The Lakeside House of Francis Uy’s Family

The Lakeside House of Francis Uy’s Family


Engr. Francis Anthony Uy, president and owner of Kontrac Facilities Management Services Inc., executed his dream to design and build a sustainable home for his family. The company hopes that achieving an EDGE Advanced certificate will encourage other individuals and homeowners to adapt the principles of sustainability within the context of the built environment.

Located in a sought-after lakeside community, the 420 square meter home is a two-story project with five bedrooms and an attic residence designed as a comfortable, safe, and sustainable place to live. The home was designed to reduce energy consumption through the use of natural ventilation and efficient cooling measures, which eliminate the need for air conditioning. Water usage was also reduced through the use of low-flow plumbing fixtures.

As a leader in the sector, Kontrac Facilities Management Services Inc. believes it is their responsibility to do their part to reduce the environmental impact of its operations.

The project has been granted an EDGE Advanced certificate by GBCI, and upon final certification will be one of the first EDGE projects internationally certified as a privately owned and non-commercial single residential unit in the Philippines.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



81%

Energy Savings*


44%

Water Savings


35%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Insulation of external walls, low-E coated glass for windows, natural ventilation with operable windows and no air conditioning, ceiling fans in all habitable rooms, variable refrigerant volume (VRV) cooling system, energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces, and solar photovoltaics.


Water


Dual-flush water closets and low-flow showerheads and faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins.


Materials


Composite in-situ reinforced concrete and steel deck floor slabs, in-situ reinforced concrete slab and steel sheets on steel rafters for roof construction, and 3-D wire panel with “shot-crete” on both sides for internal and external walls.


*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.

Location:


South Lake Village, Sta. Rosa
Metro Manilla, Laguna, Philippines

More Information:


Stage:


Preliminary EDGE Certificate

Date:


March 2021

Floor Space:


420 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


14.2 tCO2/Year

Grand Strikeville 4

Grand Strikeville 4


Grand Strikeville 4 is bringing 1,012 affordable units to the residential market in Bacoor. Developed by Phinma Property Holdings Corporation in partnership with the PAGIBIG Fund and the local government of Bacoor, the residential complex provides needed subsidized and affordable housing for the community.

The residential complex utilizes resource-efficient design features and technologies to reduce its environmental impact and lower utility costs for residents, ultimately making it more affordable. Technologies that have been integrated into the project include external shading devices, solar photovoltaics, LED lighting, and low-flow plumbing fixtures.

The developer, Phinma Property Holdings Corporation (PHINMA Properties), has been at the forefront of the Philippines national efforts to address the country’s housing shortage. The company is committed to building quality homes and to developing communities so that every Filipino has a chance for a better tomorrow. To expand its commitment and address the risk of climate change, PHINMA Properties has integrated green design and technology in its socialized housing projects.

Grand Strikeville 4 has received EDGE Advanced certification from the Philippine Green Building Initiative.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



55%

Energy Savings*


36%

Water Savings


61%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window-to-wall ratio, external shading devices, insulation of external walls, solar photovoltaics, and energy-saving internal lighting.


Water


Low-flow showerheads and faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins.


Materials


In-situ reinforced concrete for the floor, steel sheets on steel rafters for the roof, 3-D wire panel with shot-crete on both sides for internal and external walls, laminated wooden flooring, and polystyrene wall insulation.


*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.

Location:


Mambog 2
Bacoor, Cavite, Philippines

More Information:


Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


November 2020

Floor Space:


27,252 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


365.4 tCO2/Year

Primavera City – Citta’ Verde

Primavera City – Citta’ Verde


Primavera City is a new seven-tower mixed-use development in Cagayan de Oro to be completed in four phases. The first phase will be the completion of Citta’ Verde, which will be home to 247 residential units.

The tower’s one-bedroom units were designed to conserve natural resources, helping residents save on utility costs. External shading devices, solar photovoltaics, and LED lighting will be installed to reduce the units’ energy use, while low-flow plumbing fixtures will be installed to reduce the units’ water use.

Primavera City is the latest green building project by Italpinas Development Corporation (IDC), a design-driven developer committed to environmental sustainability. Through EDGE certification IDC aims to show how it is possible to develop affordable and elegant green buildings in the Philippines. IDC has also EDGE-certified its Primavera Residences project. Primavera City was also designed by architect Romolo V. Nati, who is a leader in passive green design.

Primavera City has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from Philippine Green Building Initiative (PGBI).

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



29%

Energy Savings*


64%

Water Savings


50%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reflective paint/tiles for the roof and external walls, external shading devices, a variable refrigerant volume (VRV) cooling system, solar photovoltaics, and energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces.


Water


Dual-flush water closets in all bathrooms, a rainwater harvesting system, and low-flow showerheads and faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins.


Materials


In-situ reinforced concrete for the floors and roof and medium weight hollow concrete blocks for the internal and external walls.


*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.

Location:


Block 20, Lot 6-7 Pueblo de Oro Business Park, Upper Carmen
Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental, Philippines

More Information:


Stage:


Preliminary EDGE Certificate

Date:


September 2020

Floor Space:


9,840 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


135.9 tCO2/Year

BluHomes Maya

BluHomes Maya


BluHomes Maya is a new eco-friendly residential development in Caloocan City. The community is composed of eight single-attached, three-bedroom homes. A Gakkan Tree, native to the Philippines, was planted in the front yard of each home to encourage residents to connect with their surrounding environment.

