To recognize its achievements in energy efficiency and conservation, IBM received the Outstanding Award in the recently concluded Don Emilio Abello Energy Efficiency Awards for 2014.
IBM was praised for attaining 10.5% energy savings in its UP-Ayala TechnoHub Building J office facility. This translates to 63,927 liters of oil saved with a monetary equivalent of P2,470,779.00.00 resulting in 125,405 kilograms of avoided CO2.
Energy savings were obtained by switching off or reducing lighting and air-conditioning during non-operating or low staffing hours; increasing air-conditioning unit temperature from 20 to 24 degrees Centigrade; implementing computer power management; participating in the annual Earth Hour initiative; and by switching off of water dispensers during non-operating hours.
The Don Emilio Abello Energy Efficiency Awards is organized by the Department of Energy (DOE) and recipients of the Outstanding Award are institutions that have improved their energy performance by at least 5% via sustainable energy efficiency and conservation programs.
The award was received by Nick Bordeos, IBM Philippines Real Estate & Site Operations Country Manager, as presented by DOE Undersecretary Donato Marcos, Technical Evaluation Committee Chairman Ramon V. Cruz, and members of the Steering Committee. Consequently, Sam Pasion, IBM Philippines Real Estate Site Operations Manager, was awarded as an Outstanding Energy Manager for 2014.
Members of the steering committee are Carlos Jericho L. Petilla, DOE Secretary; Antonio M. Cailao, President & CEO of the Philippine National Oil Company; Gladys Cruz-Sta. Rita, President & CEO of the National Power Corporation; Oscar S. Reyes, President & CEO of Meralco; Lubin B. Nepomuceno, President of Petron; Greg S. Gonzales, Jr., President of the Philippine Energy Conservation Center; Peter Morris, Country Chairman of Chevron; Antonio V. Del Rosario, President of Energy Development Utilization Foundation; Edgar O. Chua, Chairman & President of Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp; and Richard Uy, President of the Energy Efficiency Practitioners Association of the Philippines.
IN PHOTO: IBM’s commitment to energy efficiency and conservation was lauded by the Department of Energy via the Outstanding Award in the recently concluded Don Emilio Abello Energy Efficiency Awards for 2014. (In photo from left to right: Ramon V. Cruz, Brand & Marketing Head of Petron Corporation; Donato Marcos Undersecretary of Department of Energy; Nick Bordeos Real Estate & Site Operations Country Manager of IBM Philippines; Sam Pasion, Real Estate Site Operations Manager of IBM Philippines; and Greg S. Gonzales, President of Philippine Energy Conservation Center, and Richard Uy, President of Energy Efficiency Practitioners Association of the Philippines.)