I have met Tristan and Lilibeth Abais of LA Ducut and Company, Inc (LADCI) to discuss Klub Natur's participation in the 16th Construction Show Manila 2008 (Manilacon 08). In the course of the meeting, it became clear why an environmental photography club like Klub Natur is invited to take part in the show. The couple explained that LuzViMinda Eco-House Initiative, an environmental-friendly house designed for the Filipino family will take center stage at MANILACON 08, September 4-7, 2008, SMX Convention, Mall of Asia, Bay Central, Pasay City.
Based on UK standards and adopted for the Philippine setting, the Eco-House Initiative targets 25% more energy efficient house as specified in the Code for Sustainable Homes in the Philippines. The house will be constructed after the Show for an OFW family in Cebu.
Products used in the LuzViMinda ECO-House will also be showcased at the MANILACON 08. These are products that meet at least a D-Class according to The Green Guide specifications to construction materials 2008 edition.
The initiative is a joint undertaking between LA Ducut and Company, Inc (LADCI) and ModernA, the project proponent. ModernA is a newly organized club of emerging Architects from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao whose primary objectives include establishing public advocacy to foster professional development in enhancing man-made environments. The LuzViMinda ECO-House articulates ModernA's advocacy for the sustainable building environment.
LA Ducut and Company, Inc (LADCI), a professional event organizer and manager, has been pursuing such projects that inject more social relevance to the trade exhibitions that it does and more specifically, on being substantial and sustainable.
Klub Natur's trust on heritage consciousness compliments LADCI's vision.