ArthaLand: Pioneer of green buildings in the Philippines

Artist’s impression of the Cebu Exchange retail area (Cebu City)
“Artha” is a Sanskrit word connoting knowledge, purpose, significance and wealth – not just on the material front, but also in the intangible things in life: comfort, health and happiness. This is the basis of Philippine developer ArthaLand’s commitment to sustainability. The publicly-listed developer has snagged several local and international awards, establishing its status as the leader in premium sustainable projects.
“It’s not just about making money. We want to take care of the environment and leave a legacy behind,” says ArthaLand president Jaime C González on the company website.
At the heart of each and every Arthaland project is sustainability – all of its projects are targeted to achieve dual green building certification from the US Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) programme and the Philippine Green Building Council’s Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence (BERDE) programme.
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Nestled in a central yet quiet area in the CBD of Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig, Arya Residences is the first and only residential building in the Philippines to receive dual- certification in LEED Gold Certification and the 4-Star Berde Certification. The two-tower, 507-unit luxury green condo has become “one of the most desirable” residential addresses in the city, according to the developer.
Residents there are served by lifestyle facilities nearby – at Arya Plaza, there are establishments such as Fukudaya Japanese Dining, Lemuria Restaurant and Wine Bar, Martin Place Social, and Styluxe Salon & Makeup Studio.
Actual photograph of ArthaLand Century Pacific Tower (5TH Avenue, Bonifacio Global City)
Being green has also helped the developer attract tenants. ArthaLand Century...