Green-building strategy pushed

A LAWMAKER from the second district lobbied for a green-building regulation ordinance in the city.

In a privilege speech, Councilor Diosdado Mahipus said that the “ordinance is for the purpose of improving the efficiency of buildings in the use of natural resources.”

He added that it would contribute to the global efforts to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions, and minimizing impact of buildings on health and environment through green building technology.

Green building is the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation and deconstruction.

Mahipus, in proposing the ordinance, cited that, “human activity such as burning of fossil fuel and the land use change you to rapid urbanization such as what happened in shrine hills are considered as significant factors that contribute to the greenhouse gas balance of the earth which leads to climate change.”

He added global warming is altering the earth’s temperature and the rainfalls and the pattern of its frequency. The proposed ordinance was passed on first reading yesterday and endorsed to the committee level for discussion.

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