Practising What We Preach: WWF-Myanmar Leads Network in Energy Efficient Office Initiative | WWF

Practising What We Preach: WWF-Myanmar Leads Network in Energy Efficient Office Initiative

Posted on
20 October 2016
Yangon: WWF-Myanmar has piloted a new Solar and Energy Efficient Office Initiative being rolled out across the network. The initiative, funded by WWF Switzerland, aims to bring solar electricity to WWF offices, in combination with energy efficiency training for WWF staff.

The energy efficiency training programme has been developed in cooperation with Top Ten International, an independent international program which creates benchmarks for the most energy efficient products: www.topten.info. WWF-Myanmar was chosen to pilot the efficiency training known as Energy Efficiency Week.

"We are not asking people to stop using air conditioners. We are asking that they think about their usage and take simple measures to improve efficiency like closing doors between rooms, increasing the minimum AC temp to 26 degrees plus, switching AC on a little later in the morning and off a little earlier in the afternoon as the day cools," said Shoon So Oo, Renewable Energy Manager, WWF-Myanmar.

The results found that despite hotter temperatures and more staff in the office (compared to the baseline week) a 3% saving was made.

WWF-Myanmar also hopes to take part in the solar office initiative which aims to run essential equipment via solar power and is looking to raise the US$20-25k needed.

For more information, please visit https://social.shorthand.com/WWFMyanmar/uyOSnG4dT6/practicing-what-we-preach
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