Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, known as LEED, is a ratings system for the sustainable design, construction, operation, and maintenance of buildings.
Developments that meet its standards are given the LEED certification, which serves as a distinction -- a badge of honor, of sorts -- for its sustainable efforts. The certification was recently awarded to Asian Century Tower, a high-rise office development by Century Properties.
Located in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, the forthcoming office development features leasable space spanning 26,000 square meters. It has a cafe, several conference rooms and facilities, gardens on the 12th and 19th floor, and recreational amenities, including a sky bar. BMW is set to lease their new headquarters in the tower, including its largest showroom in the country.
Century Properties is also vying for the LEED certification for Century Spire, a mixed use high-rise project in Century City, its upcoming township in Makati. Century Spire features 23,000 square meters of leasable office space, two floors for retail locators, an auditorium, a concept food hall, fine dining restaurants, and residential spaces.
Marco R. Antonio, chief operaing officer of Century Properties, stated that Century Spire is "the only new prime property within Makati's business district."
"Given all the indicators we are positive that this will be well received by the market, and that the robust economy will continue to expand the office sector in the coming years," said Antonio.
Established n 1986, Century Properties is an upmarket developer, initially focusing on luxury residential developments. The company has stated plans to duke out more office projects to cater to the robust demand in the office sector.