JLL reveals Philippine property market will remain vigorous for the second half of 2019
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-23
A total of 36,500 square meters were taken up in Q2 2019 with the biggest share being in Cebu City at 51%. Demand drivers are Online Gaming in Lapu-Lapu City and ESL schools in Cebu. Cebu has ...

Cebu, Davao developers make a splash at glittering 7th PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards 2019
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-08
The main highlight of the black-tie ceremony was the presentation of the 2019 Philippines Real Estate Personality of the Year award to the biggest name in Philippine real estate and business ...

The great power of extreme responsibility: Building a greener Philippines
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-27
ALMOST every business movement is starting to acknowledge ... As the recently elected chairman of the Philippine Green Building Council (PhilGBC), he now heads the nonprofit organization that ...

Arthaland wins 'best eco-property developer' 2018
Sun Star - 2019-02-20
IF GLOBAL environmental targets are to be met, sustainability needs to be entrenched in the heart and soul of the construction industry - a core value, not a box-ticking exercise. Philippine-based ArthaLand has made sustainability part of its DNA ...

This developer defines sustainable living-and actually does it
Inquirer Lifestyle - 2019-02-19
In both Arya Residences and the ArthaLand Century Pacific Tower, design interventions in the building envelope, such as double-glazed windows, heat-deflecting technical glass and judicious ...

Diwata-1 images help monitor, sustain Manila Bay rehab
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-16
Manila Bay is one of the sources of food for ... and Development and done through the collaboration between the University of the Philippines Diliman, the DOST-Asti, Hokkaido University and ...

Energy savings for building tenants
Sun Star - 2018-11-28
Leo Po, executive vice president (EVP) of ArthaLand Corp., said their project, Cebu Exchange, will provide a high quality working space.ARTICLE_MOBILE_AD_CODE "What we do is that we look at three main parts: how much energy is saved, how water is ...

Welcome to the future of workspaces
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-27
Exciting games and mouthwatering food and drinks awaited their guests ... alongside his brother Ricardo Po Jr. of the Century Pacific Group Inc.; and Brett Bayley of St. Louis House of Fine ...

13th Organic Festival kicks off
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-11-27
Green Architecture and Design by Chester de la Cruz of the Philippine Green Building Council, and Organic Cacao and Chocolate Making by Plantacion Sikaute, at the Capitol Social Hall. Other events are health and wellness exercises, lamb and pekin duck ...

World Green Building Week 2018
Inquirer - 2018-10-20
The Philippine Green Building Council welcomed the opening of World Green Building Week 2018 with its annual conference held last Sept. 21. At the Building Green 2018 conference, the industry confidently benchmarked on building better together ...

ASEAN calls for integration of biodiversity conservation
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-10-18
Mr. Chester de la Cruz from the Philippine Green Building Council emphasized the need for strict regulations of businesses in tourist destinations. "We should learn from the case of Boracay where businesses were not strictly regulated, resulting in envir ...

Philippine resort city chooses 'morally correct' low-carbon path
Thomson Reuters Foundation - 2018-10-08
Picture courtesy: Palawan Council for Sustainable Development/Zero Carbon Resort PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines, Oct 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - W hen Theresa Walgraeve and her husband set up ...

PHILGBC pushes green agenda in the workplace
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-19
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States, indoor air quality is the biggest environmental hazard in the world--with as much as ...

PHILGBC pushes green agenda in the workplace
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-19
In its recent Building Green Product Spotlight event held in Makati City, the PHILGBC organized a forum to present pro-environment products to the audience composed of developers, contractors and property consultants, among others. Reigning Miss Earth 2017 ...

Arthaland to embark on major expansion
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-11
MAJOR property boutique developer Arthaland Corp ... has received warm market response from its past project. ArthaLand Century Pacific Tower and ArthaLand Corp. EVP Chris Narciso Earlier ...

Heads up for hospitality biz showcase - 2018-09-08
Three industry related symposiums will be held: The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) conference, hosted by the Philippines Institute of Interior Designers (PIID); the National Building ...

London commits to global cities 'net-zero carbon' building pledge
Edie - 2018-08-24
The declaration follows a similar initiative from the World Green Building Council (WGBC), which this summer called on corporates within the built environment sector to set net-zero carbon goals for 2030. Outlining how London would deliver on the ...

