Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Zuellig Building first in Philippines to Pre-Receive Gold LEED Certification

Zuellig Building, one of the latest structures to rise in the Makati Central Business District, was built with the environment in mind.


In fact, while it was still under construction, the building was certified gold for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Zuellig is the first building in the Philippines to receive such a distinction. Truly, and achievement for Philippine architecture.


There are four levels of LEED certification: bronze, silver, gold, and platinum, and the Zuellig Building earned its gold certification by meeting certain environmental parameters:

  • its curtain glass wall design allows 90 percent of sunlight to enter the building, while reducing the need for air conditioning at the same time
  • its water recycling system and low plumbing fixtures are designed to cut water consumption by 70 percent
  • its lights that turn off when rooms are unoccupied and dim when there is abundant sunlight, likewise contribute to energy savings
  • moreover, an air filtration system helps maintain healthy fresh air indoors

More recently, the LEED certified building was recognized as one of the three "Best Office and Business Development" buildings in the prestigious MIPIM Asia Awards.

The Zuellig Building is located at the corner of Makati Avenue and Paseo de Roxas. For more information visit the Zuellig Building's official website.

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