Megaworld Corporation reported that it has secured Gold and Silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) certifications for four more of its office buildings in Metro Manila.
In a statement, the firm said the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Green Business Certification Inc. (GCBI) recently awarded the LEED certifications to four office towers in its Uptown Bonifacio and Arcovia City townships.
Earning a Gold LEED certification is the 17-storey One Paseo, the first office development to rise within the 12.3-hectare Arcovia City along C5 Road.
Also awarded a Gold LEED certification is the 25-storey Worldwide Plaza in Uptown Bonifacio, a build-to-suit office building that is now the home of the Philippine Global Service Center of JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
Receiving Silver LEED certifications were Alliance Global Tower and Uptown Place Tower 3, both located in Uptown Bonifacio.
These now bring Megaworld’s total number of LEED-certified buildings to 17—seven Gold and 10 Silver certifications.
“Megaworld has always been an advocate for sustainable developments, as demonstrated by its commitment to build green buildings taking LEED standards into account across its various townships,” said Megaworld First Vice President for Premier Offices Roland J. Tiongson.
He added that, “We thank the U.S. Green Building Council and Green Business Certification Inc. for this recognition, and we continue to adhere to our pledge of supporting the protection and conservation of the environment as we build sustainable communities all over the Philippines.”
Meanwhile, plans are underway to have most, if not all, of Megaworld’s upcoming office towers nationwide LEED-certified.
“Megaworld is an advocate of sustainability and nation-building. Being the top office developer in the Philippines, we feel that it is our responsibility to lead the market in terms of improving our products in the best way possible, and we believe that having LEED-certified buildings allows us to achieve that,” said Tiongson.
He noted that, “This is very important now more than ever because in a post-pandemic setting, having LEED-certified buildings also improves the working environment for its occupants.”
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