In collaboration with members of Energy Efficiency Practitioners of the Philippines (ENPAP) (see photo of auditors above), ASSIST conducted eight energy audits in Metro Manila and Cebu last March 3 to June 17.
The energy audits are part of ConservePhil, 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 aims to support local retailers in achieving energy efficiency by benchmarking international standards and best practices.
The audits featured an assessment of energy data and an evaluation of the personnel’s practices. For the assessment, the auditors looked at such factors as operating hours of mechanical equipment, electricity bills and operational schedules.
ConservePhil’s efforts will culminate in an energy audit report which will be provided to the respective retailers and will foster the decision-makers’ understanding of the effects of employee practices and the existing operational equipment on energy consumption. In addition, the experts will provide the retailers with case-specific recommendation to support them in implementing energy-saving processes and/or equipment.
Participating retailers were: Automatic Center, Watch Republic, Premium Concepts, Royal Pictures, Regalong Pambahay, Penshoppe, Gaisano, Country Mall and Asia Temp Glass. Meanwhile, the implementing parties were represented by Projects and Grants Management Associate Marivic Mamaradlo, from ASSIST, and Richard Uy and Ramon Cruz, from ENPAP.
Twenty-two more energy audits will be conducted in different locations. #