JEG tops off first green office tower

PROPERTY developer JEG Development Corp. (JDC) marked the completion of the structural construction phase of their first venture into high-rise buildings, JEG Tower @ One Acacia. A topping-off ceremony was held as JDC completed the 22nd floor of the building.

The 22-story tower will serve as a landmark to celebrate the Escaño-Garcia family’s legacy and to promote sustainability through ushering in more green real estate in Cebu.

“The topping off is important for any development since it signifies a major accomplishment in the overall completion of the project,” said Marko Sarmiento, JDC’s chief operating officer.

“The superstructure is the most vital component in any building and to reach this point only means that we’re close to the finish line,” he said.

JEG Tower @ One Acacia is more than just an additional gem to the Cebu City skyline. Designed by Casas Architects, it follows a sophisticated design meant to highlight its sustainable features. It will use and operate using less water and energy and emit fewer greenhouse gases.

JDC’s first high-rise commercial venture is one of Cebu’s pioneers in raising the bar in the quality of premium commercial spaces in the region, which will not only benefit its tenants’ operational costs but also uplift the working conditions of their employees.

It utilizes top-of-the-line technology such as Daikin VRV air-conditioning systems and Mitsubishi Doas elevators that organize their lifts to be the most time-saving for office users.

The central location of the JEG Tower @ One Acacia also enables JDC to promote the walkability of the business district and put more attention to the wellness of the tenants through the green spaces available.

“What we are also excited about is the rooftop garden, which we are sure our future tenants will appreciate as well,” said Ayla Gomez, JDC’s brand manager.

“It is a great area for events and is a perfect green space that we need for a quick afternoon respite, as it overlooks the sea and the mountains, fueling and inspiring the rest of the workday,” she added.

These energy-saving measures also mean a good investment for the tenants in terms of saving money on reduced utility bills.

JEG Tower is also one of the few Leed-certified buildings in the metropolis and is currently pre-certified Leed Silver.

Leading to its launch and turnover in 2020, JDC is looking to achieve Gold certification.

Once completed, JEG Tower @ One Acacia will also serve as JDC’s headquarters.

“JEG Development Company has placed a lot of resources to build the best workspace in the city,” said Stefan Garcia, JDC’s estate and business development manager.

“JEG Tower is one of a new crop of office developments in Cebu that are raising the standards of buildings in our city,” he said. (PR)


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