JEG Tower In Focus: Roof Deck Garden featuring Cebu’s Endemic Flora

One of the most distinguishing features of JEG Tower @ One Acacia is its unique green roof that makes the 22-storey commercial tower a standout in the Cebu City skyline. This roof deck garden offers a dedicated green space in the middle of the cityscape to tenants and visitors of the buildings.

As a proud homegrown real estate developer, JEG Development Corporation (JDC) celebrates its Cebuano roots through their company and brand identity, especially through their first high-rise venture in the real estate industry. The rooftop is set to feature purely endemic flora of Cebu such as:

  • White Kalachuchi Tree
  • Peacock Plant Shrub
  • Pandanus Shrub
  • Eugenia Shrub
  • Peace Lily
  • Yellow Iris

Aside from pushing for a greener Cebu, JDC has also partnered with local businesses, suppliers, and contractors in the completion of the commercial development. JEG Tower @ One Acacia becomes a portfolio of Cebuano skills, talents, and heritage.

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Planting the ‘Right’ Trees

Choosing endemic flora to be featured in JEG Tower’s roof deck garden also allows the improvement and continuity of the local natural landscape in Cebu. Planting native species of greenery leads to better utilities management and savings. Since these trees and plants are familiar with the local climate, they do not need extra resources to thrive and flourish.

Preserving Cebu’s Biodiversity

As the economic center of the Visayan Region, Cebu is rapidly becoming a concrete jungle, especially in the Cebu Central Business District and the metropolis. According to reports, deforestation is one of the main environmental issues of the region because of population growth, rampant urbanization, and small-scale mining.

Combating Air Pollution

In 2019, the air quality in Cebu City was officially declared as ‘unhealthy’ by the Environment Management Bureau (EMB-7). The government organization has urged the public to take safety precautions to combat this environmental problem.

Cebu City Councilor Alvin Dizon told the media in January that the local government unit will push for more initiatives and encourage the business sector to help decrease the air pollution levels in the province.

“While we cannot totally eliminate air pollution given that this is one of the realities of rapid urbanization, we can at least make investments to lower the levels of air pollution in our city to improve the cardiovascular, respiratory, and mental health of our people, both in the short and long run,” Dizon said.

Extensive planting within city centers is now widely recognized as a means of improving air quality. Scientists and researchers also encourage the creation of as many green spaces within cities to reduce the number of polluting air particles and compounds. Plants also reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and produce more oxygen.

Building green roofs also benefit the building’s tenants and occupiers by contributing to sound reduction, improves workplace aesthetic, reduces ambient temperature, and regulates indoor temperature. Roof deck gardens also help in saving energy and encourage biodiversity in the citray.

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JEG Tower @ One Acacia is Cebu’s newest PEZA accredited premium green building. Being named the country’s Best Green Commercial Development in 2020, the tower serves as a milestone in the Visayan Region’s shift to sustainability.

As the concept of sustainability gets redefined to encompass a holistic approach in real estate, a building’s green features do not only lessen the negative impacts to the environment, but also provide an ideal space for the physical and mental well-being of the building’s tenants. Dedicated to offering the best workplace in Cebu City, JEG Development Corporation is set to open a unique and impressive architectural feature in JEG Tower @ One Acacia.

Want to learn more about the tower’s green advantage and benefits? Contact Lorenzo Rodriguez at (+63)-917-825 6884. For listing inquiries and more information, call us at (+63) 2-8403-5519 or send an email to