PE2 promotes ESCO model and EE opportunities among Cebu’s green building stakeholders

  • PE2 promotes ESCO model and EE opportunities among Cebu’s green building stakeholders (PE2 news flash, 18 Oct 2019
    (Upper right photo) PE2 president Alexander Ablaza delivers a presentation on EE finance at the Building Green 2019 conference in Cebu on 16 October 2019. (Lower right photo) Ablaza joins a BG19 panel discussion on EE&C. From left, SAVP Marissa Anino of DBP, Executive Director Rowena Candice Ruiz of GPPB-TSO, Director Patrick T. Aquino of DOE-EUMB and Ablaza. (Upper left photo) Panel discussants during the EE&C session join PhilGBC officials in a group photo. (PE2 photos)

CEBU CITY, 16 October 2019 – After a successful kick-off event in Pasay City on 19 September 2019, the Philippine Energy Efficiency Alliance (PE2) once again supported earlier today the Philippine Green Building Council (PhilGBC) in reaching out to green building market stakeholders in Mandaue and Cebu, by promoting awareness on the newly passed Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EE&C) Act, and the availability of off-balance sheet financing opportunities, such as energy service company (ESCO) performance contracting.

PE2 president Alexander Ablaza spoke earlier today at PhilGBC’s Building Green 2019, held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cebu City. Joining Ablaza in a panel discussion on EE&C were Director Patrick T. Aquino of the Department of Energy – Energy Utilization and Management Bureau (DOE-EUMB), Executive Director Rowena Candice Ruiz of the Government Procurement Policy Board – Technical Support Office (GPPB-TSO), Senior Assistant Vice President Marissa Anino of the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), Arnold S. Belver of the Climate Change Commission, and Enrico Strampelli, Head of Development Cooperation of the European Union Delegation to the Philippines.

PhilGBC, together with the City Government of Mandaue, co-organized this year’s green building conference, Building Green 2019 Conference (BG19), on 16 October 2019 at Radisson Blu Cebu, Cebu City, Philippines.

Building Green brought together stakeholders of the building and construction industry to share the latest and relevant concepts, technology and best practices on green building. The conference was also a venue for meaningful dialogue among practitioners on existing and upcoming policies sustainability and green building, including financing and procurement of green products and services.

The BG19 conference featured local, national and regional perspective in sustainability and green building, featuring green building projects, strategies, programs, best practices and policy drivers for green growth in the built environment.   Leaders from the different National Green Building Councils in the World Green Building Council-Asia Pacific Regional Network (WorldGBC-APN), and industry and government leaders joined the discussions at BG19.

The PhilGBC event was opened by a keynote address by Mandaue Mayor Jonas Cortes. Conference sessions covered topics such as green building design, products, technologies, services, financing, best practices and sustainability programs specifically for the local building sector.

Echoing PE2’s key message in the kick-off BG19 event last month, the PE2 presentation included a macroeconomic overview on why energy efficiency should be tapped as mainstreamed “indigenous” resource in the country’s energy mix, and how the new EE&C Act, would help the economy meet the country’s 2040 EE&C roadmap targets. Ablaza explained that the new law would certainly accelerate the greening of the building sector, and enable fiscal incentives and ESCO contracts for energy efficiency upgrades in existing building stock in the country.

PE2 member Daikin Airconditioning Philippines supported both BG19 events as a sponsor.

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