Thursday, November 27, 2014

Megaworld gets first LEED Gold Certification for BPOs

Set in McKinley Hill, 8 Campus Place Building A stands as the first among BPO office buildings to achieve LEED Gold certification.

With five buildings at three stories each, the Megaworld development consists of 30,000 square meters of leasable area. It is currently occupied by Wells Fargo, an American Bank. 

A standard for the modern green building, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a globally recognized rating system by which high-performance buildings are accredited for sustainable and energy-saving design, construction, maintenance, and operation.

To this end, 8 Campus Place was built with more than 30 percent of its construction materials taken from recycled content. Likewise, more than 30 percent of the materials were from local sources. 

The workings of the building come with facilities that cut back on energy and water usage. Windows are made of double-glazed, gas-filled, insulated (Low-E) glass that lets in natural light and keeps heat from entering the building, allowing for less air-conditioning. The building also uses 45 percent less water than the standard establishment of its size, according to its developer. Its landscaping uses recycled water instead of potable water.

In addition, 8 Campus Place has limited parking spaces to encourage public transportation and biking. Bike storage spaces are provided for as well as shower areas for occupants who cycle to work.

“Megaworld remains committed to underpin the company’s vision of creating communities that promote sustainability for the environment and maximizing the use of land. We develop a masterplan where residential, commercial, and office towers will be in one secured location while we are building environment-friendly structures. Expect more green office towers in the years to come in the company,” stated Jericho P. Go, Megaworld’s senior vice president.


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