Italpinas Development Corporation (IDC), a green building real estate developer which started their roots in Cagayan de Oro City earned a spot as part of the elite nominees of Asia CEO Awards. Asia CEO Awards is the largest business awards event in the Philippines and Southeast Asia. One of the award categories is the SME Company of the Year. It is open to any Profit-Making Company that achieved important success.

 IDC was originally developed in 2009 as Italpinas Euroasian Design and Eco-development Corporation by Chairman and CEO, Architect Romolo Valentino Nati and Attorney Jojo Leviste III, and was later on renamed as the formerly mentioned. It exists as a real estate developer focused on developing green buildings in the country's emerging cities, and is a company that is committed to environmental sustainability through elegant architectural solutions and trademark contemporary Italian aesthetic design.

The company's flagship green building project, Primavera Residences (PR) in Cagayan de Oro City, followed by Primavera City (PC), still in CDO, are designed through Biomimicry Technique. Architecture design for both buildings has inner voids to increase natural air ventilation, thus providing a natural climate cooling system without necessarily spending cost and energy on air conditioners. Aside from countless amenities to cater to the residential tenants' needs, both buildings also optimize the use of energy in common areas through the photovoltaic panels that provide renewable energy production.

Young as the company may seem, it has already been certified by Edge, a green building standard and a certification system for over 140 countries; and have received various local and international awards such as the Best Mixed-use Development in the Philippines award for both Primavera City (2016-2017) and Primavera Residences (2014-2015) given by the Asia Pacific Property Awards. IDC was also recognized during the 2016 Philippine Green Building Council Awards with a Leadership in Green Building and was highly commended during the 2011 Southeast Asia Property Awards as the Best Condo Development.

Consequently, with IDC making its waves with its accomplishments and qualifying as one of the nominees for Asia CEO Awards 2018's SME Company of the Year, fingers are crossed for IDC to take home the award during the Grand Awards Night this October 16, 2018, at the Marriott Grand Ballroom, Pasay Metro Manila.

THEA FRANCESCA TABUDLONG || Content Writer & Marketing Support Assistant