Short memo: Bacolod Youth Home a Model of Eco-friendly Design

Short memo: Bacolod Youth Home a Model of Eco-friendly Design
29/07/2013

Philippines

The construction of the first buildings of the Bacolod Youth Home finally started in April 2013. The first phase included the dormitories and the sanitation facilities to accommodate the first 30 young people.

The Youth Home complex is designed to be eco-friendly: A windmill has been erected that will function as a water pump run by wind energy, providing drinking water for the facility. Solar panels will be used for the lighting of the dormitories and a wetland system for wastewater management.

You can follow the progress of the construction on the Bacolod Youth Home’s blog: http://bacolod-youthhome.blogspot.de/

The project is a triumph for the concept of public-private-people partnership (PPPP), and receives 3 million Pesos (around 73,000 USD) from the Department of Interior and Local Government. This is in addition to money raised by the private Virlanie Foundation and the efforts of the community to build the home that is designed to help children and teenagers in need.

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