Concepcion Building and Industrial Solutions (BIS), the commercial arm of air-conditioning and refrigeration systems leader Concepcion Industrial Corp. (CIC), recently spoke at the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Chapter Regional Conference in Manila to discuss with engineers and building owners and managers the solutions to the challenges that currently beset the hotel industry.
“Buildings utilize 40 percent of global energy consumption,” shares Michael Dauden, Director for Strategic Marketing and Business Development of Concepcion-Carrier Air Conditioning Company (CCAC). “These include hotels, offices, malls, schools, factories, airports, and hospitals. The industry and manufacturing segments consume 32 percent, followed by transportation at 28 percent.”
“In the United States, 40 percent of the power consumed by these buildings goes to heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) technologies. For hotels in tropical locations like the Philippines, 45 percent of the overall energy required by the building is consumed by chiller plants. This is why it’s very important to select the proper chillers in order to cut down on costs while still providing sufficient cooling,” he continues.
Concepcion BIS recommends energy-efficient technologies that reduce operating expenses and increase the savings of hotel and building owners, as well as BPO offices, manufacturing plants, retail buildings, and other verticals in the Philippines. The group’s solutions are most relevant at a time when Manila now ranks first among the cities in Asia with the highest energy costs, with Cebu coming in third after Singapore, which ranks second in the region.