How to Tell Eco-Friendly Properties Apart From the Rest

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February 21, 2022

Top 10 features that make a sustainable home

We know that buying a home is probably one of the biggest investments you will make in your lifetime, so we are here to help you make the right decision. Once they have a budget and size in mind, condo buyers in the past only had to consider location, build quality, and amenities before taking the plunge. However, with the pandemic and the growing adverse effects of climate change, eco-friendly properties have become a significant consideration in choosing where to live. That is why part of your shopping list from now on should include good indoor air quality, water, and energy savings, green and open spaces, the credibility of the green development company and their use of the latest technological innovations that promote safety, wellness, and security.

So the next time you are looking for your dream home, keep an eye out for these sustainable features, and you are well on your way to green living:

  1. Potager Garden – Also known as the kitchen garden, it provides residents with fresh, organic, and nutritious produce all year-round.
  2. Energy and Water Savings – Be on the lookout for low-flow plumbing fixtures and energy-efficient air conditioning and lighting systems.
  3. Double Glazed Low E Façade – Offers better insulation, reduced energy bills, noise reduction, increased security, reduced interior damage, and is eco-friendly.
  4. Equipped with Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) – A key feature of green living development, ERV systems help save energy and improve indoor air quality by bringing fresh, filtered air. Residents will have fewer colds, fewer allergies, and sleep better, as it keeps the space free from harmful pathogens.
  5. CO Monitoring – Carbon monoxide poisoning is known as the “silent killer” because it is undetectable by humans. The building is equipped with sensors that will sound an alarm when carbon monoxide reaches dangerously high levels.
  6. Air Tight Units - Prevents sound and odor transmission between walls, thereby promoting better acoustic performance and indoor air quality.
  7. Smart Exhaust in Bathrooms – Get rid of unwanted molds. Intelligent exhaust systems expel excess moisture, reducing the risk for respiratory health issues.
  8. Contactless Features – Key technologies such as remote virtual concierge and semi-autonomous robots provide added safety, comfort, and wellness.
  9. Rainwater Management – Harvesting rainwater provides a clean water source for landscape irrigation and reduces groundwater consumption. Plants love rainwater because it is free of salts and acids, making this feature a good solution for environment development and sustainability.
  10. Green Landscaped Areas – Being around greenery has been shown to improve health and well-being. It can help reduce anxiety, ease your stress and elevate your mood.

The list may seem quite extensive and hard to find in one development. Still, all these are standard features in Lucima, a sustainable development project by one of the best property developers in the Philippines, Arthaland. Located at the corner of Cardinal Rosales Avenue and Samar Loop in Cebu Business Park, Lucima is the first and only quadruple-certified sustainable high-rise residential condominium in the country where 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. You are assured of a better quality of life and huge water and energy savings while at the same time doing your part for the environment. To better appreciate the building’s sustainable features, please visit this link using your mobile device:

Lucima is scheduled for turnover in the 3rd quarter of 2024. For more information kindly email, or visit

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