor must have gained additional assessment experience in order to develop the following
knowledge and skills:
Plan assessments;
Represent the assessment team in its communication with the client;
Organize and direct the members of the assessment team;
Direct the assessment team so that assessment conclusions can be drawn;
Prevent and resolve conflicts;
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Complete the assessment documentation requirement.
3. Re-appointment of Assessors and lead Assessors
The appointment ends with the expiration of the three year period.
Following the expiration of the appointment, the Assessor qualification is automatically set to invalid.
No further assessments may be performed following the expiration of the appointment.
An appointment can be extended not more than six months after its expiration.
A re-appointment application may be submitted within three months after the expiration of the appointment.
The appointment can be extended following a successful review. If this deadline is not kept, a new initial
appointment is necessary.
3.1.

General requirements

Annual participation in the BERDE experience exchanges;


Every three years, evaluation by a lead Assessor during a monitoring assessment.
3.2.

Assessment experience

Participation in at least three BERDE assessments within the appointment period.


3.3.
Experience exchanges
BERDE Experience exchanges are offered at fixed dates. All Assessors must attend an experience
exchange every 12 months (+/- 3 months).
If this schedule is not met, the appointment is cancelled.
3.4.

Requirements on further training

Every three years, at least one further training covering the entire national environmental law and
sustainable construction industry practices and applicable legal requirements.
Minimum duration of the training shall be one day (8 hours).
The participation in experience exchanges is not sufficient to comply with this requirement.
Additional technical further training exceeding this requirement is permitted and appreciated.
Required evidence:
Evidence of technical further training
3.5.
Monitoring
When the monitoring date is older than 3 years, Assessors without new and valid monitoring will be set
invalid.
4.
Cancellation of an appointment
An appointment can be cancelled under the following circumstances:
1. The requirements for maintaining the appointment are not being fulfilled.
2. In the monitoring, the evaluation shows that the requirements are not fulfilled.
3. Nonobservance of the Assessor's commitments towards the Certification Body or project control teams.
The Assessor appointment team informs the Assessor and requests his statement. Depending on the
result, the Assessor appointment team informs all interested parties about the decision for the cancellation

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of the appointment in writing. A corresponding entry is made in the Assessors database.
Criteria for obtaining a re-appointment
In the event of a cancellation according to No. 1 of the above mentioned criteria, the appointment can be
obtained again within one year by
- 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. If no evidence is
presented during this time, a new appointment including at least two trainee assessments and a monitoring
assessment must be performed.
If the qualification is cancelled for reasons given under 2 to 3 above, a new application including at least
three trainee assessments and monitoring is required for a re-appointment.

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OVERVIEW OF BERDE APPLICATION PROCESS


Step

Activity

Submit Application

Receive /Evaluate
Application/Documentation

Receive from PHILGBC and


evaluation / determination of
man-day and resource
requirements

Proposal/ Quotation Preparation

Client

Approval or Decline of Proposal


5
6

Receive signed quotation

Designate Assessment Team

Document Review/Evaluation

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

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SCORING AND RATING


The BERDE Rating System provides a crosscutting measure of building performance. Weighting is a
central concern when combining performance across credits and credit categories. This work is an
effort for the BERDE weighting system to address the social, economic and environmental impact
priorities of the Philippines.

Objectives
The BERDE 1.0 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. The workbook is a decision support tool that is intended to provide a framework for credit
weighting and not definitive answers.

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). This equation brings together information on
indicators addressed, impact categories (i.e. social, economic, environmental), and the relative
importance of criteria indicators. This approach is implemented in a Microsoft Excelbased workbook
called the BERDE 1.0 Credit Weighting Tool. The tool ultimately provides a set of credit weightings such
as those illustrated in the screen shot below.

BASIC WEIGHTING EQUATION


UN Sustainable Development Indicators Addressed
X
Social, 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, Economic and Environmental)
Relative Importance: each relevant Database Indicator, that belongs to different UN SDIs,
compares the Philippines standing against the rest of the world. The data puts the Philippines
better or worse than the World average. A worse than the world average standing gives the
indicator a relative importance.

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Approach Implementation
UN Sustainable Development Indicators
The indicators below are taken from the UN Division of Sustainable Developments Indicators of
Sustainable Development: Frameworks and Methodologies, DESA/DSD/2001/3. The indicators selected
have relevance to building projects and the built environment.
1. SOCIAL
1.1. Equity
1.1.1. So-Eq-1. Contribution to employment, hiring local firms, workers
1.2. Health
1.2.1. So-He-1. Contribution to health of children
1.2.2. So-He-2. Contribution to reproductive health
1.2.3. So-He-3. Contribution to improvement of sewage disposal incorporated into the project
1.2.4. So-He-4. Contribution to access to safe drinking water incorporated into the project
1.2.5. So-He-5. Contribution to healthcare and comfort
1.2.6. So-He-6. Systems, procedures for managing and maintaining job safety
1.3. Human Rights
1.3.1. So-HR-1. Use of child labor
1.4. Education
1.4.1. So-Ed-1. Contribution to primary and secondary school completion
1.4.2. So-Ed-2. Contribution to Literacy
1.5. Housing
1.5.1. So-Ho-1. Contribution to housing
1.6. Security
1.6.1. So-Se-1. Efforts to reduce crime related to the project at all phases
1.7. Population
1.7.1. So-Po-1. Contribution in improving conditions in formal and informal settlements
1.8. Culture
1.8.1. So-Cu-1. Impacts on local culture and historic buildings
1.8.2. So-Cu-2. Effects of project in displacement of local population
1.9. Integrity
1.9.1. So-In-1. Reduction of bribery and corruption associated with projects
2. ECONOMIC
2.1. Economic Structure
2.1.1. Ec-ES-1. Effect of the project on the improvement of GDP to the local economy
2.2. Consumption and Production Patterns
2.2.1. Ec-CP-1. Design and delivery of project geared to reduce use of materials
2.2.2. Ec-CP-2. Design and delivery of project to reduce the intensity of energy use
2.2.3. Ec-CP-3. Design and delivery of project to reduce industrial, municipal solid waste
generation and disposal
2.2.4. Ec-CP-4. Design and delivery of project to reduce hazardous waste generation and
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2.2.5. Ec-CP-5. Design and delivery of project to reduce radioactive waste generation and
disposal
2.2.6. Ec-CP-6. Design and delivery of project to maximize waste recycling and reuse.
2.2.7. Ec-CP-7. Design and delivery of project to reduce inefficient transport
2.2.8. Ec-CP-8. Design and delivery of project to maximize length of service of the building
2.2.9. Ec-CP-9. Design and delivery of project for ease of service and maintainability of the
facility
2.3. Institutional Framework
2.3.1. Ec-IF-1. Contribution to the National Sustainability Development Strategy
2.3.2. Ec-IF-2. Contribution to Ratified Global Agreements
2.4. Institutional Capacity
2.4.1. Ec-IC-1. Contribution to increase in internet use
2.4.2. Ec-IC-2. Contribution to increase in telephone lines
2.4.3. Ec-IC-3. Contribution to research and development
2.4.4. Ec-IC-4. Contribution to protection of economic & human loss due to natural disasters
3. ENVIRONMENTAL
3.1. Atmosphere
3.1.1. En-At-1. Quantity of GHG Emitted
3.1.2. En-At-2. Quantity of Ozone Depleting Substances Used
3.1.3. En-At-3. Effect of project on air pollution in area
3.1.4. En-At-4. Effect of project on indoor air pollution
3.2. Land
3.2.1. En-La-1. Effects of project on arable and permanent cropland area
3.2.2. En-La-2. Effects of project on use of fertilizers
3.2.3. En-La-3. Effects of project on use of agricultural pesticides
3.2.4. En-La-4. Effects of project on wood harvesting
3.2.5. En-La-5. Effects of project on land affected by desertification
3.2.6. En-La-6. Effects of project on urban formal and informal settlements
3.3. Oceans
3.3.1. En-Oc-1. Effects of project on algae concentration in coastal waters
3.3.2. En-Oc-2. Effects of project on population living in coastal waters
3.3.3. En-Oc-3. Effects of project on marine life
3.4. Fresh Water
3.4.1. En-FW-1. Use of water in relation to total available water
3.4.2. En-FW-2. Effects of project on BOD in water bodies
3.4.3. En-FW-3. Effects of project on faecal coliform in freshwater
3.5. Biodiversity
3.5.1. En-Bi-1. Area of key ecosystems affected by project
3.5.2. En-Bi-2. Effects of project on abundance of key species

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Database Indicator Weight Factor


When the Philippine indicator is better than the World Mean, its weight factor is less than one (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 = 1.00 / 2.00 = 0.50
Or
Diwf = P/Wm = 2.00 / 3.00 = 0.67

When the Philippine indicator is worse than the World Mean, its weight factor is more than one (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 = 3.00 / 2.00 = 1.50
or
Diwf = P/Wm = 2.00 / 1.00 = 2.00

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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 = 0.50
or
Sdiw = (Diwf1 + Diwf2 + Diwf3)/T =( 0.50 + 1.00 + 1.50)/3 = 1.00

Requirement or Criteria Weight


The Requirement or Criteria Weight is the sum of all the Social, 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 = (0.97) + (1 + 1 + 1 + 1) + (0.57 + 1.04 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 2.64 + 0.55 + 1 + 0.21 + 3.40)
Cw = 0.97 + 4.00 + 13.42 = 18.39

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Category Point Value


The total BERDE points is 100 plus the 10 innovation or bonus points. The category point value is the
sum of all its requirement and criteria weight divided by the total BERDE weight multiplied by 100
(Percentile).
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 = ((11.41 + 18.39 + 9.75 + 7.20 + 3.28 + 2.28 + 8.19) / 285.06) x 100
Ctpv = (60.51 / 285.06) x 100 = .2123 x 100 = 21.23
Ctpv = say 21 Category Point Value

Criteria Point Value


The total criteria points for each Category vary. The credit point value is the rounded interpolation value
of the credit weight over the total category weight multiplied by the category point value.
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 = (18.39 / 49.10) x 21.23 = 0.37 x 21.23 = 7.95
Cpv = say 8 Criteria Point Value

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
The Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence was developed under the Philippine Green
Building Council, drafted by the BERDE Development Team, and reviewed by the BERDE Steering
Committee and the PHILGBC Board. The release of BERDE for New Construction Version 1.0 has been
made possible through the efforts of members of the PHILGBC, the working staff member, and
volunteers from different sectors of the industry.

