SM Investments Corporation, a leading Philippine investment company, has opened its 83rd mall – SM City Bataan – with a commitment to sustainable design and operations.
SM City Bataan uses large ‘clerestory’ windows to reduce up to approximately 2240 kWh of energy consumption every day.
In addition, recycled water is mainly used at SM City Bataan for water closet flushing, landscape maintenance, and for watering the cooling towers for the building’s air conditioning system.
According to Junias M Eusebio, senior assistant VP of SM Supermalls, SM City Bataan houses all of its retailers under one roof in order to reduce the carbon footprint of visitors.
Located in an area known to be susceptible to surface flooding, SM has set up two rainwater catchment tanks in the mall’s structure to reduce soil erosion and flow of stormwater that causes urban flooding.
With the ongoing commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, SM says it will continue to integrate sustainability into its daily operations.
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