A new plan by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to have a Green Building Code by 2015 echoes Italpinas Euroasian Design and Eco-Development Corp.’s (ITPI) mission of building sustainable and eco-friendly properties in the country. ITPI is a young eco-developer that specializes in green architecture and design. Its flagship project, Primavera Residences in Cagayan de Oro, is the first eco-friendly mixed-use development in Mindanao.
The new Green Building Code as proposed by DPWH seeks to regulate building construction in the country to support a more eco-friendly environment. Under this new regulation, developers will be required to build properties with eco-friendly features before they are issued with a building permit. These features will include energy-saving and water-saving components as well as materials that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Featured in Cagayan de Oro Times, 2 May 2014 and Business Week Mindanao, 30 April 2014.