Philippines: How the local office landscape is turning green

The local property market is easing into the era of sustainability with the rising number of developers working extra hard to “green” the office space landscape.

Century Properties has joined this growing community after being granted the LEED certification by the US Green Building Council for its Fort Bonifacio office tower, Asian Century Center.

“The LEED certification affirms our commitment to adopt green building strategies and offer long-term benefits of energy and resources efficiency to the end users of our office developments. We will wear the logo proudly,” according to a statement from the developer.

The LEED Certified Level covers a host of sustainable and energy-saving practices in the construction of the tower, including site sustainability, access to alternative public transportation, development density and community connectivity, parking capacity for alternative transportation and access to low-emitting and fuel-efficient alternative transportation.

Also included are standards for water efficiency such as water use reduction; materials and sources management such as construction waste management, use of recycled content and regional materials; indoor environmental quality such as the use of low-emitting adhesives and sealants, paints and coatings, indoor chemical and pollutant source control, thermal comfort control and the maximization of daylight.

The office tower has 26,000 sqm of leasable office space and is under construction on a lot circled by 27th Street, 3rd and 4th Avenues in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.

Also a collaboration with the Columbian Group of Companies of Jose Ch. Alvarez, it will house premium car brand BMW’s headquarters as well as its largest showroom in the country.

Bearing a modern design, the Asian Century Center will have features that specifically cater to a 24-hour working schedule as it targets corporate and BPO firms as future locators.

Deeper commitment

On the other hand, the developer’s Century Spire Tower is applying for a LEED green building certification, making possible integrated sustainable strategies to lessen waste and energy costs for office locators.

The mixed-use building located at Century City on Kalayaan Avenue, Makati, is adding 23,000 sqm of office space to the market, with single-unit office spaces ranging from 50 to 90 sqm.

Units may be combined to form up to an entire floor of office space.

The company said the units will be sold to end-users seeking a prime location for their business, as well as to those seeking to lease out their purchased units upon completion. Current Makati rental rates for prime office is approximately P900 to P1,300 per sqm per month.

Aside from its strategic location, Century Spire features architectural design by the renowned New York Ground Zero masterplan architect Daniel Libeskind, making it ultra-distinct and prestigious from peer structures.

Armani Casa is designing the Spire Office lobby.

Source: Manila Bulleting

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