Sustainable Development Goals of Mapúa University

Sustainable Development Goals of Mapúa University

Sustainable Development Goals of Mapúa University

Energy Conservation Program

Mapúa University launched its strategic objectives, known as I GO FOR VALUE, in 2010, where “R” stands for “carbon footprint reduction”. This initiative led to the replacement of conventional lighting fixtures with energy saving lighting fixtures, installation of A/C inverters, and replacement of CRT computer monitors with flat LCD monitors. Hence in 2012, Mapúa incurred energy consumption savings amounting to PhP 639,990.24 due to better energy efficiency and won an “ECOSWITCH” award. The ECOSWITCH awarding ceremony was a part of the Green Philippines Islands of Sustainability (GPIoS) Project, an initiative funded by the European Union’s SWITCH Asia program.

The university plans to upgrade existing buildings to higher energy efficiency. Meanwhile, the Campus Development and Maintenance Office (CDMO) is set to achieve an average of 4% reduction in energy consumption from year to year until less or no energy wastage is determined. Enumerated below are the CDMO’s specific projects and regular activities to achieve the said target.

  1. Strict implementation of Preventive Maintenance Program for electrical facilities and equipment
  2. Replacement of worn-out ACU Inverter Units
  3. Conversion of fluorescent lamp to LED at 4F South & West Building
  4. Upgrading of electrical power outlet into twist lock male female plugs at South Student Organization Tambayan
  5. Rehabilitation of Mapua's power system:
    1. Rehabilitations of MDP/DP Panelboards (Phase 2)
    2. Replacement of ATS Mechanical Gear at ATS Gym 1&2