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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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EXPANDING GREEN BUILDING INITIATIVES

Imperial Homes Corporation has always been the frontrunner in advocating sustainability. Its Via Verde Project, which received various recognitions as the first solar-powered resilient community, is a solid proof that green building is not only good for the environment but a rewarding investment as well. We continue to enjoy phenomenal increasing monthly reservation sales as more and more Filipinos recognize the long-term benefits and value of solar and Connovate’s High-Performance Concrete Panels.

We continue to expand our Via Verde Project in various locations such as CALABARZON, Bicol, and Cabanatuan City. Recently, we have successfully launched two new projects: Via Verde Padre Garcia in Padre Garcia, Batangas, and Via Verde Heights Subdivision in Estanza Legazpi City.
 
This Green Housing Innovation has also attracted other big developers, such as Damosa Land and AboitizLand, to partner with us in developing sustainable communities in other areas in the country.

We continue to expand our Via Verde Project in various locations such as CALABARZON, Bicol, and Cabanatuan City. Recently, we have successfully launched two new projects: Via Verde Padre Garcia in Padre Garcia, Batangas, and Via Verde Heights Subdivision in Estanza Legazpi City.
 
This Green Housing Innovation has also attracted other big developers, such as Damosa Land and AboitizLand, to partner with us in developing sustainable communities in other areas in the country.

Stakeholders’ Role on Green Building
 
As we want to encourage more developers to integrate green innovations into their property developments, the PropTech Consortium of the Philippines, where Ms. Emma Imperial sits as the chairwoman, has also secured strong support from Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF), Organization of Socialized and Economic Housing Developers of the Philippines (OSHDP), Inc., Subdivision and Housing Developers Association (SHDA), and National Home Mortgage Finance Corporation (NHMFC), to address the pain points of developers and establish long term-innovative solutions.

The Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) and the Department of Energy (DOE) also committed to develop programs incentivizing real estate players that will embrace business models that promote the development, utilization, and commercialization of renewable energy such as but not limited to Solar Community Development.
 
With the support of all the players in the industry, we are looking forward to a much greener Philippines. As we continue with our advocacy, we are also hoping that more sustainable financing programs will be offered to developers that offer green solutions. A better future is possible through a whole-of-nation and whole-of-government approach.

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IHC x NHMFC: Philippines’ Champion for Sustainable Real Estate

NHMFC bagged the prestigious Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) Award at the 8th Asia Pacific Housing Forum held on December 9, 2021. The BALAI BERDE Program of NHMFC was recognized as the innovator that scored highest in the sustainability criteria under the Public Policies category. The Program is a sustainable financing solution that promotes green and sustainable home and community developments in the Philippines. It encourages developers and homebuyers to patronize sustainable developments with lower interest rates, longer loan periods, higher appraisal, and flexible terms.

Imperial Homes Corporation: Sustainable Property Technology Developer
Sustainability is the key to a better tomorrow. The global effort to address the effects of climate change drives major industries to formulate innovative technologies and methodologies promoting sustainability. The construction and real estate industry are two of the most aggressive contributors to sustainable innovations. In the Philippines, Imperial Homes Corporation (IHC) developed the most sustainable and innovative housing model for Filipino homebuyers. Every home unit of IHC is powered by solar solutions and built with the resilient and eco-friendly concrete panels of Connovate. The International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, recognizes these innovative features as viable green building components qualified for their Advanced EDGE Certification. The EDGE Certified houses of IHC provide savings on electricity, water, and embodied energy to homeowners, promoting inclusive growth for the community.
IHC x NHMFC: Philippines’ Champion for Sustainable Real EstateNHMFC bagged the prestigious Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) Award at the 8th Asia Pacific Housing Forum held on December 9, 2021. The BALAI BERDE Program of NHMFC was recognized as the innovator that scored highest in the sustainability criteria under the Public Policies category. The Program is a sustainable financing solution that promotes green and sustainable home and community developments in the Philippines. It encourages developers and homebuyers to patronize sustainable developments with lower interest rates, longer loan periods, higher appraisal, and flexible terms.

Imperial Homes Corporation: Sustainable Property Technology Developer

Sustainability is the key to a better tomorrow. The global effort to address the effects of climate change drives major industries to formulate innovative technologies and methodologies promoting sustainability. The construction and real estate industry are two of the most aggressive contributors to sustainable innovations. In the Philippines, Imperial Homes Corporation (IHC) developed the most sustainable and innovative housing model for Filipino homebuyers. Every home unit of IHC is powered by solar solutions and built with the resilient and eco-friendly concrete panels of Connovate. The International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, recognizes these innovative features as viable green building components qualified for their Advanced EDGE Certification. The EDGE Certified houses of IHC provide savings on electricity, water, and embodied energy to homeowners, promoting inclusive growth for the community.




NHMFC and IHC: Partners for Sustainable Philippine Real Estate

IHC is proud to be part of NHMFC’s recognition as the first developer in the country accredited for the BALAI BERDE Program. Currently, only the homebuyers of solar-powered resilient homes enjoy the benefits of this green financing innovation. The strong partnership between NHMFC and IHC showcases that collaborative effort results in positive transformation, changing the way we live for the better.

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