PHILGBC Board of Trustees


Christopher dela Cruz, Chairman and President
Adel Licos, Vice President
Anna Tungol, Board Secretary
Ramon Rufino, Treasurer
Lizette Cardenas, Member
Erickberth Calupe, Member
Marjorie de Castro, Member
Leni Ramos, Member
Saviniano Perez, Jr., Member
Anabel Valencia, Member

BERDE Steering Committee


Guillermo Luz, Executive Vice President, Ayala Foundation Inc.
Oscar Cadag, National President, Building Owners and Managers Association of the Philippines
Jose Antonio, President, Century Properties Group
Virgilio Madrazo, National President, Council of Engineering Consultants of the Philippines
Loreta Ayson, Undersecretary, Department of Energy
Nestor Arabejo, Principal, Ecotektonika Inc.
Avelino Tolentino III, Legal Counsel, Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council
Gregorio Guevarra, National President, Integrated Institute of Electrical Engineers
Francisco Maosa, Managing Partner, Francisco Maosa and Partners
Rigoberto Santos, Vice President for Property Management, Megaworld Corporation
Elisea Gozun, Chair, Philippine Council for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development Inc.
Rico Gonzales, Chief Executive Officer, Philips Electronics and Lighting
Ana S. Mangalino Ling, National President, United Architects of the Philippines

GHD (Philippines) Pty. Ltd. for providing initial research works on environmental indicators
Arch. Pablo F. A. Suarez
Mr. Martin Townsend, BRE for sharing his expertise on the BRE Environmental Assessment Method
(BREEAM) and the Common Carbon Metric

UK Trade and Investment

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BERDE Development Team


Ma. 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. Magno
Menandro Lim
Lemuel Cuba
Clarence Ocampo
Mark Evans
Transportation
Nestor Arabejo (Special Committee Chairman)
Pablo Suarez
Charlotte Taboso
Albert Cailao

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Indoor Environment Quality


Pablo Suarez (Special Committee Chairman)
Joana Salcedo
Giovanni Mendoza
Donnabelle Mercado
Edmund Lee
Pirso A. 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, Jr.
Edison See
Jaime O. Joson Jr.
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

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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, Victoria, Australia.
The NET Group for participating in the pilot program for BERDE for New Construction.

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management
Management focuses on the environmental performance of a building, from its pre-construction or design phase to
the construction, post-construction, commissioning and operation.
This category incorporates commitment to the compliance of national and local laws, establishment of teams and
commissioning team, conducting a stakeholder consultation and formation of design charrettes, all constituting the
design and construction phase to properly address different environmental issues.

MN-RQ-1 : COMMITMENT
1.1.1

INTENT

MN-RQ-1 emphasizes the users commitment to the compliance of national and local laws, as well as
acceptable codes of building and acceptable codes of practice.

1.1.2

CRITERIA

To comply with this requirement, the user must submit a signed commitment to conform to all relevant
laws regarding the design, construction and operation of the building; and to observe sustainability
practices.
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.
The following are key items considered that requires full commitment from all relevant stakeholders of
the proposed development.
Compliance to Laws

1.1.3

Full compliance to the National Building Code, PD 1096 or later updates related therein;
Full compliance to any local ordinance wherein the development is to be undertaken; and
Full compliance of national laws directly affecting the development.

REQUIREMENTS

For MN-RQ-1, requirements are as follows:


DESIGN

Accomplishment of the BERDE Commitment Form

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MN-RQ-2 : PROJECT TEAM


1.2.1

INTENT

MN-RQ-2 aims to establish an appropriate team that will enable the delivery of the building design in a
coordinated, comprehensive and sustainable manner.

1.2.2

CRITERIA

To show full compliance to this requirement, the following items should be considered:

1.2.3

A project team to monitor and implement the development in a sustainable manner; and
Key roles identified for each member of the project team

REQUIREMENTS

For MN-RQ-2, requirements are as follows:


DESIGN

Design Organizational Chart including, but not limited to, the following:
o Designers/Consultants Architectural, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing & Fire Protection,
Landscape Architecture
o Environmental Consultants
o Specialty Consultants Safety, Security, Material Engineers, Sociologists and Economists,
Traffic Consultants, Faade Consultants, etc.
(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. Company profile
including, but not limited to, the following:
o Detail of Involvement in the Project.
o Government Registration and Permits
o Company Organizational Chart
o Job References / Relevant Experiences
(Background may include relevant Certifications, e.g. ISO, OSHA Accreditation, PHILGBC
Membership, etc., and other information necessary to meet the intent of this requirement/point)
Background of involved individuals as shown in their CV. CV shall include, but is not limited to,
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

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Special Certifications, (e.g. LEED AP, Pollution Control, Safety Practitioner, FALAR
Accreditation, etc.)
Other information necessary to meet the intent of this requirement/point.
o

CONSTRUCTION

1.2.4

Construction Organizational Chart including, but not limited to, the following:
o Project Manager
o Project Engineers Architect, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing & Fire Protection engineers
o Safety Engineer
o Environmental Monitoring Personnel
o Specialty Consultants Safety, Security, Material Engineers, Sociologists and Economists.
(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. Company profile
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, e.g. ISO, OSHA Accreditation, PHILGBC
Membership, etc., and other information necessary to meet the intent of this requirement/point)
Background of involved individuals as shown in their CV. CV shall include, but is not limited to,
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. LEED AP, Pollution Control, Safety Practitioner, FALAR
Accreditation, etc.)
o Individual References
Other information necessary to meet the intent of this requirement/point

RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS

For this requirement, compliance to the following Philippine law is considered:

PD 1096 - National Building Code of the Philippines

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MN-RQ-3 : TECHNICAL SITE ASSESSMENT


1.3.1

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.

1.3.2

CRITERIA

To show full compliance to this requirement, the following item should be considered:

1.3.3

Completion of all necessary design bases and construction planning requirements in various
technical trades in relation to the development

REQUIREMENTS

For MN-RQ-3, requirements are as follows:


DESIGN
A technical report of the site, which will enable ease of design by having good quantitative and
qualitative information. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

Architectural Vicinity Map, Adjacent Structures, Site Coordinates and Site Topography, and
Relevant ordinances and laws in the area;
Structural Geotechnical Data of Land, Soil Analysis Report, Disaster Risk Reduction Map (e.g.,
fault lines, etc.);
Civil Works Rainfall Capture Potential, Hydrology, Flood Assessment;
Mechanical Ambient Air Temperature and Relative Humidity, Wind Current Behaviors, Solar
Shading;
Electrical Name of Utility Company, Available Power in the Area, Nearest Connection Points;
Plumbing Name of Utility Company, Available Water Pressure in the Area, Elevation
Information, Rainfall Information, Nearest Tapping Point, Sewage Line, Storm Water Line;
Fire Protection Nearest Potential Evacuation Area, Availability of Space for Fire Trucks and Fire
Department Connection, Fire Hydrant Location;
Landscape Plant Species adapt for the area;
Environmental Existing ecological entities in the area (e.g., fauna, body of water, etc.), ambient
air quality, potable water quality and sewerage water quality;
Socio-economic information --- municipality classification, population, and other relevant
demographic data;
Other trade information necessary to design the building in a sustainable manner.

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A Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment and Control Report based on the design documentation
and actual site conditions, as described in the Technical Site Assessment Report of the Design Stage.
This discusses, but is not limited to, the following:

1.3.4

Stormwater flow
Wind flow and Dust Generation Potential
Other information necessary to design countermeasures to avoid adverse effect in the
environment.
Noise Pollution Potential
Traffic Management
Electrical Name of Utility Company, Available Power in the Area, Nearest Connection Points
Plumbing Name of Utility Company, Available Water Pressure in the Area, Elevation
Information, Rainfall Information, Nearest Tapping Point
Fire Protection Nearest Potential Evacuation Area, Availability of Space for Fire Trucks and Fire
Department Connection

RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS

For this requirement, compliance to the following societies, standards, and Philippine laws and acts is
considered:

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers


DENR DAO 03-30 Article II, Section 5.0 Summary matrix for required documents
National Structural Code of the Philippines
PD 1195 Philippine Environmental Code
PD 1586 Environmental Impact Statement System
PD 856 - 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 - Fire Code of the Philippines of 2008
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MN-RQ-4 : ESTABLISH BASIS OF DESIGN


1.4.1

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.

