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MANILA, Philippines – Ascott Limited’s Citadines Salcedo Makati, a premier serviced residence, was recently awarded the Green Mark Award by the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore (BCA). The property had undergone BCA’s stringent comprehensive framework of assessment, which is focused on the building’s sustainable design, construction, and operational practices aimed at reducing the adverse impacts of the building on the environment and occupant health over the entire building life cycle. Citadines Salcedo Makati is the first serviced residence in the Philippines to be BCA Green Mark-certified.

The BCA Green Mark evaluates buildings to primarily shape a more environmentally friendly and sustainable built environment. The buildings are assessed based on energy and water efficiency, environmental protection, indoor environmental quality, and green and innovative features that contributed to enhanced building performance.

Ascott Limited has been a strong advocate of green living, adopting a global campaign “Go Green @Ascott.” With the vision of being the leading green-serviced residence company, Ascott is constantly on the lookout for breakthroughs in green technology and practices, and more green products available.

Citadines Salcedo Makati has incorporated energy-and water-saving features throughout the property help reduce carbon footprint. The building was built to conform to global environmental specifications by using energy-efficient lighting, which makes use of LED lights that burn less energy, practically maintenance free and lasts longer than traditional incandescent light. Apartment toilets feature water-saving fittings such as dual flush toilet cisterns to cut down on water consumption. Citadines Salcedo Makati is also designed to make good use of natural lighting and ventilation, aimed at minimizing its environmental impact while ensuring users’ comfort. Staff and residents have likewise been encouraged to pitch in via segregation of biodegradable and non-biodegradable items and utilize reusable eco bags for shopping, etc.

Situated in Salcedo Village within the Makati central business district, Citadines Salcedo Makati is within walking distance to various financial and corporate offices including Citibank Tower, Ayala Tower and the Philippine Stock Exchange. The property is just a stone’s throw away to lifestyle and wellness hubs as well as recreational facilities and attraction including the Makati Sports Club and Velazquez Salcedo Park.

Citadines Salcedo Makati offers a selection of studio to two-bedroom loft apartments for business or leisure travelers who value home comforts and central location. Each of the 215 apartments comes fully-furnished with modern kitchen, home entertainment system and wireless Internet connectivity. The stylish apartments also feature floor-to-ceiling windows that allows ample natural light and is accented by touches of vibrant green and purple color, fixtures accented by capiz and artwork by Filipino contemporary artist.

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Citadines Salcedo Makati is managed by The Ascott Limited, a member of CapitaLand. It is the largest international serviced residence owner-operator with more than 250 properties in over 90 cities spanning more than 25 countries across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Gulf region. The company operates three award-winning brands Ascoot, Citadines and Somerset.

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