On Manila Standard Today: In Mindanao Energy-saving condos to ease power woes

The people of Mindanao need not suffer from blackouts any longer due to high energy costs of running air conditioning units.

Green energy land developer ITALPINAS Euroasian Design and Eco-Development Corporation (ITPI) is putting up green buildings in Mindanao to help people in the area cope with the blackouts as well as save on electricity consumption cost.

In a statement, Architect Romolo V. Nati, Chairman and CEO of ITPI – a by-product of a Filipino and Italian partnership – is putting green architecture design buildings in Cagayan de Oro City that help residents save as much as 32 percent in air-con energy consumption cost.

“People in Mindanao either suffer from the full force and effect of the tropical heat due to blackouts or the high energy cost of running of air-conditioning units,” said Nati, an Italian who designed and built his green condominiums in Mindanao, the Primavera Residences.

The mixed-use green building, which is comprised of two towers with 10 storeys each, has eco-friendly passive design features, such as an inner courtyard and a cross-ventilation layout among the units, which increases the natural airflow and light. It also has shaded facades to reduce direct sun illumination on the windows to reduce the internal temperature of each unit, the statement said.

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From the Manila Standard Today: 19 Aug 2013, 7:01 pm


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