The community was designed to conserve natural resources, helping residents save on utilities and live more environmentally-friendly lifestyles. LED lighting, solar panels, reflective tiles, and insulation were installed to reduce the homes’ energy use, while dual-flush water closets and low-flow plumbing fixtures were installed to reduce the homes’ water use. The north-south orientation was also considered to maximize natural lighting and optimize thermal comfort.

The developer of the project, Aztala Corporation, is a leading Filipino-owned real estate development and construction corporation that is committed to reducing the environmental impact of its projects. Aztala Corporation’s BluHomes brand – a brand of certified, eco-friendly homes – is a testament to the company’s dedication to green buildings.

BluHomes Maya has been awarded EDGE Advanced certification from the Philippine Green Building Initiative (PGBI).

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



53%

Energy Savings*


40%

Water Savings


74%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window-to-wall ratio, reflective paint/titles for the roof and external walls, insulation of the roof and external walls, natural ventilation with operable windows, solar photovoltaics, and energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces.


Water


Dual-flush water closets and low-flow showerheads and faucets for bathroom and kitchen sinks.


Materials


In-situ reinforced concrete slab for the floor, steel sheets on steel rafters for the roof, medium weight hollow concrete blocks for internal and external walls, and ceramic tile flooring.


*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.

Location:


Lot 6, Block 62, Kamagong Street, Amparo Village, Barangay 179
Caloocan City, Metro Manila, Philippines

More Information:


Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


November 2020

Floor Space:


443 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


4.1 tCO2/Year

Victoria Highlands Subdivision (VHS)

Victoria Highlands Subdivision (VHS)


Victoria Highlands Subdivision (VHS) is a new affordable housing development in the province of Camarines Sur. The community is ideally located just five minutes from the Iriga City center and is situated on flat terrain with views of Mt. Asog. The first solar-powered community in Iriga City, residents will benefit from the energy savings with lower utility bills. Plus, solar panels will provide power to the community when typhoons and other weather events cause brownouts in the area.

A reduced window-to-wall ratio, dual-flush water closets, and low-flow plumbing fixtures will also be included in the subdivision’s 111 units to reduce energy and water usage. The units will also be built with Connovate UHPC external wall panels that not only reduce the units’ embodied energy in materials, but are also stronger than the traditional concrete blocks, providing superior resistance against earthquakes and typhoons.

The developer of the project, Imperial Homes Corporation, is committed to providing world-class affordable housing that enhances the standard living for every Filipino who dreams of owning a safe, secure, and comfortable home. An EDGE Champion, Imperial Homes has committed to certifying its portfolio with EDGE.

Victoria Highlands Subdivision (VHS) has received an EDGE Advanced certificate from thinkstep-SGS.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



71%

Energy Savings*


44%

Water Savings


64%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window-to-wall ratio and solar photovoltaics.


Water


Dual-flush water closets and low-flow showerheads and faucets for washbasins and kitchen sinks.


Materials


Composite in-situ concrete and steel deck for the floors, steel sheets on steel rafters for the roof, cement fibre boards on metal studs for internal walls, and precast concrete panels for external walls.


*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.

Location:


Victoria Highlands Subdivision, Brgy. Sto. Domingo
Iriga, Camarines Sur, Philippines

More Information:


Stage:


Preliminary EDGE Certificate

Date:


July 2020

Floor Space:


52,806 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


725.2 tCO2/Year

Clark International Airport – New Terminal Building

Clark International Airport – New Terminal Building


A new, modern passenger terminal is nearing completion at Clark International Airport. Located in Clark, a special economic zone between the cities of Angeles and Mabalacat, the airport is expected to be the next premier gateway of Asia, connecting travelers throughout the region.

The New Terminal Building was designed to celebrate Filipino culture and to include resource-efficient technologies. An energy-efficient air conditioning system, roof insulation, and LED lighting will be installed to reduce the terminal’s energy use, while water-efficient plumbing fixtures and a rainwater harvesting system will be installed to reduce the terminal’s water use. The resulting energy and water savings will lower the terminal’s operating costs and carbon footprint.

The Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of the New Terminal Building (NTB) and associated landside development was completed by Megawide-GMR Construction JV. Inc. (MGCJVI), a consortium of Megawide Construction Corp. and India’s GMR Infrastructure Ltd. Following the formal turnover by the Philippine Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), Luzon International Premier Airport Development (LIPAD) was awarded Operations and Maintenance of the airport, along with its interior fit-out.

The New Terminal Building at Clark International Airport has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from the Philippine Green Building Initiative (PGBI).

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



24%

Energy Savings*


29%

Water Savings


55%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Insulation of the roof, low-E coated glass, air conditioning with a water-cooled chiller, CO2 sensors and demand-controlled ventilation for fresh air intake, occupancy sensors in bathrooms, and energy-saving lighting in sales, corridors, common and external areas.


Water


Dual-flush water closets, aerators for faucets/auto shut-off faucets, and a rainwater harvesting system.


Materials


In-situ reinforced concrete for the floor, aluminum-clad sandwich panel for the roof, medium weight hollow concrete blocks for internal walls, precast concrete panels for external walls, and mineral wool for roof insulation.


*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.

Location:


Clark Freeport Zone
Angeles, Pampanga, Philippines

More Information:


Stage:


Preliminary EDGE Certificate

Date:


December 2019

Floor Space:


107,929 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


1,490.4 tCO2/Year