Balancing iconic modern aesthetic with environmentally sound practice: The FourE-Com Center, located in the SM Mall of Asia Complex, draws inspiration from crystal formations with its three adjacent rhombic towers

For property developers, transitioning into energyefficient buildings and greener developments has
become the standard in light of the world’s climate change challenges. Such is the case for SM Prime Holdings, Inc. (SM Prime), one of the leading integrated property developers in Southeast Asia. SM Prime is committed to building innovative and integrated sustainable lifestyle cities, with
an eye toward long-term resilience and a healthier environment for future generations.

“By focusing our efforts on sustainability, climate resilience, and operational excellence, we continue to create practical solutions that will elevate the quality of life of the Filipino people,” said SM Prime president Jeffrey Lim. Taking the LEED Over the years, SM Prime has gained international recognition for its leadership in the industry. Taking the LEED Certification program to heart, several SM Prime developments have secured Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold-level certifications from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Whether for work or leisure, it is no secret that buildings consume significant energy and resources.
Shopping malls have now become vital to a dynamic and progressive urban life, and offices and work spaces in the city play critical roles in a burgeoning economy. Thanks to a high performance building envelope that lowers solar heat, SM Aura Premier by SM Supermalls is the first and only shopping mall in the country to receive a LEED Gold-rating. The mall’s green features surpassed
international standards in indoor air quality, thermal comfort, and energy efficiency.

Along with other SM Malls, recycled water is used in airconditioning operations, cooling towers, water closets for flushing toilets, and gardens are kept green. For SM Hotels and Conventions Corporations, Conrad Manila is an icon in the hotel sector. The high-end hotel and retail complex was awarded a LEED Gold-certification for its sustainable investments in CO2 reducing materials made from non-volatile organic compounds that minimize carbon emissions.

Its bicycle facilities, occupancy sensors, and insulated glass that keep heat and noise out, combined
with world-class hospitality and the Bay City setting, make it an example of more profound luxury.
Meanwhile, SM Prime’s SM Offices conscientiously built its roster of green commercial properties long

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