CEM holds Macau Energy Saving Contest 2017 Awarding Ceremony to recognize Hotels and Residential Buildings with outstanding performances in energy saving
31 January 2018, Macau
To encourage residential customers, property management companies and the hotel industry in Macau to save energy and jointly accomplish the MSAR Government’s vision of "Building a Low Carbon Macau, Creating Green Living Together", CEM has partnered with the Office for the Development of Energy Sector of Macau SAR (GDSE) to organize the Macau Energy Saving Contest every year since 2009. The Contest is also co-organized by the General Residents Association of Macau, Property Management Business Association of Macau and Macau Hoteliers and Innkeepers Association. Last year, 44 hotels and 335 buildings participated in the Contest. The awarding ceremony was held at Macau Tower Convention & Entertainment Centre on 31 January 2018.
The attending guests included: Andy Lei, Principal Consultant Senior Technician of GDSE; Maria da Conceição Coelho, Senior Technician of Environmental Publicity and Education Division of Environmental Protection Bureau, Chui Meng Man, Director of Property Management Business Association of Macau; Iu Ka Chung, Vice Director of General Residents Association; Lei Chi Fong, Vice President of CEM Customer Liaison Committee; Ung Sio Hong, Chan Tak Seng, Wong Sio San, Ieong Weng Seng, William Yong, Lau Veng Lin and Tang Kuok Meng, Members of CEM Customer Liaison Committee; Iun Iok Meng, Advisor to CEM Executive Committee; Jane Leong, Senior Manager of CEM Customer Services Department and Cecilia Nip, Senior Manager of Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Communications Office. A jury comprised of professionals in Macau was formed to make the final judgment on all categories of the Contest. Representatives of the judges include Lewis Chan, Macau Consumer Council Executive Committee Member; João Ramos, President of Macau Energy Saving Association; Cheang Io Tung, Director of Macau Electromechanics Professionals Association; Andy Tam, Standing Director of Macau Association of Building Contractors and Developers and Tomas Leong, Council of Macau Association of Consumers of Public Utility Companies.
The Macau Energy Saving Contest has been held for nine years. Last year, the Contest was held between May and October, and was divided into two categories - the Residential Building Public Facilities Group and the Hotel Group. A total of 35 million kWh of electricity was saved last year. During the past nine years, a total of 175 million kWh of electricity was saved, which is a notable achievement.
The Hotel Group was further subdivided into Hotel Group A and B according to subscribed demand. Hotel Sun Sun and Broadway Macau won the Championship in their respective subdivision, saving energy by 9% and 11.4% respectively compared with 2016 in the same period. Broadway Macau won the “Energy Saving Concept” Award as well. Moreover, the “Continuous Energy Saving Award” was set up under this year to encourage hotels to make efforts to consistently save energy. Sixteen hotels recorded continuous reductions in energy consumption between May and October billing month in 2015, 2016 and 2017, and they were granted the “Continuous Energy Saving Award” as a result. Edifício Mei Keng Garden BL.3 won the Champion in the Residential Building Public Facilities Group for achieving 29% energy saving during the Contest period. Property owners’ representatives of all winning buildings were also invited to attend the Awarding Ceremony.
Jane Leong said during the ceremony that the tourism industry is a major economic pillar for Macau which hotels rely on. If hotels can effectively implement low-carbon management, Macau will receive a major boost on its way to sustainable development. CEM promises to join hands with the Macau SAR Government and the public to shoulder responsibilities in environmental protection, and bring profound environmental benefits to Macau’s future, so as to build a more eco-friendly, healthier and more beautiful society for the next generation as well as promote the sustainable development of Macau.
Francis Chui, Broadway Macau Energy Efficiency Management Senior Manager, shared the hotel’s energy saving measures at the awarding ceremony. Broadway Macau has taken various measures to achieve energy conservation, including optimizing the management of central air conditioning system, optimizing the swimming pool filtration system, replacing hotels’ cooling tower, installing smart lighting system in parking lots, adopting electrical hot water system, installing green sunshade outside the restaurant, installing food simulation equipment in cold chamber of kitchens, arranging office or conference room lighting system via mobile network that uses mobile phones to control lighting, controlling external lighting systems with solar timers, reconfiguring and installing high-efficiency lighting technologies, and replacing over 2,000 LED or T5 modulator tubes.
Winners of Macau Energy Saving Contest 2017:
Public Building Facilities
Edifício Mei Keng Garden BL.3
Edifício Mayfair Garden BL.5
Edifício Ocean View
Kian Fu San Chuen BL.1
Edifício Weng Seng
Edifício Jardim Cidade BL.10
Edifício Jardim Cidade BL.1
Edifício Hoi Fu Garden
Edifício Jardim Kong Fok Cheong BL.5
Bai Yun Garden BL.3
Edifício Va Fai
Edifício Hoi Pan Garden BL.9
Tong Wa San Chun BL.10
Hotel Group A
Hotel Sun Sun
East Asia Hotel
Fu Hua Guangdong Hotel
Hotel Group B
Grand Lisboa Hotel
Casa Real Hotel
Energy Saving Concept Award (Hotel Group)
Continuous Energy Saving Award (Hotel Group)
Hotel Sun Sun, Grand Lapa, East Asia Hotel, Grandview Hotel Macau, StarWorld Hotel, Holiday Inn, Grand Coloane Resort, L’Arc Macau, Emperor Hotel, Sands Macao, Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16, Grand Lisboa Hotel, Casa Real Hotel, MGM Macau, Hotel Lan Kwai Fong Macau and Golden Dragon Hotel