NEO, the country’s leading sustainable real estate developer has renewed its partnership with Aboitiz Power Corporation for the supply of clean and renewable energy to its seven certified green office buildings in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig City.
AboitizPower has been supplying renewable energy to NEO’s portfolio since the government began implementing the retail competition and open access program in 2013.
Three of the seven buildings, namely: One/NEO, Four/NEO, and Six/NEO have been certified net zero by the Advancing Net Zero Rating Scheme of the Philippine Green Building Council, with the remaining four buildings in our portfolio in line for certification within the year.
For those frequenting BGC, One/NEO, Four/NEO, and Six/NEO were once named Net One, Net Quad, and Net Lima, respectively.
“Given our current climate crisis, sourcing and utilizing only renewable energy is more critical than ever. Net zero energy and reducing the carbon footprint of our buildings is one of our key sustainability commitments in addressing climate change and AboitizPower has been a key partner in our current success,” NEO President and CEO Raymond Rufino said in a statement.
NEO is the first property owner and developer to have completed its entire portfolio with five-star certifications under the Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence (BERDE) program, the nationally recognized green building rating system.
The property firm also achieved five-star certifications for net zero carbon energy in three of its buildings last year under the Philippine Green Building Council’s Advancing Net Zero Rating Scheme (ANZ/PH) pilot program, which verifies a development’s net zero carbon energy emissions.
AboitizPower, for its part, said its renewed partnership is a testament to the continued growth of the country’s renewable energy market, highlighting the role of various businesses and organizations in building a more sustainable future.
“We are excited about the next phase of our partnership and look forward to joining NEO in addressing the global climate crisis not just through net zero carbon emissions, but more so in supporting their sustainable management practices through our energy services and community programs,” said AboitizPower First Vice President for Commercial Operations Juan Alejandro Aboitiz.