Taking the less trodden path
While many Filipino developers remain reluctant to invest in green building technologies, a company based in Taguig City did the opposite and met with success. Founded in 1999, The Net Group (TNG)—developer and owner of seven intelligent office buildings within the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City—is committed to making future buildings green, and to “greenify” its earlier developments. The Net Lima was the first project to be certified under the BERDE (Builidng for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence) rating tool of the Philippine Green Building Council with a 4 Star rating. Net Cube (Seen in photo) is currently undergoing BERDE certification and hopes to be the first project to achieve a 5-Star rating.