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Megaworld’s 8 Campus Place earns the country’s first LEED Gold certification for BPOs by Jillian CariolaPublished: November 20, 2014Updated: December 2, 2014

Water efficient plumbing and an enhanced wide-glass design are only a couple of elements that helped 8 Campus Place secure its LEED Gold certification.

 

Megaworld’s 8 Campus Place Building A in McKinley Hill recently gained the recognition of being the Philippines’ first LEED Gold-certified building for BPO companies. The 8 Campus Place building is a 5-storey structure with 30,000sqm of leasable space, with Building A currently being occupied by American bank Wells Fargo.

Developed by the US Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environment Design, is the most renowned green building rating system in the world.

“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,” Megaworld senior vice president Jericho P. Go said.

Megaworld worked with LEED consultant Barone International to include sustainable elements into 8 Campus Place Building A. Among its green features are the reduced number of parking spaces to encourage the use of public transportation, bicycle storage accommodation, the use of water-efficient plumbing fixtures that consume 45% less water, the incorporation of wide-glass architecture and double-glazed gas-filled insulated glass to maximize natural light, and the use of construction material made of 30% recycled content.

“Expect more green office towers in the years to come in the company,” Go promised.

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