Cebu Technological University – Bantayan

Programs & Initiatives

ENERGY CONSERVATION

During the dry season, temperatures soar, as expected especially in Philippines, one of those countries which are located near the equator, where the sun rays directly hit. Cebu Technological University is taking part in a national cooperative energy-reduction program to help stabilize the power grid and prevent brownouts in the Cebu City area. This initiative benefits our climate by removing the need for more polluting “peaker” power plants and by supporting our communities to reduce the burden on our electricity system. As a major electricity customer, Cebu Technology University’s participation in these voluntary curtailments, including the actions of our faculties, non-academic employees, students, on-site Contractors/Suppliers working on CTU’s behalf, and visitors have a vital role in contribution to these goals.

On days of constraint, Cebu Technological University sends a notification to all faculty, non-academic employees, students, on-site Contractors/Suppliers working on CTU’s behalf, and visitors encouraging our campus community to take easy steps to conserve electrical energy.

In the first year of the initiative, notified faculty, non-academic employees, students, on-site Contractors/Suppliers working on CTU’s behalf, and visitors, made significant contributions to energy consumption, indicating our community-wide dedication to energy conservation and a sustainable university. Everyone must be responsible to use energy which is under their control efficiently.

PURPOSE

The purpose of this policy is to define CTU’s approach in adequately managing its energy usage, leading to efficiency and conservation.

SCOPE

All faculty, staff, students, on-site Contractors/Suppliers working on CTU’s behalf, other non-academic employees, and visitors have a vital role to play in conserving energy. Everyone must be responsible to use energy which is under their control efficiently.

GENERAL POLICIES

The Cebu Technological University (CTU), the Premier University is committed to undertaking an Energy Conservation Program through the following initiatives:

How can we help in Energy Conservation?

By strictly restricting usage of energy, we can help in energy efficiency and environmental protection. To make a meaningful contribution to the cause, university employees, students and visitors must bear in mind the following:

Recommendations from the result of the previous Energy Audit

At the end of the Fiscal Year, the following are the expected results:

Useful links for energy conservation for the university

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