"There is no greater luxury than sustainability."
With its recent win at the 2020 Asia Pacific Property Awards (Best Sustainable Residential Development for the Philippines), Filigree's most premium condominium project, Botanika Nature Residences, proves just that.
Judged by an independent panel of over 80 industry experts in London based on design, quality, service, innovation, originality, and commitment to sustainability, the recognition comes two years after the same award-giving body – the largest and most prestigious in the world – hailed Botanika as the country's Best Apartment in 2018.
A class of its own, Botanika now has a total of four accolades under its name, including Best Luxury Condo Development in Metro Manila from the Philippine Property Awards in 2015 and a 4-star Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence (BERDE) rating from the Philippine Green Building Council.
But what does it mean to be truly sustainable?
In its 1987 World Commission on Environment and Development report, the United Nations defined sustainability as meeting the needs of the present without compromising that of the future.
For a construction to be considered green/ sustainable, the World Green Building Council outlined eight key features:
- efficient use of energy, water and other resources
- use of renewable energy, such as solar energy
- pollution and waste reduction measures, and the enabling of reuse and recycling
- good indoor environmental air quality
- use of materials that are non-toxic, ethical and sustainable
- consideration of the environment in design, construction and operation
- consideration of the quality of life of occupants in the design, construction and operation
- a design that enables adaptation to a changing environment
As a multi-awarded high-end condominium, Botanika checks all these. In fact, 70% of its total land area is dedicated to open spaces and greenery, providing all units access to exterior views and natural ventilation. It is also equipped with bicycle rider amenities and a storage facility for waste generation and segregation, among others.
Benefits of Living in a Green Building
1. You get what you pay for.
Green buildings may be a bit pricier than the regular non-sustainable ones, but with less operating and maintenance cost, it proves to be more valuable in the long run.
2. You contribute to the environment.
With sustainable buildings highly dependent on renewable energy sources like solar power, fewer greenhouse gases are emitted to the air, thus lessening pollution.
3. You improve your overall health.
As green living is healthy living, sustainable buildings naturally does the body good as they help reduce stress and boost one's productivity.
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