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Environmental Sustainability

Green Building & Spaces

RLC invested ₱67 million in more energy-efficient chillers for our malls and partnered with retail electricity suppliers that supply 100% renewable energy. Our rainwater and greywater collection systems in two of our residential projects–Magnolia Residences and Escalade at the 20th–use collected and treated water for landscaping, which will result in nearly 25.6% savings on landscaping water at maximum utilization.

Although the Philippines accounts for only 0.39% of global GHG emissions, it is committed to a projected GHG emissions reduction and avoidance of 75% by 2030 compared to business-as-usual. With a current land bank of 797 hectares from Ilocos Norte to South Cotabato, RLC is and will be doing its part by optimizing its use of renewable energy sources, lowemission materials, energy-efficient technologies, and smart architecture in its commercial development projects.

Responsible Land Use

Land use planning—which shapes rural and urban development, Achievements supports adaptation to climate change, and helps ensure sustainable use of natural resources— is often underlined by challenging socio-economic conditions, such as unequal economic opportunities and poverty. Guided by tenets of responsible land use, RLC hopes to address some of these challenges and make a difference in the lives of Filipinos.


Maximizing our Land Use

  • Malls
  • We design our project sites for maximum utility, ensuring all portions of the lot are used either for the mall building or for functional outdoor spaces or facilities, such as transport terminals, parking lots, and even al fresco dining areas.
Maximum potential of our landbank and operating assets is reached

Continuing our investments in green and open spaces

  • Malls
  • We integrate green, open spaces into the design of our new malls. For existing malls, we identify which unused land areas may be repurposed.
  • For landscaping, we consider indigenous plants; not only are they more acclimated to the local environment, but they also support the health of the local ecosystem. By 2030, we aim to have at least 75% of all plants and trees in our new and existing malls be indigenous or endemic species.
Large outdoor landscaped areas, which are safer and healthier for customers, are a destination, and not mere embellishments. They attract more foot traffic, hence, more customers for our retail outlets.


RLC's Office Buildings Division is a leading proponent of green office buildings that are certified by the US Green Building Council for LEED or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. Our office portfolio incorporates environment friendly and energy efficient features, such as double-glazed glass façades and LED lights that reduce power consumption. And as a matter of policy, all new Metro Manila buildings in our pipeline will be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) or BERDE (Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence) Certified. 

EDGE Registration

EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiency) registration is the initiative of RLC's Office Buildings Division to acquire post construction green building certification for 10 of its office buildings. This will enable the department's Building Management Team and the Design & Project Team to assess the most cost-effective measures and improve the projects in the areas of energy and water saving.

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