Landco Pacific Corporation was awarded as the Most Sustainable Luxury Real Estate Developer in the Philippines in the 2022 Pan Finance International Award. For its commitment to sustainability, as reflected in its latest development of BeachTowns in Batangas, Landco stood out in the global real estate arena.
Pan Finance shines a spotlight on leading examples of best practices across the world of finance in these challenging times. Established to be an accurate measure of excellence, the awards look beyond the balance sheet alone, measuring success through innovation, stewardship of the environment, and positive impact on society. Pan Finance is a trusted source of global financial intelligence with a readership of more than 200,000 across 150 countries.
“We are honored for this recognition given to us by the prestigious Pan Finance International Award. This award is only made possible with the support of our Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan who also helms our parent company, Metro Pacific Investments Corporation, and the commitment of our team members to do our part in taking care of our planet through our latest development of Landco BeachTowns,” said Erickson Y. Manzano, President, and CEO, of Landco Pacific Corporation.
“Sustainability is truly embedded in our corporate DNA. We do it not because we have to, but simply because it’s the right thing to do,” he added.
Landco Pacific’s master-planned BeachTowns, the 15-hectare CaSoBe (Calatagan South Beach) and 24-hectare Club Laiya, in Laiya, San Juan, Batangas feature sustainability measures such as water recycling, rainwater harvesting, mandated use of energy-efficient lighting and other appliances, material recycling, and inclusive operations that primarily hire from the area to help build the communities within its vicinity.
BeachTowns CaSoBe and Club Laiya are LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) registered with water recycling measures that have a double-piping system, permeable pedestrian tree-lined walkways, and scenic bike lanes around the beachside properties to reduce carbon footprints. Lots at CaSoBe and Club Laiya have direct access to any public space or circulation network.
Millennial Resorts, the hospitality arm of Landco, which manages the leisure facilities at the BeachTowns, achieved the very first EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies) Certification for resort hospitality in the country, with its sustainable accommodation of Crusoe Cabins at CaSoBe. The EDGE Certification was awarded by the Philippine Green Building Initiative, Inc. (PGBI) which recognized Crusoe Cabins for its eco-efficient design that resulted in a reduction of 34% in energy, 57% in water, and 65% in embodied energy in materials compared to the local base case.
Crusoe Cabins are upcycled and refurbished cargo containers at CaSoBe and Costa Azalea, Samal Davao; and Cocoons are upcycled and refitted large drainage pipes at CaSoBe and Club Laiya.
Murals and design details across the properties feature the importance of marine life. Landco staff participated in environmental conservation efforts particularly the planting of saplings in mangroves. Landco also supported local fisherfolks and created jobs for the local community: 69 out of the 104 or 66% of Millennial Resorts staff are residents of Calatagan.
Landco implements sustainability initiatives in line with MPIC’s commitment to helping achieve the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable; strengthen the means of implementation, and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.