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BGC Initiatives in Becoming a Greener City

Posted: Jul 01,2021

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If it’s not yet known to you, Bonifacio Global City (BGC) is one of the best places to live in Metro Manila. More than just pure aesthetics and vibrant surrounding, it is perhaps the most responsible city taking initiatives to address increasing heat index this metro experiences. This city recently shifted its focus to lessen its carbon emission and residuals while continuously building a more involved community that champions sustainable and eco-friendly initiatives and advocacies.

 

In 2020, BGC successfully cut its carbon emission down to 37 percent while offsetting 62 percent of greenhouse gas by converting streetlights, parks, and buildings with a renewable energy source, encouraging alternative transportation modes, and planting trees and shrubs around the city. The 3,800 trees in its 240-hectare estate helped improve the urban microclimate.

Each corner and lane has been well-thought of to serve a special purpose. In fact one of the modern initiatives that BGC has been well-favored for is establishing the dedicated bus and Personal Mobility Device (PMD) lanes enabled many commuters and car drivers to switch to bicycles and electric kick scooters. Apart from bike lanes, the high visibility of street signs and traffic lights, and the wide pathways make BGC a pedestrian-friendly place. With this initiative, BGC is probably the only area in Metro Manila where pedestrians, bikers, e-scooter riders, skateboarders can brave the roads safely alongside private vehicles without the fear of getting hit by one.

For solid waste, BGC organized a weekly Clean and Dry Plastic Drop-off to encourage BGCitizens to segregate in their homes and drop-off plastics for recycling. BGC collects an average of 400 kg of plastics per month from commercial and residential buildings. But aside from the association’s efforts to this green city, BGC residents are also equally responsible citizens. You will rarely see a BGCitizen littering their trashes. It is more likely you see one picking someone else’s trash rather than see them irresponsibly throw theirs.

BGC is also one of the greenest mixed-used estates, with 70 percent of its office buildings recognized as green buildings by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence (BERDE), and WELL. Because of this, a lot of companies are eyeing on commercial spaces for rent in BGC, especially now that the real estate market is at its most flexible condition. It's a testament to how BGC makes a collective effort to turn the micro-city into a healthier place to live, work, and play.

No wonder why many people choose to live in condos for rent in BGC. With everything within arms’ reach, responsible management and citizens, plus a safe neighborhood day and night, BGC is truly the place you would want to live in.

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