Around 120 civil engineering students from the Unified Students of the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers – CDO Chapter paid a visit to Primavera Residences, the only eco-friendly condominium in Mindanao, to learn all about sustainable technology.
The students, who came from Capitol University, Mindanao University of Science and Technology, Xavier University and Cagayan de Oro College, gathered together at the Multipurpose Hall to listen to ITALPINAS Euroasian Design and Eco-Development Corporation (ITPI)’s Sales and Marketing Director, Ms. Gladys M. Echano, as she spoke about who ITPI was, its design philosophies and strategies and its projects.
“We want to highlight the role of sustainability in building for the future,” shares Ms. Echano. “Our resources are not infinite and one day, if we aren’t careful, they could run out. This is why our company focuses on sustainability – our first project, the Primavera Residences, has an inner courtyard and a cross-ventilation layout that encourages natural airflow and illumination. The shaded façades prevent the sun’s rays from directly hitting the windows of the units, which helps moderate the temperature inside. Primavera Residences is also designed to be equipped with solar photovoltaic panels. So not only do we aim to reduce overall energy consumption, we also aim to produce the building’s own energy as well!”
The young civil engineers enjoyed the interesting session, which will be very helpful to them when they work on their own projects in the future. The event ended with a t-shirt design contest on sustainable living.
This event was organized by Primavera Residences in cooperation with RPM Realty.