Filinvest City raises the bar for sustainable developments as the first and only CBD with 3-star BERDE Certification
Filinvest City recently received the prestigious 3-Star Rating for the Pilot Version of BERDE Districts (Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence) by the Philippine Green Building Council, making it the first and only Central Business District (CBD) in the Philippines to achieve this remarkable feat. The property was also previously awarded LEED Gold (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) by the U.S. Green Building Council, earning recognition from both local and international organizations for sustainable developments.
Filinvest City garnered the BERDE recognition through its efforts in all of the following frameworks: Management, Use of Land and Ecology, Energy, Water, Waste Management, Transportation, Health and Well-being, and Community Engagement.
Moreover, the globally recognized LEED Gold v4 ND Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council can be attributed to its healthy, highly efficient, and cost-saving green buildings, improving the environmental performance of everything from carbon footprint to indoor environmental quality. This makes Filinvest City the first central business district in the Philippines to earn this recognition and the largest in Southeast Asia to do so.
“We are honored to be the first and only central business district in the Philippines to have achieved 3-star BERDE certification and we plan to continue working with PHILGBC in creating more green townships in the country. At Filinvest City, we place great importance on sustainability as a key indicator of quality and affordable living, which we continuously strive to offer the community,” said Filinvest City First Vice President for project development-townships, Don Ubaldo. “We will continue to innovate to offer the best in sustainability and the best way of life, and we hope this encourages more companies in the country to do the same in our fight against climate change and for a better future for the residents in the Philippines.”
A garden city
In addition to these impressive environmental achievements, Filinvest City also implements a future-ready and resilient masterplan that fosters a healthy balance of live, work, and play for the community. It also innovates as needed to address the community’s ever-changing needs, especially in the new normal.
As part of its masterplan, Filinvest City utilizes smart urban design and open spaces, making it a sprawling, walkable garden city, as well as lending greater value to this prime real estate. It has established the Green Belt System of lush, open space parks which are seamlessly integrated into the 244-hectare property with no less than 5 parks, namely Spectrum Linear Park, Central Park, Creekside Park (Future Development), River Park, and the Festival Mall Water Garden.
Central Park, for example, is envisioned to be the go-to venue for major events, such as festivals, concerts, and other exciting activities. Its Great Lawn is already open for residents and visitors to enjoy and walk their dogs, jog, bike, and many more. The park offers Bike Rental Stations and Moovr PH’s E-scooter Rental for an eco-friendly environment. For more fun and wellness, park-goers are also welcome to the Play Area, Outdoor Gym Equipment, and Eats by the Park food bazaar every weekend for al fresco dining while taking in the greenery and mental health benefits of nature.
In addition to the parks, Filinvest City has “mega-blocks,” which are parcels of land that are value-enhancers in the city, such as Festival Mall Alabang block, also known as the City Center and Our Lady of Lourdes Chapel that will be open to the public by September 2022.
A viable real estate investment
The effects of Filinvest City’s green initiatives are immediate. These include lower energy requirements, attractiveness of living and working in a green-certified city, and greater health benefits for the community, such as helping improve their physical and mental well-being in the new normal. Overall, its masterplan leads to cost savings, operational efficiencies, and better quality of living.
Green certifications, such as BERDE and LEED, drive higher occupancy, higher rates, higher tenant retention, and overall higher value of assets.
Furthermore, as a result of the masterplan, the property’s land values have grown 630% over the last 10 years, equivalent to a compounded annual growth rate of 22 percent.
Filinvest City’s award-winning sustainable features deliver a thriving, green community and the most viable real estate investment today while simultaneously raising the bar for sustainable developments in the Philippines.
Filinvest City also ensures that its other properties adhere to the standards of sustainable urban developments, such as Filinvest Mimosa + Leisure City in Pampanga, Filinvest New Clark City in Tarlac, and City di Mare in Cebu City.
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