By Mei Anne A. Morales
In order to maximize space and be energy efficient, the Negros Oriental State University–College of Industrial Technology (NORSU–CIT) currently adopts the ‘green architecture’ design for its second floor extension to the tune of P28 million. The project includes the renovation of the ground floor.
The ‘green architecture’ design was initiated by Assistant University Engineer for Architecture and Civil Works Architect Roy Solis. The new second floor has 12 classrooms, two storage rooms and comfort rooms located on its south and north wings.
“We only have 12 rooms because we cannot expand the dimension…we have
limited space,” Solis said.
Solis added that with the ‘green architecture’ design, electric fans and fluorescent lights will be less needed because there is sufficient ventilation and light that can freely enter into each room. “In that way, we consume less electricity,” he noted.
CIT Dean Glicerio Duran, Jr. said that the design made their college beautiful and conducive for learning. More so, Duran is hoping that the new building will “inspire students to learn.”
“It will be easy for us now to organize our major classes,” said Rudilito Cabajon, CIT Drawing Department instructor.
Moreover, Assistant Professor II Lorenzo Sugod said, “The building is properly designed. We can now establish a good teaching-learning process since we already have new rooms.” Sugod also suggested that every technology room the college has, must also be provided with tool and file cabinets for safekeeping of documents, as well as new white boards.
“New look, new building, new people, new instructors,” said Aida Francisco, a sophomore Bachelor of Science in Computer Technology student.
Meanwhile, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology (BSIT) students Jed Ryan Alabastro and Reynaldo Katada Jr. praised the placing of benches along the waiting area of the second floor so that the students will not be bored while waiting for their next classes.