How JEG Tower promotes occupant safety in the workplace

As part of JEG Development Corporation’s commitment to a holistic promotion of health and well-being, the company continues to invest in state-of-the-art technology that ensures the safety and protection of its tenants especially in the new normal.

Designed and constructed with the Cebuanos in mind, JEG Tower @ One Acacia offers more than its green features and amenities that contribute lesser negative impacts to the environment. Named as 2020’s Best Commercial Green Development, the 22-storey LEED Pre-certified Silver establishment utilizes one of the top-grade technologies to encourage proper and effective handwashing: the Dyson Airblade. 

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The Dyson Airblade is a sensor-operated, touch-free hand dryer that is equipped with the HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filtration system that purifies the air that is used to dry hands. 

According to the World Green Building Council, green buildings could help in the fight against COVID-19 or any public health emergencies through two key elements: prevention and control.

The Department of Health (DOH) has emphasized that along with wearing face masks and physical distancing, proper hand hygiene remains one of the best defenses against the coronavirus. It also reduces the spread of bacteria and other harmful threats to the environment. This is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as studies found that the virus can ‘stay alive’ and be transmitted through surfaces.

Touch-free Technology

Dyson Airblade utilizes an infrared LED sensor technology that reduces skin to skin contact after washing hands. This touch-free system encourages the most hygienic user experience that is programmed to automatically detect and trigger HEPA purified air for drying.

Studies also show that damp hands can carry and transfer up to 1,000 times more bacteria than dry hands. With a 10-14 second dry time, Dyson Airblade hand dryers can reduce the transmission of bacteria up to 40%.

The Restroom Environment

Research has found that viruses can also thrive in indoor environments with poor air circulation and lower indoor air quality. Dyson Airblade hand dryers are built with HEPA filters that are proven to capture 99.97% of particles, including bacteria and viruses in the air. This helps in minimizing the duration of exposure to any potential infectious materials in any enclosed space.

Lower environmental impact

The Dyson Airblade hand dryers are also aligned with JDC’s push for green real estate and sustainability. This technology cuts up carbon dioxide emissions by up to 85% compared to other hand dryers. More than 90% of the hand dryer’s emissions come from in-use, meaning a faster drying cycle and less energy used. Energy-efficient hand dryers such as the Dyson Airblade also encourages up to 85% less usage of paper towels which means fewer trees are cut down and used in production.

Want to learn more about this technology? Reach out to Michael Glindro at (+63) 917-584-0443. You may also contact us at (+63) 2-8403-55-19 or info@kmcmaggroup.com.

Cebu’s Green Push: JEG Tower recognized in Philippine Property Awards

Cebu is home to JEG Tower @ One Acacia, which continues to be one of the leading green developments in the Philippines. The premier office and retail property is one of the finalists for the 8th PropertyGuru Philippine Property Awards for Best Office Development.

Setting itself apart, the iconic tower offers distinct environmentally friendly features and sophisticated design. With its aim to revolutionize work and life, JEG Tower @ One Acacia has successfully pivoted its estate to elevate the corporate profile and improve the overall occupant experience as it prioritizes public health and safety.

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Drawing the JEG distinction

The soon-to-be-completed office and retail tower has achieved a Silver pre-certified Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) accreditation. Committed to sustainability, JEG Tower is built from environmentally friendly materials such as low VOC content in paint, coating, sealant, adhesives, flooring systems used. They also utilized recyclable building materials for steel bars, glass façade, and cement that was uniquely sourced from coal wastes.

It also boasts of an energy-savings capacity of at least 12% with its enhanced interior space for maximum views and natural light and ventilation. They also installed a state-of-the-art HVAC system that exceeds ASHRAE 90.1 and ASHRAE 62.1—the international standard on human well-being and sustainable technology.

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JEG Tower @ One Acacia also promises 32% reduced water usage by employing a rainwater catchment system and low plumbing fixtures. More efficient waste management is also implemented as it allocated space for Materials Recovery Facility, sewage treatment plant, and encourage proper recycling of paper, cardboard, plastic, metal, and glass.

The Cebuano sustainable developer has also allocated 20% of its space to green spaces for a better work environment and proper ventilation. Its first-of-its-kind green roof features a diverse collection of flora along with the iconic preservation of an acacia tree. These spaces will allow for relaxing midday breaks and can be a venue for wellness activities or social gatherings. A pocket garden is also placed in the lobby and plant boxes are placed in the carpark for better ventilation.

A move toward safety, public health

The World Green Building Council encouraged more workplaces to adjust their developments or implement building-based measures to address the concerns brought about by COVID-19. JEG Tower @ One Acacia has successfully transitioned with additional safety measures for the benefit of their occupants.

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The iconic green tower is now equipped with automatic doors for a touchless or contactless entry. Two types of thermal scanners are also available for proper temperature and health monitoring for employees and visitors.

JEG Tower also has Destination-Oriented Allocated System (DOAS) elevators for less wait time and easier mobility around the building. Unique entry badges are assigned per car for an easier contact tracing mechanism.

Common areas such as restrooms are also armed with the best fixtures such as the Dyson Airblade. This hand dryer is the fastest and most hygienic, guaranteeing 79% less carbon dioxide production and a 76% reduction in paper towel use. It also boasts of a HEPA filter, anti-bacterial additives, and touch-free technology.

Find out how you can locate in JEG Tower today. Contact Michael Glindro at (+63) 917-584-0443 or send an email to mike.g@kmcmaggroup.com.