Present during the topping-off rites were (L-R) Engr. Aladdin Ucol, Arup Project Manager; Engr. Val Espiritu, Engie Project Director; Arch. Benny Martinez, CASAS Project Director; Stefan Gunnarsson, Engie Business Development Director South East Asia – Engie APAC; Joseph M. Yap, Cyberzone Properties, Inc. & PDDC President; Pierre Cheyron, Engie APAC CEO; Engr. Jonathan Lora, Modair Project Director; Arch. Jovel Burgos, Modair Deputy General Manager; Michael B. Mamalateo; Cyberzone Properties, Inc. AVP for Business Development.

The Philippine DCS Development Corporation (PDDC), a joint venture between Filinvest and the Engie Group, recently topped off the building that will house the biggest District Cooling System (DCS) in the country. Located in Northgate Cyberzone in Filinvest City, Alabang, the DCS is a reliable and highly-efficient system that will generate up to 10,000TR of chilled water for distribution to multiple buildings for air-conditioning purposes. The DCS is a safe, environmentally-sound system that employs strict emission controls, thus reducing production of CO2, the greenhouse gas that causes global warming. It also offers a significant reduction in vibration and noise problems. With superior energy-efficiency than traditional building plants, the DCS also results in reduced fuel consumption and requires less maintenance and monitoring – all contributing to provide higher security, reliability, and flexibility of the chilled water supply to sustain a more comfortable air-conditioned environment for the existing and future buildings within Northgate Cyberzone.

The joint venture with Engie, a worldwide leader in Energy Efficiency and Environmental Services, is part of Filinvest’s efforts to develop environmentally-sustainable communities in support of the Philippine government’s drive for clean energy. The project site, Northgate Cyberzone, is Filinvest’s premier outsourcing hub in Southern Metro Manila developed through Cyberzone Properties, Inc. (CPI).