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Green Building in the Philippines
electricity- and water bills, better indoor-air quality, enjoy a healthy
environment with your family.
Very flexible in terms of design and materials.
Constructed in accordance with the
strict and world-renowned building regulation standards of the United
Roof: made of PVC which can reflect 90 percent of the sun’s heat,
keeping the house’s interior cool even during the summer months.
Windows: double glazed.
Window frames made of PVC.
Walls: concrete with polystyrene (styrofoam) in the middle.
The concrete walls with styrofoam filling are not only lightweight and
thinner than 'hollow-blocks-and-cement' but are also more durable and
provide a more effective barrier to external heat and noise.
A tank will collect rain water; a
filtration system will allow the use of rainwater for cleaning or watering
Toilet: 'dual flush' with the required 3 to 6 liters flushing to reduce
Rooms will be decked out with
Lighting: a solar panel will be installed, as well as
energy-saving lamps positioned throughout the house. Solar energy
will also be utilized to heat water.
PHILIPPINES 'GREEN CONSTRUCTION'
1. LESS USAGE OF
ELECTRICITY FROM UTILITY COMPANY/SUPPLIER
2. MORE NATURAL LIGHTING
3. RECYCLING OF WASTE WATER
4. MINIMAL USE OF WOOD IN THE CONSTRUCTION
5. ALTERNATIVE POWER SUCH AS SOLAR, WIND, RE-CHARGEABLE BATTERY
6. MAXIMIZE USE OF RAIN WATER
7. MORE AIR CIRCULATION IN HOUSE
8. USE OF LOCAL MATERIALS THAT ARE ABUNDANT IN THE LOCALITY
9. INSULATED ROOMS
10. LESS USE OF PAINT (ESPECIALLY WITH LEAD CONTENT)
11. SPECIAL DESIGN OF SEPTIC TANK THAT CAN PRODUCE METHANE GAS (WITH
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