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Coscolluelas to help steer PH toward green future

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THE COSCOLLUELA-DESIGNED Zuellig Building is the first project in the country to achieve precertification at the Gold level under the Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design-Core and Shell (LEED-CS) program of the US Green Building Council. Photo by Charles E. Buban

With the recent appointment of twin brothers—architects Gil and Gary Coscolluela—as senior partners of WV Coscolluela and Associates, expect the 55-year-old firm to dish out strikingly beautiful and highly sustainable and useful buildings in the coming years.

Posted: May 4th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

30% of MNCs prefer green buildings

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GREEN LANDMARK Zuellig Building is vying for LEED Platinum certification.

As the Philippines positions itself as the regional hub of multinational corporations (MNCs), the demand for environment-friendly smart buildings is gaining traction.

Posted: February 22nd, 2013 in Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

Green conversion of your building

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It can be quite intimidating. As more and more buildings turn out to be green, or at least try to be green, as you have seen in clever and creative advertising, you wonder how your conventional building can ever keep up with this rapid pace of technical development.

Posted: September 1st, 2012 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Property Guide | Read More »

Taking sustainability thrust seriously

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ARYA Residences is currently the benchmark Berde project for vertical residential buildings in the country.

The race to being green is on. While the development of green buildings in the Philippines is regarded by some analysts as still being on its pilot stage, a great number of industry players have already begun to incorporate the so-called “green features” to tap the numerous benefits that sustainable structures can bring.

Posted: July 27th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

Green: Protection against calamity

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RAIN gardens are planted depressions in the landscape that allow runoff to be collected and absorbed. They solve drainage issues, collect and filter pollutants, keep our water clean, provide habitat for wildlife and protect our water resources. Photo:wgbh.org

The strongest argument today for the need for green buildings is the possibility of storm, flooding and power blackout. There is also the possibility of terrorist attack that can destroy electric power distribution.

Posted: February 24th, 2012 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

Raising the bar for ‘green’ buildings in the Philippines

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THE CERAMIC frit pattern of the glass curtain wall was inspired by bamboo and flowing water.

If the world wants to do something about global warming then we need to change more than just how we live: We also need to improve our work places since these buildings are not just where we work, play and rest—they are where we invest most of our financial and natural capital.

Posted: September 23rd, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

The green mindset spreads to 1,000 developers, 30 countries

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PROUDLY GREEN. Tan Chuan Jin, Minister of State for national development and manpower, is flanked by several green proponents. Singapore was ranked first among major cities in Asia Pacific for its environmentally sustainable building policies.

One color has been changing the way buildings and their components are now being made. It is, undoubtedly, green. But whereas before that color represented money and unbridled profits, and which had ironically cast a gray pall over the environment, today’s green stands for environmental sustainability.

Posted: September 16th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

Fort tower poised to put Philippines in ‘green’ map

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TOO GOOD to be true? Wait until the end of the year if it lives up to the hype.

On paper, it looks radically different, ecologically and socially responsible. And the company that will develop the project from the ground up guarantees that the reality will live up to the promise. A “green” tower is being trumpeted as ideal headquarters for multinationals, and not just because its location is at the heart of the [...]

Posted: June 3rd, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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