ALI pushes sustainability goal with Ayala North Exchange

Published June 22, 2021, 11:45 AM

by James A. Loyola

Ayala Land Inc. is touting its Ayala North Exchange as a model for sustaibility practices with its LEED-compliant, resource-efficient model that helps to minimize its carbon footprint.

In a statement, ALU said its dedicated civic space is also the only urban oasis at the northern corridor of Ayala Avenue, continuously providing the community with much needed open spaces that foster well-being and social interaction.

The Ayala North Exchange is a signature mixed-use development that utilizes environment-friendly systems to reduce waste generation and power consumption.

Its energy-efficient lighting, heat island reduction measures, and installation of Low-E glass aid in reducing carbon emissions, while vital equipment such as a District Cooling System coupled with green-energy sourcing further minimizes its impact on the environment.

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“The towers were designed and built to create far-reaching positive impacts not only on the environment but on the local economy and community as well,” said Ayala Land Offices Chief Operating Officer Francis Roxas.

He added that, “Aside from generating more investments into the Philippines, the development provides employment opportunities to over 10,000 individuals.”

ALI said Ayala North Exchange was recently named the lone finalist from the Philippines at the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence which cites superior development efforts in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors.

Roxas said the development’s rain-water collection system, together with the installation of low-volume toilet fixtures, also significantly lessens wasteful water use.

Solid waste management segregation and recycling procedures are regularly practiced, abating disposal of reusable litter.

Ayala North Exchange’s tower office facility has a combined gross leasable area of approximately 56,000 square meters that stands above a three-level retail podium with 10,000 square meters of restaurants and shopping spaces.

Located in one of the office towers is Seda Residences Makati, the first serviced apartment under the Seda Hotels brand.

The development also features a 2,600-square-meter civic space and an elevated walkway from EDSA to Gil Puyat Avenue for increased connectivity and pedestrian mobility.

 
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