Crusoe Cabins is a hotel project, strategically located within Landco’s leisure tourism estates at CaSoBe in Calatagan, the Philippines. Developed by Millennial Resort Corporation (MRC), Crusoe Cabins were developed from upcycled container vans transformed into modern, comfortable, and unique accommodations by the sea. The project was planned as part of the company’s commitment to sustainability, also featuring tree-lined bike lanes and walkways to promote mobility with lower carbon footprints, with solar lamps illuminating these paths at night.
Through the use of state-of-the-art technologies such variable refrigerant volume (VRV) cooling systems, energy-saving LED lightbulbs, and water-efficient plumbing features, the project was able to significantly reduce its energy and water consumption, as well as energy embodied in materials, resulting in a more sustainable construction project and a reduced carbon footprint. The properties also utilize double piping for its water system that allows water reclamation and repurposing of wastewater for garden irrigation.
Crusoe Cabins has received Final EDGE Certification from the Philippine GreenBuilding Initiative.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window to wall ratio, external shading devices, variable refrigerant volume (VRV) cooling system, energy-saving lighting for internal and external areas.
Water-efficient kitchen faucets, water-efficient landscaping, efficient flush for water closets, and black water treatment and recycling system.
Composite in-situ concrete and steel deck for the floor, steel sheets on steel rafters and re-use of existing roof for roof construction, re-use of existing walls and plasterboards on metal studs for external walls, plasterboards on metal studs with insulation for internal walls, ceramic tiles for flooring, and aluminum window frames.
*Part of the energy efficiency percentage may be associated with virtual energy for comfort depending on the presence of heating and cooling systems. Note that virtual energy does not contribute savings to utility bills.