Ascott Makati

  • Building Type : Hotel, boarding house
  • Construction Year : 1999
  • Delivery year : 2019
  • Address 1 - street : 1224 East St, Makati 1000 METRO MANILA, Other countries
  • Climate zone : [Aw] Tropical Wet & Dry with dry winter.

  • Net Floor Area : 55 225 m2

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Certifications :

  • Primary energy need :
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Energy consumption
Economical buildingBuilding
< 50A
51 à 90B
91 à 150C
151 à 230D
231 à 330E
331 à 450F
> 450G
Energy-intensive building

Surrounded by steel-clad skyscrapers, Ascott Makati stands out from the busy city of Manila. The hotel offers guests a tranquil escape, while also providing easy access to the shopping hub of Ayala and nearby corporate offices such as the Philippine Stock Exchange. The 20-floor hotel consists of 362 serviced apartments ranging from studios to three-bedrooms that are designed to feel like a home away from home. Each suite contains a fully equipped kitchen and elegant furnishings, while downstairs guests can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, tennis court or gym.

The developers of Ascott Makati, The Ascott Limited, chose to retrofit the existing hotel to improve resource efficiency and to appeal to guests who are committed to a sustainable lifestyle. The redesign of the hotel included installing energy-efficient air conditioning and heat pumps for hot water to save energy. Other features like low-flow showerheads and dual flush water closets conserve water. Ascott also reused existing material from the floor slabs, roof, walls and window frames, which will reduce embodied energy in materials by 84%. The building is expected to reduce operational costs by more than one fourth.

Based in Singapore, Ascott has a global portfolio of over 660 properties in 170 cities across more than 30 countries. The international lodging owner-operator has more than 30 years of experience delivering quality projects and has committed to building its properties green. From China to Ghana, Ascott contributes to a transformation of the hospitality industry that invests in sustainable construction methods. Ascott Makati has received final EDGE certification from the Philippine Green Building Initiative.

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3rd part certified

Photo credit

Photos Courtesy of The Ascott Limited

Construction Manager

    The Ascott Limited



    Site manager

    Ayala Land


    Real estate company


    Architecture International



Owner approach of sustainability

ASCOTT Makati has achieved EDGE green building certification from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, a global recognition since it is the first to receive such distinction in the service residence category of EDGE.

EDGE is an innovative green building certification system that helps reduce a building’s energy and water consumption and decrease greenhouse-gas emissions, which in turn drives operational efficiency and reduces environmental impacts.

Ascott Makati reflects the aspirations of its guests’ commitment to sustainability. With the property’s attainment of EDGE’s minimum standard of a 20 percent reduction in the use of energy, water, and the energy that goes into making the construction materials, the certification creates an opportunity for high-performing urban dwellings. There are unique operational requirements and building elements for serviced residences which affect consumption patterns. The serviced residence category of EDGE ensures an accurate benchmark against which properties can be measured and awarded.

“Our commitment to EDGE is an acknowledgement of the premium we bring to our guests through sustainable practices,” said Philip Barnes, The Ascott Limited Philippines’ Area Head for Luzon.

“Ascott Makati’s EDGE certification will pave the way for more properties to be certified under this international green benchmark that has great potential for the serviced residence industry. EDGE certification is a great beginning to our partnership with IFC, which includes expanding research and implementing the sustainable design of serviced residences in emerging regions.”

“We want to be leaders in the serviced residence industry’s development of green technology and design practices,” said Daniel Wee, country general manager of The Ascott Limited Philippines. “We need to be rooted in our vision to uphold and advance our procedures for protecting the environment, for the benefit of our customers.”

With an increasing global demand by corporate clients for properties with green features, the obtaining of EDGE certification status by Ascott Makati is a game changer in the industry.

Architectural description

Towering over Makati in a modern steel-and-glass structure, Ascott Makati offers self-catering apartments with views of the city. Here, visitors will be introduced to towering steel-clad skyscrapers, a diverse range of entertainment hotspots as well as culture and historical landmarks
The 20-floor hotel consists of 362 serviced apartments ranging from studios to three-bedrooms that are designed to feel like a home away from home. E

Energy consumption

  • 65,00 kWhfe/m2.year
  • 16 kWhfe/m2.year : cooling energy
    5 kWhfe/m2.year : fan energy
    4 kWhfe/m2.year : pump energy
    5 kWhfe/m2.year : other
    12 kWhfe/m2.year : lighting
    2 kWhfe/m2.year : water heating
    21 kWhfe/m2.year : catering

  • 89,00 kWhpe/m2.year

Envelope performance

    Roof U-value: 1.99 W/m².K
    Wall U-value: 1.86 W/m².K
    Glass U-value: 5.75 W/m².K


    • No heating system
    • Heat pump
    • Water chiller
    • Natural ventilation
    • No renewable energy systems

GHG emissions

  • 38,00 KgCO2/m2/year
  • CO₂ Emissions from Electricity Generation: 591.7 g/kWh

Water management

  • 68 592,00 m3
  • 29 m3/ room/year : guest showers
    7 m3/ room/year : guest faucets
    8 m3/ room/year : Guest /WC
    3 m3/ room/year : public area
    16 m3/ room/year : kitchen
    4 m3/ room/year : landscaping

Health & Comfort

    Ascott Makati offers our guests the comforts and little lavishes that makes for a memorable stay. Serviced apartments are spacious and elegantly furnished with contemporary furniture. Apartments come in various sizes, ranging from studios to three-bedroom apartments that come fitted with en-suite bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, washing machines and dryers.

    Ascott guests have access to comprehensive facilities such as an on-site fitness centre, outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, spa and massage centre and a list of services like dry cleaning, airport transfer, babysitting and daily housekeeping.


    Reduced Window to Wall Ratio - WWR of 49%
    Air Conditioning with Water Cooled Chiller - COP of 5.9
    Variable Speed Drives on the Fans of Cooling Towers
    Heat Pump for Hot Water - COP of 3.2
    Energy-Saving Light Bulbs - Internal/External Spaces/Back of house

    Second œuvre / Plomberie, sanitaire 

    -Low-Flow Showerheads - 7.89 L/min
    -Low-Flow Faucets in Guest Rooms/Apartment Area - 4.61 L/min
    -Dual Flush for Water Closets in Guest Rooms/Apartment Area - 5 L/first flush and 3.5
    L/second flush
    -Water-Efficient Urinals in All Bathrooms - 1.9 L/flush
    -Single Flush/Flush Valve for Water Closets in all Other Bathrooms - 4.8 L/flush
    -Water-Efficient Dishwashers - 5.3 L/Rack
    -Water-Efficient Kitchen Faucets - 4.61 L/min

    Second œuvre / Cloisons, isolation

    -Floor Slabs: Re-Use of Existing Floorslab
    -Roof Construction: Re-Use of Existing Roof
    -External Walls: Re-Use of Existing Wall
    -Internal Walls: Re-Use of Existing Wall
    -Window Frames: Re-Use of Existing Window Frames

Energy bill

  • 50 394,00

Building Environmental Quality

  • comfort (visual, olfactive, thermal)
  • water management
  • energy efficiency
Manila's climate is classified as tropical. The temperature here averages 27.3 °C.

​Energy (26% energy savings) :  Air conditioning with water cooled chiller, heat pump for hot water and energy-saving lighting.
Water (34% water savings): Low-flow showerheads and faucets, dual flush water closets in guest rooms, water-efficient single flush water closets and water-efficient urinals in other bathrooms, and water-efficient dishwashers.
Materials (84% less energy embodied in materials) : Re-use of existing floor slabs, roof, internal and external walls and window frames.

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