Power up Energy Efficiency
Wondering how your office can be more energy efficient? With Swire Properties’ free energy audit programme, office tenants can have an in-depth review of their energy usage and identify opportunities to reduce their carbon footprint and electricity costs.
One tenant who took part in this programme is Jardine Schindler. “We are very much committed to sustainability and have received the ISO 14001 certification for our environmental performance. Lowering electricity consumption is always one of our goals,” says K.T. Ngan, Quality Manager at Jardine Schindler. “I was eager to see how the programme could help us find improvement opportunities, and was pleasantly surprised that the audit was performed by Swire Properties’ technical professionals specialised in lighting, electrical appliances, small power and indoor air quality.”
The onsite inspection took several days to complete, with a detailed report that followed. “We received many helpful recommendations from the Swire Properties team,” shares Ngan. “For instance, we’ve switched to T5 LED lighting, which uses less energy than traditional grow lights, releases less heat and has a longer lifespan.”
The most surprising finding to Ngan, however, was that 15 per cent of their temperature sensors were malfunctioning. “Swire helped us fix the faulty sensors, which also improved thermal comfort for our colleagues,” he says. “The audit far exceeded my expectations. It was thorough, the process was smooth, and offered useful insights. I believe other companies will also benefit from reviewing their electricity use patterns and habits.”
The energy audit programme requires tenants to provide documentation and access to their premises. But for those who want simple tips to get started, our energy management best practices booklet is also available upon request.