Bonifacio Stopover Corporate Center, an office building owned and controlled by the Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation (FBDC), was awarded a Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council under its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.
The LEED® certification is a globally recognized standard of sustainability achievement that provides independent validation of a building’s quality and green features. It assesses compliance to standards on energy conservation, water usage, air quality, building materials used and construction process, among others.
Bonifacio Stopover Corporate Center only applied for a silver LEED certification but achieved gold. It earned the accolade because it has optimized energy performance achieved by minimizing the operation of its elevators, lightings, and air conditioning units throughout the day; enhanced commissioning by checking and passing the equipment air emission; observed proper waste management through segregation and multiple recycle bins; managed water use by installing sensors to lavatories, urinals, and toilets; and provided alternative public transport access on site like the BGC Bus.
“BGC is committed to designing and building sustainably. We are honored to be recognized as one of the leaders in the green building movement and are enjoining others to do the same,” said Christine Novera, Manager for Business Development, Property Planning and Office Leasing (FBDC).
Sustainability is in Bonifacio Global City’s masterplan. Apart from ensuring that the city remains a density-controlled environment where utilities and traffic flow determine the intensity of development, it continuously creates and implements projects that keep the city green and future-ready.