After getting an EDGE certification in 2015 for Primavera Residences, Italpinas Development Corporation’s flagship project, I am happy to announce that the company’s second eco-friendly development in Cagayan de Oro, Primavera City, already received a preliminary certification from the same green building rating system.
This is no mean feat because EDGE carefully reviewed all significant aspects of the development before granting preliminary certification to Primavera City. Its resource-efficient design, according to EDGE, will result in a 29% reduction in energy consumption, 64% reduction in water use, and 50% decrease in use of embodied energy in materials, compared to regular or traditional buildings. Primavera City stands to become a landmark in sustainable development in one of the fastest-growing cities in the country.
Primavera City is made up of Citta Verde (almost complete), Citta Bella (under construction), Citta Grande, and Citta Alta, the tallest tower. There are seven towers in all — six mid-rise and a high-rise one. Its design integrates passive and active green strategies into the architectural solutions to enable buildings to reduce power and energy consumption.
In IDC, we are committed to delivering sustainable real estate products at an accessible price. Through our projects, we are proving that living in a healthier environment is not just good for mind and body, but is also more convenient.
The company’s latest project, Miramonti Green Residences, is in the process of being rated by EDGE. EDGE stands for Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies, a green building certification system developed by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group.
A few weeks ago, I was invited by the Infrastructure and Construction Focus Group to share some of IDC’s experiences and practices related to its webinar theme: Hard Surface Planning: Innovative Floor Design Solutions. It was presented by ICFG in partnership with the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP). The webinar aimed to present various innovative design solutions and actual experiences about hard surface planning, indoor and outdoor floor solutions for residential, commercial and tourist construction projects.
As one of the four speakers there, I shared some information about our company and our projects in Cagayan de Oro and Sto. Tomas, Batangas. I also talked about IDC’s EDGE accreditation and IDC’s use of passive green design strategies for all of its projects. I wish to thank the ICFG and the UAP for giving me and IDC this opportunity to share some knowledge and information.
About Architect Romolo Nati
Romolo Valentino Benedetto Nati known as Romolo Nati or RVN, is a multi-awarded Italian architect and businessman with interest in sustainable development (energy and real estate). He is the current Executive Chairman and CEO of Italpinas Development Corporation (IDC), an Italian-Filipino real estate development firm that specializes in the design and development of sustainable buildings. He is also the Vice Chairman of the Philippine renewable energy company Constellation Energy Corporation (CEC) that focuses in acquiring, financing and developing small to medium-scale renewable energy projects across the Philippines. Follow Architect Nati on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.