Premier accounting firm SGV & Co. is powering its two buildings along Ayala Avenue in Makati City with 100 percent renewable energy.
In cooperation with Marilag Corporation and Owl Ventures, the building administrators, SGV recently transitioned to renewable energy through the Green Energy Option Program (GEOP) of the Department of Energy.
“This transition to renewable energy aligns with SGV’s broader sustainability goals and supports the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy and Goal 13: Climate Action. By reducing reliance on fossil fuels, we are actively contributing to curbing climate change and preserving the planet for future generations,” SGV chairman and managing partner Wilson P. Tan said.
SGV said this significant leap towards sustainable operations aligns with its goal of reducing its environmental impact, combating climate change, and driving positive change.
The GEOP is a mechanism under Republic Act No. 9513, also known as the Renewable Energy Act of 2008, that allows consumers with monthly average peak demand of more than 100 kilowatts to choose to source renewable energy from a licensed supplier rather than relying solely on the distribution utility’s supply.
SGV worked with a leading renewable-energy provider to ensure a reliable and seamless transition to RE.
The work has resulted in a comprehensive renewable energy strategy that encompasses solar, wind, and other renewable sources for powering the SGV buildings.
The transition has been facilitated by a series of technology upgrades, energy efficiency measures, and employee-engagement initiatives aimed at optimizing energy consumption throughout the SGV buildings.
SGV has made substantial investments in energy consumption measures, lighting upgrades, and employee awareness campaigns to foster a culture of sustainability and responsible energy use.