FILINVEST CITY is the first central business district (CBD) in the Philippines to receive the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design LEED v4 Gold for Neighborhood Development (LEEDv4 ND) certification.

A LEED certification is given by the US Green Building Council (USGBC), which recognizes designs that are environmentally responsible, from construction to maintenance.

“The USGBC recognized Filinvest City for its commitment and dedication to building ecologically responsible infrastructures, sustainable community, urban innovation, and its unwavering promise to giving back to the community,” Dean Barone, sustainability consultant and director of Manila-based Barone International, was quoted as saying in a statement.

Filinvest City allocated over 30% of its 244-hectare land development for green, open spaces. The now-completed Spectrum Linear Park and the soon to be completed Central and Creekside Parks support native vegetation, nourished by recycled water captured on the site.

“The LEED Gold Certification is proof that we are on the right track in building a sustainable and future-ready CBD that is different from the cities everyone is accustomed to in the city. This has been a vision of Filinvest Development Corporation founder Andrew L. Gotianun, Sr. many years ago,” Filinvest Alabang, Inc. President and Chief Operating Officer Catherine A. Ilagan said.