Press Release

Award Ceremony of “Macau Energy Saving Contest 2015" held

Macau, 21 January 2016

The “Macau Energy Saving Contest 2015” was held from May to October in 2015 and its award ceremony took place on 21 January 2016 to commend the winning buildings and hotels. To cooperate with the government’s environmental policies as well as to fulfill its corporate social responsibility in protecting the environment, CEM has been joining hands with the Office for the Development of Energy Sector (GDSE) to hold the “Macau Energy Saving Contest” since 2009, along with co-organizers the General Residents Association of Macau, Macau Property Management Business Association, and Macau Hoteliers & Innkeepers Association.

The Award Ceremony was held at Macau Tower and the attending guests included: Echo Lio, GDSE Senior Technician, Lei Weng Kei, Technician of Consumer Council, Chui Meng Man, Director of Property Management Business Association of Macau, Lok Nam Tak, Vice Director of General Residents Association, Ada Chan and William Yong, CEM Customer Liaison Committee members, Shi Yu Lin, CEM Executive Director, Iun Iok Meng, Advisor to CEM Executive Committee, Keegan Cheang, Senior Manager of Customer Services Department and Cecilia Nip, Senior Manager of Communications and Public Affairs Office.

The “Macau Energy Saving Contest” has been successfully held for seven years, with the strong support from Macau residents and hotels as well as an increasing number of participating units every year. The contest included two categories: Public Building Facilities Group and Hotel Group. Based on different subscribed demand, the Hotel Group was divided into A, B and C Group. In 2015, 43 hotels and 393 buildings were enrolled in the contest, saving up to 48 million kWh of electricity. During the seven years, the contest helped save a total of 116.4 million kWh of electricity. Galaxy Macau and Hotel Beverly Plaza, winners of Energy-Saving Concept Award, were invited to introduce their energy-saving initiatives and share their in-progress plans.

Shi Yulin said in the speech at the award ceremony that CEM encourages citizens, organizations and groups to actively participate in energy-saving campaigns and make effective use of resources, which will help reduce pollution and waste while improving their lives, thereby making contributions to maintain a green living environment in Macau. Shi also noted that energy conservation is closely related to sustainable development. Citizens and commercial organizations need to work together to achieve both targets. The power consumption in Macau has hit record highs in recent years, as the hotel industry has seen booming development in Macau and Macau has become a world-renowned city. The hotel industry has actively put in resources to reduce burden on the environment. They map out applicable environmental protection policies based on different operating conditions and allow employees and customers to practice environmental protection, which not only helps save operating costs for hotels, but also enhance hotels’ image in terms of environmental protection and fulfill their social responsibility of environmental protection.

To guarantee the fairness and acceptability of “Macau Energy Saving Contest”, CEM set up a jury consisting of professionals to verify the qualification of the winning units. Judges included Lewis Chan, Macau Consumer Council Executive Committee Member, João Ramos, Chairman of Macau Energy Saving Association, Cheang Io Tung, President of Macau Electromechanics Professionals Association and Andy Tam, Standing Director of Macau Construction Association.

CEM and GDSE will continue to hold “Macau Energy Saving Contest” from May to October 2016, and enrollment will start in April. Residential buildings and the hotel industry are welcomed to participate in the contest. Please visit CEM’s website www.cem-macau.com for details. Winners of the “Macau Energy Saving Contest 2015” are as follows:

Public Building Facilities

Champion

Edf. Man On Sun Chuen BL. 3

1st runner-up

Edf. Cheng Chun Hab. Social d Ilha Verde

2nd runner-up

Edf. Tat Fong

Excellence Award (10)

Edf. Man On Sun Chuen BL. 1

Edf. Tai Fung San Chun BL. 2

One Central Torre 1 – 3

Edf. Tai Fung San Chun BL. 1

One Central Torre 4 – 7

Edf. Hou Mong Kock

Edf. Choi Pou

Edf. Nova Taipa Fase 2 BL. 5

The Bayview BL. 4

Edf. Wah King Garden BL. 1

Hotels - Group A

Champion

Hong Thai Hotel

1st runner-up

Hotel Central

2nd runner-up

East Asia Hotel

Excellence Award (3)

Hotel Pousada de Coloane

Hotel Metropole

Towns Well Hotel

Hotels - Group B

Champion

Hotel Grand View

1st runner-up

Hotel Sun Sun

2nd runner-up

Hotel Emperor

Excellence Award (5)

Holiday Inn Macau

Metropark Hotel

Hotel Sintra

Hotel Guia

Pousada de S. Tiago

Hotels - Group C

Champion

The Venetian Macau

1st runner-up

Mandarin Oriental

2nd runner-up

Hotel L’Arc

Excellence Award (5)

Grand Coloane Resort

Sands Cotai Central

Grand Lapa Hotel

StarWorld Hotel

Sofitel Macau At Ponte 16

Energy-Saving Concept Award (Hotels Group B)

Hotel Beverly Plaza

Energy-Saving Concept Award (Hotels Group C)

Galaxy Macau