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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

BISCAST inaugurates climate change-resilient Pilot House

NAGA CITY, June 29 (PIA) ---  In a pioneering move to build a dwelling that would resist the ill-effects of hazardous environmental occurrence such as typhoons and limit if not totally eliminate its perilous threat to human lives, the Bicol State College of Applied Sciences and Technology (BISCAST) inaugurated a Climate Change Resilient Pilot House (CCRPH) here, June 24 inside the BISCAST campus here.

The project is being implemented under the Integrated Resource Management Program of the college popularly known as “NEXUS” through the BISCAST- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) cooperation.

The project aims to raise the awareness of the populace that environmental-friendly approaches are up for grabs especially in the fields of disaster risk reduction management The Urban Nexus Integration to resource management of BISCAST is a testimony of this technology-merge.

Madame Ruth Erlbeck, head of the delegation from the German Government in her message at the CCRPH Inauguration, stated that BISCAST is the only academic institution not only in Asia but around the globe that opened its door to serve as site for the aforementioned technology.

BISCAST was selected to assist in disseminating the NEXUS concept including applied technologies, within and outside of the academe. The said approach will then be integrated into the State College Institutional Standard Procedures and Planning.  BISCAST’s Architecture and Engineering students are also tasked to implement green architecture and green building standards in the building designs.

Prior to this, BISCAST already partnered with the city government of Naga in the  NEXUS/ Naga City affordable housing project in Del Rosario, here.  Part of the commitment was the implementation of projects based on the following principles of promoting renewable energy, eco-friendly campus projects, energy efficiency, green architecture, water management and climate change resilient affordable housing among others.

This good news was warmly welcomed by BISCAST President Dr. Richard H. Cordial

He extended his gratitude to the GIZ Urban Nexus team and looked forward for more productive years of cooperation between the team and the college. BISCAST, he said, being an applied sciences and technology school, focuses its programs in the creation of innovative products and services along disaster risk reduction management.

Hon. Mayor John Bongat, with the city as the project’s local partner, expects that the technology will benefit the marginalized sector of the society and that it will be affordable enough for a mass housing project, especially for the Nagueños.  (MAL/LSM-PIA5/Camarines Sur)

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