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BERDE GBRS –
New Construction
Version 2.0.0

User Guide

Release 0.1

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Copyright © 2017 Philippine Green Building Council.

The BERDE Program was established and administered by the Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC). The BERDE Green Building Rating System is the product of the BERDE Program. The BERDE Green Building Rating Schemes (GBRS), BERDE User Guides (User Guide) are documents developed under the system.

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Navigating this User Guide

This User Guide is a guidance document to support the implementation of the BERDE GBRS – New Construction – Version 2.0.0 for green buildings.

Who should use this User Guide?

This User Guide is developed for project owners, developers, architects, engineers, designers, and other members of BERDE-registered green building project teams.

How do I use the User Guide?

The information in this User Guide is presented in a clear and easily understandable manner using plane language.

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Printing the User Guide

The User Guide is distributed online to promote the use of less paper. However, you can print the User Guide if you need a copy of the document.

  1. Open the User Guide in your preferred browser.
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    • For Windows, Control + P, or
    • For macOS, Command + P.

Guidance Notes

Guidance Notes are included to provide additional information and assist you in implementing BERDE in your project.

About BERDE

This section provides a background on the BERDE Green Building Rating System.

About BERDE Certification

This section provides information on how you can get your project BERDE Certified, which includes information on the process, the ratings, and the minimum system requirements.

About BERDE GBRS – New Construction

This section provides information on the BERDE GBRS – New Construction, eligible projects for BERDE-NC, and validity of the certification under this scheme.

Rating Scheme

This section of the User Guide includes the categories and credits for the approved rating scheme for BERDE GBRS – New Construction – Version 2.0.0. To ensure consistency and clarity, each credit includes the following subsections:

To provide further guidance in implementing the credits, the following subsections were included in the related credits:

Sample Credit

Name and number of the credit LE-01
Land Reuse
Purpose and intent of the credit defines the intended sustainability objective or benefit of the credit.

Purpose and Intent

This credit aims to:

  • Discourage the use of greenfield or undeveloped green open spaces, natural habitat, or land used for food production or agriculture; and
  • Promote the remediation and redevelopment of brownfield or previously developed land.
Projects must comply with provisions under Requirements to comply with the credit.

Requirements

Requirements for this credit are the following:

  1. Conduct site assessment before implementing the project, which must include information on:
    • Footprint of the previously developed building in the site,
    • Previous use or type of building in the site,
    • Period the land was previously used, and
    • Site contamination;
  2. Construct the project on a previously developed land used for institutional, industrial, commercial or residential applications, for the last twenty (20) years, except for food production or agriculture uses;

If land is contaminated, the project team must also:

  1. Implement the necessary land remediation measures based on the ASTM E1903-11 Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase II Environmental Site Assessment Process prior to the redevelopment of the site; and
  2. Conduct a final site assessment showing the conditions of the site after remediation measures.

Compliance outlines the necessary documents and the specific information they should contain that the project team must provide to show compliance with the Requirements for the credit.

When applicable, Compliance and Compliance Requirements are divided into Stage 1 and Stage 2.

Compliance

The project team must submit:

  • Accomplished Template - Credit Submission with a narrative how the project complied with the requirements of the credit;
  • Report on the initial site assessment, which should include information on:
    • Footprint of the previously developed building in the site,
    • Previous use or type of building in the site,
    • Period the land was previously used, and
    • Site contamination;
  • Site plan showing:
    • Total area of the previously developed land, and
    • Building footprint of the project.

If the land is contaminated, the project team must submit a report on the implemented land remediation measures, which should include:

  • Summary of the strategies implemented for land remediation,
  • Service contract for the implemented strategies for land remediation, and
  • Test results of the land conditions after implementing the land remediation.
Compliance Requirements include the different points you may achieve depending on the your level of compliance for the credit.
PointsCompliance Requirements
3
Submitted report on the initial site assessment of the project, site plan of the land indicating the area of the previously developed land and records of the constructed project on the site, and if the land was contaminated, report on the land remediation prior to the development of the project.
2
Submitted report on the initial site assessment of the project and site plan of the land indicating the area of the previously developed land.
1
Submitted report on the initial site assessment of the project.

Requirement levels

The requirements under BERDE and in the User Guide uses the following modals or auxiliary verbs to ensure clarity and consistency in writing and interpreting the requirements:

About BERDE

The Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC) is a non-stock, non-profit organization that promotes the sharing of knowledge on green building practices to the industry to ensure a sustainable environment. In 2009, the PHILGBC established the BERDE (Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence) Program to develop the Philippines’ own national voluntary green building rating system to facilitate greener building projects in the country.

What is BERDE?

The BERDE Green Building Rating System is a tool to assess, measure, monitor, and certify the performance of green building projects above and beyond existing national and local building and environmental laws, regulations, and mandatory standards.

BERDE is recognized by the Philippine government, through the Department of Energy (DOE), as the National Voluntary Green Building Rating System.

Who developed BERDE?

BERDE was developed by the Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC). The DOE provided development and promotional support for the development of BERDE.

BERDE was developed in line with the Quality Assurance for Green Building Rating Tools (WorldGBC, 2013), the International Framework for Socio-Economic Factors for Green Building Rating Tools in Developing Countries (WorldGBC & GBCSA, 2013), and other best practices from international standards for standards development.

Tools and documents under the BERDE are drafted by the BERDE Committee, with support from the BERDE Program Secretariat, input from the PHILGBC General Membership, and final approval by the PHILGBC Board of Trustees. Interested external parties were provided opportunities to comment and provide their insight on the drafting of the BERDE GBRS as part of the development process.

The BERDE GBRS is administered by the PHILGBC under the BERDE Program.

Why should I use BERDE?

As a guidance tool

BERDE specifies current best practice. If you are a building professional, various BERDE Green Building Rating Schemes are made freely available for your use in designing, constructing and operating your projects in a resource-efficient, economically-viable, and socially-responsible manner.

As a credible marketing tool

Getting your projects BERDE-certified provides you with a positive marketing advantage.

Achieving a BERDE certification for your green building project lets your clients and the public know that your project is a better building in the market. The third-party assessment ensures that your project are assessed, rated, and certified in a credible and unbiased process.

BERDE also highlights your company’s sustainability initiatives. Achieving BERDE Certification provides a positive brand recognition for both your project and your company.

The PHILGBC provides additional marketing support by publishing your BERDE-certified project online, and providing opportunities for developing project case studies, hosting site tours and certificate presentation, and speaking opportunities in PHILGBC events.

As a transparency tool

BERDE enables you to exhibit the performance of your project to other parties in a credible manner. Your certified BERDE project allows you to showcase your leadership in sustainability through unbiased, balanced and impartial assessment and certification of your building performance. Certification under BERDE builds trust and confidence among your project stakeholders.

As a compliance and policy support tool

BERDE supports the sustainable development plans and programs of government. Increasing priority for green building and sustainable development by government requires you to be knowledgeable with current laws and regulations at the national and local levels.

At the national level, as the recognized as the National Voluntary Green Building Rating System by the Philippine government, several national agencies have been using BERDE as a guide in developing policies and programs for green building and sustainability for the building sector. At the local level, several local governments within the Philippines have incorporated BERDE as part of their policy to ensure the environmental performance of projects within their jurisdictions.

BERDE recognizes performance beyond existing environmental and building laws, regulations and standards. As a compliance tool, it supports you in complying with building and environmental laws and regulations.

How can I contribute to BERDE?

Comment on BERDE

We welcome your comments and insight to improve BERDE. Provide your comments via e-mail by following the commenting procedure:

  1. Write in the Subject line COMMENT: BERDE GBRS – New Construction – v2.0.0 – User Guide;
  2. Provide your full name, position or designation, and the organization you are representing;
  3. Clearly state your issue a specific section or credit:
    • State the specific section or credit you would like to improve;
    • Provide a clear statement summarizing your issue; and
    • Provide a brief discussion on the issue;
  4. Clearly state your recommendation to improve the section or credit;
    • Provide the draft text for the revision of the section or credit;
    • Use plain language principles; and
    • Provide a brief discussion on the recommendation;
  5. Send your issue and recommendation to berde@philgbc.org.

Your comments will be received and logged by the BERDE Program Secretariat for the review and improvement of BERDE.

Host meetings

You can become a sponsor of the development of BERDE by providing support for meetings, workshops, and conferences. You can support the development activities of BERDE by sponsoring a BERDE Committee regular meeting, or the workshops or conference during the development cycle of BERDE.

Share datasets and case studies

You can support the research and development of BERDE by sharing datasets and case studies on your green building projects. One of the challenges in the development of BERDE is in identifying baselines and performance targets, and ensuring the tool is in line with current best practices in the industry.

We understand that there may be limitations when you share your proprietary information to the PHILGBC. This is why we commit to the proper handling, use, and storage of confidential information you share with the PHILGBC.

Become a member of the BERDE Committee

You can apply to become a member of the BERDE Committee. The BERDE Committee is the standing committee of the PHILGBC that focuses on the BERDE Program. Become a member by submitting a Letter of Expression of Interest through e-mail:

  1. Write in the Subject line EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: BERDE Committee Membership;
  2. Attach your signed Letter of Expression of Interest in portable document format (PDF);
    • Include your profile or curriculum vitae for your work experience and expertise;
    • State your commitment in dedicating time and attending all BERDE Committee meetings;
  3. Send your letter to berde@philgbc.org.

Your application will be reviewed for the approval of the Board of Trustees. The applicants are vetted to ensure that the committee is well-represented and balanced among the different sectors of the building industry.

About BERDE Certification

What is BERDE Certification?

BERDE Certification is the formal assessment, rating, and certification process for projects of the BERDE Program. It is conducted in a third-party assessment process to ensure a credible, independent, impartial, and objective assessment, rating, and certification of projects under BERDE.

Only projects that complete the formal process, complies with all requirements, and receives at least the minimum rating for certification may claim as a BERDE Certified green building project.

Who will certify my project?

The PHILGBC will certify the project based on the outcomes from the assessments during the BERDE Certification process.

The PHILGBC or its authorized assessment body will facilitate and conduct the assessment, rating, and certification process. The PHILGBC builds trust and confidence in the system by managing and addressing conflicts of interests between the project, the project team, and the assessment team assigned for the project.

How can I get BERDE Certified?

The project must complete the BERDE Certification process, comply with all minimum system requirements, and achieve the minimum rating for certification.

What is the BERDE Certification process?

Projects must complete all three stages to receive a complete BERDE Certification. The process includes:

  1. Registration
  2. Stage 1
  3. Stage 2

When certain conditions exist, you may file for appeal to achieve your target rating for the BERDE Certification of your project.

Registration

The project owner must review the eligibility of the project for the applicable BERDE GBRS, and compliance with the minimum system requirements.

