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.
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.
ASSIST is an international non-profit organization focused on capacity-building. It seeks to promote sustainable practices to address social problems in the developing world, with focus on Asia and Africa. It takes pride in its process-oriented approach to capacity building towards social improvement and sustainable transformation. Its goal is to empower its target groups to make them resilient to the social, economic, and environmental challenges.
It is presently based in Makati City, but also has operations in India and Vietnam and manages projects in over 10 countries. Through its Partner to Progress philosophy, it has successfully implemented such projects in collaboration with the European Union, United Nation Environment Program (UNEP), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), USAID, International Finance Corporation (IFC), GIZ, and DEG/ KFW amongst other organizations. #