JEG Tower @ One Acacia wins Best Commercial Green Development

JEG Development Corporation’s first green and premier high-rise tower, JEG Tower @ One Acacia is recognized as the Best Commercial Green Development during the 8th Property Guru Philippine Property Awards. The leading sustainable development in Cebu was awarded in the virtual gala last November 25, 2020.

The company is also the first local Cebuano company to win the Best Commercial Green Development award, making the recognition more meaningful as JDC aims to give back to the people of Cebu by providing world-class green features and amenities especially in the post-lockdown business landscape. 

As one of the few LEED pre-certified Silver developments in the Visayan region, JEG Tower goes beyond being one of the frontrunners of sustainability and sophistication. This 22-storey office and retail building is a state-of-the-art landmark in the heart of the Cebu Business District pioneered and developed by a homegrown Cebuano developer.  

Built from environmentally friendly materials, JEG Tower @ One Acacia is characterized by its energy-efficient features, reduced water usage, and efficient waste management. It is one of the few developments that has allocated recycling space for a Materials Recovery Facility and dedicated 20% of the estate to green spaces, including a unique green rooftop that provides an outdoor space for its occupiers.

JDC Chief Operating Officer Marko Sarmiento expressed that this has been their vision from the start. “We take pride in this recognition as it validates and reinforces our vision to push for a green and sustainable recovery, not just for Cebu but for the whole country,” he said.

“We aim to inspire other developers to take the first steps in offering high-quality spaces that make people feel valued and protected. We wanted to elevate the experience of our occupants with sophisticated workplace design, and environment that revolutionizes work and life,” he added.

Certain features of the property are focused on protecting public health and well-being, including future workplace wellness initiatives for their occupiers. “Especially with the emergence of COVID-19, we wanted to highlight how important it is to invest in a healthier workplace that uplifts the wellbeing of its tenants,” Brand Manager Ayla Gomez said.

Estate Manager Stefan Garcia also noted that the investment they made in pursuing a sustainable, green building is worth it, especially as more Filipinos realize the importance of putting their health and safety first.

“The pandemic has been an eye-opener for most of us,” Garcia mentioned. “Going back to our vision of revolutionizing work and life, JEG Tower @ One Acacia will open its doors to companies who put a premium on their employees’ welfare.”

PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards recognizes the country’s frontrunners in the real estate industry. It covers a wide range of accolades that feature the best in sustainable real estate, design, and architecture in the country.

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.

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