Arthaland leading the green building revolution In Cebu

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May 2, 2022

Cebu City, Philippines. ARTHALAND, the country’s foremost green developer, is helping transform Cebu into one of the leading sustainable cities in the country through its certified sustainable buildings – the Cebu Exchange and Lucima. As the first real estate developer in Asia and the first from the Philippines to become a signatory to the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment of the World Green Building Council, ARTHALAND has pledged to decarbonize 100% of its portfolio by 2030.

Advancing Net Zero Cebu. Oliver L. Chan, ARTHALAND Senior Vice President welcomes the guests to the completion of Cebu Exchange and the unveiling of model units for Lucima

“Cebu is a major growth market for ARTHALAND as it is gaining prominence as a leading regional hub and preferred location for some of the most renowned global institutions,” said Oliver L. Chan, Senior Vice President. “And most of these institutions are done integrating sustainability into their core business.”

Cebu Exchange is virtually completed as of April 2022. The on-time handover of units to buyers, concurrent with ARTHALAND’s pre-pandemic schedule, reflects their commitment to stakeholders and investors.

“There is clear evidence that climate change is contributing to stronger typhoons. Super Typhoon Odette left thousands of families homeless, reversing some significant economic and social progress that the Philippine government had started to realize from the country’s​recovery from the pandemic. It has caused widespread damage to houses, public infrastructure, and power and telecommunications services in over seven provinces across the Philippines including our very own, Cebu. Now, more than ever, committing to net zero is critical to the times,” said Jaime C. González, Vice Chairman and President.

Just take a look at Cebu Exchange in Cebu I.T. Park which is the largest multi-certified green office building in the country and will soon become Cebu’s newest landmark when it opens its doors in the second quarter of 2022. It is a well-balanced business ecosystem with smart office technologies, plush amenities, cost-efficient solutions, and a diverse retail mix where corporations and individuals can thrive in harmony. Occupants of this development, including KMC Savills, Dean & Deluca, and UnionBank of the Philippines to name a few, will benefit from its optimized operational performance, such as 40% savings on energy and water, and 100% reduction on carbon emissions, equivalent to planting and growing 1 million trees over a 10-year period.

Cebu Exchange. RFID-enabled turnstiles at the main lobby and a total of 24 high-speed smart destination control elevators provide secure, easy, and contactless accessibility

Lucima, on the other hand, is a 37-story development at the corner of Cardinal Rosales Avenue and Samar Loop in Cebu Business Park. Done in partnership with ARCH Capital, it is envisioned to be the first quadruple-certified sustainable high-rise residential condominium in the country.

It is also the first high-rise residential project vying for International Finance Corporation’s EDGE Zero Carbon certification in Southern Philippines, proving that ARTHALAND can raise the standards of residential developments. It features 261 one to three-bedroom living spaces ranging from 38 to 128 square meters. Each unit boasts a high floor-to-ceiling height of 2.9 meters, and residents can enjoy a view of the ocean, the mountains, or the city.

Lucima is located at the corner of Cardinal Rosales Avenue and Samar Loop, Cebu Business Park (Artist’s Perspective)

Interested parties may visit the model units in the ARTHALAND Gallery at Cebu Exchange and have a first-hand look at the standard of premium living Lucima will offer. Future residents will benefit from lower electric and water bills and improved indoor air quality. Through its efficient building envelope and use of energy-efficient air-conditioning and lighting system and low flow plumbing features, residents can achieve at least 40% savings in electricity bills and at least 20% savings in water consumption.

Each unit will have an Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) that improves indoor air quality by bringing in fresh, filtered air while controlling the humidity for thermal comfort. The ERV is equipped with highly efficient air filters, the same grade used for laboratories, to prevent harmful microbes and pathogens from entering the space. This results in reduced incidents of cold, fewer allergies, and a better quality of sleep.

Lucima One-bedroom Model Unit. Boasting a high floor-to-ceiling height of 2.9 meters, each unit will have its own Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) which improves indoor air quality by bringing in fresh, filtered air while controlling the humidity for thermal comfort

Green buildings are key elements of future sustainable cities. That is why ARTHALAND is committed to projects that have the highest standards for excellence in design, quality, focus on sustainability and wellness.

For more information about ARTHALAND, e-mail, or visit You may check out the Lucima model units at the ARTHALAND Gallery, 2F Cebu Exchange, Salinas Drive, Lahug, Cebu City.

This article was first seen in BusinessMirror | Words by BMPlus

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