Robinsons Land Corp said its Giga Tower office building received a Gold LEED certification for its sustainable design and operations.
Gold is the second highest LEED or Leadership in Energy and Environment Design certification based on a three-tier system that gauges buildings around the world for sustainable practices in building design, construction, and operations and maintenance.
Giga Tower is the fourth Robinsons Land building to be LEED certified after Robinsons Tera, Exxa and Zeta Towers. They are all located in the Gokongwei-led developer's emerging mixed-use complex, Bridgetowne.
“As the leading office building developer in the Pasig-Quezon City area, we are committed to building greener office towers and apply for LEED certification for these ongoing and upcoming Metro Manila projects as well as some provincial offices,” said RLC Senior Vice President and Business Unit General Manager Jericho P. Go.
“We plan to install solar panels on our future buildings that meet the minimum requirements. We also plan to enroll with independent power producers to provide us with electricity coming from renewable energy sources," he said.
Cybergate Iloilo Towers 1 and 2 as well as GBF Towers 1 and 2 in Bridgetowne are also aiming to for LEED Gold certification.
Robinsons Land is also aiming to be more responsible in using water by adopting
“In select existing office buildings, we will explore the possibility of installing rainwater harvesting facilities to reduce water consumption for cleaning and watering of plants,” said Go.
“We will also incorporate rainwater harvesting facilities in the plans and designs of office
towers that we will be building in the future," he said.
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