The Registration process is completed once the project owner accepted and signed the proposal, and paid the registration fee and downpayment for your project.

Stage 1

Stage 1 focuses on the design of your new building project. The assessment team will review and assess the documentation submitted by the project, whether it satisfies the intent, requirements, and compliance requirements of the project team’s target credits.

The assessment team will issue an Assessment Report that will reflect the findings from the assessment, which may include the recommendation for the rating and certification of the project for Stage 1.

Stage 2

Stage 2 will focus on the construction of your new building project. During Stage 2, the assessment team will conduct an on-site assessment and documentation review of the implementation of design of the project. The assessment will be based on the target credits of the project team.

The assessment team will issue an Assessment Report that will reflect the findings from the assessment, which may include the recommendation for the rating and certification of the project.

Appeals

When certain conditions exist, the project team may file for appeal at each stage of the assessment.

How do I register for BERDE?

The project owner must register the project by following these procedures:

  1. Download the Form – BERDE Registration;
  2. Accomplish the Form – BERDE Registration and prepare the documents for the minimum system requirements; and
  3. Submit the accomplished form and requirements through e-mail to berde@philgbc.org.

The PHILGBC will prepare and submit a BERDE Certification Proposal within seven (7) working days from the receipt of your accomplished Form – BERDE Registration, and the complete requirements.

What is the minimum rating for certification?

The minimum rating for certification is a BERDE 1-Star rating. The assessment team will be providing the recommendation for the rating of the project based on the outcomes of the assessment at each stage.

BERDE Rating

Rating Score
★☆☆☆☆ 1 Star 51 to 60 Minimum practice
★★☆☆☆ 2 Stars 61 to 70 Good practice
★★★☆☆ 3 Stars 71 to 80 Exemplar practice
★★★★☆ 4 Stars 81 to 90 World class
★★★★★ 5 Stars 91 and above World leader

Acceptable documents for BERDE Certification

Project teams must submit documented information to demonstrate how the project complies with their target credits. These documents allow the assessment team to assess, verify, and monitor the project’s performance based on valid, credible, and verifiable information.

It is the responsibility of the project team to prepare and submit documents that present valid, credible, and verifiable information about the project. The documents submitted by the project team will be reviewed by the assessment team and will be referenced in the Assessment Report, which is the basis for the rating and certification of the project.

Submit robust evidence demonstrating the compliance of the project with the target credits. Project teams must submit the identified documents under Compliance of each credit reflecting the information needed to show compliance to the credit. Documents under Compliance were identified to ensure that you are sufficiently guided on what information are–

Use existing project files. You should use existing project files for the design, construction, and operations of the project. You are not required to create or prepare documents exclusive for BERDE. This will reduce the time and effort in preparing for the certification of the project.

List of acceptable documents

Document Description
As-built plans

As-built plans must clearly indicate:

  1. Project name,
  2. Project owner’s name,
  3. Date, and
  4. Version of the document.

As-built plans must be:

  1. Duly signed by the project owner,
  2. Duly signed by the relevant professional, and
  3. Duly signed and approved by the local building official.

For projects in jurisdictions required to have a BERDE Certificate as a pre-requisite for applications for occupancy permits, as-plans must be:

  1. Duly signed by the relevant professional, and
  2. Submitted along with a letter of undertaking or affidavit confirming that the as-built plans submitted by the project team for BERDE are the same documents to be submitted to the local building official.

As-built plans must be submitted during Stage 2.

Bill of materials

Bill of materials must reflect the materials and products specified for the project, and cost estimate for each material or product, duly signed by the relevant professional, and duly signed and approved by the project owner.

Bill of materials must be submitted during Stage 1.

Certificates of compliance

Certificates of compliance may include ISO 14001 certification or products certification awarded by third-party certifying bodies. The certificate must reflect the standard used for the certification, name of the certifying body, date certified, and scope of the certification, duly signed by the authorized representative of the certifying body.

Acceptable for Stage 1 and Stage 2.

Commissioning report

Commissioning reports must be prepared by third-party commissioning agents, duly signed by the commissioning agent, and duly accepted and signed by the project owner. The report must reflect the standards used, name of the commissioning agent who prepared the report, signature of the agent, scope of project or systems commissioned and tested, and results of the commissioning.

Acceptable for Stage 2.

Communication records

Communication records must include the author’s name and role in the project, date of the document, and recipient’s name and role in the project. Communication records may include formal letters, memorandum, and e-mail correspondence from official corporate e-mail addresses.

Acceptable for Stage 1 and Stage 2.

Delivery receipt

Delivery receipts must include the name and model of the specific product, technology or material, the number of delivered items, the name of the supplier, and date of delivery, duly signed by the supplier, and duly approved and signed by the project owner.

Acceptable for Stage 2.

Installation records

Installation records may be submitted as supporting documents to show the receipt and installation of products, materials, or technologies in the project. The document must reflect the details of the installed item, date of installation, and name of the service provider or party that installed the item, duly signed by the installer, and duly approved and signed by the project owner.

Acceptable supporting document for Stage 2.

Manufacturer’s specifications

Copy of the manufacturer’s specification, brochures, or product information documents may be submitted as supporting document for the project specifications.

Acceptable supporting documents for Stage 1.

Minutes of meeting

Minutes of meetings must include the date, location, attendance list of the meeting, clear proceedings of the meeting, and agreed actions from the discussions. The attendance list must include the names, organization, and designation or roles in the project.

Acceptable for Stage 1 and Stage 2.

Official receipts

Official receipts must reflect the product, material, technology, or service received and paid for the project, date, and name of supplier, duly signed by the authorized representative of the supplier.

Acceptable for Stage 1 and Stage 2.

Organizational chart

The organizational chart must reflect the different members of the project team, the role of the member in the project, the name of the authorized representative of each member, and contact information.

The organizational chart must be submitted during Registration.

Permits

Permits, clearances and issuances by national government agencies or the local government where the project is located must be duly signed by authorized representatives of the agency or department.

Acceptable for Stage 1 and Stage 2.

Photographs

Photographs may be submitted as supporting documents to show current site conditions, or installation and implementation of the design or plans of the project.

Acceptable supporting document for Stage 1 and Stage 2.

Plans

Plans must clearly indicate:

  1. Project name,
  2. Project owner’s name,
  3. Date, and
  4. Version of the document.

Plans must be:

  1. Duly signed by the project owner,
  2. Duly signed by the relevant professional, and
  3. Duly signed and approved by the local building official.

For projects in jurisdictions required to have a BERDE Certificate as a pre-requisite for applications for building permits, plans must be:

  1. Duly signed by the relevant professional, and
  2. Submitted along with a letter of undertaking or affidavit confirming that plans submitted by the project team for BERDE are the same documents to be submitted to the local building official.

Plans must be submitted during Stage 1.

Policies

Documented policies must reflect the approved policy related to the project. Policies must be approved by top management of the project owner.

Acceptable for Stage 1.

Procedures

Documented procedures and work instructions must reflect the specific processes,

Purchase order

Purchase orders must reflect the specific material, product or technology specified in the project, the number of items, date of the request, signature of the project owner, the name of the supplier, and receipt and signature of the supplier.

Acceptable for Stage 1.

Service contract

Service contracts between the project owner and the service provider must reflect the scope of the service related to the credit, duly accepted and signed by the project owner and the service provider.

Acceptable for Stage 1.

Specifications

Project specification documents must indicate the name of the project, date revision, and the materials, products, or technologies specified for the project, duly signed by the relevant professional, and duly approved and signed by the project owner. When submitting only a section of the specifications, provide the cover page of the specifications document and the section reflecting the information relevant to the credit.

Specifications must be submitted during Stage 1.

What are the Minimum System Requirements?

Projects that are applying for BERDE Certification must comply with the following minimum system requirements:

Compliance with building and environmental laws, regulations, and mandatory standards

The project team must ensure that the project is complying with all applicable building and environmental laws, regulations, and mandatory standards. You must conduct a regulatory compliance review for the project to identify and assess compliance with the following:

During Stage 1, the project team must submit:

During Stage 2, the project team must submit:

Distinct and clear boundaries

The project must be distinct and have clear boundaries. You must identify the scope of the project, including all areas where utilities and shared building systems are located.

During Registration, the project team submit plans showing clearly the boundaries of the project for certification, which should include:

The project team must also illustrate how shared building systems and utilities with other projects are dedicated for the use of the project.

Commitment to sharing resource data

The project owner must commit to sharing data on the use of energy, water, materials, and generated waste of the project. To ensure consistency in data, we recommend that project teams prepare data using the metric system.

During Stage 1, the project team must submit information on:

During Stage 2, the project team must submit information on:

Initial site assessment

Prior to application for BERDE Certification, the project team must conduct a site assessment prior to any construction activities to identify the following:

During Stage 1, the project team must submit a site assessment report.

About BERDE GBRS - New Construction

BERDE GBRS – New Construction (BERDE-NC) is the green building rating scheme developed for the design and construction of new building projects.

When should I use BERDE-NC?

Project eligible under BERDE-NC are:

BERDE-NC was designed for application for whole building design and construction, including tenanted spaces. This rating scheme may not be applied to individual tenant spaces.

Until when is my certificate valid for?

Certification under BERDE-NC is valid for five (5) years.

Projects previously certified under BERDE-NC may renew certification under –

Scoring and Rating

The points for BERDE-NC is distributed among the different categories

Category Available Points
Energy Efficiency and Conservation 16
Water Efficiency and Conservation 14
Waste Management 10
Management 4
Use of Land and Ecology 16
Green Materials 8
Transportation 14
Indoor Environment Quality 10
Emissions 8
Total 100

Your project must achieve a 51 points to receive the minimum rating. See BERDE Rating

Energy Efficiency and Conservation

EN-01 Energy Consumption Reduction

Purpose and Intent

This credit aims to:

Requirements

Requirements for this credit are the following:

  1. Identify the target percentage energy consumption reduction for the project;
  2. Prepare the energy consumption base case for the project;
    • Identify the energy-consuming systems in the design of the project, which should include:
      • Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC),
      • Pumps,
      • Lighting,
      • Small power,
      • Fans,
      • Elevators, and
      • Escalators;
    • Identify energy consumption rates for each energy consuming systems in the design in accordance with Philippine Electrical Code (PEC) of the Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers (IIEE, 2009);
    • For energy-consuming systems not reflected in the PEC, identify the reference standard and the energy consumption rates for the identified system;
    • Calculate the peak energy consumption base case in kilowatts per square meter per person (kW/m2/person) based on an 8-hour shift;
  3. Prepare the energy consumption design case for the project;
    • Identify the energy efficiency and conservation strategies in the design of the project, which should include:
      • Energy efficient HVAC,
      • Energy efficient lighting,
      • Energy efficient building envelope,
      • Co-generation,
      • Maximizing natural ventilation,
      • Maximizing daylighting, and
      • On-site renewable energy generation;
    • Use consumption rates for the identified energy efficiency and conservation strategies for the design case of the project;
    • Calculate the potential peak energy consumption in kilowatts per square meter per person (kW/m2/person) based on an 8-hour shift; and
    • Calculate the percentage of potential energy consumption reduction compared to the energy consumption base case;
  4. Implement the design case in the design and construction of the project to achieve the calculated energy consumption reduction.

