According to Megaworld Corp. The United States Green Building Council and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) have awarded Gold and Silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) certifications to their four office towers in the townships of Uptown Bonifacio and Arcovia City.
The 17-story One Paseo, the first office building within the 12.3-acre Arcovia City in Pasig, and the 25-story Worldwide Plaza in Uptown Bonifacio, a bespoke office building, have each received Gold LEED certification and is now the home of the Philippine Global Service Center of JPMorgan Chase Bank NA
The Alliance Global Tower and Uptown Place Tower 3, both located in Uptown Bonifacio, also recently received LEED Silver certification. This brings Megaworld’s total number of LEED certified buildings to 17 – seven gold and ten silver certifications.
“Megaworld has always been an advocate for sustainable development, as evidenced by its commitment to constructing green buildings that adhere to LEED standards in its various townships,” said Roland J. Tiongson, First Vice President, Megaworld Premier Offices.
“We thank the US Green Building Council and Green Business Certification Inc. for this recognition and we remain committed to our promise to help protect and preserve the environment as we build sustainable communities across the Philippines.”
The full Megaworld portfolio of LEED certified buildings includes the following developments in Megaworld townships in Taguig City: 8 Campus A, 8 Campus B, 8 Campus C and Southeast Asian Campus (all Gold certified) at McKinley Hill; 1 West Campus, 2 West Campus, 3 West Campus, 5 West Campus, 6 West Campus, 8 West Campus (all Silver certified) and 10 West Campus (Gold) at McKinley West; and Uptown Tower Place 1 and Uptown Place Tower 2 (both Silver certified) in Uptown Bonifacio.
Plans are now underway to have most of Megaworld’s forthcoming office towers LEED certified nationwide.
“Megaworld is an advocate for sustainability and nation building. As the leading office developer in the Philippines, we are committed to leading the market in improving our products to the best of our ability, and we believe we can achieve that with LEED certified buildings,” Tiongson said.
Megaworld’s first two LEED certifications were awarded to its office developments in 2014.
In the LEED rating system, the world’s most widely used green building rating system, GBCI verifies, reviews and awards projects that compete for certification points up to 110 based on their compliance with carbon, energy, waste, water, Transport, materials, health and indoor climate quality. The four certification levels are Certified, 40-49 points; silver, 50-59 points; gold, 60-79 points; and Platinum 80 points and more.