Managers, facility engineers and planning and construction coordinators from the retail industry converged last June 7 to 9 at the Radisson Blu Hotel – Cebu for a Training of Trainers for the ConservePhil.
ConservePhil is a project implemented by the Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST) along with partners TUV Rheinland Philippines and GIZ, on behalf of German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.
The three-day workshop is part of the project’s second phase (Involve Phase), which aims to identify and capacitate a pool of local trainers who will play a vital role in carrying forward initiatives, helping organize the awareness program, technical training and workshops, and offering consulting services in the next project stage.
Highlights of the first day include an introduction to energy efficiency standards, current implementation scenario in the Philippines and the processes of energy management system. Meanwhile, the second day featured lengthy discussions on the implementation of energy efficiency measures. Finally, the third day was dedicated to equipping the participants with knowledge in energy efficiency audit and effective training management. Participants were made to complete exercises throughout the course.
The training was facilitated by Mr. Carmelito A. Tatlonghari, a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional who is also a Technical Consultant for ASSIST.
ASSIST Director for Projects and Grants Management Sathappan Sathappan explains that the TOT session helped the participants understand the importance of energy efficiency and the best practices applicable to the retail industry. They were also provided guidance on standard energy-efficient practices, as well as the implementation benefits and challenges that await. This way, participants trained can act as multipliers and create a broad and structural impact on their industry.
Following three TOT sessions, local trainers, with the support of ASSIST and TUV, will organize part of the awareness program targeting about 300 retailers. They will also develop the content of materials to be used during the technical training, workshops and coaching activities.#