Compliance

Stage 1

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
6 Submitted an energy base case report, and an energy design case report showing energy consumption reduction of thirty-five percent (35%) or more.
4 Submitted an energy base case report, and an energy design case report showing energy consumption reduction of twenty-five percent (25%) to less than thirty-five percent (<35%).
2 Submitted an energy base case report, and an energy design case report showing energy consumption reduction of fifteen percent (15%) to less than twenty-five percent (<25%).
1 Submitted an energy base case report, and an energy design case report.
0 Submitted an energy base case report.

Stage 2

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
6 Submitted records on the implemented energy strategies, and report on the calculations showing potential energy consumption reduction of the implemented strategies are thirty-five percent (35%) or more.
4 Submitted records on the implemented energy strategies, and report on the calculations showing potential energy consumption reduction of the implemented strategies are twenty-five percent (25%) to less than thirty-five percent (<35%).
2 Submitted records on the implemented energy strategies, and report on the calculations showing potential energy consumption reduction of the implemented strategies are fifteen percent (15%) to less than twenty-five percent (<25%).
1 Submitted records on the implemented energy strategies.

EN-02 Energy Monitoring

Purpose and Intent

This credit aims to:

Requirements

Requirements for this credit are the following:

  1. Identify the energy meters to be installed in the project;
    • Monitor the total energy consumption for the whole building;
    • Clearly identify the scope of each meter; and
    • Install meters easily accessible for reading and maintenance;
  2. Establish policies and procedures for energy monitoring in the project, which must include:
    • Meter reading,
    • Recording and documentation,
    • Calibration and maintenance of each meters in accordance to the manufacturer’s calibration schedule, and
    • Regular reporting of energy consumption to the project owners;
  3. Install the energy meters for the identified energy consuming systems.

If there is a building automation system (BAS), connect the energy meters to the BAS.

Compliance

Stage 1

The project team must submit:

If there is a BAS, relevant section of the plans and specifications showing how the energy meters will be connected to the BAS.

Points Compliance Requirements
2 Submitted plan and schedule of meters showing monitoring for the total energy consumption of the whole building, and policies and procedures on a comprehensive energy monitoring strategy in the project.
1 Submitted plan and schedule of meters.
0 Submitted plan reflecting the main energy meter.

Stage 2

The project team must submit:

If there is a BAS, relevant sections of the as-built plans and specifications showing how the energy meters were connected to the BAS.

Points Compliance Requirements
2 Submitted as-built plan and schedule of meters showing monitoring for the total energy consumption of the whole building.
1 Submitted as-built plan and schedule of meters.
0 Submitted as-built plan reflecting the main meter.

EN-03 Natural Ventilation

Purpose and Intent

This credit aims to:

Requirements

Requirements for this credit are the following:

  1. Design at least fifty percent (50%) of all regularly occupied ventilated spaces with natural ventilation, which must comply with Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers Application Manual 10: Natural Ventilation in Non-Domestic Buildings (CIBSE AM10) (CIBSE, 2015);
  2. Prepare the energy base case for cooling the whole building;
    • Identify energy consumption rates for cooling in accordance with Philippine Electrical Code (PEC) of the Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers (IIEE, 2009);
    • For cooling systems not reflected in the PEC, identify the reference standard and the energy consumption rates for the identified system; and
    • Calculate the energy consumption in cooling the whole building in kilowatts per square meter per person (kW/m2/person) based on an 8-hour shift;
  3. Prepare the energy design case for cooling integrating natural ventilation;
    • Identify the total area of naturally ventilated spaces in the design of the project;
    • Calculate the energy consumption in cooling the whole building integrating natural ventilation in kilowatts per square meter per person (kW/m2/person) based on an 8-hour shift; and
    • Calculate the percentage of potential energy consumption reduction compared to the energy consumption base case for cooling;
  4. Implement the design case in the design and construction of the project to achieve the calculated energy consumption reduction for cooling.

Compliance

Stage 1

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
2 Submitted plans and specifications showing regularly occupied spaces and naturally ventilated spaces, and calculations showing percentage of at least sixty percent (60%) or more in all regularly occupied spaces with natural ventilation in compliance with CIBSE AM10.
1 Submitted plans and specifications showing regularly occupied spaces and naturally ventilated spaces, and calculations showing percentage of at least fifty percent (50%) to less than sixty percent (<60%) in all regularly occupied spaces with natural ventilation in compliance with CIBSE AM10.

Stage 2

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
2 Submitted as-built plans and specifications, calculations, and records showing construction of at least sixty percent (60%) or more of all regularly occupied spaces with natural ventilation in compliance with CIBSE AM10.
1 Submitted as-built plans and specifications, calculations, and records showing construction of at least fifty percent (50%) to less than sixty percent (<60%) of all regularly occupied spaces with natural ventilation in compliance with CIBSE AM10.

EN-04 Use of Renewables

Purpose and Intent

This credit aims to reduce environmental impact by using renewable energy for the project.

Requirements

Requirements for this credit are the following:

  1. Prepare the energy consumption base case for the project:
    • If the project targeted EN-01 Energy Consumption Reduction, use the energy base case report; or
    • If the project has not conducted an energy base case for the project,
      • Identify the energy-consuming systems in the design of the project, which should include:
        • Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC),
        • Pumps,
        • Lighting,
        • Small power,
        • Fans,
        • Elevators, and
        • Escalators;
      • Identify energy consumption rates for each energy consuming systems in the design in accordance with Philippine Electrical Code (PEC) of the Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers (IIEE, 2009);
      • For energy-consuming systems not reflected in the PEC, identify the reference standard and the energy consumption rates for the identified system;
      • Calculate the peak energy consumption base case in kilowatts per square meter per person (kW/m2/person) based on an 8-hour shift;
  2. Use renewable energy to offset at least five percent (5%) of the building’s total energy demand;
    • If the project owner intends to use on-site renewable energy,
      • Identify the appropriate on-site renewable energy technology for the project, which should include:
        • Solar power,
        • Wind power,
        • Hydro power,
        • Geothermal power, and
        • Biomass;
      • Install the identified renewable energy technology for the project.
    • If the project owner intends to use off-site renewable energy, the project must purchase renewable energy from a licensed renewable retail energy supplier for 100% electricity demand of the project.

Compliance

Stage 1

The project team must submit:

If the project owner intends to use on-site renewable energy, the project team must submit:

If the project owner intends to use off-site renewable energy, the project team must submit forms of communication with a licensed renewable retail energy supplier, which should include:

Points Compliance Requirements
2 Submitted approved proposal and other forms of communication showing intent on purchasing 100% renewable energy from a licensed renewable energy supplier for the entire project for at least five (5) years.
2 Submitted plans and specifications, reports and records showing the design of the use of on-site renewable energy with an offset of ten percent (10%) or more of the base case energy consumption of the project.
1 Submitted plans and specifications, reports and records showing the design of the use of on-site renewable energy with an offset of five percent (5%) to less than ten percent (<10%) of the base case energy consumption of the project.

Stage 2

The project team must submit an accomplished Template - Credit Submission, which should include:

If the project owner installed on-site renewable energy, the project team must submit:

If the project owner intends to use off-site renewable energy, the project team must submit certification for purchase of 100% renewable energy for at least five (5) years from a licensed renewable retail energy supplier.

Points Compliance Requirements
2 Submitted certification showing the use of 100% renewable energy from a licensed renewable energy supplier for the entire project for at least five (5) years.
2 Submitted as-built plans and specifications, records, and calculations showing installation of on-site renewable energy with an offset of ten percent (10%) or more on the base case energy consumption of the project.
1 Submitted as-built plans and specifications, records, and calculations showing installation of on-site renewable energy with an offset of five percent (5%) to less than ten percent (<10%) on the base case energy consumption of the project.

EN-05 Energy Efficient Lighting

Purpose and Intent

This credit aims to:

Requirements

Requirements for this credit are the following:

  1. Prepare the energy base case for lighting for the whole building;
    • Identify energy consumption rates for lighting in accordance with Philippine Electrical Code (PEC) of the Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers (IIEE, 2009);
    • For lighting systems not reflected in the PEC, identify the reference standard and the energy consumption rates for the identified system; and
    • Calculate the energy consumption of lighting for the whole building in kilowatts per square meter per person (kW/m2/person) based on an 8-hour shift;
  2. Prepare the energy design case for lighting using energy efficient lighting;
    • Identify maximum allowable building average lighting power density (LPD) for the project in accordance with Tables EN-05-1 and EN-05-2, Maximum allowed LPD, Philippine Green Building Code (GB Code) (Department of Public Works and Highways, June 2015);
    • Identify energy efficient lighting fixtures for all regularly occupied spaces in the project, which should comply with:
      • Minimum luminous efficacy of 80 lumens per watt (lm/W),
      • Minimum standards under the Department of Energy (DOE) Guidelines for Energy Conserving Design of Buildings (DOE,2008), and
      • Relevant Philippine National Standards (PNS) for lighting products;
    • Calculate the energy consumption for lighting the whole building in kilowatts per square meter per person (kW/m2/person) based on an 8-hour shift; and
    • Calculate the percentage of potential energy consumption reduction compared to the energy consumption base case for lighting;
  3. Install energy efficient lighting fixtures in all regularly occupied spaces in the project.

    Table EN-05-1. Maximum allowed LPD per occupancy type

    Type of space Building Average LPD (W/m2)
    Residential dwelling: condominium 10.8
    Hotels or resorts 10.8
    Educational: schools 12.9
    Institutional: hospitals 12.9
    Business: offices 10.8
    Mercantile: mall 16.1 (excluding accent lighting)

    Philippine Green Building Code (Department of Public Works and Highways, June 2015)

    Table EN-05-2, Maximum allowed LPD for Parking

    Use Average LPD (W/m2)
    Covered parking 3.2
    Open and outdoor parking 1.6
    Exterior facade 2.15
    Active entrance (pedestrian conveyance) 98.4
    Inactive entrance (normally locked or inactive use) 65.6

    Philippine Green Building Code (Department of Public Works and Highways, June 2015)

Compliance

Stage 1

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
1 Submitted plans and specifications, calculations showing compliance in accordance with the identified standard, and records showing intent in using energy efficient lighting fixtures in all regularly occupied spaces in the project.