1.4.2

CRITERIA

To show full compliance to this requirement, the following item should be considered:

1.4.3

Establishment of the basis of the design which describes the owners requirements,
assumptions to be used, applicable standards and operations narrative.

REQUIREMENTS

For MN-RQ-4, requirements are as follows:


DESIGN
A Basis of Design to include, but is not limited to, the following:

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, Operation, Maintenance and Facilities Management
Other information necessary to guide the designers/consultants in the building documentation
Performance Targets (based on other categories)

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RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS

For this requirement, compliance the following societies, standards, and Philippine laws and acts is
considered:

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-conditioning Engineers


Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers
PD 856 - 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, Air-conditioning and Refrigerating Engineers (PSVARE)
RA 1378 - Plumbing Code of the Philippines
PD 1096 National Building Code of the Philippines
RA 9514 - Fire Code of the Philippines of 2008
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MN-RQ-5 : ESTABLISH A DESIGN MANAGEMENT SYSTEM


1.5.1

INTENT

MN-RQ-5 aims to establish a management system that would effectively undertake the design process.

1.5.2

CRITERIA

To show full compliance to this requirement, the following item should be considered:

1.5.3

Establishment of a system that clearly defines all instructions and processes needed for the
design team to complete the design documentation of the project.

REQUIREMENTS

For MN-RQ-5, requirements are as follows:


DESIGN
Kick-off meeting and orientation with the Design Team and the Client.
The Design Management System shall discuss the following:

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

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RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS

For this requirement, compliance to the following standards is considered:

ISO 9001 : Quality Management Standard


DOLE Occupational Safety and Health Standards

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MN-RQ-6 : ESTABLISH A CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM


1.6.1

INTENT

MN-RQ-6 aims to establish a project-specific system that would effectively undertake the construction
process.

1.6.2

CRITERIA

To show full compliance to this requirement, the following item should be considered:

1.6.3

Establishment of a system that clearly defines all instructions and processes that are needed for
the construction team to completely implement the project.

REQUIREMENTS

For MN-RQ-6, requirements are as follows:


CONSTRUCTION
Kick-off meeting and orientation to be conducted by the Construction Managers.
The Construction Management System shall discuss the following:

1.6.4

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.g., structural tests, instrument calibration, calibration and schedule, etc.)
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

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MN-RQ-7 : ESTABLISH A COORDINATED BUILDING COMMISSIONING SYSTEM


1.7.1

INTENT

MN-RQ-7 aims to establish a project-specific system that would effectively undertake the commissioning
of the building services systems.

1.7.2

CRITERIA

To show full compliance to this requirement, the following items should be considered:

Provision of direction for the commissioning process during construction, resolution for issues
such as scheduling, roles and responsibilities, lines of communication and reporting, approvals,
and coordination. The three (3) main goals of the Coordinated Building Commissioning System
are as follows:
1. Facilitate the final acceptance of the project at the earliest possible date
2. Facilitate the transfer of the project to the owners maintenance staff
3. 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 manufacturers recommendations,
o Document that equipment and systems receive complete operational checkout by
installing contractors,
o Document system performance with thorough functional performance testing and
monitoring,
o Verify the completeness of operations and maintenance manual (e.g., schedule of
maintenance, list of equipment, contact list of design and construction team and
manufacturers, product information, material safety data sheets, maintenance
procedures, etc.),
o Ensure that the owners operating personnel are adequately trained on the operation
and maintenance of building equipment.

A final Commissioning Report should be compiled which summarizes all the tasks, findings, and
documentation of the commissioning process. The report must address the actual performance
of the building systems in reference to the design documents. All test reports by various subcontractors, manufacturers, and controlling authorities should be incorporated into the final
report. 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;
o Deficiencies that were discovered and the measures taken to correct them,
o Functional test procedures and results
o Reports that document all commissioning field activities as they progressed, and
o

A description and estimated schedule of required deferred testing.

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1.7.3

REQUIREMENTS

For MN-RQ-7, requirements are as follows:


DESIGN
The Coordinated Building Commissioning System including, but not limited to, 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.
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The Coordinated Building Commissioning System including, but not limited, to the following:

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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

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o
Other systems that affects the performance of the building.
Commissioning Team Information
o
Position/Function (e.g. Project Manager, Architect, Structural Engineer, etc.)
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, compliance to the following society is considered:

Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers

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MN-PT-1 : BERDE CONSULTANTS


1.8.1

2 POINTS

INTENT

MN-PT-1 aims to promote and encourage the integrated design process, and streamline in the
application and certification process.

1.8.2

CRITERIA

To show full compliance to this point, the following items should be considered:

1.8.3

A participant of the project team with sufficient knowledge in building sustainability


principles should undergo and pass the BERDE Professional Training and Examination.

REQUIREMENTS

For MN-PT-1, requirements are as follows:


DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
The following is required to document compliance
BERDE Professionals Name
BERDE Professionals Company
Discussion on the Role of the BERDE Professional
Certification of the BERDE Professional

1.8.4

RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS

For this point, compliance to the following governing documents is considered:

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Requirement for BERDE Consultants as entailed by the Certifying Body

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MN-PT-2 : STAKEHOLDER CONSULTATION


1.9.1

6 POINTS

INTENT

MN-PT-2 aims to involve the relevant stakeholders such as potential building users, business, residents
and local government, in the design process to customize the building as well as provide a sense of
ownership.

1.9.2

CRITERIA

To show full compliance to this point, the following items should be considered:

1.9.3

Focus Group Discussion (FGD) with the local community


Implementation of FGD results

REQUIREMENTS

For MN-PT-2, 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, 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.

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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, 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.

1.9.4 RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS


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

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MN-PT-3 : DESIGN CHARRETTE

1 POINT

1.10.1 INTENT
MN-PT-3 aims to identify realistic and cost-effective sustainable measures that the new the building
development could implement.

1.10.2 CRITERIA
To show full compliance to this point, the following items should be considered:

Workshops involving the building owner, related designers, and commissioning personnel
highlighting all possible ideas that will affect the design, construction and operation of the
building.

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.

1.10.3 REQUIREMENTS
For MN-PT-3, 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

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MN-PT-4 : SECURITY

1 POINT

1.11.1 INTENT
MN-PT-4 aims to acknowledge effective design measures that will reduce the opportunity and fear of
crime in the development.

1.11.2 CRITERIA
To show full compliance to this point, the following items should be considered:

Consultation with local police, barangay officials, 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

1.11.3 REQUIREMENTS
For MN-PT-4, 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, Report from a credible security consultant
Plans and specifications referring to the embodiment of the recommendation

CONSTRUCTION
Preparation of the following documents:

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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

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MN-PT-5 : SOCIAL DIMENSION COMMITMENT

1 POINT

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

1.12.2 CRITERIA
To show full compliance to this point, 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

1.12.3 REQUIREMENTS
For MN-PT-5, requirements are as follows:
DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
Accomplished Commitment Form
Documentary proof of compliance with at least one (1) of the above criteria
1.12.4 RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS
For this point, compliance to the following Philippine act is relevant:

RA 7834 Comprehensive and Integrated Shelter Financing Act

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MN-PT-6 : ENVIRONMENTAL DIMENSION COMMITMENT

1 POINT

1.13.1 INTENT
MN-PT-6 aims to recognize commitment and delivery to the contribution of the project to the
environmental dimension of sustainability.

1.13.2 CRITERIA
To show full compliance to this point, the following items should be considered:

Contribution to the care of oceans

Contribution to the care of fresh water sources

1.13.3 REQUIREMENTS
For MN-PT-6, requirements are as follows:
DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

Accomplished Commitment Form

Documentary proof of compliance with at least one (1) of the above criteria

1.13.4 RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS


For this point, compliance to the following Philippine laws, acts, and documents is considered:

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PD 1067 Water Code of the Philippines
RA 8041 National Water Crisis Act of 1995
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MN-PT-7 : ECONOMIC DIMENSION COMMITMENT

1 TO 2 POINTS

1.14.1 INTENT
MN-PT-7 aims to recognize commitment and delivery to the contribution of the project to the economic
dimension of sustainability.

1.14.2 CRITERIA
To show full compliance to 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, research and development (1 point)

through

the

increase

in

1.14.3 REQUIREMENTS
For MN-PT-7, 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

1.14.4 RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS


For this point, compliance to the following statute is considered:

Philippine Business Agenda 21

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land use and ecology


Land Use and Ecology tackles different issues on the condition and the development of the site during the
certification period.
This category includes the promotion of the integrated design process for pollution control from construction
activities, utilizing lands previously developed, protection of ecological features and biodiversity, and reduction of
environmental impacts through encouraging environment-resilient site development.

LE-RQ-1 : POLLUTION CONTROL FROM CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES


2.1.1

INTENT

LE-RQ-1 aims to reduce watercourse and air pollution brought about by construction activities.

2.1.2

CRITERIA

To show full compliance to this requirement, the following items should be considered:

2.1.3

Establishment of an Erosion, Sedimentation and Air Pollution Control Plan for all identified
construction activities related to the development.
The plan should describe measures for the following:
o Prevention of erosion during construction brought about by stormwater, construction
wastewater runoff.
o Prevention of construction related sediments from reaching receiving watercourses.
o Air pollution brought about by dust and particulate matter.

