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July 19, 2010

Construction of the Sun Life ‘green’ Building at the Fort in full steam

The construction of the Sun Life Centre, Sun Life Financial Philippines’ “green” building at the Fort Bonifacio global city, is in full steam and on schedule. As the completion of the building’s structural works reaches its last phase this month, preparations are now underway for the next construction stage that will include mechanical, electrical and plumbing works.

“We are on schedule and very soon we shall start working on the building ‘skin,’ says SLFP director for administrative services Armand Apuya during the topping out ceremony held recently at the building site.

The Sun Lifers' new home starting last quarter of 2011 is in its
final construction stages.

The P2-Billion building, which is scheduled for completion in 2011, is aiming for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Core and Shell requirements for gold certification. LEED is an internationally recognized green building rating system developed by the US Green Building Council to guide building owners and operators on a concise framework for implementing green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.

LEED consultant Davis Langdon & Seah
have pointed out that the Sun Life Centre “will promote a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in key areas: energy savings, water efficiency, carbon emission reductions, improved indoor environmental quality, stewardship of resources and education on sustainability practices.”

“Making it a green building aligns with our company’s focus on long-term sustainability, not only in business but also in the environment,” says SLFP President & CEO Riza Mantaring.

“Providing a healthy environment for our various stakeholders allows them to work more efficiently and become more focused and productive. In other words, a green building makes strong business sense for our employees and agents and for our building tenants.”

When completed, Sun Life offices will occupy a number of floors while the rest of the building will be available for lease for other tenants who equally believe in the importance of environmental sustainability. It is expected to set the standard for premium office buildings in the Bonifacio Global City. The 14-storey building, will provide a 5-level basement parking 25,000 square meter gross floor area; 1,800 square meters typical gross floor plate; double-glazed glass window system; vehicle drop – off facility 100% back-up power; automated Security System and a building management system.

For more information, please visit the official site of the SLF Centre.