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Sustainable and resilient cities for the future

Sustainable and resilient cities for the future

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Recent extreme events, from a pandemic to climate change, have forced people to rethink their way of life. Real estate companies also have to re-evaluate how they develop properties.

Living sustainably is no longer a luxury but a necessity, a guarantee for a better quality of life in the future.


Gold standard in sustainable developments

Forward-looking Filinvest has pioneered in green and sustainable planning for its development projects. The masterplan for its crown jewel, Filinvest City in Alabang, Muntinlupa, incorporated future-ready features for sustainability.

The first and only central business district in the Philippines with LEED-Gold Certification for Neighborhood Development from the United States Green Building Council and a 3-Star rating for the Pilot Version of BERDE Districts (Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence) from the Philippine Green Building Council, every part of the City is designed for people’s health and well-being.

From parks to transportation, every component of the City is convenient, accessible, and refreshing. It is designed to make pedestrian access easy.

The self-sustaining community’s residents have the convenience of lifestyle and essential establishments within easy reach, such as a variety of retail establishments, restaurants and entertainment venues. Police and fire stations, hospitals and other critical facilities, as well as strategically located closed-circuit television (CCTV) and 24/7 security, ensure round-the-clock security and safety. Free Wi-Fi is available for the community in selected areas.

Utilities and facilities support the goal of cost and energy efficiency. The largest District Cooling System in the Philippines saves offices as much as 40 percent in energy costs. The Sewage Treatment Plant recycles water for the greenery. A fully-integrated electric-powered 360 Eco-Loop vehicles are available to residents and visitors.

Festival Mall, a core component of the City, has switched to sustainable power with 2.8 megawatt-peak solar power on its rooftops. The project will save about 41,000 tons of carbon dioxide, equivalent to removing around 9,000 cars from Metro Manila’s roads.

Green beyond the Metro South

Developers of Filinvest City are now bringing its trademark best practices in green, sustainable developments to other Filinvest townships, such as the 201-hectare Filinvest Mimosa Plus in Clark, Pampanga; and the 288-hectare Filinvest New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac. Both townships are accessible through local expressway networks and an international airport.


Filinvest Mimosa Plus is known for its 128-hectare Mimosa Golf Course, Quest Plus Conference Center and Golfridge Private Estate.

The New Clark City is the future eco-tech hub Filinvest New Clark City, designed to be an eco-friendly, world-class development with scenic mountain views. Opening soon is the Filinvest Innovation Park, a top-notch industrial hub.

In Cebu City’s prime South Road Properties is City di Mare, which offers views of the sea and mountains. This 58-hectare development, envisioned to be the next premier residential, commercial, and economic center of Cebu, features IL Corso Lifemalls, a redefined lifestyle destination for conventional shopping and specialty dining.


Green investment is the future

Filinvest’s smart and green cities are expected to draw clients who care as much for the future of the planet as for the value of their investment.

With the care put into ensuring people’s health and well-being, and the sustainability of communities, Filinvest development projects are ideal places to live, work and play in.

Green cities also offer good investment possibilities. While land values will continue to appreciate over time, costs will be kept at a minimum with the cost- and energy-efficient features incorporated into the masterplans.

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