Laptop maker wins "Taipei City Energy Conservation Award"
Taipei, Taiwan (9 June) -- Laptop computer-maker BenQ was recently proclaimed champion in the A industry and commerce category of the "Taipei City Golden Energy Conservation Award 2009" by the Taipei City Government in recognition of its achievement in pushing energy conservation and carbon abatement over the past two years.
This was the second edition of the award, designed to encourage the city's institutions and citizens to conserve energy and induce the formation of a social movement for low carbon emission and energy consumption, via public compliment of those exemplary institutions with outstanding achievement in energy utilization efficiency and energy conservation.
BenQ was honored for reducing power consumption by 570,200 kilowatt/hour in total, equivalent to reduction of 364 metric tons of CO2 emission. The energy utilization intensity (EUI) at the BenQ headquarters, located in Neihu district of Taipei City, for instance, has dropped to 103 kwh/m2.yr, far below the average level of 190.4 kwh/m2.yr in the category of office buildings.
Jerry Wang, Vice Chairman of BenQ Corp, pointed out that BenQ has been implementing the product policy of "BenQ Green Design Guideline" since 2008, with the objective to offer consumers a full series of green fashion products that feature design improvement in material usage, environment-friendly packing materials, energy saving, and acquisition of Eco Label, underscoring the design principle of energy conservation and carbon abatement. The ultimate goal of the company, said Wang, is to become an enterprise which cares for the environment, capable of satisfying the needs of consumers and fulfilling the commitment of environmental protection at the same time.
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