JEG Development Corporation
(JDC) joins the array of sustainable buildings in Cebu with the
recent introduction of its first high rise property.
A cutting-edge Grade A office and
retail building-the JEG Tower-is
set to take form over the Metro Cebu skyline after breaking ground
last February. JDC is
developing the 22-story structure beside the BPI Corporate Center
and is nearby Ayala Cebu. The structure has a pre-certified Silver
rating from the US Green Building Council (USGBC) under its
Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design-Core and Shell
(LEED-CS) program. With its ergonomic design and structure, it will
be one of the few buildings in the city to use less water and
energy and emit fewer greenhouse gases.
The certification also ensures that the JEG Tower will be bolstered with
state-of-the-art facilities such as 100% back-up power with 24/7
capability and variable refrigerant flow (VRF) air conditioning.
Moreover, the property will have a shared roof deck garden, bike
racks, shower rooms, and enhanced interior spaces for maximum views
and natural lighting.
"We will be one of the first
buildings in the business park to have a LEED certification," says
JEG Chief Operations Officer
Marko Sarmiento during the groundbreaking ceremony. "This attests
to our vision to build an eco-friendly structure, which can help
the market shift toward a more sustainable design."
In line with the implementation of
the Philippine Green Building Code, the local government of Cebu
has put out initiatives showing its commitment to caring for the
environment. The city is already converting streetlights to LED in
order to reduce costs and is promoting its Bus Rapid Transit as a
mass transport system, among others.
Cebu has long established itself as
an international business hub. As a top outsourcing destination,
Metro Cebu's market vibrancy fosters the perfect environment for
economic districts and IT parks.
presence in Cebu has helped us in our vision to learn the industry
and eventually build the most aspirational high rise in the area."
The JEG Development
Corporation was founded by Jose E. Garcia in February 1994. For
the first nine years of its existence, it functioned primarily as a
holdings company for his business interests but completely changed
to a staffed and operating corporation in 2003. It has then since
familiarized itself with the real estate landscape in Cebu, backed
with a rich operational history and experience.
The JEG Tower project
diversifies JDC's list of business ventures in the location. Aside
from office spaces, the developer also has retail and residential
properties such as The Gallery and the JDC Tomadachi Premium
The project is a collaboration between JDC One Acacia
Corporation, KMC Savills, Arcadis Philippines, and Casas +
Architects. The building is set to be turned over by the first
quarter of 2020.