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May 31, 2022

Cebu City, one of the leading regional hubs in the country, is experiencing green growth. The city now presents more room for eco-friendly living and the advancement of green investments, thanks to its certified sustainable buildings.

Cebu has been the destination of globally renowned firms, real estate investors, and urban home seekers looking for an alternative to Metro Manila. And as more people are showing interest in a greener lifestyle, the city is shifting towards sustainability.

Here are the newest projects turning Cebu City into a healthier, more livable environment:

A Premium Condo Integrating Well-Being and Sustainability

Together with ARCH Capital, ARTHALAND brought to life Lucima, one of the newest condo developments in Cebu City. It’s envisioned to become the first quadruple-certified green high-rise condo in the area. Its luxuriousness and exceptional quality make it inherently sustainable, and yet it offers more eco-friendly features that you could benefit from:

  • Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) for each unit that brings in fresh, filtered air
  • Efficient air-conditioning and lighting systems offering at least 40% energy savings
  • Low-flow plumbing fixtures generating at least 20% savings in water consumption
  • Glass windows offering inspiring views and maximizing natural light
  • A potager garden for organic, fresh, and nutritious produce
  • Bicycle facilities supporting active transportation
  • Low-emitting and non-toxic materials to ensure healthy indoor air

In terms of location, Lucima is strategically located at Cebu City’s main central business and lifestyle district, Cebu Business Park. The 37-story premium condo is near major thoroughfares, shops, restaurants, leisure and sports facilities, and workplaces. The location itself is sustainable, enabling future residents to benefit from everyday movement and living in a walkable area.

Lucima unit offerings include one-bedroom residences measuring 38 to 56 square meters, two bedrooms in an 88 to 108-square meter floor layout, and three-bedroom units measuring 125 to 128 square meters.

Live an upscale lifestyle at a two-bedroom Lucima unit that is energy-efficient, comfortable for family life, and respectful of the environment – Actual Photograph

With floor-to-ceiling height of 2.9 meters, these ample spaces at Lucima are best for end-users looking for a home that ensures durability, a better connection with nature, and improved comfort. Similar to office spaces at Cebu Exchange, Lucima units also make a wise investment option.

These properties are located in an ever-growing city, where office and residential leasing remain stable. Cebu appeals to locals and tourists alike, even university-aged students from nearby provinces. When you buy a sustainable property here, expect a higher occupancy rate, increasing lease and resale values, and a chance to make a difference in society.

Visit the Lucima model units at Cebu Exchange (along Salinas Drive, Lahug, Cebu City) to inquire today.

An Office Building that Gives Back to the Planet

Cebu Exchange, a Grade A ready-for-occupancy office and commercial tower by Arthaland, is the largest green-certified building in the country. It occupies 11 hectares of prime land, strategically located at the gateway of Cebu IT Park.

Improve your workplace performance, well-being, and bottom line in one of the units of Cebu Exchange – Actual Photograph

The sustainable project received the highest rating—Design Certified 5-Stars—from the Philippine Green Building Council’s Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence (BERDE). This is in addition to the Precertified Gold rating it received from the U.S. Green Building Council. The tower is also set to receive Zero Carbon certification from the International Finance Corporation’s Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies (EDGE).

With such accolades, Cebu Exchange is primed to become the ideal destination for firms seeking high resource efficiency and lower operating costs. Occupants of the tower can enjoy an optimized operational performance, which includes 40% savings on water and energy and a 100% reduction in carbon emissions.

Other remarkable features awaiting tenants include:

  • RFID-enabled turnstiles and elevators for contactless accessibility
  • Highly-efficient air filtration systems that keep indoor air free of pathogens
  • Provisions for an energy-saving air-conditioning system to lower operating costs
  • Thoughtful lighting design for the visual comfort of occupants
  • Low-flow water-efficient and contactless plumbing fixtures for added safety
  • Bicycle racks with shower facilities and parking spaces for fuel-efficient vehicles
  • Abundant green spaces that inspire creativity, focus, and productivity

The lush open areas within Cebu Exchange include the Terrace Garden, Sky Park, and the Penthouse Deck, wherein encounters with them can alleviate stress and inspire social interaction.

Safety and sustainability go hand-in-hand at the Cebu Exchange’s main lobby with RFID-enabled facilities – Actual Photograph

Additionally, there’s The Potager Garden™ at Cebu Exchange, offering occupants easy access to sustainably grown food. These green spaces are part of the many features that allowed Cebu Exchange to become a Precertified WELL™ building in the Philippines—a testament that its sustainability is linked to increasing the overall wellness and performance of occupants.

Learn more about the premium projects at the forefront of green building adoption: Cebu Exchange and Lucima. For additional details about their superior design and innovative features, check out ARTHALAND’s website,, or connect with them via email at

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