Arthaland's Cebu Exchange is PH's largest multi-certified sustainable office tower with WELL™ pre-certification

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PHOTO FROM ARTHALAND. As of January 2021, construction progress at Cebu Exchange is already at 80% completion with full completion expected to be on-schedule within the year. (Actual Photograph)

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Arthaland Corporation once again proved that it does not only create remarkable "green" buildings and communities but also leads the pack for projects that support the health and wellness of its occupants after its signature office, the Cebu Exchange, was granted pre-certification under the WELL Building Standard™ in December 2020.

"For Arthaland, promoting personal health and wellness goes hand-in-hand with helping save the environment and advocating for sustainable lifestyles and practices that benefit society and the planet," said Jaime González, vice chairman and president of Arthaland Corporation.

This certification makes the 39-story office tower the largest pre-certified WELL™ building in the country and the first outside Metro Manila.

PHOTO FROM ARTHALAND. Over 2,600 sq.m. of lush and beautifully-landscaped green spaces will offer magnificent views of the Cebu City skyline for building occupants. (Artist’s Perspective)

Launched in October 2014, the WELL Building Standard™ is the premier standard for buildings, interior spaces, and communities seeking to implement, validate, and measure features that support and advance human health and wellness globally. It was developed by integrating scientific and medical research and literature on environmental health, behavioral factors, health outcomes, and demographic risk factors that affect health with leading practices in building design, construction, and management.

Some of the features that made Cebu Exchange qualify for this pre-certification include its use of low-emitting and non-toxic building materials that limit dust and harmful toxins in the air, an air filtration system that cycles in fresh outdoor air and keeps the circulation clean and free from infectious pathogens, as well as its own potager garden that will give tenants access to healthy, sustainably grown food.

The premium commercial office building will also have low-flow water-efficient and contactless plumbing fixtures that prevent the transmission of diseases. Water supply for the building's irrigation, toilet flushing, and other uses will be filtered and treated onsite through its own greywater recycling system.

PHOTO FROM ARTHALAND. Improved indoor air quality contributes to a happy, healthy, and productive work environment. (Artist’s Perspective)

The WELL Building Standard™ pre-certification is the latest among several accreditations that have granted the Cebu Exchange its status as the largest multi-certified office in the Philippines. The iconic structure is also Pre-Certified Gold in the US Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and Design Certified 5-Stars in the Philippine Green Building Council's Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence.

The boutique developer is also vying to receive Zero Carbon certification for Cebu Exchange from the International Finance Corporation's Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies.

Touted as a "sustainable office building," Cebu Exchange is located at the gateway of the Cebu IT Park, Salinas Drive, Cebu City. Phase 1 of the building along with its retail area is ready-for-occupancy with handovers starting as early as October 2020, while Phase 2 is on schedule for completion by the fourth quarter of 2021.

Arthaland is the foremost green and sustainable developer recognized by both local and global organizations for its superior design, high quality, focus on sustainability and innovation. It has made its mark in the Philippine real estate industry by pioneering the development and management of exceptional best-in-class properties that adhere to international and local standards for premium green projects.

For more information about Cebu Exchange, call +63917 77 ARTHA (27842), e-mail ask@arthaland.com, or visit www.arthaland.com. The Cebu Exchange showroom is located onsite at the ARTHALAND GALLERY, 2F Cebu Exchange, Salinas Drive, Lahug, Cebu City.