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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 »

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