On 31 Jan 2011, Sunlabob installed energy saving signages at the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation's (SDC) office in Vientiane, Laos, completing a series of energy efficiency implementations that had started last year.
Prior to the implementations, Sunlabob conducted an energy audit of the SDC office and concluded that the three-story building had an energy saving opportunity of up to 45% of the current consumption.
One of the large consumers of electricity was the air conditioning. This was attended by initiatives such as sealing the rooms with door rubber rulers and hydraulic door closers to avoid having the heat coming into each room, as well as installing insulation tiles in the roof where one fourth of the heat is gained in the hot season.
Installments included retrofitting the lighting as well. During the audit, it was estimated that replacing the conventional halogen lights with LED lights could save over 2,000 kWh per year. The final signage installation serves as an initiative to remind staff of what they can do within the office to save energy.