Going green an important component in development
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-07
To achieve a holistic framework toward sustainable development, the Mindmap plans to build efficient mass transportation, business-friendly sites for economic development, and environment-friendly communities through waste management and renewable energy.

Vietnam pursues green strategy in real estate sector
Vietnamnet - 2018-08-03
According to the US Green Building Council (USGBC), by the end of 2017 ... such as LOTUS (Vietnam), BCA Green Mark (Singapore) and EDGE (World Bank). There were only two green projects in 2011.

Two-month drive to stir up interest in green buildings
The Straits Times - 2018-08-03
The Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) is offering a free trip for two to Melbourne ... also dangles prizes such as a staycation at Marina Bay Sands or Resorts World Sentosa through an online quiz. SGBC president Tan Swee Yiow said the public still ...

DEWA, EmiratesGBC emphasise importance of green buildings
The Gulf Today - 2018-07-31
to review the innovative designs of these smart homes and meet the university teams from around the world," concluded Al Tayer. "The Emirates Green Building Council is honoured to be an official supporter of the Solar Decathlon Middle East. The SDME is ...

Dubai pushes 'zero carbon' buildings through 'Solar Decathlon'
Gulf News - 2018-07-31
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), in collaboration with the Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), has organised the Solar Decathlon Middle East Seminar. The seminar emphasised the importance of Net Zero Energy Buildings through the ...

Economic 'Warrior' With China Ties Builds Taiwan's Top-Dollar Apartment Tower
Forbes - 2018-07-25
He's now chairman of the Core Pacific Group, which counts BES Engineering and Taiwan-listed China Petrochemical Development Corp. as subsidiaries ... capsule-like rooms jutting into the ocean in the Philippines and circular wooden residential towers ...

5 Ways to Keep Your Facility Clean and Green
Reliable Plant - 2018-07-23
In fact, the U.S. Green Building Council reports that there are more than 30,000 Leadership ... projects totaling more than 158 million square meters of space around the world. There is good reason for this interest in green buildings.

Forestias blazes new trail with green architecture
The Nation - 2018-07-15
Through research and development, architects will be able to design world-standard buildings that would improve ... certification and WELL standard from the US Green Building Council, a certification for well-being standard from the International Well ...

Primex breaks ground for San Juan office tower
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-11
PRIMEX Corp. started the construction of its P3.6-billion office tower in San Juan City yesterday, banking on its prime location to drive demand for tenants. In a statement issued Wednesday, the listed property developer said it has broken ground for the ...

Filigree: Setting award-winning standards in luxury real estate
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-11
In Filinvest City, Alabang, property values have risen by 248 percent between 2012 and 2017. The 13-hectare master-planned, exclusive, green-oriented The Enclave Alabang is in a quiet, secluded section of Daang Hari Road. It sets the pace in upscale ...

Smart Cities Council: GBCA carbon positive roadmap only possible with smart solutions
Architecture and Design - 2018-07-06
The roadmap also supports the work of the World Green Building Council, and promotes the GBCA into a list of just five Green Building Councils globally to have a net zero carbon buildings certification scheme in place. In anticipation of the next wave of ...

World Green Building Council: Employee Productivity Improves with Smart Construction
TriplePundit - 2018-06-26
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Going green: Can we travel the world without killing the planet?
SFChronicle - 2018-06-21
You can also search for hotels approved or accredited by respectable certification programs, such as the Global Sustainable Tourism Council and the U.S. Green Building Council ... Geographic Unique Lodges of the World share a strong commitment to ...

Gates Foundation sets start date for third 'boomerang' building at Seattle headquarters
The Business Journals - 2018-06-20
The result will be the third of three boomerang-shaped buildings that are home to the world's largest charitable foundation ... the highest level in the U.S. Green Building Council certification system. The campus already has solar panels and green ...

JLL Philippines pushes for sustainability
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-19
HT Land Corp., Ayala Land Inc., Filinvest Land Inc., Laguna Lake Development Authority, The Net Group, De La Salle University, Monocrete Construction Philippines, Aseana Holdings, Keyland Corp., Filinvest Alabang Inc., Cebu Land Masters, Prescon and RSP ...

A Haven for Smart Luxury - 2018-06-08
director of business development of Conrad Manila. Conrad Manila inspires guests with a haven for smart luxury by Manila Bay, with its 347 guest rooms, dining and leisure options. The hotel is owned by SM Hotels and Conventions Corporation, a subsidiary of ...

