Sustainability is a lifestyle

As a multi-awarded green building designer and developer, Italpinas Development Corporation (IDC) is a member of the Philippine Green Building Council and the US Green Building Council. Its previous projects have obtained “Edge” Certification, the international certification administered by the IFC World Bank Group for excellence in design for greater efficiencies.

Through the exceptionally built habitats designed and built by IDC, Architect Romolo V. Nati spearheads his advocacy for passive green design and actively engages the forum and seminar circuit as a speaker and resource person both in the Philippines and abroad.

What is Sustainability?

Sustainable development is a process that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Sustainability is the life force of Italpinas Development Corporation which fuels our commitment to the Philippine real estate industry. From our inception, IDC diverged from the approach taken by others in our field by adhering to sustainable building practices, hyperfocusing on green passive strategies, and by providing the highest standards in design, quality, and operations.

Designing high-performance features

Italpinas Development Corporation has a long-standing commitment to energy conservation and with Primavera City, has incorporated energy conservation strategies in the operation and construction of the master-planned development. The combination of green strategies from natural ventilation to improve indoor air quality, use of a solar electric system, passive cooling strategies, to rainwater collection and recycling for water efficiency have made Primavera City a paradigm of sustainability. Additionally, this results in the offset of C02 emissions; equal to the effect of planting approximately 20,000 trees.

Passing cooling through solar shading and design

Designed to maximize the use of natural systems to maintain thermal comfort, Primavera City successfully integrates the site, the local climate, and local materials to minimize dependence on external energy sources. With a planned shading system, external louvers are used to effectively control glare and reduce the solar gain entering the space. While overhangs on the clerestory windows provide shade to maximize daylighting while reducing electric lighting load.

Natural ventilation & energy efficiency

The building’s architecture induces air movement from outdoor breezes and is augmented up to 100%; creating a favorable outside temperature improving occupant satisfaction and comfort.

Primavera City is a pioneering concept in producing and distributing renewable energy. Envisioned as a partially self-sustaining power eco-system, the integration of solar installations, using massive photovoltaic panels, into the roof’s overall design results in the generation of substantial amounts of renewable energy created on-site.

Energy saving

Primavera city project