Robinsons Land Corp. (RLC) recently began construction of their office building, Tera Tower. Situated at the intersection 11th of C-5 and Ortigas Avenue in Libis, Quezon City, the project is registered under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building program. LEED is a global standard in designing, constructing, maintaining, and operating modern, high-performance buildings with environmental sustainability in mind.
Poised for completion in 2015, Tera Tower is the first structure in RLC’s fourth masterplanned development in Quezon City. Measuring 8 hectares overall, the forthcoming township will have mixed-use facilities, incorporating residential, retail, and hotel establishments, according to Faraday D. Go, general manager of RLC’s office buildings division.
Tera Tower will feature 20 levels, 15 of which will be dedicated to office spaces. The building is also primed for ample parking spaces, in addition to mid- to upscale retail, dining, service, and banking establishments on the ground and second floors.
Aiming for a LEED Gold certification, Tera Tower comes equipped with energy-saving features and facilities. Common areas will benefit from durable, energy-efficient LED lighting, for instance. In lieu of potable water, a rainwater recycling system is primed to serve as irrigation to the landscaping. Windows will use double glazing on the exterior to permit more natural light indoors while limiting the absorption of heat into the building, which should minimize the use of lighting and air-conditioning. Bicycle parking spaces and common area shower rooms should also serve to encourage public transportation among the building’s future workforce.