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The Drive to Sustainability

Italpinas Development Corp. (IDC) is proud to announce that the company’s second flagship development in Cagayan de Oro City, Primavera City- Citta’ Verde, has received a relevant recognition achieving the EDGE Preliminary Certification.

Primavera City – Uptown, Cagayan de Oro

EDGE, Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies, a green building certification system focused on making new residential and commercial buildings more resource-efficient, allows design teams and project owners to evaluate the most cost-effective ways to incorporate energy and water-saving alternatives into homes, hotels, hospitals, offices, and retail spaces. 

Projects that deliver a 20 percent projected reduction in the use of energy, water, and embodied energy in materials, compared to traditional buildings, are qualified for EDGE certification.

Actually, the EDGE software has indicated that Primavera City’s resource-efficient design will result in reductions of 29% in energy, 64% in water and 50% in embodied energy in materials compared to a local base case.

Primavera City, IDC’s second eco-friendly development, follows the company’s flagship, certified by EDGE in 2015, named Primavera Residences, a 10 story eco-friendly mixed-use building in Cagayan de Oro, one of the fastest-growing cities in the Philippines.

Primavera Residences – Uptown, Cagayan de Oro

Primavera City, which features six mid-rise towers and a high-rise tower, is being developed in 4 phases, the first of which, Citta’ Verde, is almost completed and the second, Citta Bella, is under construction. This will be followed by Phase 3, Citta’ Grande and then by Phase 4, the tallest tower, Citta’ Alta.

The characteristic design of the development, which distinguishes all IDC’s projects, is the results of the integration of renewable energy features – passive for saving and active for generating power – with architecture.

This integration begins during the conceptualization process and is then developed into the design, construction, and building maintenance. The process is created using performance-based design strategies that make use of parametric and generative architectural software which analyze the existing data of natural weather conditions of the site location, optimizing the use of natural elements to shape the design of the building—the same “thinking model” used by nature.

“We are among the few real estates that are focusing on developing valued green and sustainable  buildings in the provinces such as Cagayan de Oro in Mindanao, and  Santo Tomas, Luzon, where our latest project, Miramonti Green Residences, currently in the process of been rated by EDGE, is under construction.

IDC’s projects are not only well designed and organized to conserve energy and enhance the use of natural sources such as ventilation and sunlight. It’s the Italian character that is an undeniable peculiarity and an add-on feature which makes IDC’s developments a highlight in Philippine mid and high-rise architecture” said, Arch. Giovanni Gusella IDC’s Senior PR Manager & In-House Interior Designer.

Miramonti Green Residences – Sto. Tomas, Batangas

Through EDGE certification, IDC aims to make Primavera City a landmark in sustainable development, showing how it is possible to develop affordable and elegant green buildings in the Philippines. Initiatives will be organized to increase interest among unit owners about the benefits of sustainable living.

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IDC Launches Città Bella

Città Bella at Primavera City, the second phase of the Primavera City project was formally introduced by Italpinas Development Corporation (IDC) last September 27. Città Bella at Primavera City is IDC’s latest green building project set to rise at the center of Uptown Cagayan de Oro’s booming commercial district.

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Green builder and real estate developer Italpinas Development Corporation (IDC) gains nominations for The Outlook 2019 Philippine Buyers’ Choice Property Awards organized by leading online real estate platform

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Città Bella at Primavera City Redefines Standards in Condo Living

Awarded by the prestigious International Property Awards as Mixed – use Development Asia Pacific 2017, Città Bella at Primavera City, the second phase of the Primavera City development, is a blend of world-class commercial spaces and prime condominium suite living. From healthy living, scenic views, and world class amenities, this new property in Uptown, Cagayan de Oro is redefining condo living standards in more ways than one.

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IDC introduces Città Bella at Primavera City

Cagayan de Oro city’s first green builder, Italpinas Development Corporation (IDC) gears up for the entry of Città Bella at Primavera City, the second development phase of the Primavera City project.

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BANGKOK – Italpinas Development Corporation (IDC TM), Chairman and CEO, Architect Romolo Valentino Nati, was among the guest speakers at the conference held on May 15 at the Marriot Marquis Queen’s Park, Bangkok, within the IPAX Asia Pacific 2019 event.

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Benefits of “Living by Design”

Location, aesthetics, affordability, and accessibility are just some of the things that a home buyer decides on when choosing a home. But sometimes, we need to go beyond and think more about the future.

Here are 10 benefits of “Living by Design” which each home buyer needs to think of when choosing a lifetime space…

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Over the years, more and more people have adopted the concept of minimalism in practically all aspects of their life. The reasons range from the most practical (ex. cost of living is less) to the most interesting (ex. not a lot of “garbage” in the home). It is important to note, however, that minimalism is a centuries-old concept. Way before our world became cluttered with all the high-tech gadgets we now have, people were already practicing the simpler way of living.

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Primavera City Dominates Uptown CDO Skyline

Located in the heart of Uptown Cagayan De Oro, near IDC’s multi awarded Primavera Residences, Primavera City is a mixed-use living environment inspired by nature.

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What is your dream condominium?

Everyone who likes to live in the condominium of their dreams has specific preferences and standards of the type of condo they would like to buy. Location, design, affordability, and accessibility are just some of the things that a home buyer considers. How about a condominium that is sustainable and eco-friendly? Out of the top things that you mostly consider when buying a condominium, there is one thing you missed to ask. Have you ever thought of purchasing a home that’s good for your health, too? Keeping in mind how healthy is the condominium you are choosing is one important factor to do also. Here are some reasons why it is better to opt for a green condominium by these examples of the green features of Primavera City.