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Here’s How This School Saved More Than P500,000 On Its Meralco Bill

You can do the same for your business.

When you think of school pride, what usually comes to mind are championships, notable alumni, and bar topnotchers. San Beda College Alabang already has those, but it has one more accomplishment it can be proud of: energy efficiency.

Through a partnership with Meralco, San Beda Alabang has been able to keep overhead costs low and avoid raising tuition for over 7,000 students. The school has saved close to P500,000, which can be spent on improving its facilities.

A relationship manager and his team from Meralco visited San Beda Alabang’s school grounds and collaborated with the school and its community to come up with measures on how to monitor and manage their power utilization.

It all started with something as simple as making sure windows are all closed so that energy isn’t wasted. The Meralco team also suggested switching the air-conditioning units from conventional to inverter types, since the latter consumes less energy.

The school reduced electric consumption by 20 to 30 percent through Light Retrofitting, which involves replacing old lights with LED. Using blinds and window tinting helps cool down rooms, and maintaining a steady thermostat is also a practical and cost-efficient way to optimize air-conditioning.

Anyone can partner up with Meralco and use the same cost-cutting strategies. Just set up a meeting with a relationship manager to discuss how your business can benefit from being energy-efficient.

Discover more energy solutions by visiting Meralco's Power Ideas page.

This article was created by Summit StoryLabs in partnership with Meralco.
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