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DOST XI organizes energy audit team

Davao City (25 February) -- People are excited about their savings accounts earning interests. But, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has seen a better idea to invest into something that earns three or five times that of bank interests. An "energy audit" is a good first step toward realizing those money savings by making your place more energy efficient.

With today's increasing production cost, it is important to identify areas by which production cost can be significantly reduced. One area identified by DOST is to improve the efficiency of energy utilization among industries. Many industrial establishments are now becoming conscious of their energy usage due to increased energy costs.

In response, DOST Regional Office XI has initiated a trainers training on energy audit last February 2-5, 2010 at Tower Inn, Quirino Ave., Davao City in collaboration with the Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI). The participants are members of the Energy Audit Team (EAT), organized by DOST XI.

EAT is a multi-agency group composed of Engr. Dennis Maningo from the Davao City Water District (DCWD), Engr. Cecil C. Sawan from the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Engr. Romeo Eduardo R. Javellana, Engr. Renato G. Arancon, Engr. Ramil B. Ramos of the University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP), Engr. Jonas B. Guinto from the University of Mindanao (UM), Engr. Benjamin V.D. Estrellado, Jr., Engr. Rogelio B. Corcino, Engr. Aries Jade T. Caldeo, Engr. Roel Chris A. Caņon, and Engr. Rynnier L. Caguco from DOST XI.

As a result of the training conducted, the team is now ready to provide energy audit services to all interested industries in the region. EAT will help industries in setting energy conservation goals, identify areas where energy wastes can occur, relate energy consumption to production, improve the process/equipment efficiencies, and recommend energy saving opportunities.

Put simply, an energy audit determines how much energy your company uses and figures out ways to slash consumption. An audit can show how to save electricity, such as by switching to less-energy-hungry light bulbs and appliances. An audit can determine the efficiency of your aircondition system. You may notice, for the first time, costly gaps around windows and doors, thanks to an audit.

Interested companies may inquire how to avail of the EAT services at telephone number 227-1313 and look for Engr. Benjamin V.D. Estrellado, Jr., the EAT Focal Person. Happy saving! (PIA) [top]

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