RLC putting up prime office building aiming for LEED Gold certification
Philippine Daily Inquirer | September 27, 2014

Robinsons Land Corp. is now constructing Tera Tower, a prime, Grade-A office building registered under the Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) green building program, inside its upcoming mixed-use complex in Quezon City. Tera Tower is aiming to be a LEED Gold-certified building, marking Robinsons Offices commitment to environmental sustainability and further upgrading its office features for the enhanced experience of its valued clients.

According to RLC general manager for office buildings division Faraday D. Go, the 20-story building with 15 office floors and ample parking space provisions, is targeted for completion by third quarter of 2015. Currently under preleasing stage, it will be RLC's 11th office building, adding a gross floor area of approximately 35,000 square meters to its growing office portfolio.

For its office space offerings this year, RLC (email or visit is actively leasing Cyberscape Alpha and Cyberscape Beta, its two new office buildings. Both are located within the Ortigas Central Business District and are just a few steps away from Robinsons Galleria, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Asian Development Bank head office.

First structure

Strategically located at the corner of E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue (C-5) and Ortigas Avenue, Tera Tower will be the first structure at the heart of Robinsons Land's fourth mixed-use development in Quezon City. Modern residential, retail and hotel establishments are planned to be built alongside it, complementing the similarly modern architectural concept of Tera Tower in this masterplanned 8-hectare development.

The community will be interconnected through a multilane road network, pedestrian sidewalk and an underground power system and utilities for a refreshing and spacious ambiance in contrast to the typical warm and crowded environment business districts usually have. Aside from these, there will be functional open spaces which can be used for events, exhibits and other outdoor activities.

Building features

The US Green Building Council's LEED green building program is the globally recognized and preeminent program for the design, construction, maintenance and operations of high-performance green buildings and in line with its aim for LEED Gold certification, Tera Tower will showcase sustainable and efficient building features. Common areas will be brightly lit with durable and energy-efficient LED lights to better manage electricity consumption.

A rainwater recycling system will be used to irrigate the building's common area landscaping instead of using potable water. Office spaces will use double glazed windows on all the exterior glass facades of the building to allow sunlight to pass through but limit the flow of heat going into the building. This minimizes the need for the use of office lighting and air-conditioning, potentially leading to electricity savings and better air quality for the tenants. To encourage taking more economical and environment-friendly modes of transportation, bicycle parking spaces and common area shower rooms will be provided for the commuters.

With its world-class engineering design, Tera Tower will feature all of the ideal specifications of a typical modern office space. Each floor is designed for space-efficiency with its large floor plate of around 2,250 sq m, a typical rectangular center-core and widely spaced building columns. The ground floor commercial spaces, with a floor to floor height of 7 meters, will house mid to upscale restaurants and cafes and service establishments such as a 24/7 convenience store and banks catering to the needs of the office employees and the nearby residents.


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