Primavera Residences Towers A & B
In its push to create high-quality, sustainable homes in the provinces of the Philippines, Italpinas Development Corporation (IDC) has built the twin-tower Primavera Residences in Cagayan de Oro. The mixed-use condominium serves as IDC’s flagship project in the Philippines. Designed by architects Romolo Valentino Nati and Francesco De Luca, the towers feature a set of cantilevers that create a shadow from within, preventing direct sunlight from penetrating windows to keep indoor temperatures down. A green inner courtyard promotes natural ventilation by forcing warm air out of the building through the roof, which is lined with solar panels to power common areas.
Through EDGE certification, IDC aims to make Primavera Residences a landmark in sustainable development, showing how it is possible to develop affordable and elegant green buildings in the Philippines. The buildings will be maintained in an eco-friendly manner, promoting waste segregation, non-chemical products for cleaning and bicycles, in addition to resource efficiency. Initiatives will be organized to increase interest among unit owners about the benefits of sustainable living.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
External shading devices, insulation of roof and external walls, energy-saving lighting system and solar photovoltaics.
Low-flow plumbing fixtures and dual-flush water closets.
Medium weight hollow concrete blocks for internal and external wall construction.
*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.