Baliuag University IT Bldg First ‘Green’ Building in Bulacan
The University will start construction of the first green building in Bulacan.
Executive Vice President Dr. Patricia Lagunda said their 80 million four-storey Information Technology (IT) Building, which will be completed in eight months, will be the first energy efficient building in the province.
"Going green will provide us with cost savings which we can channel towards providing better facilities and services to our students. We also want to set an example in the province and in Region III in the campaign against global warming", Dr. Lagunda said.
The 3,500 square-meter It Building once completed will be running on solar power which will provide 85 percent of its energy use. It will also be equipped with rain water harvest facility which will make the building self sustaining in its water needs.
The building will be utilizing the latest LED lighting technology to further cut energy consumption. It will use air cleaning paints to reduce air pollution and volatile organic compounds within its surrounding area.
"We expect the new building to provide the University with at least a 40 percent savings in energy consumption and a return on investments over the next five years", Dr. Lagunda said.
The building will be the new home of university's School of Information Technology Education. It will feature 11 computer laboratories with a combined capacity of 550 work stations, one smart room with the latest multi-media equipment, three lecture rooms, and an internet room.
The University is one of only 44 educational institutions in the country that has been granted full autonomy by the government.