EDGE Zero Carbon
The NEO portfolio is a collection of seven office building projects located in Metro Manila, Philippines, covering a total of 289,000 square meters. A key distinguishing feature of the NEO portfolio is that rather than focusing on new construction, every project is based on retrofitting an existing building, thereby substantially lowering the inputs of construction materials and ultimately, bringing the projects’ carbon footprints down by over 1.555 tons of CO2 per year. EDGE certifier Sintali-SGS has awarded preliminary Zero Carbon certification to NEO based on an agreed set of upgrades and a track record of renewable energy and carbon credit purchases.
Read more about the NEO portfolio and how it could serve as a blueprint for the entire industry as we move towards decarbonizing the construction industry, here.
Committed to driving growth and improvement while advocating for the well-being of our people and the planet, NEO is the owner, developer, and manager of the Philippines’ top certified green buildings located in the vibrant business and lifestyle district Bonifacio Global City. The completion of One/NEO in 2002 laid the foundation for the redevelopment of the former military base Fort Bonifacio into the major commercial and recreational center known today as Bonifacio Global City.
As one of the early development projects in the area, NEO’s first building paved the way for the rest of the NEO portfolio and, as a result, other office and residential buildings that now comprise the city. In 2013, NEO began its partnership with SM Investment Corporation, boosting the company’s growth and development in portfolio optimization. NEO has grown to be a renowned leader in sustainable development in the Philippines by placing high importance on its tenant’s health, well-being, and environment.
The seven projects in the NEO portfolio have received Preliminary EDGE Zero Carbon Certificates from Sintali-SGS.
External Shading Devices (individual projects), Reduced Window to wall ratio (individual projects), Insulation of Roof and External Walls (individual projects) Higher Thermal Performance Glass, Variable Refrigerant Volume (VRV) Cooling System (individual projects), Energy-Saving Light Bulbs – Internal Spaces, Energy-Saving Light Bulbs – External Spaces, Occupancy Sensors in Bathrooms, Conference Rooms, and Closed Cabins, Offsite Renewable Energy Procurement, Smart Energy Meters for Electrical Energy (individual projects)
Low-Flow Faucets in Bathrooms, Efficient Flush for Water Closets in All Bathrooms, Water-Efficient Urinals in all Bathrooms, Condensate Water Recovery (individual projects), Rainwater Harvesting System (individual projects)
Floor Slabs – Re-Use of Existing floor slab, Roof Construction – Re-Use of Existing Roof, External Walls – Re-Use of Existing Wall, Internal Walls – Re-Use of Existing Wall, Flooring – Re-Use of Existing Flooring, Window Frames – Re-Use of Existing Window Frames
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, NCR Philippines
Preliminary EDGE Advanced Certificate
September 1, 2021
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Total CO2 Savings (annually)