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Homeowners Reap the Sun’s Harvest and Enjoy Zero Electricity Bills

As Imperial Homes Corporation and other real estate developers build more solar-powered communities, we hear of many stories that make the journey of innovation more fulfilling. These stories elevate our customers’ overall experience. If we work together in enabling these property technologies, we can truly transform and elevate the living standards of every Filipino homebuyer.
About two months after the launch of the Philippines’ First Solar Net-Metered Community, many homeowners are now reaping the benefits of sustainable living with their zero electricity bills.

Ed, a 26-year-old safety officer in a construction company, bought a solar-powered home for his parents and has been receiving electricity bills amounting to zero for two consecutive months.
Before living in a solar-powered home, Ed and his family rented a house in the province, where their electricity bill was at Php 2,500.
As the eldest son in his family, Ed’s biggest dream was to live in a house with his family – a home they could call their own. They wanted to break free from renting, but he realized that looking for a home that gave him his money’s worth was not as easy as it seemed.
After years of hard work, Ed started looking for his ideal home. He sorted through many options, but one stood out – Via Verde Trece Martires, with each house is powered by 2.7 kWp Grid-Tied Solar Solution with Net-Metering.

Via Verde Trece Martires Solar Net-Metered Resilient Homes at Trece Martires Cavite

Today, he and his family enjoy what this solar-powered home offers. For two consecutive months, they have received electricity bills amounting to ZERO. For Ed, buying this solar-powered home made him free from the burden of paying electricity. He now uses his savings to help fund his future.
These are the stories that we, sustainable real estate developers, hear when we build green.

During the Ceremonial Energization of the Philippines’ First Solar Net-Metered Community on June 2, 2022

From Left to Right: Aldren B. Samson (President & CEO, Enfinity Imperial Solar Solutions, Inc.),  Atty. William Pamintuan (SVP and Chief Legal Counsel, Meralco),  Agnes Devanadera (Chairperson and CEO, Energy Regulatory Commission), Emma M. Imperial (Chairwoman and CEO, Imperial Homes Corporation)

There are many gains of integrating sustainable technologies into our communities – higher appraisal value, lower construction costs, shorter cash cycle, better financing, and others. But perhaps, the most impactful gain we have when building solar-powered communities may not be found among the lines of the financial statement. When we build green, we unlock the benefits of the sun and our customers experience a transformed and elevated way of living.

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An exclusive dinner reception was organized for the housing developers by the Embassy of Denmark in the Philippines, Connovate ApS, and Connovate Philippines Inc. (CPI) on the 14th of June 2022.

During the event, Denmark’s ambassador to the Philippines, H.E. Grete Sillasen, graciously welcomed both the top executives of Connovate ApS and their potential clients to her house.

In an inspiring message, Mr.Torben Enggard, Chairman of the Board – Ambercon and Director of Connovate, outlined the steps Connovate takes in addressing global warming and unemployment. Mr.Karsten Bro, CEO of Connovate, elaborated this by sharing how they are further elevating their technology to adapt to the changing world. Finally, Mr. Peter Berg, Chairman of Connovate and CEO of Arkitema Architects, expressed his deep gratitude for all the support Connovate is receiving from the Philippine developers. Furthermore, he called on others to use sustainable materials for the construction of homes, structures, and infrastructures.

During her speech and video, CPI’s President & CEO, Ms. Emma Imperial, discussed the advantages and positive effects of Connovate on the Philippine housing market. Also the Chair and CEO of Imperial Homes Group, she introduced Connovate in 2018 as part of her objective to influence other developers to incorporate a clean source of energy and construction materials into their projects.

Connovate is an innovative technology from Denmark. As a high-performance concrete panel with a strength of 14,000 PSI, it provides sustainable, resilient, and healthy buildings.

The event provided an ideal opportunity for Connovate leaders, urban planners (represented by Jun Palafox), and developers (including DamosaLand, AboitizLand, Inc., Rockwell Land Corporation, Filinvest Land Inc, Amaia/Bellavita, Pueblo de Oro Development Corporation, MyCitihomes, and The Hauslands) to exchange ideas on developing and designing resilient and sustainable structures.

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IFC/World Bank Awards EDGE and BRI Certificates to Imperial Homes Corporation

International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, awarded the most coveted EDGE and BRI Certificates to Imperial Homes Corporation (IHC), the Philippines’ first Property Technology (PropTech) Developer, for successfully integrating sustainability and resiliency into its Via Verde Trece Martires (VVTM) housing project in Cavite.

