“We can learn so much from the best practices highlighted in [BEX Asia]. Education is key in pushing for sustainability and a green community, which is why we’ve always turn to expositions like these to be able to learn and cascade what could work for [the Philippines].” — Miguel Guerrero, architect and co-founder of Green Architecture Advocacy Philippines
Together with the IGBC, BEX Asia 2014 introduced the new “Go Green, Dress Lean” dress code, which encouraged visitors to come with “no coat, no tie” when touring the exhibition halls. BEX Asia 2014 was also the first edition that had energy-saving LED tube lights installed for all the eco-booths, thanks to official lighting sponsor Enovatek Energy, which was an exhibitor at BEX Asia. Last year’s event marked the return of the highly popular Green View seminar series. More than double the expected number of participants came for the sharing sessions, in which visitors engaged industry experts in discussions on green building topics ranging from façade optimisation to intelligent buildings.