REQUIREMENTS

For LE-RQ-1, requirements are as follows:


DESIGN
Provision of an Erosion, Sedimentation and Air Pollution Control Plan, duly signed by the
construction manager, and identifying measures to be employed to prevent the following:
o
Erosion due to stormwater, 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, and Air Pollution
Control Plan

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LE-PT-1 : LAND REUSE


2.2.1

2 TO 6 POINTS

INTENT

LE-PT-2 aims to encourage the reuse of land that has been previously developed, and discourage the
use of previously undeveloped land for building.

2.2.2

CRITERIA

To show full compliance to this point, the following items should be considered:

At least 75% of the development is on an area which was previously used for industrial,
commercial or domestic applications for the last 50 years (4 points)
AND / OR

2.2.3

Application of remediation measures if at least 25% of the land is proven to be


contaminated as per ASTM E1903-97 Phase II. (2 points)

REQUIREMENTS

For LE-PT-1, requirements are as follows:


DESIGN
Point 1:

Point 2:

Site plan, 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, recalculation of new area
Point 2:

Test report from a credible testing agency confirming that the identified areas have already been
rehabilitated

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OR, plans and specifications and functional description showing technological or natural
measures that will continue the remediation process of the land.

2.2.4

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LE-PT-2 : PROTECTION OF ECOLOGICAL FEATURES AND


FURTHER IMPROVEMENT
2.3.1

2 TO 6 POINTS

INTENT

LE-PT-2 aims to encourage the development to protect existing ecological features starting from the
design stage.

2.3.2

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, particularly during construction (2 points)
o Protection of such features described below:
Trees of significant ecological value as declared by the DENR - Forest Management
Bureau
Natural Watercourses and wetland areas

AND / OR
Further improvement of the site ecology through consideration of additional native plant species.
(2 Points)
AND / OR
Further improvement of the site ecology through rehabilitation of natural watercourses and
wetland areas. (2 Points)

2.3.3

REQUIREMENTS

For LE-PT-2, requirements are as follows:


DESIGN

A plan and / or site photographs of the existing site highlighting any ecological features
Environmental planner, landscape architect, or ecologists 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, specifications, and an environmental planner report showing the protection of at least all
existing ecological features

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Point 2:

Plans, Specifications and an environmental planner report showing further improvement of the
site ecology through consideration of additional native plant species.

Point 3:

Plans, Specifications and an environmental planner report showing further improvement of the
site ecology through rehabilitation of natural watercourses and wetland areas.

CONSTRUCTION

Narrative of the methodology for the protection of the identified ecological features.

Point 1

As-built plans showing the protection of all existing ecological features as defined by the design
stage environmental planner, landscape architect, or ecologists report.

Point 2:

As built plans showing further improvement of the site ecology through consideration of
additional native plant species.

Point 3:

2.3.4

As built plans showing further improvement of the site ecology through rehabilitation of natural
watercourses and wetland areas.
RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS

For this point, compliance to the following Philippine laws is considered:

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RA 9275 Philippine Clean Water Act of 2004

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LE-PT-3 : PRO-BIODIVERSITY OPEN SPACE


2.4.1

2 TO 3 POINTS

INTENT

LE-PT-3 aims to promote biodiversity by having a high ratio of open space-to-development footprint.

2.4.2

CRITERIA

To show full compliance to this point, the following items should be considered:

2.4.3

The total area of the building footprint (including access roads and parking) shall not cover
majority of the total site area; accessible vegetated areas should be provided to cover 25% of
the total site area. (2 points)
Additional point if vegetated areas provide cover for 50% of the total site area (1 point)

REQUIREMENTS

For LE-PT-3, requirements are as follows:


DESIGN

Plans, specifications, and calculations showing at least 25% of the site area is an accessible
vegetated area (to include green roofs).
Environmental planner, landscape architect, or ecologists 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.
Environmental planner, landscape architect, or ecologists report showing current or future site
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LE-PT-4 : HEAT ISLAND EFFECT : NON-ROOF


2.5.1

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.

2.5.2

CRITERIA

To show full compliance to this point, 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)

2.5.3

REQUIREMENTS

For LE-PT-4, requirements are as follows:


DESIGN

Plan, specifications and area calculations showing 50% of the site hardscape (including roads,
sidewalks, 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, specifications, and area calculations showing a minimum of 50% paring space under
cover

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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, showing distribution of pavers, covered areas, and area
calculations
If strategy implemented is providing a minimum of 50% parking space under cover:
o As-built plans and calculations

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RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS

For this point, strict compliance of the following law is highly recommended:

PD 1096 - National Building Code of the Philippines

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LE-PT-5 : HEAT ISLAND EFFECT : BUILDING ROOF


2.6.1

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.

2.6.2

CRITERIA

To show full compliance to this point, the following items should be considered:

Provide strategies that would make 50% of the building roof area minimize heat absorption.
o Use of Vegetated Roofing

Provide strategies that would make 75% of the building roof area minimize heat absorption.
o Use of open-grid pavement system with vegetated roofing

OR

2.6.3

REQUIREMENTS

For LE-PT-5, requirements are as follows:


DESIGN

Plan, specifications, and area calculations showing 50% of the building roofing minimizes heat
absorption through the following strategies.
o Vegetated Roofing

Plan, 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

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If strategy implemented is the use of pavers and vegetated roofing:


o As-built plans of hardscape and vegetation, showing building roofing and area
calculations.
If strategy implemented is the use of vegetated roof:
o As-built plans, showing the vegetated roof areas and area calculations.

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LE-PT-6 : FLOOD RISK MINIMIZATION


2.7.1

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.

2.7.2

CRITERIA

To show full compliance to this point, the following items should be considered:

2.7.3

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, requirements are as follows:


DESIGN
Rainfall data within the vicinity certified by the Philippine Atmospherical, Geophysical, 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, THE PROJECT SITES LOWEST ELEVATION SHOULD
NOT BE MORE THAN 1.5M 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, 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, 24
hour rain. Consideration should be given in economic, political, socio-cultural and
ecological environment of the development area
OR proof that the township e.g. village, compound, wherein the building development is
located has a flood control system in place designed for a 10 year, 24 hour rain as certified
by the administrator of the township.
Additional Points if:
o 30 year, 24 hour rain is used.
o 50 year, 24 hour rain is used.
o 100 year, 24 hour rain is used.
o Adaptive measures are undertaken if project is located in flood prone areas which may
include, 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

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RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS

For this point, recommendations of the following tools, agencies, and organizations are valued:

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A Tool for Integrated Flood Management, World Meteorological Organization, 2008


Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration
National Disaster Risk Reduction Council
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water
Water mainly addresses the reduction of potable water consumption and wastewater discharge.
The category covers effluent monitoring to manage the sewage discharging and minimize effluent discharge,
providing a water meter to create management efficiency, and the reduction of potable water for landscape
irrigation.

WT-RQ- 1 : EFFLUENT MONITORING QUANTITY AND QUALITY MONITORING


3.1.1

INTENT

WT-RQ-1 aims to monitor and manage sewage discharging outside the building. To minimize effects of
effluent discharge from the building

3.1.2

CRITERIA

To show full compliance to this requirement, the following items should be considered:

3.1.3

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, requirements are as follows:


DESIGN
Plans and Specifications showing the location of waste sampling point and flow meter.
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. Such
strategy may include, but is not limited to, the following:
o Use of effluent treatment prior discharging (e.g., living machine, reed bed, sewage
treatment plant, septic tank, etc.)
CONSTRUCTION
As-built plans and Specifications showing the location of waste sampling point and flow meter.
Provision of Monthly Effluent Report.
As built plans and commissioning report representing the strategy employed.
Effluent Quality Test Results meeting Class C requirements using a sample effluent.

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RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS

For this requirement, compliance to the following documents is considered:

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DENR Administrative Order No. 2005 -10 : Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Philippine
Clean Water Act of 2004 (RA 9275)
DENR - Environmental Management Bureau : Volume II Manual on Effluent Quality Monitoring
DENR Administrative Order No. 2008 XX - Water Quality Guidelines and General Effluent
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WT-PT-1 : WATER METERING


3.2.1

1 TO 2 POINTS

INTENT

WT-PT-1 aims to monitor water consumption and to create management for water efficiency.

3.2.2

CRITERIA

To show full compliance to this point, the following items should be considered:

Installation of a main water meter for each new construction development. Interconnection of
water meter to Building Management System (BMS) / Facilities Management System or alike
should be identified in the building.
Ensure that meters are calibrated and regular calibration schedule according to manufacturers
specifications are documented (1 point)
ADDITIONAL POINT:
Installation of sub-water meter to all major water usages in the building, accounting for at least
40% of total building water consumption from systems such as: (1 point)
o Mechanical Equipment (i.e. cooling tower, evaporative coolers)
o Irrigation and Wash-Down System
o Recycled Water System
o Rainwater Collection System
o Hot Water Services

3.2.3

REQUIREMENTS

For WT-PT-1, requirements are as follows:


DESIGN
Specifications showing the type of water meter installed and requirement of connectivity to
building management system.
Plans showing locations of the main water meter and sub-water meter(s).
CONSTRUCTION
Manufacturers literature of the water meters showing connectivity with building management
systems.
As-built plans and photographed evidence showing locations of the water meters.
Commissioning reports and documents showing calibration schedule of water meters.

3.2.4

RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS

For this point, compliance to the following Philippine laws is considered:

RA 1378 - Revised National Plumbing Code of the Philippines


PD 1096 - National Building Code of the Philippines

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WT-PT-2 : WATER CONSUMPTION REDUCTION


3.3.1

2 TO 3 POINTS

INTENT

WT-PT-2 aims to minimize the volume of water demand and effluent discharge.

