Millennial Resorts Achieve the First and Prestigious EDGE Certification
for Resort Hospitality in the Philippines
Strengthening its Commitment to Environmental Sustainability in Batangas
Millennial Resorts achieved the very first EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies) Certification for a resort hospitality project in the country, with its Crusoe Cabins at CaSoBe in Calatagan, Batangas. The EDGE Certification was awarded by Philippine Green Building Initiative, Inc. (PGBI) which recognized Crusoe Cabins for its eco-efficient design that result in reduction of 34% in energy, 57% in water and 65% in embodied energy in materials compared to local base case.
“We are truly proud of this recognition of Millennial Resorts as the first recipient of the highly-coveted EDGE Certification for a resort project in the Philippines. We share this honor with our relentless team who make it possible for us to put into action Landco’s long-term commitment to social, economic and environmental sustainability in premium property developments for more than 30 years across the country,” said Erickson Y. Manzano, President and CEO of both Landco Pacific Corporation and Millennial Resorts Corporation (MRC).
“Being eco-conscious is ingrained in both Landco and MRC’s DNAs. We do it, first and foremost, because it is the right thing to do. Millennial Resorts’ EDGE Certification complements our over-all sustainability program at our latest Leisure Tourism Estates in Batangas – 15-hectare CaSoBe and 24-hectare Club Laiya, both of which are LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Registered and incorporate water recycling, permeable pedestrian tree-lined walkways, and scenic bike lanes around the beachside properties to further reduce our carbon footprints,” he added.
“Millennial Resorts team is grateful for this certification which shows our responsibility to the environment as we preserve the resort lifestyle and the uniqueness of the beach destination of Batangas. This inspires us to continue to find new ways to minimize our impact on the environment and respect the local community,” stated Patrick C. Gregorio, Senior Consultant for Hospitality, Landco and MRC.
The EDGE Certification demonstrates the leadership and advocacy of Landco and its sister hospitality group, Millennial Resorts in green building design with the use of EDGE software.
“Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC) has always championed the integration of sustainability into our business strategy and value creation. We are proud that under the MVP Group, Landco and Millennial Resorts attained the EDGE certification to create a lasting positive impact to the environment and community. This achievement is a concrete example of our holistic and all-inclusive approach to sustainability.,” remarked Chaye Cabal-Revilla, Chief Finance, Sustainability and Risk Officer, Metro Pacific Investment Corporation (MPIC).
EDGE, an innovation of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), is an international green building standard, rating system and certification available in 160 countries. EDGE brings about solutions to reduce the use of energy, water and embodied energy in materials.
“Sustainable tourism plays a critical role in achieving a green recovery and I’m proud to see resort properties in the Philippines adopting globally-recognized sustainability standards, which will hopefully encourage other industry players to do the same”, said Jean-Marc Arbogast, IFC Country Manager for the Philippines.
Millennial Resorts undertake sustainability initiatives in line with MPIC’s commitment to help achieve the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable; and strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.
“Utility savings are not the only reward for a resort’s green credentials, as studies indicate that guests are more loyal to a property, with a commitment to protecting the environment and preserving natural resources,” shared Engr. Leandro A. Conti, PGBI Chairman and President.
“We hope that this EDGE Certification will encourage others to build green resort properties, in the Philippines and in other countries. Only by working together can we create an ecosystem where sustainable resorts are no longer the exception but the norm,” he noted.
Millennial Resorts feature unique resort accommodations: Crusoe Cabins at CaSoBe and Costa Azalea and Cocoons at CaSoBe and Club Laiya; and leisure facilities: Laiya Beach Club at Club Laiya and Aquaria Water Park with a three-story giant slide at CaSoBe and Costa Azalea. Its soon to be launched exciting new facilities are: Captain Barbozza restaurant and bar, Canopy and The Isle — venues for events, and Colony, a beachside co-working space. Costa Azalea is located in Samal Island, Davao.
Landco Pacific Corp. is a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation. For more information about Landco and its Millennial Resorts and Leisure Tourism Estates Club Laiya and CaSoBe, visit https://www.landco.ph/ or FB page: https://www.facebook.com/LandcoPacificCorporation.
About Millennial Resorts
Millennial Resorts provide the hospitality and leisure facilities at Landco BeachTowns. Its diverse attractions include the unconventional accommodations of Cocoons and Crusoe Cabins; Aquaria, a water park with a three-storey pool slide and Laiya Beach Club. Soon to open facilities are Captain Barbozza restaurant and bar, Canopy and The Isle — venues for events, and Colony, a co-working space.
About Landco BeachTowns
Landco BeachTowns are master-planned seaside residential and resort communities driven by a powerful vision to create a beachside living destination for the urban pioneers. A beachside concept whose time has come, and is taking shape in the prosperous enclaves of Batangas in Laiya and Calatagan and Samal Davao. Landco BeachTowns, are rising over hundreds of hectares of Prime Real Estate with seaside residential homes, beachside retail establishments, world class hotels, condominiums, and themed restaurants. Landco BeachTowns is setting the new standard of living.
About Landco Pacific Corporation For more than 30 years, Landco Pacific Corporation has created world-class leisure communities, breathtaking resort-inspired condominiums and luxury home communities in the Philippines.
A subsidiary of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC), Landco is a pioneering real estate developer in the country, which offers innovative and outstanding lifestyle products and experiences that revolutionize the way Filipinos live. Every Landco property is a testament to its vision of “Pioneering Landscapes”:
Landco Shores: Peninsula de Punta Fuego and Terrazas de Punta Fuego.
Landco Parks: WoodGrove Park in San Fernando, Pampanga; Waterwood Park in Baliuag, Bulacan; Montelago Nature Estates in San Pablo, Laguna; The Courtyard at Lakewood Golf Estates in Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija; Woodridge Garden Village in Zamboanga City; and Hacienda Escudero in Tiaong, Quezon.
Landco Peaks: Canyon Woods in Lemery, Batangas.
Landco BeachTowns: Playa Laiya and Club Laiya in Laiya, San Juan Batangas, Playa Calatagan and CaSoBē – Calatagan South Beach in Calatagan, Batangas and Playa Azalea and Costa Azalea in Samal island, Davao.
About Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (PSE:MPI)
A Philippine-based, publicly listed investment and management company, focused on infrastructure, with holdings in Manila Electric Company, Maynilad Water Services, Inc., MetroPac Water Investments Corporation, Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation, Metro Pacific Hospital Holdings Inc., Light Rail Manila Corporation and MetroPac Movers Inc.
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