Philippines’ sustainable buildings movement
World Green Building Council launched a series of mini-documentary style films on 11 November 2020, highlighting the impact of buildings on the environment and human health as well as the work of organisations around the world to counter this.
Produced by BBC StoryWorks Commercial Productions, Building A Better Future explores the profound impact buildings can have on the quality of people’s lives and the crucial role buildings can play in tackling climate change.
The Philippines is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to climate change. Local architecture firm Arthaland is striving to challenge this by building net-zero carbon offices and homes. The company’s head office in Manila generates all of its electricity from renewables, reducing energy use by 45 per cent.