3.3.2

CRITERIA

To show full compliance to this point, the following items should be considered:

3.3.3

Reduction of water usage, thus, 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, 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, Universal and International Plumbing
Codes
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, Universal and International Plumbing
Codes and based final predicted occupancy indicated on as-built plans.
Calculation of projected water usage for sewage conveyance in consideration of water saving
strategies.

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RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS

For this point, compliance to the following standards and Philippine laws is considered:

PD 856 - The Code on Sanitation of the Philippines


RA 1378 - Revised National Plumbing Code of the Philippines
International Plumbing Code
Universal Plumbing Code

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WT-PT-3 : EFFICIENT LANDSCAPE IRRIGATION


3.4.1

1 TO 2 POINTS

INTENT

WT-PT-3 aims to reduce the use of potable water resources for landscape irrigation.

3.4.2

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. (1 point)
3.4.3

REQUIREMENTS

For WT-PT-3, requirements are as follows:


DESIGN
Report on soil analysis of the site.
Plant selection report by a landscape architect
Calculation of the baseline case at peak summer period using average values for specie factor,
density factors and irrigation system used.
Calculation design case at peak summer period using actual specie and density factors and
irrigation efficiencies provided by irrigation technology providers.
Reduction Calculation
CONSTRUCTION
As-built Landscape Plans and Photographs demonstrating the design.
Table of Plant Species and corresponding characteristics/properties.
Calculation of the baseline case at peak summer period using average values for specie factor,
density factors, and irrigation system based on the as-built landscape plans.
Commissioning report of the irrigation technology used.
Reduction Calculation using actual flow from the commissioning report

3.4.4

RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS

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

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energy

Energy mainly focuses on the reduction of energy consumption. Aspects affecting energy efficiency of the building
is an integral part of the category.
The category encompasses monitoring of energy consumption, energy efficiency improvement, improvement of
operation and maintenance, integration of sustainable design, use of improving technologies and energy efficient
equipment, energy simulation, and use of automation.

EN-PT-1 : ENERGY METERING


4.1.1

1 POINT

INTENT

EN-PT-1 aims to facilitate monitoring of energy consumption.

4.1.2

CRITERIA

To show full compliance to this point, the following items should be considered:
Provide methods of sub-metering for the following systems.
o Space Cooling
o Domestic Hot Water
o Fans (major)
o Lighting
o Small Power (e.g., plug loads, etc.)
o Other major energy-consuming items where appropriate (e.g. lifts, escalators)
A Building Automated System (BAS) with the ability to monitor and control the chillers, air
handling units & pumps and other major MVAC equipment as well as internal environmental
conditions

4.1.3

REQUIREMENTS

For EN-PT-1, 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, scope of building management system describing the energy metering
system.

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4.1.4

As-built plans reflecting the metering system for the identified energy-consuming systems.
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.
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:

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DOE Guidelines for Energy Conserving Design of Buildings


Philippine Distribution Code
Philippine Electrical Code

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EN-PT-2 : ENERGY EFFICIENT LIGHTING


4.2.1

1 POINT

INTENT

EN-PT-2 aims to specify the use of energy-efficient light fittings, fixtures, and luminaires.

4.2.2

CRITERIA

To show full compliance to this point, 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

4.2.3

REQUIREMENTS

For EN-PT-2, 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.

4.2.4 RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS


For this point, 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

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EN-PT-3 : NATURAL VENTILATION


4.3.1

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, where appropriate. Natural ventilation should
be designed wherever possible to minimize the cooling load required and save energy.

4.3.2

CRITERIA

To show full compliance to this point, the following items should be considered:
50% of identified areas for ventilation shall use natural ventilation techniques, in accordance
to the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) AM 10
4.3.3

REQUIREMENTS

For EN-PT-3, requirements are as follows:


DESIGN
Zoning Plans showing areas for ventilation and air-conditioning.
Calculation showing areas for natural ventilation is equivalent to 50% of the areas identified for
ventilation.
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 0.6m/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.
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.
Calculation showing areas for natural ventilation is equivalent to 50% of the areas identified for
ventilation.
As built plans of the following:
o Floor plan(s) showing window identification
o Window schedule
o Elevations and sections

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4.3.4

Commissioning report showing proof that at least 0.6m/sec in velocity was achieved

RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS

For this point, 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, Air-conditioning, and Refrigerating Engineers

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EN-PT-4 : ON-SITE ENERGY GENERATION


4.4.1

1 POINT

INTENT

EN-PT-4 aims to contribute to the reduction of carbon emissions and atmospheric pollution.

4.4.2

CRITERIA

To show full compliance to this point, the following items should be considered:
Use of renewable energy technologies like solar panels, wind energy, hydro energy, and other
related renewable energy harnessing systems.

4.4.3

REQUIREMENTS

For EN-PT-4, requirements are as follows:


DESIGN
Plans and specifications showing the location of the renewable energy technology installation.
Electrical single line diagram of installation.
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 projects renewable energy power percentage of the buildings total energy
demand by at least 5% and reduction to annual energy cost
Additional Innovation point:
o More than 15% renewable energy

CONSTRUCTION

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As-built plans showing the location of the renewable energy technology installation.
As-built Plans of Electrical Single line diagram of installation.
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.

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4.4.4 RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS


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

DOE Guidelines for Energy Conserving Design of Buildings


RA 9531 - Renewable Energy Act of 2008
Philippine Electrical Code
Philippine Grid Code

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EN-PT-5 : ENERGY EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENT


4.5.1

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

4.5.2

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, VAV, VSD, etc); elevators (VSD; sleep or stand-by mode, etc);
escalators (using motion sensors, etc.); and other strategies.

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
90.1 - 2004
Use of carbon monoxide sensors for controlling air volume of fresh air supply in common areas.

4.5.3

REQUIREMENTS

For EN-PT-5, requirements are as follows:


DESIGN
Point 1 Energy reduction by 12.5% (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:

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Architectural plans - energy conservation measures (faade details, window schedule, etc) are
reflected on plans, elevations, sections, and relevant features

Electrical and Mechanical Plans and specifications - energy efficient features are highlighted on
load schedule, lighting, and equipment schedule

Report - achievement of targeted reduction for annual operations reflected on diagrams, charts,
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Point 1 & Innovation Point:

As-built plans and specifications of architectural design - energy conservation measures


(faade details, window schedule, etc) are reflected on plans, elevations, sections, 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 - 2004
Air-conditioning efficiency is within ASHRA/IESNA 90.1 - 2004 levels as certified
by a credible Testing Agency.
Commissioning report of the system including maintenance schedule.
o Fresh Air Fans
As-built plans showing locations of carbon monoxide sensors for controlling air
volume fresh air supply in common areas.
Control Plans and functional description of the system. Set points are within
OSHA indoor air quality standards.
Commissioning Report of the system including maintenance schedule.
o Elevators
Equipment literature
Commissioning report of the equipment showing all features are functioning, to
include maintenance schedule
o Escalators
Equipment literature
Commissioning report of the equipment showing the motion sensor is
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.

ADDITIONAL INNOVATION POINT:

Energy modelling Report representing the building performance output based on as-built plans
and specifications

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For this point, compliance to the following agencies and standards is considered:

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Philippine Society of Ventilating, Air-conditioning, and Refrigerating Engineers
Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers (PSME) Code
Philippine Electrical Code
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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


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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
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EN-PT-7 : ENERGY EFFICIENT EQUIPMENT


4.7.1

1 POINT

INTENT

EN-PT-7 aims to recognize and encourage the use of energy efficient rated equipment.

4.7.2

CRITERIA

To show full compliance to this point, the following item should be considered:
Specification of use of equipment certified by the Green Choice Philippines, Department of
Energy, Energy Star, or equipment certified to be energy efficient in accordance to an
appropriate testing standard by a credible testing agency.

4.7.3

REQUIREMENTS

For EN-PT-7, requirements are as follows:


DESIGN
Specification of use of energy efficient equipment as listed down in the Section 7.3.2.1 and
7.3.2.2 of ASHRAE 189 Design of High Performance Green Buildings, as certified by Green
Choice Philippines, Department of Energy, Energy Star, or by a credible testing agency using an
appropriate testing standard.
CONSTRUCTION
Equipment literature and testing certificates of items falling under Section 7.3.2.1 and 7.3.2.2 of
ASHRAE 189 Design of High Performance Green Buildings

4.7.4 RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS


For this point, compliance to the following standards is considered:

ASHRA/IESNA 90.1
ASHRAE 189 Design for High Performance Green Buildings
DOE Guidelines for Energy Conserving Design of Buildings

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EN-PT-8 : BUILDING AUTOMATION SYSTEMS


4.8.1

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.

4.8.2

CRITERIA

To show full compliance to this point, the following items should be considered:

4.8.3

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. (1
point)

REQUIREMENTS

For EN-PT-8, requirements are as follows:


DESIGN
Point 1:

Plans and Specifications showing the use of automatic controls, performance monitoring,
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; and
o External loads
CONSTRUCTION
Point 1:

As-built plans and specifications, commissioning report of automatic controls, performance


monitoring, 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; and
o External loads

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4.8.4

Plans and specifications showing the electronic system indicating overall power consumption
and consumption of significant loads.

RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS

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


DOE Guidelines for Energy Conserving Design of Buildings

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transportation
Transportation focuses on lessening transport circulation and encouraging the use of alternative transportation,
thus lowering emission and use of energy.
This category covers use of alternative and greener mode of transportation and providing enough parking to
encourage use of alternative transportation, and reduce emission, congestion and hardscapes. The category also
deals with the proximity of key establishments, public access, and transport amenities to further reduce the
extended travels.

TR-PT-1 : ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION --- BICYCLES


5.1.1

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.

5.1.2

CRITERIA

To show full compliance to this point, the following items should be considered:

The projects vicinity must have existing bicycle lanes of at least 1.5 meters wide.
o

The above requirement must be achieved first.

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 0.5% of building occupants.
o 10% of occupancy up to 500
o 7.5% for occupancy in the range of 501 1000
o 5% for occupancy over 1000

5.1.3

REQUIREMENTS

For TR-PT-1, requirements are as follows:


DESIGN
Vicinity Plan and photographs showing bicycle lanes (min. 1.5 meters) in the general area.
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. (based on the National Building Code)
Site plan, 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

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The type, 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, dimensions and layout of cycle racks

5.1.4

RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS

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

PD 1096 - National Building Code of the Philippines

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TR-PT-2 : ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION LOW EMISSION


AND ENERGY EFFICIENT VEHICLES

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.

5.2.2

CRITERIA

To show full compliance to 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

5.2.3

REQUIREMENTS

For TR-PT-2, requirements are as follows:


DESIGN
Point 1:

Provide specifications, drawings, and calculations documenting the:


o

Location of preferred parking near entrances of building and quantity compared to total
parking

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.

Drawings or photo documentation of signage near the preferred parking areas

5.2.4

RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS

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

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TR-PT-3 : PARKING
5.3.1

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.

5.3.2

CRITERIA

To show full compliance to this point, the following items should be considered:

5.3.3

Parking capacity shall not exceed requirements of the National Building Code of the Philippines
or LGU Building Code

REQUIREMENTS

For TR-PT-3, 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, whichever is more
stringent

CONSTRUCTION
Point 1:

5.3.4

As-built plans and Specifications demonstrating that the parking capacity does not exceed
requirements of the National Building Code of the Philippines.

RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS

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

PD 1096 - National Building Code of the Philippines

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TR-PT-4 : PROXIMITY TO KEY ESTABLISHMENTS


5.4.1

2 POINTS

INTENT

TR-PT-4 aims to reward a building that is located in proximity to local amenities, thereby reducing the
need for extended travel and multiple trips.

5.4.2

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.
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

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REQUIREMENTS

For TR-PT-4, requirements are as follows:


DESIGN
Prepare a Site vicinity map with a 250m radius around the main building entrance. Radii may be
drawn around multiple buildings or more than 1 main entrance.
o All residential developments within the radius should be marked.
o All commercial buildings within the radius should be marked, with at least 10 basic
services to be present within the radius. Services other than those listed in the point
requirements will be considered on a project-by-project basis.
o A list of the identified services, the business name, and the service type to confirm
compliance.

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TR-PT-5 : PUBLIC ACCESS


5.5.1

1 POINT

INTENT

TR-PT-5 aims to contribute to ease of people movement within the vicinity.

5.5.2

CRITERIA

To show full compliance to this point, the following item should be considered:
Building provisions that would allow people to pass within the building premises with due
consideration of security, thus providing more options for pedestrians movement.
5.5.3

REQUIREMENTS

For TR-PT-5, requirements are as follows:


DESIGN
Plans showing possible pedestrian route within the building.
Narrative on passage ways and security measures in place.
CONSTRUCTION
As-built plans showing possible pedestrian route within the building.

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TR-PT-6 : CONTRIBUTION TO PUBLIC TRANSPORT AMENITIES


5.6.1

2 TO 4 POINTS

INTENT

TR-PT-6 aims to provide amenities that would provide ease of transport to the public.

5.6.2

CRITERIA

To show full compliance to this point, 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

5.6.3

PUV Terminal (1 Point)


Covered walkway connecting the building to transport waiting areas (1 Point)

REQUIREMENTS

For TR-PT-6, requirements are as follows:


DESIGN
Plans and specifications showing public transport amenities at bus stops, jeepney Routes
CONSTRUCTION
As-built plans and specifications showing public transport amenities.

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TR-PT-7 : PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ACCESS


5.7.1

1 TO 4 POINTS

INTENT

TR-PT-7 aims to reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use.

5.7.2

CRITERIA

OPTION 1. Rail Station Proximity (2 points)


Locate the project within 0.5 km walking distance (measured from a main building entrance) of an
existing or planned and funded commuter rail or light rail.
AND / OR
OPTION 2. Bus Stop Proximity (1 point)
Locate the project within 0.5 km walking distance (measured from a main building entrance) of 1 or more
stops for 2 or more public, campus, or private bus lines usable by building occupants.
AND / OR
OPTION 3. 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, campus or private jeepney lines usable by building occupants.

OPTION 4. Shuttle Link (1 point)


If the project site is in a remote area with no access to public transportation, the building occupants are
provided with a shuttle link that provides transportation between the building and any public
transportation stops or stations stated above.

5.7.3

REQUIREMENTS

For TR-PT-7, requirements are as follows:


DESIGN
Calculations.
Use an area drawing, aerial photograph, or map to calculate the walking distance to the transit stops. If
the building has multiple main or public entrances, the project teams can measure walking distances
from multiple entrances. Software tools like Google Maps Pedometer may be useful for determining
walking distance
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Develop a site vicinity plan, to scale, and labelled walking paths between the project buildings
main entrance and rail stations, bus stops or jeepney routes
If the team anticipates rail development, 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,
provide information of the distance between transit points and the building, schedule and
frequency of shuttle operation, and shuttle capacity.

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TR-PT-8 : TRANSPORTATION IMPACT ASSESSMENT


5.8.1

2 POINTS

INTENT

TR-PT-8 aims to provide an analysis of the contribution of the building to traffic within the vicinity.

5.8.2

CRITERIA

To show full compliance to this point, the following items should be considered:

Determine if Transportation Impact Assessment (TIA) is necessary.


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General Threshold. 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 development contains a specified number of dwelling units or square


footage.

When development will occur in a sensitive area.

When financial assessments are required and the extent of impact must be
determined.

Zoning Threshold (Deviations). A TIA shall be required if a proposal falls under the
Deviations clause of the Zoning Ordinance. 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.

Public Size Threshold. The Zoning Administrator shall prepare a list of Significantly Sized
Projects (SSP) with the corresponding thresholds. The project proponent shall, in turn,
submit information that corresponds to the required threshold criteria. Proposals within
the list of SSPs 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.

Public Roadway Modification Threshold. The project proponent shall submit its
requirements for the Public Roadway Modifications to the Zoning Administrator. A TIA
shall be conducted if the modifications required fall under the criteria specified herein.

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.

The TIA shall discuss at a minimum the following:


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Transportation Improvements.

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Transportation facilities related to public transport, bicycle and pedestrian travel

Transportation Demand Management.

Neighbourhood Traffic and Parking Management.

REQUIREMENTS

For TR-PT-8, 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.

CONSTRUCTION

5.8.4

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, 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

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indoor environment
quality
Indoor Environment Quality deals with human comfort, lighting, thermal levels, acoustics, and views.
The category includes lighting design to acquire good lighting levels, control the illumination and prevent glare,
thermal levels, and indoor acoustics.

EQ-RQ-1 : LIGHTING LEVELS


6.1.1

INTENT

EQ-RQ-1 aims to ensure lighting has been designed for comfortable illumination as per specified area
type of function.

6.1.2

CRITERIA

To show full compliance to this requirement, 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

6.1.3

REQUIREMENTS

For EQ-RQ-1, 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.

CONSTRUCTION

6.1.4

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:

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UNDP DOE Manual of Practice on Efficient Lighting
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EQ-RQ-2 : THERMAL LEVELS


6.2.1

INTENT

EQ-RQ-2 aims to ensure that appropriate thermal comfort levels are achieved.

6.2.2

CRITERIA

To show full compliance to this requirement, the following item should be considered:
Calculation of Cooling Load based on projected load requirements.

6.2.3

REQUIREMENTS

For EQ-RQ-2, requirements are as follows:


DESIGN
Cooling Load Calculation per room and zone.
CONSTRUCTION
Formal written confirmation from the head of the commissioning team confirming:
o

6.2.4

No changes have occurred since design stage thermal comfort assessment was carried
out; therefore design stage evidence demonstrates compliance at construction stage.

Where changes have occurred, provide updated computations demonstrating the internal
temperatures in compliance with the relevant standards.

RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS

For 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

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EQ-RQ-3 : INDOOR ACOUSTICS


6.3.1

INTENT

EQ-RQ-3 aims to ensure the acoustic performance of the building meets the appropriate standards for
its purpose.

6.3.2

CRITERIA

Indoor ambient noise levels in unoccupied staff/office areas comply with the following:
40dB LAeq,T in single occupancy offices
40-50dB LAeq,T in multiple occupancy offices
40 dB LAeq,T general spaces (staffrooms, restrooms)
35 dB LAeq,T in spaces designed for speech e.g. seminar/lecture rooms
50 dB LAeq,T in informal caf/canteen areas
Other ratings to comply with DOLE-OSHA standards

6.3.3

REQUIREMENTS

For EQ-RQ-3, requirements are as follows:


DESIGN
Acoustic specifications and considerations to be reflected in the plans for equipment selection.
CONSTRUCTION
Report of an acoustic specialist on the acoustic performance of each room of the development.

