Northpoint green features make for envi-friendly condo community-A A +A
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
NO OTHER condo development in Davao City puts more value in reducing environmental impact than Northpoint. As a landmark condo development, Northpoint bears many green features that make it a healthful place to live for its residents while making its own contribution to be environment-friendly.
Solid waste management. Northpoint's waste management program complies with the city's own solid waste management. Segregation is strictly implemented by the property management and consistently complied by residents who are also urged to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Not one piece of garbage is seen astray around Northpoint’s property that is kept meticulously clean every day of the week. The spick-and-span look of the whole condo property is something the residents are proud of and visitors admire. All these contribute to the local government's efforts to clean up the city and reduce the volume of garbage.
Enhanced greenery. With about P4-million worth of imported Caribbean pine trees currently growing on Northpoint's property, it is virtually a pine haven and the only one within city limits. As these all-weather pines can grow to about a hundred feet tall, Northpoint will enjoy a cooler, fresher, and pine-scented ambiance.
The pine trees further enhance Northpoint's already green surroundings of verdant shrubs and preserved olden Acacia trees, providing its residents their own vista of green within the concrete jungle of north Davao.
The pine trees infuse the whole condo property with fresh oxygen all year round, provide cooling shade for the grounds and the condo buildings, and serve as barrier for strong winds and rains. Once fully mature, the tall trees with its lovely branches and exquisite cones create a breath-taking sight of vivid greenery within Davao's bustling city.
Green architecture. It is not only the surroundings of Northpoint that is green; its condos also bear qualities of green architecture. Northpoint’s fourth and tallest tower, Liverpool, has been designed to the principles of sustainable architecture which is aimed to have a minimal impact on the environment and its inhabitants.
Liverpool has an atrium that allows cool air to enter its vertical shaft and push warm air out and away from the building. It also has Sky Gardens, three wide openings on three different levels of Liverpool that let natural light in to illuminate the indoor and allow cool breeze to flow through the structure.
The Sky Gardens will have real live plants that further enhance the greenery and provide a cool ambiance. Northpoint’s condo buildings also have indoor gardens that thrive on real sunshine penetrating the buildings’ interior through the skylights, allowing them to grow and give off fresh oxygen.
All these green features create excellent indoor air quality in the condo buildings, providing a healthier and more pleasant surrounding for the residents' enhanced living conditions. It also allows energy conservation and provides savings to the residents, contributing to reduced carbon emission in the atmosphere.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 23, 2013.