Stage 2

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
1 Submitted as-built plans and specifications, calculations showing installation of the energy efficient lighting fixtures in accordance with the identified standard, and records showing the use of energy efficient lighting fixtures in all regularly occupied spaces in the project.

EN-06 Energy Efficient Building Envelope

Purpose and Intent

This credit aims to:

Requirement

Requirements for this credit are the following:

  1. Design the building envelope in compliance with:

    • ANSI/ASHRAE/IES/USGBC Standard 189.1-2014, Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings, Table A-1 Building Envelope Requirements for Climate Zone 1 (A, B) for building envelope heat transfer properties;
    • ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2016 – Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, with an average air leakage of 2 L/s-m2 at 75 Pa in accordance with:
      • ASTM E779-10, Standard Test Method for Determining Air Leakage Rate by Fan Pressurization, or
      • An equivalent methodology for testing air tightness for air-conditioned spaces;
    • Department of Energy (DOE) Guidelines on Energy Conserving Design of Buildings:
      • Overall Thermal Transfer Value (OTTV) for the exterior walls and roofs of buildings and must not exceed 45 W/m2 – for buildings with 175 kW cooling load or greater; and
      • The Maximum Thermal Transmittance Values of roofs in watts per square meter Kelvin (W/m2K) in accordance with the Table EN-06-1: Maximum Thermal Transmittance Values of roofs

    Table EN-06-1. Maximum Thermal Transmittance Values of roofs

    Roof Type Description A/C Non-A/C
    Light under 50 kg/m2 0.50 0.80
    Medium 50-230 kg/m2 0.80 1.10
    Heavy 50-230 kg/m2 1.20 1.50

    Guidelines on Energy Conserving Design of Buildings (DOE, 2008)

  2. Calculate the OTTV of the project; and

  3. Implement the applicable design in the construction of the project.

Compliance

Stage 1

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
1 Submitted the plans and specifications showing design and materials to be used, and calculations on the OTTV based on the materials identified on the project in compliance with the requirements for an energy efficient building envelope.
0 Submitted the plans and specifications showing design and materials to be used, and calculations on the OTTV based on the materials identified on the project.

Stage 2

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
1 Submitted the as-built plans and specifications showing the actual materials used, records showing implementation of the designed building envelope, and testing report on air tightness of air conditioned spaces in compliance with the requirements for an energy efficient building envelope.
0 Submitted the as-built plans and specifications showing the actual materials used, records showing implementation of the designed building envelope and testing report on air tightness of air conditioned spaces.

EN-07 Energy Efficient Air-conditioning System

Purpose and Intent

This credit aims to:

Requirements

Requirements for this credit are the following:

  1. Prepare the energy base case for cooling the whole building;
    • If the project team targeted EN-03 Natural Ventilation, use the energy base case for cooling; or
    • If the project has not conducted an energy base case for cooling,
      • Identify energy consumption rates for cooling in accordance with Philippine Electrical Code (PEC) of the Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers (IIEE, 2009);
      • For cooling systems not reflected in the PEC, identify the reference standard and the energy consumption rates for the identified system; and
      • Calculate the energy consumption in cooling the whole building in kilowatts per square meter per person (kW/m2/person) based on an 8-hour shift;
  2. Prepare the energy design case for cooling integrating energy efficient air-conditioning systems;
    • Identify energy efficient air-conditioning system for the project with the minimum performance based on the Philippine Green Building Code, Section 10. Energy Efficiency, Subsection 10.5.1 Air Conditioning System;
    • Calculate the energy consumption in cooling integrating energy efficient air-conditioning systems in kilowatts per square meter per person (kW/m2/person) based on an 8-hour shift; and
    • Calculate the percentage of potential energy consumption reduction compared to the energy consumption base case for cooling;
  3. Install the identified energy efficient air-conditioning system in the project.

Compliance

Stage 1

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
1 Submitted plans and specifications showing efficient air-conditioning system and records of procurement of the energy efficient system in the project.

Stage 2

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
1 Submitted as-built plans and specifications showing the use of efficient air-conditioning system, and records of the installation of the air-conditioning system in the project.

EN-08 Building Automation System

Purpose and Intent

This credit aims to monitor and control energy-consuming systems of the project using automation systems.

Requirements

Requirement for this credit is to connect the energy meters to the building automation system (BAS), which should include:

Compliance

Stage 1

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirement
1 Submitted plans, specifications, and records showing intent on using BAS in the project.

Stage 2

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirement
1 Submitted as-built plans, specifications and records showing the use of a BAS in the project.

Water Efficiency and Conservation

WT-01
Water Consumption Reduction

Purpose and Intent

This credit aims to:

Requirements

Requirements for this credit are the following:

  1. Identify the target percentage water consumption reduction for the project;
  2. Prepare the water consumption base case for the project, excluding irrigation:
    • Identify the water-consuming systems in the design of the project, which should include:
      • Mechanical equipment,
      • Plumbing fixtures and fittings, which must include:
        • Water closets,
        • Urinals,
        • Faucets, and
        • Showers,
      • Recycled water system,
      • Rainwater collection, and
      • Other process water for appliances which should include:
        • Dishwashers, and
        • Washing machines;
    • Identify the water consumption rates of the identified systems in the design in accordance with the Revised National Plumbing Code of the Philippines (National Master Plumbers Association of the Philippines, 2000);
    • For water-consuming systems not reflected in the Plumbing Code, identify the reference standard and the water consumption rates for the identified system;
    • Calculate the peak water consumption base case in liters per person (L/person) based on an 8-hour shift;
  3. Prepare the water consumption design case for the project;
    • Identify the water efficiency and conservation strategies in the design of the project, which should include:
      • Water efficient mechanical equipment,
      • Water efficient plumbing fixtures and fittings,
      • Rainwater collection,
      • Recycled water system, and
      • Water efficient appliances;
    • Use consumption rates for the identified water efficiency and conservation strategies for the design case of the project;
    • Calculate the potential peak water consumption in liters per person (L/person) based on an 8-hour shift; and
    • Calculate the percentage of potential water consumption reduction compared to the water consumption base case;
  4. Implement the design case in the design and construction of the project to achieve the calculated water consumption reduction.

Compliance

Stage 1

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
6 Submitted a water base case report, and a water design case report showing water consumption reduction of fifty percent (50%) or more.
4 Submitted a water base case report, and a water design case report showing water consumption reduction of forty percent (40%) to less than fifty percent (<50%).
2 Submitted a water base case report, and a water design case report showing water consumption reduction of thirty percent (30%) to less than forty percent (<40%).
1 Submitted a water base case report, and a water design case report.
0 Submitted a water base case report.

Stage 2

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
6 Submitted records on the implemented water strategies, and report on the calculations showing potential water consumption reduction of the implemented strategies are fifty percent (50%) or more, based on implemented strategies.
4 Submitted records on the implemented water strategies, and report on the calculations showing potential water consumption reduction of the implemented strategies are forty percent (40%) to less than fifty percent (<50%), based on implemented strategies.
2 Submitted records on the implemented water strategies, and report on the calculations showing potential water consumption reduction of the implemented strategies are thirty percent (30%) to less than forty percent (<40%), based on implemented strategies.
1 Submitted records on the implemented water strategies.

WT-02
Water Monitoring

Purpose and Intent

This credit aims to:

Requirements

Requirements for this credit are the following:

  1. Identify the water-consuming systems in the design of the project, which should include:
    • Monitor the total water consumption for the whole building;
    • Clearly identify the scope of each meter; and
    • Install meters easily accessible for reading and maintenance;
  2. Establish policies and procedures for water monitoring in the project, which must include:
    • Meter reading,
    • Recording and documentation,
    • Calibration and maintenance of each meters in accordance to the manufacturer’s calibration schedule, and
    • Regular reporting of water consumption to the project owners;
  3. Install the water meters for the identified water consuming systems.

If there is a building automation system (BAS), connect the water meters to the BAS.

Compliance

Stage 1

The project team must submit:

If there is a BAS, relevant section of the plans and specifications showing how the water meters will be connected to the BAS.

Points Compliance Requirements
2 Submitted plan and schedule of meters showing monitoring for the total water consumption of the whole building, and policies and procedures on a comprehensive water monitoring strategy in the project.
1 Submitted plan and schedule of meters.
0 Submitted plan reflecting the main water meter.

Stage 2

The project team must submit:

If there is a BAS, relevant sections of the as-built plans and specifications showing how the water meters were connected to the BAS.

Points Compliance Requirements
2 Submitted as-built plan and schedule of meters showing monitoring for the total water consumption of the whole building.
1 Submitted as-built plan and schedule of meters.
0 Submitted as-built plan reflecting the main meter.

WT-03
Efficient Landscape Irrigation

Purpose and Intent

This credit aims to:

Requirements

Requirements for this credit are the following:

  1. Prepare the water base case for irrigation;
    • Identify the water demand for irrigation based on the landscape features;
    • Identify water consumption rates for irrigation systems in accordance with Revised National Plumbing Code of the Philippines (National Master Plumbers Association of the Philippines, 2000;
    • For irrigation systems not reflected in the Plumbing Code, identify the reference standard and the water consumption rates for the identified system; and
    • Calculate the water consumption for irrigation in liters per person (L/person) based on an 8-hour shift;
  2. Prepare the water consumption design case for irrigation;
    • Identify the strategies to reduce the potable water consumed for irrigation, which may include:
      • Rainwater harvesting,
      • Wastewater recycling,
      • Automatic irrigation controls, and
      • Use of plant species that require less or no irrigation;
    • Calculate the water consumption in irrigation in liters per person (L/person) based on an 8-hour shift; and
    • Calculate the percentage of potential water consumption reduction compared to the water consumption base case for irrigation;
  3. Implement the identified design case for irrigation.

Compliance

Stage 1

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
3 Submitted water consumption base case and design case showing landscaping does not use potable water.
1 Submitted water consumption base case for irrigation, and design case showing the water consumption reduction for irrigation by fifty percent (50%).

Stage 2

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
3 Submitted as-built plans and specifications showing the implemented design for landscaping that does not use potable water.
1 Submitted as-built plans and specifications showing the implemented strategies for potable water reduction for irrigation, records showing the implemented landscaping design, and calculations showing the potable water consumption reduction for irrigation by fifty percent (50%).

WT-04
Effluent Quality Monitoring

Purpose and Intent

This credit aims to reduce the impact on the local environment by effectively managing the quality of effluent discharge of the project.

Requirements

Requirements for this credit are the following:

  1. Identify the minimum effluent standards appropriate for each body of water for the project in accordance with Section 7, General Effluent Standards, Department of Environment and Natural Resources Administrative Order No. 2016-08: Water Quality Guidelines and General Effluent Standards of 2016.
  2. Connect to an existing sewage treatment plant (STP) or implement effluent treatment strategies to ensure quality of effluent from the project;
  3. Implement the identified strategies to manage the effluent of the project.