Cebu puts Philippines in the real-estate sustainability map
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-05
THE real-estate gathering recently in Cebu ... executive vice president and treasurer of ArthaLand Corp. Rufino, who is also the chairman of the Philippine Green Building Council which developed the Berde rating system, shared that "the trend of ...

Is LEED tough enough to stop climate change? Is it even the right question?
TreeHugger - 2018-06-05
It used to be fashionable to bash LEED, the green building rating system established by the US Green Building Council. These days ... Barth describes how LEED really changed the green building world. "A vast ecosystem of green commerce has grown in ...

Cebu puts Philippines in the real-estate sustainability map
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-05
Guests are treated to a virtual-reality experience of the lobby of Cebu Exchange by ArthaLand Corp. and ARCH Capital Management. A lot of my work in real estate at that time was surrounding the unification into one district of Ayala Center aim Cebu and IT ...

Q&A: What Is the Future of Green Building?
World Resources Institute - 2018-06-04
This Q&A with WRI President and CEO Andrew Steer originally appeared at World Green Building Council. What if we saw every building as an opportunity for sustainable development? That is just what they are. Buildings consume water and electricity--one ...

Developers urged to go green
Sun Star - 2018-06-01
REAL estate developers in Cebu are encouraged to pursue green initiatives in their developments to propel their businesses forward. Raymond Rufino, chairman of the Urban Land Institute (ULI)-Philippines ... of Arthaland Corp., said the company remains ...

Passion for better living - 2018-05-25
MANILA, Philippines -- With the concept "Passion for Better ... with the highest achievement of LEED Platinum from the US Green Building Council. With more than 200 companies under its umbrella, and approximately 57,000 employees, SCG creates and ...

Bloomberg Headquarters in New York Achieves Prestigious LEED Green Building Certification
Bloomberg L.P. - 2018-05-22
The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building program is a rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). It is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed ...

Real-estate industry wins in recent property awards
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-22
I had a chat with the big winners and partners of the recently concluded Philippine Property Awards, Megaworld, SM Keppel, Arthaland, Ortigas and Co., Damosa Land and JLL, as to why the Philippine retail industry is on the up and up and what regions in the ...

Dewa, GCBI sign green building agreement
Trade Arabia - 2018-05-14
According to the memorandum of understanding (MoU), the two organisations will apply the Platinum Rating for green buildings from Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) of the US Green Building Council ... in the world," said Al Tayer.

PHILGBC releases new version of Berde
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-08
THE Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC) officially released this month the new version for its Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence (Berde) rating system, hoping it will lead to the development and certification of more green ...

PHILGBC releases new version of Berde
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-08
Companies that trust Berde for their building projects include: Maynilad Water Services, Mañosa Properties, Arthaland Corp., First Balfour, HT Land Corp., Ayala Land Inc., Filinvest Land Inc., Laguna Lake Development Authority, The Net Group, De La Salle ...

Awards body sees growth of property sector in 2018
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-18
The efforts of ArthaLand, one of the leading green developers in the country, were recognized not only domestically, receiving the Special Recognition in Sustainable Design at the 2016 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards regional grand final in Singapore ...

Green Building Council gives platinum rating to Amaravati
The Hindu - 2018-04-08
Amaravati, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh (A.P.), has been chosen by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) for its platinum award ... with the due focus on the creation of world-class infrastructure, green and blue elements, quality of life and ...

China Partners With World Green Building Council
CleanTechnica - 2018-04-04
The World Green Building Council announced a partnership with the China Green Building Council on Monday that could have significant repercussions, considering that China is the largest building construction market in the world with up to 20 billion square ...

ArthaLand eyes leadership in green building development
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-03
"It starts with the façade of the building, which gives importance to light," he said. Po said the business center is going to be positioned as the central hub of ACPT where guests, tenants and occupants can gather to exchange ideas: occupants such as ...

Lacson names 5 firms that will compete for new Senate building design
GMA Network - 2018-03-20
... experts from United Architects of the Philippines (UAP), Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE), Philippine Green Building Council, Philippine Institute of Interior Designers, Philippine Institute of Environmental Planners, and National ...

U.S. council urges green norms for mass housing
The Hindu - 2018-03-11
Green Business Certification Inc, (GBCI) a part of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), has initiated discussions ... has been developed with the help of IFC and the World Bank. He said an EDGE rating could help gain tangible benefits for the residents.