Sustainable developer signs partnership with Lamudi

Global property portal Lamudi is now listing the first eco­friendly property in Cagayan de Oro, through a new partnership with award­winning developer Italpinas Euroasian Design and Eco­Development Corporation (ITPI Corp).

Primavera Residences is a new eco­friendly condo development in Cagayan de Oro, the capital city of Misamis Oriental province. Featuring high­quality Italian design, the development is capable of generating its own energy, minimizing power usage and maximizing natural light and ventilation.

Lamudi Philippines currently showcases 19 units from Primavera Residences on its platform. Jacqueline van den Ende, Co­founder and Managing Director of Lamudi Philippines, said the partnership with ITPI was the perfect match for the Lamudi website.

“This partnership is line with our goal to bring quality properties from our trusted brokers and developers to all Filipinos, both here and abroad. Green living issues are becoming increasingly important to local house­hunters. For this reason, Lamudi hopes to make more sustainable developments like Primavera Residences available on its website,” she said.

Primavera Residences employs passive cooling technology which allows for shadow and sunlight control, wind cooling and shape performance. As well as offering great accessibility to schools, places of worship, transportation and commercial establishments, the ten­storey twin tower development is built to withstand typhoons and earthquakes.

Architect Romolo Nati, CEO and Executive Chairman of ITPI, said sustainability was a key feature of all his company’s projects. “We look at the bigger picture and how our projects impact their surrounding environment. We have our own unique approach in property development that benefits not only our stakeholders and investors, but the local community and environment as well,” he said.

Primavera Residences has unique built­in features that boost the development’s green credentials, Nati said. “Shadow control is provided by brise soleils and cantilevered edges, as well as scaling windows or terraces and adjusting them following orientation. The south­facing windows, for example, are smaller than those on the opposite side of the buildings. The internal vertical atrium found in both towers is an efficient wind cooling system that enhances the cross­section layout of the units,” he added.

With CDO’s growing economy and progressive energy, ITPI President Atty. Jojo Leviste explained that developers should make sound real estate and infrastructure decisions, in order to keep up with the city’s bright future.

“Nature has in recent years brought great difficulty in the form of storms and flooding. The challenge in the present is to change our thinking to envision the future CDO, which will be better equipped to withstand a repeat of these natural disasters,” he said.

Lamudi recently released new research that revealed demand for eco­friendly homes and office space is skyrocketing in emerging markets. The analysis of more than half a million property listings from the Lamudi website showed that Asia and Latin America have seen a dramatic increase in the number of environmentally­friendly homes available to buy or rent.

Lamudi.com.ph which started operations in January this year, has over 60,000 residential and commercial property listings from developers and PRC­licensed brokers, with that number growing fast. The company has active offices in Manila, Cebu and Davao.

ABOUT LAMUDI

Launched in 2013, Lamudi is a global property portal focusing exclusively on emerging markets. The fast­growing platform is currently available in 28 countries in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America, with more than 500,000 real estate listings across its global network. The leading real estate marketplace offers sellers, buyers, landlords and renters a secure and easy­to­use platform to find or list properties online.

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