Representatives of the country’s retail sector convened last July 15, 2011 at the Eastwood Richmonde Hotel for the first Awareness Session of the ConservePhil Project.
ConservePhil is a two-year public-private partnership (PPP) jointly implemented by the Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Improvement (ASSIST) and TUV Rheinland Philippines in cooperation with GIZ, on behalf of German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. It seeks to help retailers achieve energy efficiency benchmarking international standards and best practices.
Mr. Sonny Tapia, the Senior Process Consultant from the Environmental Compliance Consultants International (ECCI) conducted training on the following topics: Introduction to Energy Efficiency, International Standards and Best Practices for Energy Management and Energy Efficiency Applications.
This awareness session on energy management system is part of the project’s Inform Stage which will target about 300 retailers. ASSIST Projects and Grants Management (PGM) Director Sathappan Sathappan explained that the event enhanced the knowledge of the retail sector in introducing and sustaining energy management system.
“Retailers learned the great possibilities available to those who embrace energy efficiency initiatives,” said Sathappan, who helped organize the event along with PGM Associate Marivic Mamaradlo.
Four more awareness sessions will be conducted in three other locations in the Philippines.#