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Bringing health and environment to the forefront of how we design buildings

Growing demand for green buildings across the world have been driven partly by companies believing that they improve profit, brand image and reputation. Building green is also a way for businesses to prepare for changes in legislation relating to environmental, social and governance issues, especially with the recently concluded COP26 (UN Climate Change Conference).

With the upheaval that the pandemic has caused, people’s health and how a space contributes to it has also become more critical in addition to its environmental impact. Employees and tenants are a company’s most important resources, investing in their health and safety is not only necessary but is good business as well.

Sustainable and healthy buildings and spaces are built differently than regular ones and must pass a rigid standard in order to be certified. JCVA are accredited consultants in WELL, LEED and BERDE. When planning or rethinking your spaces, our professionals can guide you to ensure that your projects are faithful to their standards and criteria and therefore attain their much desired certification.


Developed by International Well Building Institute, WELL Building Standard not only focus on health but also a person’s wellbeing. It aims “to deliver more thoughtful and intentional spaces that enhance human health and well-being”. WELL is organized into seven concepts which all have design implications: Air, Water, Nourishment, Light, Fitness, Comfort, and Mind. Being performance-based, buildings must also pass a quality test for each concept.


Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is a certification developed by the Green Building Council. LEED provides a “framework for healthy, highly efficient, and cost-saving green buildings”. Its requirements are organized into seven categories: Innovation, Indoor Environmental Quality, Materials and Resources, Location and Transportation, Sustainable Sites, Energy and Atmosphere, and Water Efficiency. According to a study, LEED-certified buildings contributed 50% less greenhouse gas emissions.


Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence (BERDE) is the Philippines’ local green building certification. BERDE is recognized by the Department of Energy (DOE) as the National Voluntary Green Building Rating System. This certification looks at how efficient resources were used and the environmental performance of building projects.

Berde has nine categories: Energy Efficiency and Conservation, Water Efficiency and Conservation, Waste Management, Management, Use of Land and Ecology, Green Materials, Transportation, Indoor Environment Quality, and Emissions.

Got questions about green and WELL buildings? We would love to discuss it with you. Send us an email at and visit to know more about our team and other services we provide.



JCVA is a real estate consultancy firm composed of a leadership and project team with over 120 years of combined industry experience. Regardless of project scale, quality assurance and risk management remain our priority and our commitment to on-time and within-budget delivery stands firm.

Our services range from project planning and development, cost consultancy to WELL and LEED advisory. We specialize in providing tailor-fit project management solutions to businesses in need of expeditious and cost-effective means to achieve business goals. JCVA is with you at every point, from the very beginning of the project to when we hand you your keys.

We consider your success to be our own. Guided by your vision and our mission to build better businesses, JCVA delivers bespoke solutions that will lead your project to success.

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