BISCAST, Naga City – The Bicol State College of Applied Sciences and Technology (BISCAST) recently welcomed 43 officials and employees of the Department of Tourism (DoT) on their technical visit at Climate Change Resilient Pilot House (CCRPH) on June 27, 2018.

Said activity is part of DoT’s 3-day Workshop on Climate Change Budget Tagging which was conducted in Naga City from June 25-27.

DoT chose BISCAST as a site for technical visit because of its initiative to support climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts.

DoT Regional Director Benjamin Santiago also requested the College to brief and orient their participants with the best practices of the eco-friendly, solar power and recycled components of CCRPH projects.

Participants also witnessed how the construction materials are being made and how much it helped the College in saving energy consumption.

Meanwhile, GIZ Nexus Adviser Werner Haberzett said in his presentation on the Nexus approach with the CCRPH that it is indeed an overwhelming experience to share their effort to visitors since the project is now acknowledged even by the national government.

It can be recalled that CCRPH becomes a “standard” in the field of housing technology after the accreditation of Office of the President’s Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) through the Accreditation of Innovative Technologies for Housing (AITECH) committee.

CCRPH was also recognized as KAMAGONG Awardee, the highest-rating given by Philippine Green Building Initiative’s (PGBI) for complying with the eight categories of the Geared for Resiliency and Energy Efficiency for Environment (GREEN) Building Rating System.