6.3.4

RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS

For this requirement, compliance to the following standard is considered:

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EQ-PT-1 : EXTERNAL VIEW AND DAYLIGHTING


6.4.1

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.

6.4.2

CRITERIA

To show full compliance to this point, the following items should be considered:

75% of Interior spaces have access to outdoor views

50% of Interior spaces have access to daylighting

OR

6.4.3

REQUIREMENTS

For EQ-PT-1, requirements are as follows:


DESIGN
Design plans, elevations and sections showing all relevant building dimensions and area
calculations to comply with view access.
Computations showing adequate daylight levels manual or simulation, to be validated by
actual measurements at construction assessment for the areas claimed
CONSTRUCTION
As-built 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

6.4.4

RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS

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

PD 1096 : National Building Code of the Philippines

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EQ-PT-2 : ILLUMINATION CONTROL


6.5.1

1 POINT

INTENT

EQ-PT-2 aims to recognize and encourage lighting design practices that reduce the unnecessary
lighting of spaces.

6.5.2

CRITERIA

To show full compliance to this point, the following items should be considered:

6.5.3

Lighting is zoned to allow separate occupant control of the following areas (where applicable):
o Office and circulation spaces
o In office areas, zones of no more than four workplaces
o Workstations adjacent to windows/atria and other building areas separately zoned and
controlled.
o Seminar and lecture rooms: zoned for presentation and audience areas
o Library spaces: separate zoning of stacks, reading and counter areas.
Use of dimmers to modulate illumination levels as needed

REQUIREMENTS

For EQ-PT-2, 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.g., 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.g., 3-way and / or dimmer switches)
A copy of actual lighting drawings showing the location of switches/controlled lighting zones or
dimmer switches

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RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS

For this point, compliance to the following standards is considered:

Philippine Electrical Code


Manual of Practice on Efficient Lighting
DOE Guidelines on Energy Conservation of Buildings

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EQ-PT-3 : GLARE CONTROL


6.6.1

1 POINT

INTENT

EQ-PT-3 aims to allow occupants to control glare in occupied areas by avoiding contrasts on ceiling,
wall and floor surfaces, and the provision of adequate means of control relative to the glare source.

6.6.2

CRITERIA

To show full compliance to this point, the following items should be considered:

Compliance of surfaces with the corresponding reflectance values (in %):


Ceilings
80 - 92
Walls
40 - 60
Floors
21 39
Furniture
26 44

An occupant-controlled shading system on all windows, glazed doors and roof lights in all
relevant building areas

OR

6.6.3

REQUIREMENTS

For EQ-PT-3, 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.
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, 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

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EQ-PT-4 : THERMAL CONTROL


6.7.1

1 POINT

INTENT

EQ-PT-4 aims to acknowledge the provision of user controls which allow independent adjustment of
cooling systems within the building.

6.7.2

CRITERIA

To show full compliance to this point, the following items should be considered:

6.7.3

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.g., having direct access to solar heat gain), central zone (e.g., having no
direct access to solar heat gain) and other intermediate spaces (such as corridors, etc).

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, or centralized
response system/BAS)
o Scope of the controls.
CONSTRUCTION
Confirmation from the Commissioning Agent that all areas have a thermal control in accordance
to the specifications.

6.7.4

RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS

For this point, compliance to the following standards is considered:

Philippine Mechanical Code


ASHRAE Standard 55-2004 : Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy

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EQ-PT-5 : INDOOR AIR QUALITY


6.8.1

1 POINT

INTENT

EQ-PT-5 aims to reduce the health risk due to poor indoor air quality.

6.8.2

CRITERIA

To show full compliance to this point, the following items should be considered:

Minimum compliance of ASHRAE 62.1-2004

Air intakes are 20m beyond sources of external pollution sources;

Intake and exhaust of building HVAC system is beyond 10m apart.

Naturally ventilated areas are beyond 10m of external pollution sources.

No Smoking Policy in Buildings, 10m from entrances and 20m from air intakes

6.8.3

REQUIREMENTS

For EQ-PT-5, 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 62.1-2004.
A marked-up proposed site plan highlighting:
o Locations of intakes, extracts, openable windows, 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.

Allocation of Smoking Areas for Tobacco users at least 10 meters away from building entrance.

CONSTRUCTION
Point:

AND:

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intake and exhausts.
As-built plans, specification and commissioning report of the use of CO2 and NO2 sensors with
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6.8.4

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, compliance to the following standards is considered:

ASHRAE 62.1-2004 : Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality


DOLE Occupational Safety and Health Standards

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EQ-PT-6 : MICROBIAL CONTAMINATION PREVENTION


6.9.1

1 POINT

INTENT

EQ-PT-6 aims to reduce the risk of disease caused by growth of microbes in building services
equipment during operation, and prevent outdoor pollutant and chemical sources from contaminating
the buildings indoor environment by trapping dust, dirt, and other pollutants.

6.9.2

CRITERIA

To show full compliance to this point, the following items should be considered:

6.9.3

All water systems in the building are designed in compliance with the measures to prevent
Legionnaires disease.
All duct systems in the building are designed in compliance to avoid microbial growth in the
duct system.
Provision of entryway mats at all public entrances. Mats, carpets or grilles that are mounted on
the floor should be 3m or 10' measured in the distance of travel into the building. May be
installed indoors or outdoors, contiguously (1pc) or in parts (connected) as long as they are
connected and the distance of travel totals 3m or 10'. Mats, carpets or grilles should be part of
regular maintenance cleaning program to ensure that pollutants trapped in the mats or grills are
regularly disposed. However, mats at emergency exits and private entrances are not required.

REQUIREMENTS

For EQ-PT-6, 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.
o The standards to which all water systems in the building will be designed. 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.

CONSTRUCTION
A commissioning report showing how to address risks of microbial contamination in water
systems and duct systems.
As-built plans and photo documentation indicating provision of entryway mats at required
entrances; exits and private entrances to be indicated.

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EQ-PT-7 : LOW VOC ENVIRONMENT

1 POINT

6.10.1 INTENT
EQ-PT-7 aims to encourage a healthy built environment through the specification of internal finishes with
low volatile organic compounds.

6.10.2 CRITERIA
To show full compliance to this point, 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

6.10.3 REQUIREMENTS
For EQ-PT-7, 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

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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.

AND:

Material Safety Data Sheets for Carpet Materials showing VOC levels within requirement.

AND:

Material Safety Data Sheets for Furniture showing VOC levels within requirement.

AND:

Material Safety Data Sheets for Composite Wood Products showing VOC levels within
requirement.

Innovation in Performance

An Innovation in Performance point shall be considered for projects that are 100% compliant
with VOC levels.

6.10.4 RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS


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

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materials
Materials generally deals with hazardous substances, measure of recycled content, and the building materials
reduction of CO2 emissions.
This category covers different engineering disciplines specifically civil works, electrical works, and architectural
finishes.

MT-PT-1 : CIVIL WORKS


7.1.1

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

7.1.2

CRITERIA

Civil works cover cement, steel, and structural wood.


To show full compliance to this point, the following item should be considered:
Material shall not hall not contain hazardous substances such as lead, mercury, hexavalent
chromium, cadmium, polybrominated biphenyls, and polybrominated biphenyls ether.
FSC Certification for 50% of all wood used for structural components
20% Recycled content for Cement (using structurally sound, industry accepted substitute mixes
such as fly-ash, slag, silica or combination)
20% Recycled content for Steel (using structurally sound, industry accepted substitute)

7.1.3

REQUIREMENTS

For MT-PT-1, 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.
Material Safety Data Sheets
Plans and Specifications

Additional Point: (1 point)


If wood came from a sustainable wood plantation.

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Certification of material from a credible agency regarding the recycled content, source of
material and process used --- for cement, steel, or wood.

CONSTRUCTION

7.1.4

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, compliance to the following standards and Philippine laws is considered:

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MT-PT-2 : ELECTRICAL WORKS


7.2.1

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

7.2.2

CRITERIA

Electrical covers lamps and ballasts.


To show full compliance to this point, 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

7.2.3

REQUIREMENTS

For MT-PT-2, 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.
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

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Additional Point: (1 point)

Certification of material from a credible agency regarding the recycled content, source of
material and process used.

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

7.2.4

RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS

For this point, compliance to following standards and Philippine laws is considered:

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RA 6969 : Toxic Substances and Hazardous Nuclear Wastes Control Act of 1990

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MT-PT-3 : ARCHITECTURAL WORKS AND FINISHES


7.3.1

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.

7.3.2

CRITERIA

Architectural works and finishes include glass, wood and wood products, metals, textile, ceramics and
cement, plastics, acoustic and ceiling tiles, rubber, and concrete hollow blocks.
To show full compliance to this point, 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.e. bamboo, cork, etc)
o materials w/ recycled content,
and
o use of salvaged materials for non-structural purposes

7.3.3

REQUIREMENTS

For MT-PT-3, 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.
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

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RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS

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emissions
Emission deals with the buildings 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 Consultants 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
buildings 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

8.2.4

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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EM-PT-3 : EMISSION CONTROL


8.3.1

1 POINT

INTENT

EM-PT-3 aims to provide measures to mediate the emissions from equipment, which involve combustion
or burning.