Compliance

Stage 1

The project team must submit:

If the project has access to a sewage treatment plant (STP), the project team must submit:

If the project has no access to STP, the project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
3 If the project has access to an STP, submitted plans and specifications reflecting connection to a STP, and policy to ensure the highest effluent quality level.
3 If the project has no access to an STP, submitted plans and specifications on the effluent treatment strategies, and policy to ensure the highest effluent quality level.
1 If the project has access to an STP, submitted plans and specifications reflecting connection to a STP, and policy for the target effluent quality compliant with the minimum required level.
1 If the project has no access to an STP, submitted plans and specifications on the effluent treatment strategies, and policy for the target effluent quality compliant with the minimum required level.

Stage 2

The project team must submit an accomplished Template - Credit Submission, which should include:

If the project was connected to a STP, the project team must submit relevant sections of as-built plans and specifications showing:

If the project has no access to STP, the project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
3 If the project has access to an STP, submitted as-built plans, specifications and implementation records reflecting connection to a STP, and policy to ensure the highest effluent quality level.
3 If the project has no access to an STP, submitted as-built plans, specifications and implementation records on the effluent treatment strategies, and policy to ensure the highest effluent quality level.
1 If the project has access to an STP, submitted as-built plans, specifications and implementation records reflecting connection to a STP, and policy for the target effluent quality compliant with the minimum required level.
1 If the project has no access to an STP, submitted plans, specifications and implementation records on the effluent treatment strategies, and policy for the target effluent quality compliant with the minimum required level.

Waste Management

WS-01 Construction Waste Diversion

Purpose and Intent

This credit aims to:

Requirements

Requirements for this credit are the following:

  1. Identify the target percentage of construction waste diversion for the project.
  2. Prepare the base case for the potential construction waste generation in the project;
    • Identify the potential sources and amount of waste in the project during construction; and
    • Calculate the peak construction waste generation in kilograms (kg);
  3. Establish a waste management system, which should include:
    • Strategies to divert waste from landfill during construction, which may include:
      • Reusing materials on site or in other sites,
      • Reducing overall waste generation, or
      • Recycling;
    • Procedures for the implementation of the strategies during construction; and
    • Communication with the project team, external contractors, and suppliers for the waste management system of the project; and
  4. Implement the strategies to divert waste from the project during construction;
  5. Calculate the percentage of diverted waste during construction.

Compliance

Stage 1

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
6 Submitted waste base case report, a waste management system with a target diversion of eighty percent (80%) or more of construction waste.
4 Submitted waste base case report, a waste management system with a target diversion of sixty percent (60%) to less than eighty percent (<80%) of construction waste.
2 Submitted waste base case report, a waste management system with a target diversion of at least forty percent (40%) to less than sixty percent (<60%) of construction waste.
1 Submitted a waste base case report, and a waste management system for the project.
0 Submitted a waste base case report.

Stage 2

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
6 Submitted records on the implementation of the waste management system, and report on the calculations showing diverted construction waste of eighty percent (80%) or more.
4 Submitted records on the implementation of the waste management system, and report on the calculations showing diverted construction waste of sixty percent (60%) to less than eighty percent (<80%).
2 Submitted records on the implementation of the waste management system, and report on the calculations showing diverted construction waste of forty percent (40%) to less than sixty percent (<60%).
1 Submitted records on the implementation of the waste management system.

WS-02 Materials Recovery Facility

Purpose and Intent

This credit aims to:

Requirements

Requirements for this credit are the following:

  1. Prepare the base case for the potential waste generation for the construction and operations of the building;
    • Identify the potential sources and amount of waste in the project; and
    • Calculate the peak construction waste generation in kilograms (kg);
  2. Design a materials recovery facility (MRF) for the construction and operations of the project. The MRF must comply with the following:
    • Clearly marked areas for segregated waste, which should include:
      • Biodegradable wastes,
      • Non-biodegradable wastes, and
      • Recyclable wastes;
    • Allocated adequate space to store the projected amount of waste generated during the construction and operation of the building, with the following minimum space:
      • For projects with a total gross floor area of less than 5000 m2, provide 2 m2 of net floor for the MRF per 1000m2 of the project;
      • For projects with a total gross floor area equal to or more than 5000 m2,
        • Provide a minimum of 10m2 for the MRF; and
        • Where catering is provided, an additional 2 m2 per 1000 m2;
    • Located within the project site; and
    • Provided with sufficient access for vehicles for collection;
  3. Establish policies and procedures for the use of the MRF for the construction and operations of the project, which should include waste management procedures for:
    • Segregation,
    • Collection,
    • Handling, and
    • Disposal of waste.

If the project targeted WS-01 Construction Waste Diversion, use the policies and procedures in managing construction waste.

  1. Construct the MRF.

Compliance

Stage 1

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
4 Submitted a waste base case report, plans and specifications for the MRF, and policies and procedures for the use of the MRF for the construction and operations of the project.
2 Submitted a waste base case report, and plans and specifications for the MRF.
1 Submitted a waste base case report.

Stage 2

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
4 Submitted records of the construction of the MRF, communications with the project team and contractors on the use of the MRF, and records of the use of the MRF during construction.
2 Submitted records of the construction of the MRF, and communications with the project team and contractors on the use of the MRF.
1 Submitted records of the construction of the MRF.

Management

MN-01 Green Building Professional

Purpose and Intent

This credit aims to ensure efficient delivery of the application and certification process for projects with the support of a Green Building Professional.

Requirements

Requirements for this credit are the following:

  1. Identify a Green Building Professional (GBP) for the project, with the qualifications:
    • For Certified BERDE Professionals (CBP),
      • Undergone and completed the BERDE Professional Basic Training Course,
      • Passed the qualifying examination for CBPs,
      • In good standing; or
    • For GBP under different certification programs,
      • Certified or licensed as a GBP under a certification program for professionals by a member National Green Building Council (NGBC) of the World Green Building Council (WGBC); or
      • Certified or licensed as a GBP by a training institution that complies with ISO 17021: Conformity assessment – Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems.
  2. Employ a GBP specifically for the project for at least the duration and completion of the BERDE Certification process.

Compliance

The project owner must submit:

Points Compliance Requirement
2 Submitted service contract of the Green Building Professional for at least the duration of the BERDE Certification process.

MN-02 Stakeholder Consultation

Purpose and Intent

This credit aims to:

Requirements

Requirements for this credit are the following:

  1. Identify the materially-affected stakeholder for the project, which may include representatives from the:
    • Local community,
    • Members of the project team,
    • Clients and investors,
    • Potential users of the project; and
  2. Conduct a stakeholder consultation prior to finalizing the designs for the project.

Compliance

The project owner must submit:

Points Compliance Requirement
1 Submitted report on the stakeholder consultations and incorporated recommendations from the consultations.

MN-03 Design Charrette

Purpose and Intent

This credit aims to support the project team in identifying the most cost effective and sustainable strategies for the design, construction and operations of the project.

Requirements

Requirements for this credit are the following:

  1. Conduct regular design charrettes with the key personnel of the members of the project team; and
  2. Communicate the target credits and requirements for the project with the team.

Compliance

The project owner must submit:

Points Compliance requirement
1 Submitted report on the conduct of the design charrettes to finalize the design and guide the construction of the project.

Use of Land and Ecology

LE-01 Land Reuse

Purpose and Intent

This credit aims to:

Requirements

Requirements for this credit are the following:

  1. Conduct site assessment before implementing the project, which must include information on:
    • Footprint of the previously developed building in the site,
    • Previous use or type of building in the site,
    • Period the land was previously used, and
    • Site contamination;
  2. Construct the project on a previously developed land used for institutional, industrial, commercial or residential applications, for the last twenty (20) years, except for food production or agriculture uses;

If land is contaminated, the project team must also:

  1. Implement the necessary land remediation measures based on the ASTM E1903-11 Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase II Environmental Site Assessment Process prior to the redevelopment of the site; and
  2. Conduct a final site assessment showing the conditions of the site after remediation measures.

Compliance

The project team must submit:

If the land is contaminated, the project team must submit a report on the implemented land remediation measures, which should include:

Points Compliance Requirements
3 Submitted report on the initial site assessment of the project, site plan of the land indicating the area of the previously developed land and records of the constructed project on the site, and if the land was contaminated, report on the land remediation prior to the development of the project.
2 Submitted report on the initial site assessment of the project and site plan of the land indicating the area of the previously developed land.
1 Submitted report on the initial site assessment of the project.

LE-02 Protection of Ecological Features

Purpose and Intent

This credit aims to protect and preserve the ecological features of the site and its immediate surroundings.

Requirements

Requirements for this credit are the following:

  1. Implement strategies to prevent and control construction activity pollution, including:
    • Erosion brought about by stormwater,
    • Construction wastewater runoff,
    • Construction related sediments reaching receiving watercourses, and
    • Air pollution brought about by dust and particulate matters;
  2. Conduct site assessment on the project to identify existing critical ecological features within the site and its immediate surroundings, including:
    • Trees of significant ecological value, as declared by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Forest Management Bureau (DENR-FMB),
    • Natural watercourses, and
    • Wetland areas.

If there are existing critical ecological features, the project team must also:

  1. Identify appropriate strategies to protect the critical ecological features within the site and its immediate surroundings;
  2. Implement the identified strategies prior to any preliminary site construction or preparation works, including site clearing and constructing temporary site facilities, and until the completion of the project;
  3. Conduct a site assessment on the implementation of the strategies after the construction of the project; and
  4. Identify and implement appropriate strategies for the continuous protection of the ecological features after the construction of the project.

Compliance

Stage 1

The project team must submit:

If there are existing critical ecological features, the project team must also submit:

If there are no existing critical ecological features, the project team must also submit a duly signed report from a licensed environmental planner or landscape architect certifying there are no existing critical ecological features in the site.

Points Compliance Requirements
2 Submitted site assessment report, certification from a qualified professional confirming there are no existing critical ecological feature in the project site, and plans, specifications, policies and procedures for strategies for construction activity pollution control.
2 Submitted site assessment report identifying existing critical ecological features, and plans, specifications, policies and procedures for strategies for construction activity pollution control.
1 Submitted site assessment report, and plans, specifications, policies and procedures for strategies for construction activity pollution control.
0 Submitted plans, specifications, policies and procedures for strategies for construction activity pollution control.

Stage 2

The project team must submit:

If there are existing critical ecological features, the project team must also submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
2 Submitted certification from a qualified professional confirming there are no existing critical ecological feature in the project site during Stage 1, and implementation records of the construction activity pollution control strategies.
2 Submitted site assessment report confirming protection of existing critical ecological features, as-built plans, specifications, and implementation records of strategies for the protection of the existing ecological features, and implementation records of the construction activity pollution control strategies.
0 Submitted implementation records of the construction activity pollution control strategies.