On the 27th of April 2022, IFC/ World Bank Group’s global leaders Corinne Figueredo (Senior Operations Officer at IFC’s Climate Strategy and Business Development), Ommid Saberi (Global Lead and Product Manager), and Angelo Tan (IFC’s Country Lead for the Philippines), personally presented the EDGE and BRI Certificates to Emma M. Imperial, Chair & CEO of Imperial Homes Group of Companies.

From left to right: Ommid Saberi, IFC’s Global Lead and Product Manager; Emma M. Imperial, Chair & CEO of IHC Group of Companies; Corinne Figueredo, Senior Operations Officer at IFC’s Climate Strategy and Business Development; Aldren B. Samson, COO of IHC Group of Companies and President & CEO of Enfinity Imperial Solar Solutions Inc.; and Angelo Tan, IFC’s Country Lead for the Philippines.

The EDGE or Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiency is a global standard for green building that measures every home’s energy, water, and materials efficiency. At the same time, the BRI or Building Resiliency Index is an IFC’s resilient assessment framework and hazard mapping app that assesses, improves, and discloses building resilience.

Both EDGE and BRI Certificates validate that each IHC house is green and resilient to weather and climate-related hazards, clearly indicating that IHC is a model for sustainable, resilient, and affordable homes in the world.

The Awarding was held at Via Verde Trece Martires (VVTM) in Cavite, one of IHC’s EDGE and BRI-certified housing communities. IHC’s housing projects are developed with houses integrated with solar solutions that substantially lower electricity costs and Connovate’s high-performance concrete panels with superior resilience against weather and climate-related hazards.

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Connovate Philippines Inc. and Damosa Land Inc. expand Partnerships with another Supply Agreement Signing

Connovate Philippines Inc. (CPI) strengthened its partnership with Damosa Land Inc. (DLI) by signing another Supply Agreement for 30 units of Acacia Model on March 28, 2022, in Davao City.  Ms. Emma M. Imperial, CPI President, and Mr. Ricardo F. Lagdameo,  DLI President, and their respective executives and officers graced the ceremonial event.

The recent Supply Agreement confirms that DLI will still use the high-performance concrete panels of Connovate for their Acacia model at Ameria Subdivision in Panabo City, Davao del Norte. 

The partnership started in May 2019 when DLI availed the fast and sustainable building technology of Connovate for their growing projects in Davao. CPI initially supplied and installed wall panels for DLI’s Magnolia model. The positive output on the developer, sales networks, and homebuyers encouraged DLI to use Connovate’s resilient and eco-friendly technology further.

The high-performance concrete of CPI’s Imperial Composite Panels (ICP) presents numerous advantages to the Acacia model, such as growth prevention of disease-causing molds due to its low permeability walls and high resiliency to fire, earthquakes, and typhoons.  The good insulating properties of the ICP walls also offer a cooler temperature.

The Acacia model of DLI is the largest two-story single home in Ameria Subdivision. It has a spacious floor area of 232 sq.m. The elegant design and functional layout coupled with Connovate’s resilient and sustainable qualities will give Acacia model a cutting-edge advantage perfect for the discerning preferences of intelligent homebuyers. 

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Imperial Homes Receives World’s First IFC/World Bank BRI Certification

Imperial Homes Corporation, the first PropTech developer in the country, bagged another global recognition as the World’s First Recipient of Building Resiliency Index (BRI) Certification from IFC/ World Bank Group.

IFC presented this certification on, the 24th of March 2022, to Ms. Emma M. Imperial, Chair and CEO of Imperial Homes Group of Companies. The BRI Certification validates that IHC’s disruptive sustainability efforts in its housing communities pass the national standards and criteria for green building resiliency.

With Connovate’s technology, the homes of IHC received the resilience rating of “B” which is currently the highest BRI category for affordable housing. 

The “B” rating from BRI proves that IHC’s home and property developments incorporate the latest building code requirements that can stand against hazards such as 7-8.4 magnitudes for earthquakes, 320 km/hr wind for typhoons, and a 2-hour rating for fire.

BRI is an IFC’s resilient assessment framework and hazard mapping that aims to provide developers, financial institutions, insurers, and government an efficient way to assess, improve and disclose the resilience of buildings.

IHC’s integration of clean and natural energy sources and building materials like Solar solution and Connovate’s high-strength concrete panels mitigate climate change while improving housing and living standards.

IHC is also a proud IFC model for Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies or EDGE, championing sustainability for mass housing developments. 

Emma Imperial
Chair & CEO, Imperial Homes Group of Companies

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