PROPERTY developer Megaworld Corp. said it is incorporating digital technology, design innovations and connectivity into its townships.
“We have assigned teams to study how we can seamlessly integrate smart technology and innovations into our townships,” Kevin L. Tan, the company’s senior vice president said. “In this fast-changing digital world, we see the importance of aligning our developments to quickly adapt to the disruptions, which we perceive as opportunities.”
Among the projects to be implemented under the program include the digitization of customer service and payment processes, integration of smart- home technology in residential units, utilization of digital technology and energy-efficient materials in structural designs, creation of so-called township-operation centers across all developments.
It said it will make use its round-the-clock security and safety monitoring and emergency response in every township, urban art installations and creative pedestrian crosswalks, parking system, including provision for electric vehicle charging in mall developments, among others.
Green and sustainable features will also be at the core of the program. Some of the initiatives that will be implemented include the conversion of old streetlights to LED and solar-powered lights, green roofing for office buildings, provision of vertical green spaces across developments.
“iTownships will become our new brand in ‘creating the townships of the future.’ It is about innovation, integration, internet and interconnectivity,” said Tan, the son of company founder Andrew Tan. “Having these features in our townships does not only make our developments ‘future ready,’ but it also allows us to take greater steps toward sustainability and environmental responsibility.”
During the last 28 years, the Megaworld Group has already built over 660 residential developments, 54 office towers and 15 lifestyle malls in 22 communities across the Philippines.