MANILA, PHILIPPINES – With this year’s theme: “Building a Resilient and Sustainable Energy Future: A Transformative Shift to Cleaner Energy,” Italpinas Development Corporation’s (IDC) CEO, Architect Romolo Valentino Nati, recently participated as one of the speakers during the Powertrends 2018 – 13th International Exhibition and Conference on Directions for Energy, Power and Electricity, last September 5, at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City, Metro Manila.

Powertrends is the longest running energy show in the Philippines, organized by Leverage International in cooperation with the Department of Energy, since 1995. It is the regular international exhibition and conference that brings together key business leaders, vendors, developers, institutions and principal energy policymakers responsible for the development of the Philippine energy sector.

Arch. Nati’s presentation on the “Effective Strategies to Reduce Energy Consumption in Green Buildings” took place on the second day of the three-day conference under the “Race in Technology Innovations” session. To highlight the ways to effectively reduce energy consumption in construction, Arch. Nati presented IDC developments starting with its flagship project, Primavera Residences, an eco-friendly mixed-use building featuring, among the implementation of active and passive green technologies, the presence of inner voids which increase natural air ventilation, thus providing a natural climate cooling system.


FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Eduardo V. Manalac (President – TransEnergy International Ltd.), Nigel Hales (Business Development Director – GE Steam Power Systems), Ma. Theresa C. Capellan (CEO – Sun Asia Energy), Mamoru Kimura (Senior Researcher – Hitachi Ltd), and Arch. Romolo Valentino Nati (Chairman & CEO – Italpinas Development Corporation).

Arch. Nati also displayed further green initiatives with the company latest developments, Primavera City in Cagayan de Oro City and Miramonti in Batangas. Both are sustainable mixed-use buildings that have been conceived with the use of advanced design technology called Parametric Software, which allows the designer to select the most appropriate technical and design solutions so that the building orientation, shape, and features are maximized for natural ventilation and natural light. Each design is not only unique and adapted to a specific location but through the use of a smart grid and renewable energy sources such as photovoltaic solar panels, these projects are able to effectively manage the buildings’ power supply, thus reducing electricity costs.

With today’s demand for sustainability, IDC has always been a company that stood by its design philosophy in committing to build sustainable real estate projects in harmony with the environment to bring value to investors, end-users, and the community.

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