THE Climate Change Commission (CCC), Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Department of Energy (DOE) and the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding to improve energy efficiency in government buildings through the BPI Sustainable Energy Finance SEF program.
Five buildings in the Malacañang compound underwent a walk through energy audit to assess the energy efficiency of their lighting , ventilation and airconditioning system. The energy review revealed that retrofitting the buildings would generate potential energy savings of 1 2 million kwh year would cut down electricity cost by some P25 million a year.
The Climate Change Commission shall act as the project manager and coordinator for the project CCC. Vice Chairperson and Executive Director Secretary Lucille Sering said, “The project is part of President Aquino’s efforts to encourage sustainable use of resources to benefit the present and future generations.”
Sering further noted that energy service companies shall be tapped to implement the energy efficiency measures. The DOE shall formulate the monitoring mechanisms and assist in writing the guidelines for energy conserving design of government building and utilities.
June 06, 2012