LE-03 Improvement of Ecological Features

Purpose and Intent

This credit aims to:

Requirements

Requirements for this credit are the following:

  1. Implement strategies to prevent and control construction activity pollution, including:
    • Erosion brought about by stormwater,
    • Construction wastewater runoff,
    • Construction related sediments reaching receiving watercourses, and
    • Air pollution brought about by dust and particulate matters;
  2. Identify strategies to improve the ecological features within the site, which should include:
    • Using native plant species,
    • Rehabilitating natural watercourses and wetland areas, or
    • Integrating green roofs and green walls;
  3. Implement the identified strategies.

Compliance

Stage 1

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
3 Submitted plans, specifications, policies and procedures for strategies for construction activity pollution control, and for three (3) strategies to improve the ecological features in the site.
2 Submitted plans, specifications, policies and procedures for strategies for construction activity pollution control, and for two (2) strategies to improve the ecological features in the site.
1 Submitted plans, specifications, policies and procedures for strategies for construction activity pollution control, and for one (1) strategy to improve the ecological features in the site.
0 Submitted plans, specifications, policies and procedures for strategies for construction activity pollution control.

Stage 2

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
3 Submitted implementation records of the construction activity pollution control strategies, and as-built plans, specifications and implementation records for one (1) strategy to improve the ecological features in the site.
2 Submitted implementation records of the construction activity pollution control strategies, and as-built plans, specifications and implementation records for one (1) strategy to improve the ecological features in the site.
1 Submitted implementation records of the construction activity pollution control strategies, and as-built plans, specifications and implementation records for one (1) strategy to improve the ecological features in the site.
0 Submitted implementation records of the construction activity pollution control strategies.

LE-04 Promotion of Open Spaces

Purpose and Intent

This credit aims to improve the local biodiversity by providing a high ratio of vegetated open space in the project.

Requirements

Requirement for this credit is to develop at least twenty-five percent (25%) of the total lot area as vegetated open space. The vegetated open space must have the following:

Compliance

Stage 1

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
3 Submitted site plan, landscape plan, and calculation report reflecting fifty-five percent (55%) or more of total lot area as vegetated open space.
2 Submitted site plan, landscape plan, and calculation report reflecting forty percent (40%) to less than fifty-five percent (<55%) of the total lot area as vegetated open space.
1 Submitted site plan, landscape plan, and calculation report reflecting twenty-five percent (25%) to less than forty percent (<40%) of the total lot area as vegetated open space.

Stage 2

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
3 Submitted as-built site plan, landscape plan, calculation report of the total vegetated open space, and implementation records reflecting fifty-five percent (55%) or more of total lot area as vegetated open space.
2 Submitted as-built site plan, landscape plan, calculation report of the total vegetated open space, and implementation records reflecting forty percent (40%) to less than fifty-five percent (<55%) of the total lot area as vegetated open space.
1 Submitted as-built site plan, landscape plan, calculation report of the total vegetated open space, and implementation records reflecting twenty-five percent (25%) to less than forty percent (<40%) of the total lot area as vegetated open space.

LE-05 Heat Island Reduction

Purpose and Intent

This credit aims to minimize the contribution of the project to the increase in temperature of the immediate microclimate of the site.

Requirements

Requirements for this credit are the following:

  1. Identify appropriate strategies for the project to reduce heat absorption, which should include:
    • Vegetated open spaces,
    • Green roofs and green walls,
    • Open-grid pavement systems with vegetation for hardscapes,
    • Shaded hardscapes using trees, vegetation, or placing under roof structures, or
    • Roofing materials and shading structures having the following specifications:
      • Roof pitch less than 15° must have:
        • An initial solar reflectance index (SRI) more than 82, or
        • A three-year SRI more than 64.
      • Roof pitch more than 15° must have:
        • An initial SRI more than 39, or
        • A three-year SRI more than 34.
  2. Implement appropriate strategies to reduce heat absorption for at least fifty percent (50%) of all horizontal surfaces in the project site, which includes landscapes, hardscapes, and roofing.

Compliance

Stage 1

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
3 Submitted plans and specifications for the identified strategies, and report on the calculations showing the potential reduced heat absorption of seventy percent (70%) and above of total horizontal surfaces based on the identified strategies.
2 Submitted plans and specifications for the identified strategies, and report on the calculations showing the potential reduced heat absorption of sixty percent (60%) to less than seventy percent (<70%) of total horizontal surfaces based on the identified strategies.
1 Submitted plans and specifications for the identified strategies, and report on the calculations showing the potential reduced heat absorption of fifty percent (50%) to less than sixty percent (<60%) of total horizontal surfaces based on the identified strategies.

Stage 2

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
3 Submitted as-built plans, specifications, and records for the implementation of the strategies, report on the calculations and records showing the reduced heat absorption of seventy percent (70%) and above of total horizontal surfaces based on the implemented strategies.
2 Submitted as-built plans, specifications, and records for the implementation of the strategies, report on the calculations and records showing the reduced heat absorption of sixty percent (60%) to less than seventy percent (<70%) of total horizontal surfaces based on the implemented strategies.
1 Submitted as-built plans, specifications, and records for the implementation of the strategies, report on the calculations and records showing the reduced heat absorption of fifty percent (50%) to less than sixty percent (<60%) of total horizontal surfaces based on the implemented strategies.

LE-06 Flood Risk Minimization

Purpose and Intent

This credit aims to:

Requirements

Requirements for this credit are the following:

  1. Conduct site assessment on the flooding risks of the site; and
  2. Locate the project in a low flooding risk area.

If the project is in a flood prone area, the project team must:

  1. Identify appropriate adaptive measures to reduce impact of flooding, which should include:
    • Raising the main floor level at least 0.60 meters above the highest elevation of the flood level,
    • Providing elevated bridges and walkways,
    • Providing standby inflatable rafts in case of emergencies, or
    • Policies and procedures for evacuation and rescue operations;
  2. Implement the identified strategies for flood risk minimization in the project.

Compliance

Stage 1

The project team must submit:

If the project is located in a flood prone area, the project team must also submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
2 Submitted flooding assessment report showing the project site is a low flood risk area.
2 Submitted flooding assessment report showing the project site is a flood prone area, plans and specifications for flooding adaptive measures, and policies and procedures for evacuation and rescue.
1 Submitted flooding assessment report.

Stage 2

The project team should submit an accomplished Template - Credit Submission, which should include:

If the project is located in a flood prone area, the project team must also submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
2 Submitted flooding assessment report showing the project site is a low flood risk area during Stage 1.
2 Submitted flooding assessment report showing the project site is a flood prone area during Stage 1, as-built plans, specifications, and implementation records for flooding adaptive measures.

Transportation

TR-01 Transportation Impact Assessment

Purpose and Intent

This credit aims to support project owners’ decision making in effective site selection considering the impact of the project to local traffic.

Requirements

Requirement for this credit is to conduct a transportation impact assessment (TIA), which should include information on:

Compliance

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
2 Submitted report on the TIA, and recommendations for improving transportation and access to the users of the project.
1 Submitted report on the TIA.

TR-02 Proximity to Key Establishments

Purpose and Intent

This credit aims to:

Requirements

Requirements for this credit are the following:

  1. Conduct site assessment to identify the key establishments near the project. Key establishments provide the basic needs for users of the project, which should include:
    • Banks,
    • Childcare and education facilities,
      • Daycare centers,
      • Libraries,
      • Schools,
    • Commercial facilities,
      • Laundry or dry cleaners,
      • Parlor or barber shops,
    • Community facilities and barangay halls
    • Health facilities,
      • Health centers,
      • Medical or dental offices, but not exclusively aesthetic services,
    • Stores and markets,
      • Convenience stores, sari-sari stores, or groceries,
      • Hardware stores,
      • Supermarkets or wet markets,
    • Places of worship,
    • Public open spaces and parks,
    • Public utilities,
      • Fire stations,
      • Police stations,
    • Post offices,
    • Recreation and fitness facilities,
      • Fitness centers and gyms,
      • Sports facilities,
      • Theaters or movie houses,
    • Residential areas,
    • Restaurants, karinderya, or turo-turo; and
  2. Select site with access to key establishments within a 250-meter radius from the project. The key establishments must have proper access for the users of the project.

Compliance

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
2 Submitted report on the list of establishment and site map showing the constructed project is within the proximity of ten (10) or more key establishments.
1 Submitted report on the list of establishment and site map showing the constructed project is within the proximity of five (5) to nine (9) key establishments.

TR-03 Public Transportation Access

Purpose and Intent

This credit aims to:

Requirements

Requirements for this credit are the following:

  1. Conduct a site assessment on the public transportations available from the project, which should include:
    • Types of public transportation,
    • Transportation routes, and
    • Public transport time tables;
  2. Locate the project in a site with access to public transportation. The project must be walking distance from either:
    • Existing, or currently planned and funded commuter rail or light rail within 500 meters walking distance,
    • Bus stop for at least two (2) public, campus, or private bus lines within 500 meters walking distance,
    • Stop for at least two (2) Asian Utility Vehicle (AUV) or Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) routes within 250 meters walking distance, or
    • If the project is in a remote area, shuttle service provided for the users from the project to any public transportation stops or stations.

Compliance

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
2 Submitted report on the list of accessible public transport from the project and site map showing access to two (2) identified public transportation in the design of the project.
1 Submitted report on the list of accessible public transport from the project and site map showing access to one (1) identified public transportation in the design of the project.

TR-04 Parking

Purpose and Intent

This credit aims to:

Requirements

Requirements for this credit are the following:

  1. Identify the required total number of parking spaces based on the National Building Code of the Philippines (1972), or through local ordinance or regulations that specify parking requirements, whichever is more stringent;
  2. Calculate the required number of parking spaces for the project; and
  3. Construct and do not exceed the required number of parking spaces for the project.

Compliance

Stage 1

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
2 Submitted plans, specifications, and calculation showing compliance of the required total number of parking spaces and does not exceed the required minimum number of parking spaces.
1 Submitted plans, specifications, and calculation showing compliance on the required total number of parking spaces with the minimum number of parking spaces, and exceeded minimum requirement by less than three percent (<3%).

Stage 2

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
2 Submitted as-built plans, specifications, record and calculations showing compliance on the required total number of parking spaces and does not exceed the required minimum number of parking spaces.
1 Submitted as-built plans, specifications, record and calculations showing compliance on the required total number of parking spaces with the minimum number of parking spaces, and exceeded minimum requirement by less than three percent (<3%).

