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Filinvest’s New Clark City features the new face of sustainable development

Philippines-based developer redefines sustainability from green spaces and recycling components to Eco-Tech-Ture and an EV batteries plant.

As real estate evolves in the realm of sustainability, Filinvest’s Innovation Park New Clark City is emerging as a testament to a paradigm shift in sustainable development.

Whilst the real estate sector continues to tread in this direction, sustainability is no longer confined to the design of traditional environmental features but is redefined to focus on quality malleability. This is why business leaders now seamlessly translate their environmental commitment into tangible actions, embracing green spaces, renewable energy, and recycled components.

This shift comes to life in Filinvest’s forthcoming project — a 288-hectare mixed-use and industrial township, the Filinvest Innovation Park New Clark City, positioned at the intersection of sustainable development and progressive urban planning.

More importantly, Filinvest New Clark City will incorporate several sustainable features, such as the use of solar energy and other renewables, a sewage treatment plant for greywater recycling and irrigation, super blocks for a smarter power grid, and other initiatives. From the very start, the innovation park has sustainability in mind with its design, yet it incorporates a varied function to “progress or develop.”

Francis Ceballos, senior vice president and business unit head for Industrial & Logistics at Filinvest Land Inc., referred to New Clark City as a “city where everything works with different integral parts.” That viewpoint seamlessly applies to incorporating sustainability into the entire development process.

First, with environmental features being imperative for any design, this extends to the very geographical significance of Clark Freeport. Once a former United States Air Force facility, Clark has transformed into a booming industrial hub with a vision of ongoing real estate development.

Filinvest Land saw an economic prospect in Clark, but shared the vision of long-term prospects through sustainability. It is further proven by the strategic development of New Clark City being the first Philippine 5G-powered city, attracting industries of its ecological viability.

The community surrounding Clark is also crucial on this matter, with the design intentional to create “green, inclusive, and resilient” designs for sustainable communities.

For its industrial prospects, the innovation park highlights the need for adaptability both ecologically and economically. Filinvest currently has a track record on flexible products like Ready-Built-Factory (RBF) and Build-To-Suit (BTS) options.

The type of flexibility incorporated enables 24/7 functionality and cost management during economic doldrums. It is especially applicable for industries with shifting workforce habits, incorporating custom-built spaces, stable connectivity and robust infrastructure. Adaptability is the key to balance both areas, achieving “operational resilience and collaborative synergy.”

With an industrial park about to open its doors to the market, progress has to continue. And so comes the design for New Clark City to integrate innovation and technology into its course.

Underscoring the Eco-Tech-Ture (Ecology, Technology, Architecture) philosophy, the blueprint for sustainability is constantly adapting developments towards its development. For the future industrial park, an example includes super blocks that incorporate walking and biking routes for accessibility.

For a market striving for innovation, any development should lead back to preserving a viable environment where innovation continues and adapts to different forms. And it takes harmony between industry transformation and communal cooperation to foster an environment of change and progress in the real estate market.

Back to New Clark City, with its vision of a landscape where prospects of job opportunities, investments, and industries are beyond finite, it needs to be strong and strategic for the long term. And it needs to come from the most adaptable partners who have their hands on deck for any possible change or progress in the industry.

Currently, one of New Clark City’s first industrial partners is a manufacturer of batteries for electric vehicles (EVs), signifying their commitment to an environment of constant sustainability.

This commitment is emblematic of the shift beyond mere “sustainability for sustainability’s sake.” Instead, it signifies the nurturing of a dynamic ecosystem that supports human development, creativity, innovation, and the simultaneous cultivation of productivity and sustainability.

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