The BISCAST IRM – Urban Nexus Team comprised of the College President, Dr. Richard H. Cordial, Ar. Jennifer Y. Vibar, Ar. Ernesto B. Bermido, Ar. Jacquiline D. Uy, and Mr. Werner Haberzettl attended the EDGE Discovery Workshop: Green Buildings & Resilience Assessment in the Philippines held last 13 June 2019 at the IFC Office in Manila.
The interactive sessions provided the participants knowledge on using the EDGE Application and the Resilience Assessment Tool and other information on IFC’s agenda and financing structure. The EDGE, headed by Mr. Rusmir Musić, also hosted an exclusive meeting with the BISCAST Team for possible cooperation in the areas of green building and resilience. Dr. Cordial expressed the College’s eagerness to avail possible funding for BISCAST projects to become the first building in the Philippines to have zero net carbon.
Towards the end, Mr. Musić invited the BISCAST Team to attend the upcoming EDGE Expert Training last 20-21 June, which was attended by Ar. Ernesto Bermido and Ar. Jacquiline Uy, at the IFC Office in Manila. The two representatives from BISCAST were able to acquire vital information and deeper understanding needed for EDGE Green Building certification for BISCAST structures. In acknowledgement and appreciation of the EDGE’s support, Dr. Cordial formally submitted a letter expressing the College’s intent to work as their partner along the areas mentioned. Presently, the College awaits the advice for the next steps of engagement.