TR-05 Fuel Efficient and Low Emitting Vehicles

Purpose and Intent

This credit aims to:

Requirements

Requirements for this credit are the following:

  1. Establish preferred parking that are reserved and dedicated for the use of fuel efficient and low-emitting vehicles, which should include:
    • Hybrid vehicles,
    • Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) powered vehicles,
    • Compressed natural gas (CNG) powered vehicles,
    • Electric powered vehicles, or
    • Vehicles used for carpooling and vanpooling;
  2. Provide preferred parking for at least three percent (3%) of the total vehicle parking capacity dedicated for the use of fuel-efficient and low emitting vehicles; and
  3. Provide incentives for users of preferred parking spaces, which may include:
    • Providing the most accessible parking space to building entrances,
    • Free use of the parking spaces, or
    • Valet services.

Compliance

Stage 1

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirement
1 Submitted plans and specifications of the identified preferred parking, and calculations showing the identified preferred parking is at least three percent (3%) of the total required parking spaces of the project for fuel efficient and low-emitting vehicles in the design of the project.

Stage 2

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirement
1 Submitted as-built plans and specifications of the designated preferred parking, and calculations showing the designated preferred parking is at least three percent (3%) of the total required parking spaces of the project for fuel efficient and low-emitting vehicles in the design of the project.

TR-06 Public Access

Purpose and Intent

This credit aims to:

Requirements

Requirements for this credit are the following:

  1. Identify shortest and most effective pathways through the project to improve walkability in the community;
  2. Identify strategies for public access, which should include:
    • Pathways with direct access to public pathways, public sidewalks, bicycle lanes, off-site public transportation hub, or an off-site parking facility, and
    • Provide signage or wayfinding through the project to public amenities off-site; and
  3. Implement the identified strategies for public access.

Compliance

Stage 1

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirement
1 Submitted report on the initial assessment and site plan showing identified public access through the project.

Stage 2

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirement
1 Submitted as-built site plan showing access for pedestrian movement and records on the implemented strategies for public access through the project.

TR-07 Bicycle Rider Amenities

Purpose and Intent

This credit aims to:

Requirements

Requirements for this credit are the following:

  1. Design secure and effective bicycle parking or storage for users, which must be:
    • Within 200 meters from the building entrance,
    • One (1) bicycle parking slot or storage per user for at least three percent (3%) of the total users of the leasable spaces, and
    • Minimum of four (4) bicycle parking or storage;
  2. Design shower stalls and changing rooms in the project, which must be:
    • Within 50 meters from the bicycle parking area accessible by all bicycle parking users at any time,
    • One (1) shower stall per ten (10) bicycle parking or storage,
    • Minimum of one (1) shower stall, and
    • Each shower stall must have an adjacent changing room.
  3. Construct bicycle parking or storage, shower stalls, and changing rooms.

Compliance

Stage 1

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
2 Submitted plans and specifications of the identified bicycle parking or storage, calculations of the identified bicycle parking or storage is five percent (5%) or more of the total users of the leasable spaces in the project, and provided shower rooms and changing facilities for the bicycle parking users in the project.
1 Submitted plans and specifications of the identified bicycle parking or storage, calculations of the identified bicycle parking or storage is three percent (3%) to less than five percent (<5%) of the total users of the leasable spaces in the project, and provided shower rooms and changing facilities for the bicycle parking users in the project.

Stage 2

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
2 Submitted plans and specifications of the constructed bicycle parking or storage, calculations of the constructed bicycle parking or storage is five percent (5%) or more of the total users of the leasable spaces in the project, and provided shower rooms and changing facilities for the bicycle parking users in the project.
1 Submitted plans and specifications of the constructed bicycle parking or storage, calculations of the constructed bicycle parking or storage is three percent (3%) to less than five (<5%) of the total users of the leasable spaces in the project, and provided shower rooms and changing facilities for the bicycle parking users in the project.

TR-08 Contribution to Public Transport Amenities

Purpose and Intent

This credit aims to:

Requirement

Requirements for this credit are the following:

  1. Identify available public transportation accessible to the users of the project;
  2. Identify appropriate transport amenities for users, which may include:
    • Covered walkways connecting the building entrances to transport waiting areas,
    • Covered waiting areas for public utility vehicle (PUV), or
    • Terminals for PUVs and Asian utility vehicles (AUVs), and
    • Stations for public transportation routes accessible to the users of the project; and
  3. Implement and maintain strategies promoting the use of public transportation.

Compliance

Stage 1

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
2 Submitted plans and specifications, and site map of the project showing two (2) identified public transport amenities in the design of the project.
1 Submitted plans and specifications, and site map of the project showing one (1) identified public transport amenity in the design of the project.

Stage 2

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
2 Submitted as-built plans and specifications, and site map of the project showing two (2) implemented public transport amenities in the project.
1 Submitted as-built plans and specifications, and site map of the project showing one (1) implemented public transport amenity in the project.

Green Materials

MT-01 Green Procurement

Purpose and Intent

This credit aims to lessen the environmental impact of the project when procuring products.

Requirements

Requirements for this credit are the following:

  1. Identify materials with less environmental impacts, which must be products that are certified as:
    • Materials with recycled content,
    • Non-hazardous materials,
    • Materials with low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) content,
    • Certified wood under the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) or the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), and
    • Eco-labelled products under the National Ecolabelling Program Green Choice Philippines or equivalent labelling program under the Global Eco-Labelling Network (GEN);
  2. Procure at least twenty percent (20%) materials with less environmental impacts based on the total costs of materials for the project.

Compliance

Stage 1

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
5 Submitted list of materials identified for the project, and report on the calculations showing the use of green materials for fifty percent (50%) or more of total budgeted costs of materials for the project.
3 Submitted list of materials identified for the project, and report on the calculations showing the use of green materials for forty percent (40%) to less than fifty percent (<50%) of total budgeted costs of materials for the project.
2 Submitted list of materials identified for the project, and report on the calculations showing the use of green materials for thirty percent (30%) to less than forty percent (<40%) of total budgeted costs of the materials for the project.
1 Submitted list of materials identified for the project, and report on the calculations showing the use of green materials for twenty percent (20%) to less than thirty percent (<30%) of total budgeted costs of the materials for the project.

Stage 2

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
5 Submitted list of green products and materials used, and report on the calculations showing the use of green materials for fifty percent (50%) or more of total actual costs of materials in the project.
3 Submitted list of green products and materials used, and report on the calculations showing the use of green materials for forty percent (40%) to less than fifty percent (<50%) of total actual costs of materials in the project.
2 Submitted list of green products and materials used, and report on the calculations showing the use of green materials for thirty percent (30%) to less than forty percent (<40%) of total actual costs of materials in the project.
1 Submitted list of green products and materials used, and report on the calculations showing the use of green materials for twenty percent (20%) to less than thirty percent (<30%) of total actual costs of materials in the project.

MT-02 Use of Local Materials

Purpose and Intent

This credit aims to:

Requirements

Requirements for this credit are the following:

  1. Identify sources of locally manufactured materials for the project, which must be:
    • Manufactured within 160 kilometers from the project,
    • Materials permanently installed in the project; and
  2. Procure at least ten percent (10%) locally manufactured materials based on the total costs of materials for the project.

Compliance

Stage 1

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
3 Submitted report on the list and specifications of the identified locally manufactured products, and calculations showing the total percentage of locally manufactured products and used locally manufactured building materials and products in the project within 100-kilometer distance radius from the project site.
2 Submitted report on the list and specifications of the identified locally manufactured products, and calculations showing the total percentage of locally manufactured products and used locally manufactured building materials and products in the project within 130-kilometer distance radius from the project site.
1 Submitted report on the list and specifications of the identified locally manufactured products, and calculations showing the total percentage of locally manufactured products and used local building materials and products in the project within 160-kilometer distance from the project site.

Stage 2

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
3 Submitted report on the list and specifications of the used locally manufactured products, calculations showing the total percentage of the used locally manufactured products and records of purchase on the used locally manufactured building materials and products in the project within 100-kilometer distance radius from the project site.
2 Submitted report on the list and specifications of the used locally manufactured products, calculations showing the total percentage of the used locally manufactured products, and records of purchase on the used locally manufactured building materials and products in the project within 130-kilometer distance radius from the project site.
1 Submitted report on the list and specifications of the used locally manufactured products, calculations showing the total percentage of the used locally manufactured products, and records of purchase on the used local building materials and products in the project within 160-kilometer distance from the project site.

Indoor Environment Quality

EQ-01 Lighting Level and Control

Purpose and Intent

This credit aims to ensure productivity, comfort, and wellbeing of users through effective lighting levels and adaptive controls.

Requirements

Requirements for this credit are the following:

  1. Identify minimum illuminance levels in all interior spaces of the project in accordance with:
    • Department Order No. 13 Series of 1998 Guidelines Governing Safety and Health in the Construction, (Department of Labor and Employment, 1998),
    • Occupational Safety and Health Standards (As Amended, 1989), (DOLE, 1989), and
    • Guidelines on Energy Conserving Design of Building, Table 3.1 Recommended Design Illuminance Levels, (Department of Energy, 2008);
  2. Identify the lighting controls and dimmers to enable users to adjust the lighting levels based on:
    • Individual tasks, comfort or needs, and
    • Zoning for shared spaces, which should include:
      • Separate controls for presentation or projection walls,
      • Grouping of four (4) workstations or less,
      • Hallways and walkways, and
      • Areas near windows or openings for daylighting;
  3. Implement identified strategies for lighting levels and controls.

Compliance

Stage 1

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirement
1 Submitted plans, specifications, and reports on the identified illuminance level and lighting controls of the project.

Stage 2

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirement
1 Submitted as-built plans, specifications, reports and records on the implemented illuminance level and lighting controls of the project.

EQ-02 Thermal Comfort

Purpose and Intent

This credit aims to ensure productivity, comfort, and wellbeing of users through appropriate thermal levels;

Requirements

Requirements for this credit are the following:

  1. Identify the cooling load requirements for regularly occupied spaces in the project, in accordance with ASHRAE 55-2013: Thermal Environmental Condition for Human Occupancy;
  2. Identify strategies to maintain appropriate thermal level, which may include:
    • Maximizing and maintaining natural ventilation;
    • Providing controls for air-conditioning at the zone, area, or individual user level; and
  3. Implement strategies to ensure appropriate thermal levels for users.

Compliance

Stage 1

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
1 Submitted report on the evaluation of the thermal levels in the design of the project, schedule of thermal controls and identified strategies to ensure appropriate thermal levels and control.
0 Submitted report on the evaluation of the thermal levels in the design of the project.

Stage 2

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
1 Submitted as-built plans, specifications, and schedule of thermal controls, and implementation records for the thermal control strategies.

EQ-03 Acoustic Comfort

Purpose and Intent

This credit aims to ensure productivity, comfort, and wellbeing of users through appropriate acoustic levels.

