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ERC Inaugurates its New Eco-Friendly Building

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), in its move to have an improved and safer environment for its employees, has finally found a new building which is located also in the heart of Ortigas Business District – The Exquadra Tower. The inauguration of the new ERC office building initially took place on the 4th of April 2022, with the Executive floor being the first one to be fully designed and completed.

“The idea of us transferring to a new building has been long overdue and has been one of the projects that ERC is working on for quite some time now. The main idea is to really acquire a building of our own but leasing a new building for now is more practicable and the immediate and essential motivation is mainly for safety reasons,” ERC Chairperson and CEO Agnes VST Devanadera explained.

The Exquadra Tower, a Platinum Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design or an LEED–certified building, is designed and built to improve energy and water efficiency, Carbon dioxide (CO2) emission reduction compliant, and is aligned with the Commission’s aim to promote a green and eco-friendly environment for its employees and clientele.

“Transferring to a new building is really one of the projects I wanted to accomplish before my term ends this July. There’s a lot of reasons why there’s a need for us to transfer, but the main reason is for our employees to have a safer place while having the benefits of a state-of-the-art building like the Exquadra. The building is not just environment-friendly but will increase employee productivity as the space will be enough for everyone,” ERC Chair Devanadera emphasized.

The building, which is 38-storey high with five (5) basement floors, features top of the line destination control elevators and has turnstiles to prevent traffic in the building. It has a simple modern touch of architecture with an earthly-inspired color.

“As Regulator of the electric power industry, I wanted to set an example that buildings like this are the ones that we should start occupying as it helps our environment to be greener in the long run. The Commission was inspired to settle in the Exquadra Tower it being an LEED-Certified building that we would be using as our homestead for the next few years, until ERC can acquire its own building,” ERC Chair Devanadera added.

ERC’s new office is located at 1601 Exchange Road, Brgy. San Antonio, Pasig City. The ERC leases the 8th, 11th, 12th, 14th, and 15th floors plus the basement. The entire ERC workforce is expected to transfer by the end of June 2022.



 


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