For exhibiting exemplary best practices leading to improved environmental performance, seven companies from the chiller sector received recognition from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) at the Joint Awarding Ceremony of the Philippines-Chiller Energy Efficiency Project (PCEEP) and the Philippine Environment Partnership Program (PEPP) held at the H2O Hotel in Manila on October 12, 2016. The project beneficiaries were awarded and recognized for their initiatives in implementing chiller replacement programs, particularly the chiller sector’s move to replace their old ODS-based inefficient chillers with new technologies. ODS stands for Ozone Depleting Substances.
PCEEP is a World Bank-Global Environment Facility (WB-GEF) Project which provided technical and financial assistance to project beneficiaries to replace their old chillers with energy-efficient and non-ODS chillers in order to protect the ozone layer and reduce greenhouse emissions. PCEEP provides an opportunity for chiller owners to select new chiller technologies that are not only more energy efficient but also operating with non-ODS refrigerant and with lower leakage rate. Such move would actually bring economic as well as ecological benefits not only to chiller owners but also the country in terms of savings in electricity and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
The seven awardees of PCEEP are the following: Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino and Cofely Philippines (Excellence Award); The Peninsula Manila (Excellence Award); Trinoma Malls (Plaque of Recognition); SM City Iloilo (Plaque of Recognition); Bank of the Philippine Islands-Buendia Center (Plaque of Recognition); International School Manila (Plaque of Recognition); and Manila Pavilion (Certificate of Recognition). The DENR also conferred three Special Awards, namely: Special Citation for the Most Number of PCEEP Applications (Chiller Supplier Category) to Stellar Equipment Inc., Best in Chiller Management of the Year to Engr. Vincent Lazaro of Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino and Engr. Karsten Carlo Pica of Cofely Philippines, and Highest Greenhouse Gas Reduction for CY2015 to Trinoma Malls. Awardees were selected after passing a series of evaluation stages including documentary and site validation with the members of the Technical Working Group of PCEEP.
At the end of the project life on January 1, 2017, PCEEP is expected to have replaced 30,649 tons of refrigeration, reduced 5,700 kilograms of ozone-depleting potentials, generated at least 29.7 gigawatt- hours in electricity savings, abated 10 megawatt-demand, and reduced 62,400 tons of greenhouse gases. #