Requirements

Requirements for this credit are the following:

  1. Identify the maximum allowable noise quality for each area in the project. The maximum noise levels must be based on Implementing Rules and Regulations of Code on Sanitation of the Philippines, Chapter XIX of Nuisance and Offensive Trades and Occupations, Section 8.7 Excessive noise, Table 13. Maximum Allowable Noise Levels in General Areas (Department of Health, 1998);
  2. Identify strategies to ensure the acoustics requirements are complied with for all indoor spaces;
  3. Implement the identified strategies to ensure acoustics performance in the project;
  4. During commissioning, measure the noise levels in the project:
    • In at least 10% of all spaces, which should be:
      • Representative of the different types of spaces in the project; and
      • In at least four (4) separate rooms that have the highest potential exposure to noise, such as rooms facing a busy street or rooms adjacent to a machine room;
    • Using a standard sound level meter that meets the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) S1.4-1974 or other specification accepted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

Compliance

Stage 1

The project team must submit:

Point Compliance Requirement
1 Submitted plans, specifications and reports on the acoustics requirements of the project and identified strategies to ensure compliance with the allowable noise level in the project.

Stage 2

The project team must submit:

Point Compliance Requirement
1 Submitted as-built plans, specifications and reports on the acoustics requirements of the project, implementation records for the strategies, and report on the testing for noise levels showing compliance with the allowable noise level in the project.

EQ-04 Visual Comfort

Purpose and Intent

This credit aims to ensure productivity, comfort, and wellbeing of users by maximizing the use of daylighting and providing external views.

Requirements

Requirements for this credit are the following:

  1. Design direct views to the outdoors for at least seventy-five percent (75%) of regularly occupied spaces;
  2. Design the project with access to daylighting to at least fifty percent (50%) of regularly occupied spaces; and
  3. Implement the identified strategies.

Compliance

Stage 1

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
2 Submitted plans and models showing sixty percent (60%) or more of regularly occupied spaces have access to daylighting, and eighty-five percent (85%) or more of regularly occupied spaces have direct outdoor views.
1 Submitted plans and models showing fifty percent (50%) to less than sixty percent (<60%) of regularly occupied spaces have access to daylighting, and seventy-five percent (75%) to less than eighty-five percent (<85%) of regularly occupied spaces have direct outdoor views.

Stage 2

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
2 Submitted as-built plans and models reflecting daylighting and sight lines for outdoor views, and report on the calculations reflecting sixty percent (60%) or more of regularly occupied spaces have access to daylighting, and eighty-five percent (85%) or more of regularly occupied spaces have direct outdoor views.
1 Submitted as-built plans and models reflecting daylighting and sight lines for outdoor views, and report on the calculations reflecting fifty percent (50%) to less than sixty percent (<60%) of regularly occupied spaces have access to daylighting, and seventy-five percent (75%) to less than eighty-five percent (<85%) of regularly occupied spaces have direct outdoor views.

EQ-05 Glare Control

Purpose and Intent

This credit aims to:

Requirements

Requirements for this credit are the following:

  1. Install a user-controlled shading system on all windows, glazed doors and roof lights in regularly occupied spaces;
  2. Comply with the corresponding reflectance values in accordance with Table EQ-05-1, Recommended Room Surface Reflectances:

    Table EQ-05-1: Recommended Room Surface Reflectances

    Surface % Reflectance
    Ceilings   80% – 92%
    Walls   40% – 60%
    Floors   21% – 39%
    Furniture 26% – 44%

    Guidelines on Energy Conserving Design of Building (Department of Energy, 2008)

  3. Implement the identified strategies.

Compliance

Stage 1

The project team must submit:

Point Compliance Requirement
1 Submitted plans and specifications showing design of user-controlled shading system for the project.

Stage 2

The project team must submit:

Point Compliance Requirement
1 Submitted as-built plans and specifications showing installed user-controlled shading system for the project.

EQ-06 Indoor Air Quality

Purpose and Intent

This credit aims to:

Requirements

Requirements for this credit are the following:

  1. Identify strategies to ensure indoor air quality, which must include:
    • Compliance with Philippine Green Building Code, Section 15. Indoor Environmental Quality, Table 16. Minimum Ventilation Rates in Breathing Zones (Department of Public Works and Highways, 2015);
    • Prohibiting smoking in the project in accordance to Executive Order No. 26, s. 2017, Providing for the Establishment of Smoke-free Environments in Public and Enclosed Places;
    • Placing air intakes twenty (20) meters beyond sources of external pollution sources; and
    • Providing a ten (10) meter distance between intake and exhaust of the project’s HVAC system;
  2. Assess the compliance of the project with ASHRAE No. 62.1-2016: Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality; and
  3. Implement the established strategies.

Compliance

Stage 1

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
2 Submitted plans and specifications reflecting strategies for compliance with indoor air quality requirements, and policy on prohibiting smoking in the project.
0 Submitted policy on prohibiting smoking in the project.

Stage 2

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
2 Submitted as-built plans, specifications and reports showing compliance with indoor air quality requirements, and policy and records of implementation on prohibiting smoking in the project.
0 Submitted policy and records of implementation on prohibiting smoking in the project.

EQ-07 Microbial Contamination Prevention

Purpose and Intent

This credit aims to:

Requirements

Requirements for this credit are the following:

  1. Design ensuring there are no microbial growth all duct system and water systems;
  2. Provide entryway mats, carpets, or grilles in all public entrances to prevent outdoor pollutants entering the indoor spaces, which must be:
    • Mounted on the floor that should be at least three (3) meters long traveling at the building entrance and should have at least the same width as the building entrance,
    • Installed indoors or outdoors contiguously or in parts, and
    • Maintained and cleaned regularly, to dispose trapped pollutants;
  3. Implement the identified strategies.

Compliance

Stage 1

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirement
1 Submitted relevant sections on plans and specifications for identified strategies to ensure a healthy indoor environment in the project.

Stage 2

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirement
1 Submitted relevant sections on as-built plans and specifications for the implemented strategies to ensure a healthy indoor environment in the project.

EQ-08 Low VOC Materials

Purpose and Intent

This credit aims to maintain a healthy indoor environment by using non-toxic materials.

Requirements

Requirements for this credit are the following:

  1. Identify materials with low volatile organic compound (VOC) content in accordance with Table EQ-08-1, VOC Limits; and
  2. Use low VOC materials and products for at least sixty percent (60%) of total indoor materials based on costs for the project.

    Table EQ-08-1: VOC Limits

    Application or Product type Maximum VOC Limit (g/L less water)
    Flat paint 50
    Non-flat paint 150
    Anti-rust paint 250
    Lacquer (clear wood finish) 550
    Sanding Sealer (clear wood finish) 350
    Varnish (clear wood finish) 350
    Floor coating 100
    Shellac (clear) 730
    Shellac (pigmented) 550
    Stain 250
    Faux Finish Coating 350
    Architectural sealant 250
    Non-membrane roof sealant 300
    Single ply roof membrane 450
    Waterproofing sealer 250
    Waterproofing sealer (concrete / masonry) 400
    All other sealers 200
    Indoor adhesive 50
    Wood flooring adhesive 100
    Subfloor adhesive 50
    Ceramic tile adhesive 65
    Contact adhesive 80
    Drywall panel adhesive 50
    Multipurpose construction adhesive 70
    Structural glazing adhesive 100
    Special purpose contact adhesive 250
    PVC welding 510
    Concrete curing compound 350
    Wood preservative 350

    Philippine Green Building Code (Department of Public Works and Highways, June 2015)

Compliance

Stage 1

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
1 Submitted report on the list of relevant products and materials identified for the project, and report on calculations reflecting at least sixty percent (60%) low VOC materials and products identified for the project.

Stage 2

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
1 Submitted report on the list of relevant products and materials purchased for the project and calculations showing at least sixty percent (60%) low VOC materials and products purchased for the project.

Emissions

EM-01 Greenhouse Gas Projection

Purpose and Intent

This credit aims to contribute to the research and benchmarking on greenhouse gas data from building projects.

Requirements

Requirements for this credit are the following:

  1. Identify a methodology for a greenhouse gas inventory on the project. The greenhouse gas inventory must be a projection for the building for its first year of operations;
  2. Implement the greenhouse gas inventory on the project.

Compliance

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
2 Submitted a report on the methodology, outcomes and recommendations from the conduct of a greenhouse gas inventory of the project.
1 Submitted a report on the methodology and outcomes of the greenhouse gas inventory for the project.

EM-02 Refrigerants

Purpose and Intent

This credit aims to:

Requirements

If the project is not using refrigerants, the project team must confirm absence of refrigerants in the project.

If the project is using refrigerants, the project team must:

  1. Identify refrigerants that have no ozone depleting substances (ODS);
  2. Establish policies and procedures to use only non-ODS refrigerants in the project;
  3. Implement established strategies; and
  4. Establish strategies to continuously monitor, detect, and contain refrigerant leakages.

Compliance

Stage 1

The project team must submit:

If the project is not using refrigerants, the project team must also submit:

If the project is using refrigerants, the project team must also submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
3 Submitted certification confirming no refrigerants were used in the project.
3 Submitted policies and procedures to use non-ODS refrigerants, relevant sections on specifications showing the use of non-ODS refrigerants, and relevant sections on plans and specifications of the leak detection system.
1 Submitted policies and procedures to use non-ODS refrigerants, and relevant sections on specifications showing the use of non-ODS refrigerants.

Stage 2

The project team must submit:

If the project is not using refrigerants, confirmation on the absence of refrigerants in the project, which should include:

If the project is using refrigerants, records on the implemented strategies should include:

If the project established a leak detection system, records on the implemented strategies should include:

Points Compliance Requirements
3 Submitted certification confirming no refrigerants were used in the project.
3 Submitted records on the use of non-ODS refrigerants, and relevant sections on as-built plans and specifications on the leak detection system.
1 Submitted records on the use of non-ODS refrigerants.

EM-03 Emission Control

Purpose and Intent

This credit aims to:

Requirements

Requirements for this credit are the following:

  1. Identify the emission levels required for the project based on the Republic Act No. 8749, Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999 and its regulations;
  2. Establish an emission control plan, which should include:
    • Identifying the applicable standards for emissions based on source in the project,
    • Identifying strategies to mitigate emissions applicable to the source in the project,
    • Proper maintenance of equipment and emission control systems, and
    • Periodic emission testing of equipment.

Compliance

Stage 1

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
3 Submitted report on the potential emission sources in the project, and emission control plan.
1 Submitted report on the potential emission sources in the project.

Stage 2

The project team must submit:

Points Compliance Requirements
3 Submitted records on the implementation of the emission control plan, and permit to operate for air pollution source installations showing compliance with the applicable air quality levels.
1 Submitted records on the implementation of the emission control plan.