ArthaLand Century Pacific Tower
A publicly-listed company, ArthaLand is a pioneer in the development of premium sustainable projects that couple innovative design with high quality construction. All of the company’s residential and commercial projects adhere to global and national standards for green buildings, including LEED and BERDE.
ArthaLand is the first in the world to achieve EDGE Zero Carbon certification for its flagship office building, the ArthaLand Century Pacific Tower (ACPT) in Manila. It is the only triple-certified project in the Philippines, having also earned LEED Platinum and BERDE 5-star certification. Zero Carbon status is awarded to EDGE-certified projects that have offset 100% of their operational emissions and have reached at least 40% energy savings onsite compared to a base case building. ACPT has projected energy savings of 45% with 100% hydroelectric energy supplied by the Pantabangan Masiway Hydroelectric Plant.
“We are honored to receive this certification award as it shines light on our other projects, Cebu Exchange and Savya Financial Center. These office projects will adhere to the same standards and target EDGE Zero Carbon certification,” said Jaime González, Vice Chairman and President of ArthaLand. “By achieving Zero Carbon, we have once again raised the bar of green building standards in the country, keeping us true to our unwavering commitment of building sustainable and exceptional developments.”
ArthaLand Century Pacific Tower has received final EDGE certification from the Philippine Green Building Initiative.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reflective paint for roof, external shading devices, insulation of roof and walls, higher thermal performance glass, variable refrigerant (VRV) cooling system, sensible heat recovery from exhaust air, energy-saving lighting for internal and external spaces, occupancy sensors in open offices, daylight photoelectric sensors for internal spaces, and offsite renewable energy procurement.
Low-flow faucets, dual flush water closets and water-efficient urinals in bathrooms, condensate water recovery, a rainwater harvesting system and a grey water treatment and recycling system.
In-situ reinforced concrete slab for floor and roof, curtain walling (opaque element) for external walls, medium-weight hollow concrete blocks for internal walls with plasterboards on metal studs, and finished concrete floor with stone tiles/slabs.
*Part of the energy efficiency percentage may be associated with virtual energy for comfort depending on the presence of heating and cooling systems. Note that virtual energy does not contribute savings to utility bills.