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FEU Alabang is Philippines’ First EDGE-certified Academic Building

Posted: 2023-05-23

FEU Alabang, one of the premier Business, Engineering, and Information Technology higher education institutions in the Philippines, has now been recognized as the first EDGE-certified academic building in the country. 

EDGE, which stands for Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies, is a certification system for green buildings that focuses on cost-effective strategies to reduce energy use, water use, and embodied energy in materials. To qualify for this certification, a building needs to present at least a 20% reduction in these specific areas.

In the awarding ceremony held on May 9, 2023, Far Eastern University Chairman Aurelio R. Montinola III formally and proudly received the award from Philippine Green Building Initiative’s (PGBI) EDGE Project Director Engr. Ramon Aguilo.

(From L-R) : Architect Emelito Punsalan (PGBI), Mr. Angelo Tan (International Finance Corporation), 

Engr. Ramon Aguilos (PGBI), Architect Carmelo Casas (Casas + Architects), FEU Chairman Aurelio R. Montinola III, 

FEU President Michael M. Alba, Ph.D., Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs Atty. Gianna R. Montinola, 

Chief Finance Officer Juan Miguel R. Montinola, and FEU Tech Senior Executive Director Benson T. Tan, Ph.D

FEU Alabang’s Director of Facilities Engr. Feben Landazabal said: “It was a challenge we are grateful to overcome as this achievement testifies to our dedication to sustainability and creating a greener future one step at a time. We are proud to be officially included in the list of environment-friendly buildings worldwide.” The Facilities Office spearheaded the application for the certification and is in charge of providing an ideal academic, and physical setting for students and associates—focusing on equipment maintenance, safety and health, security, visitor management, and maintaining the cleanliness and orderliness of the campus.

The newest FEU campus, situated in the heart of Filinvest City, Alabang, utilizes sustainable structures that use the sun’s orientation and prevailing wind direction for light conservation and proper ventilation.