8.3.2

CRITERIA

To show full compliance to this point, the following item should be considered:
Provide measures that would alter the emissions into an air quality level within DENR standards
at a minimum.

8.3.3

REQUIREMENTS

For EM-PT-3, 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.

8.3.4

RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS

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

RA 8749 : Clean Air Act of 1999

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waste

Waste deals with the management of waste in the building from the design to the construction, operation and
deconstruction stage.
This category includes formulating an overall waste management plan and recycling plan, looking over waste
management during construction, and the establishment of a materials recovery facility.

WS-RQ-1 : WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN


9.1.1

INTENT

WS-RQ-1 aims to provide an overall waste management plan from the design, construction and
deconstruction stage.

9.1.2

CRITERIA

To show full compliance to this requirement, 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.

9.1.3

REQUIREMENTS

For WS-RQ-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. 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.

9.3.4

RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS

For this requirement, compliance to the following Philippine act is considered:

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RA 9003 - Ecological Waste Management Act

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WS-RQ-2 : WASTE MANAGEMENT DURING CONSTRUCTION


9.2.1

INTENT

WS-RQ-2 aims to ensure the appropriate management of waste during construction to promote resource
efficiency.

9.2.2

CRITERIA

Establish a waste management system that would aid the contractor to perform the following:

9.2.3

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 contractors environmental planner
Documentation tracing periodic collection (i.e., weekly/monthly)
To be handled by accredited construction waste handler for processing, recycling of
construction waste for other uses, or a combination of both

9.2.4

RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS

For this requirement, compliance to the following Philippine act is considered:

RA 9003 - Ecological Waste Management Act

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WS-PT-1 : CONSTRUCTION WASTE DIVERSION


9.3.1

2 TO 6 POINTS

INTENT

WS-PT-1 aims to divert 60% of construction waste from landfill

9.3.2

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

9.3.3

80% Recycled or Salvaged (4 Points)

REQUIREMENTS

For WS-RQ-2, requirements are as follows:


CONSTRUCTION
A waste management system prepared by the appointed contractors environmental planner
Documentation tracing periodic collection (weekly/monthly) by weight or volume by accredited
construction waste handler for processing, recycling of construction waste for other uses, 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)

9.3.4

RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS

For this requirement, compliance to the following Philippine act is considered:

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WS-PT-2 : MATERIALS RECOVERY FACILITY


9.4.1

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.

9.4.2

CRITERIA

To show full compliance to this point, the following items should be considered:
A dedicated storage space to cater for construction waste generated by the development,
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.
The size of the space allocated must be adequate to store the likely volume of construction
waste generated by the construction activities. While a fixed area cannot always be given, 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).

9.4.3

REQUIREMENTS

For WS-PT-1, 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.

Functional Description of the Facility

CONSTRUCTION
As built plans, specifications and photographic evidence of the installation.

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RELEVANT STANDARDS AND PHILIPPINE LAWS

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

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heritage conservation

Heritage Conservation deals with the conservation of the Philippine historic and heritage sites and preservation of
the countrys culture.
The category includes conservation assessment, protection of significant features of a heritage building, and
promotion of heritage features.

HC-RQ-1 : CONSERVATION ASSESSMENT


10.1.1 INTENT
HC-REQ-1 aims to preserve and protect heritage, historic, or cultural sites, structures or / and properties
and promote local culture alongside green building practices.

10.1.2 CRITERIA
To show full compliance to this requirement, the following item should be considered:
Integration of green building practice in the process of heritage conservation

10.1.3 REQUIREMENTS
For HC-RQ-1, requirements are as follows:
DESIGN

Architectural Plans, utility plans/layouts, photographs, specifications


Should be part of a Conservation Assessment Report that will focus primarily on green
building practice in the overall conservation (restoration, reconstruction, rehabilitation, etc.)
process

CONSTRUCTION
Details, photographs, certifications
Should be part of a Conservation Assessment Report that will focus primarily on green building
practice in the overall conservation (restoration, reconstruction, rehabilitation, etc.) process

10.1.4 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, Burra Charter, Nara Document on Authenticity, Washington Charter, etc.
Relevant Local Codes for the Preservation of Historic Towns (e.g. IRR for the Preservation of the
Historic Center of Silay City, Negros Occidental, IRR for the Preservation of Intramuros)

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HC-PT-1 : HERITAGE FEATURE PROTECTION

3 POINTS

10.2.1 INTENT
HC-PT-1 aims to protect the significant features of the heritage building which are at risk of destruction.

10.2.2 CRITERIA
To show full compliance to this point, 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.

10.2.3 REQUIREMENTS
For HC-PT-1, requirements are as follows:
DESIGN
Design Brief, Conservation Assessment Report, Architectural Plans, utility plans/layouts,
photographs, specifications
Plans and Specifications should show retention, restoration and preservation of the existing
significant heritage features of the building
CONSTRUCTION
Conservation Assessment Report, Architectural Plans, utility plans/layouts, photographs,
specifications
Plans and Specifications should show retention, restoration and preservation of the existing
significant heritage features of the building

10.2.4 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, Burra Charter, Nara Document on Authenticity, Washington Charter, etc.
Relevant Local Codes for the Preservation of Historic Towns (e.g. IRR for the Preservation of the
Historic Center of Silay City, Negros Occidental, IRR for the Preservation of Intramuros)
Relevant National Codes (National Building Code, Fire Code, Plumbing Code, Electrical Code,
etc.)

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HC-PT-2 : HERITAGE FEATURES PROMOTION

1 POINT

10.3.1 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

10.3.2 CRITERIA

Use of green building practice in the conservation process without compromising the original
aesthetic features of the building, e.g. 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."
Use or adaptive reuse of the building that will promote green building

10.3.3 REQUIREMENTS
For HC-PT-2, requirements are as follows:
DESIGN
Conservation Assessment Report, Architectural Plans, utility plans/layouts, photographs,
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

10.3.4 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, Burra Charter, Nara Document on Authenticity, Washington Charter, etc.
Relevant Local Codes for the Preservation of Historic Towns (e.g. IRR for the Preservation of the
Historic Center of Silay City, Negros Occidental, IRR for the Preservation of Intramuros)
Relevant National Codes (National Building Code, Fire Code, Plumbing Code, Electrical Code,
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innovation

Innovation focuses on encouraging the industry to go above and beyond the rating scheme, and to recognize and
reward those who innovate new technology, design and processes that will impact the environmental performance
of the building.
The category provides additional recognition for initiatives that innovate in the field of sustainability.

IN-PT-1 : INNOVATION IN DESIGN OR PROCESS

1 TO 10 POINTS

11.1.1 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, the following item should be considered:
A narrative, plan, design and specification of the proposed innovation which is above and
beyond the current stipulations of the BERDE Green Building Rating System

11.1.3 REQUIREMENTS
For IN-PT-1, requirements are as follows:
DESIGN
Narrative with plans design and specifications demonstrating innovation.

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

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IN-PT-2 : INNOVATION IN PERFORMANCE


11.2.1 INTENT
IN-PT-2 aims to provide additional recognition for performance in other categories above and beyond
the level that is currently awarded.

11.2.2 CRITERIA
To show full compliance to this point, the following item should be considered:
A narrative, plan, design and specification of the proposed innovation which is above and
beyond the current stipulations of the BERDE Green Building Rating System

11.2.3 REQUIREMENTS
For IN-PT-2, requirements are as follows:
DESIGN
Narrative with plans design and specifications demonstrating innovation.

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

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

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Indoor Environment Quality Covers issues such as indoor air quality, thermal comfort, illumination,
daylight, views, acoustics and occupant control of building systems.
Illumination The act of illuminating or the state of being illuminated.
Illuminance (Luminance) The quality of radiating or reflecting light
Innovation - 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, the issues addressed and solutions found. All the issues relating to
team formation, communication, design procedures, and design tools should be re-examined and reevaluated.
Legionnaires Disease A type of pneumonia caused by bacteria. A person usually gets it by breathing
in mist from water that contains bacteria.
Lumens The basic unit used to measure the flow of light in the SI system, equal to the amount of light
emitted through a solid angle of one steradian by a light source with the intensity of one candela (0.0015
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 - is a local atmospheric zone where the climate differs from the surrounding area
Montreal Protocol - A protocol to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer; an
international treaty designed to protect the ozone layer by phasing out the production of numerous
substances believed to be responsible for ozone depletion.
Refrigerant - Chemical used in a cooling mechanism, such as an air conditioner or refrigerator, as the
heat carrier which changes from gas to liquid and the back to gas in the refrigeration cycle.
Most common commercial refrigerants are the Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) which, because of their high
ozone damaging potential, are being phased out.
Sewage - Refuse liquids or waste matter usually carried off by sewers
Small Power - Refers to plug loads of appliances, etc - refer to either time saver standards or electrical
code
Stakeholder - A person or group not owning shares in an enterprise but affected by or having an interest
in its operations, such as the employees, customers and local community.
Stormwater - Water that accumulates on land as a result of storms, and can include runoff from urban
areas such as roads and roofs.
Sustainability - An economic, social, and ecological concept. It is intended to be a means of configuring
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their greatest potential in the present, while preserving biodiversities and natural ecosystems, and
planning and acting for the ability to maintain these ideals indefinitely.
Wastewater - Water that has been used for washing, flushing, or in a manufacturing process, that
contains waste products
Workstation An area with equipment for the performance of a specialized task usually by an individual

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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, 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, 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

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