Double glazed glass windows combat energy loss, improve thermal comfort, and reduce noise are just some of the many features of the newly-inaugurated Pioneer House CDO.
IMAGINE waking up, putting on your cycling gear, biking to work, parking your unit in a secured area then showering before going up to work; or taking a breather from your desk by walking onto a roof deck garden with views of the city and the mountains beyond; or gazing at the sheets of rain lashing against your window pane and knowing every drop that lands on the rooftop will not be wasted, but rather collected and processed for flushing toilets, cleaning pavements, among others.
At the newly inaugurated Pioneer House CDO, occupants need not imagine.
They work after all in a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum-certified building. Because of its environment-friendly features, such as bicycle storage racks, shower stalls, double glazed windows that improve thermal comfort, a green roof garden setup that houses various plant species as well as gathers rainwater, Pioneer House CDO has received the highest level of LEED certification.
Based on the USGBC (US Green Building Council, issuing body of LEED certification) listing of LEED platinum projects in the Philippines, Pioneer House CDO is the first in the Visayas–Mindanao region and the second building in the country to receive platinum certification for Core and Shell Development.
“We are proud to have taken the lead in LEED, and will continue to raise the bar for all our future projects,” Pioneer EVP and Property Administration Head Sally Ong Pac said.
LEED measures how well a building performs using several metrics, including: energy savings, water efficiency, carbon dioxide emission reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources.
The rating systems provide a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations, and maintenance solutions.
The Pioneer House CDO is a solid testament of Pioneer’s commitment to both people and environment.
It not only stands as a second home to employees dedicated to serve Filipinos from all walks of life in Mindanao through insurance and protection; it also represents Pioneer’s dedication in doing its share to preserve our environment for present and future generations.
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