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- Environmental impact in Asia and the solutions available.
The United States Agency for International Development’s Regional Development Mission for Asia (USAID/RDMA) has launched a report which found that of 152 possible actions to push Asia towards a low-carbon energy supply, the top six were energy efficiency-related.
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The Empire State Building gets an exciting energy retrofit.
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Sunlabob energy efficiency expertise proving valuable throughout Southeast Asia
- Published on Tuesday, 30 October 2012
Sunlabob’s recent in-depth energy audit at the Champasak Grand Hotel in Pakse, Laos – which identified energy usage reductions of 30% – demonstrated the increasing significance of energy efficiency services in developing regions of Asia.
Sunlabob’s evaluation of the 12-storey, 225-room hotel’s electricity and water use determined that through a combination of operational adjustments and efficient technologies, more than $126,000 USD could be saved in utility payments every year. Further, the financial analysis determined that a payback period for the updated technologies and new programs would be less than 10 months. Even greater energy and cost savings are anticipated as recently-announced national electricity tariffs in Laos continue to increase on a regular basis.
“Awareness of energy efficiency is still in its early stages, but business owners and facility managers in Laos and throughout the Southeast Asia region are quickly realizing the cost-saving benefits of new practices and efficient technologies,” said Andy Schroeter, co-founder and CEO of Sunlabob.
Continued success in energy audits: One of Lao’s largest salt factories is becoming more efficient in energy consumption
- Published on Tuesday, 04 September 2012
In June 2012, a Sunlabob team conducted an energy-audit aiming to analyze the main energy consumption of Veunkham Salt Co., one of the biggest salt producers in Laos and member of the Lao Salts Producer Group.
In order to identify potential energy savings, the energy audit team focused on the salt fabrication facility, electrical equipment and operation staff behaviors.
The main devices of interest were all those that consume the most energy.
Especially the coal and sawdust fueled salt boilers that currently work very inefficient were eye-catching to the team of engineers.
Energy Efficiency: the forward-looking response to climate change
- Published on Thursday, 21 June 2012
On May 17, an energy awareness event, organised by Sunlabob and German development agency Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ), was held at the Settha Palace Hotel in Vientiane, Laos with the participation of over 50 senior representatives and decision-makers from the Lao government, private sector and international community.
Key speakers included the Minister of Energy and Mines, H.E. Soulivong Daravong, as well as the Chargé d’affaires a.i. of the Delegation of the European Union to Laos, Mr. Michel Goffin.
Sunlabob conducts energy audit at Power Company
- Published on Tuesday, 16 August 2011
In May 2011, Sunlabob and its team of 10 engineers conducted an energy audit at Theun Hinboun Power Company’s (THPC) electricity dam in Bolikhamxay province, Laos.
THPC is an electricity producer with hydropower plants located in Bolikhamxay and Khammouane province. As an electricity producer, THPC has adopted a strategy to use energy efficiently, with the aim of consuming less electricity and selling more to customers.
Sunlabob completes energy efficiency implementation at SDC
- Published on Sunday, 06 February 2011
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.
Sunlabob teams up with GTZ to provide energy efficiency training
- Published on Tuesday, 28 December 2010
Sunlabob has teamed up with German development agency, GTZ, to provide energy efficiency training to teachers and undergraduates from the Faculty of Engineering, National University of Laos for a period of one year commencing Aug 1, 2011.
This initiative is based on the Lao-German programme on human resource development for the market economy, and the focus of the project is on labour market oriented integrated vocational education. The objective of the project is to enable public and private organizations to jointly improve the administrative, institutional and human conditions for a market economy, as well as to improve the performance of integrated vocational training system to support economic and social development.
Sunlabob completes energy efficiency baseline study on Phu Bia mining
- Published on Wednesday, 16 June 2010
In June 2010, Sunlabob completed an energy efficiency baseline study for the process facilities on Phu Bia Mining Limited’s Phu Kham copper gold mine.
Based on the plant's energy consumption data collected over a 6 month observation period from 1 October 2009 to 31 March 2010, the aim of the study was to present a baseline analysis of the plant's average electricity consumption, as a first step to become more energy efficient in the future. The study also suggested a number of tailored energy conservation measures to increase the energy efficiency of the existing electrical power system.
Furthermore, Phu Bia Mining Limited has also requested Sunlabob to conduct a more in depth energy audit of its camp site and office buildings in August 2010.
Growing demand for Sunlabob’s Energy Efficiency and Energy Audit services
- Published on Thursday, 06 May 2010
The demand for Sunlabob’s energy efficiency and energy audit services is steadily rising. Since the establishment of the Sunlabob Energy Efficiency and Energy Audit department in April 2009, over 40 companies have expressed interest in engaging Sunlabob to reduce their energy spending.
Such a demand can largely be attributed to the fact that companies are becoming more aware of energy conservation, and realising that a significant amount of money can be saved as a result of an audit.
Sunlabob’s services are also well sought after because of the company’s immaculate reputation in the energy sector. Its innovative renewable energy programmes have won numerous international awards and its decade-long experience has made it a dominant player in both local and international markets.
Sunlabob now offers Energy Audit services
- Published on Tuesday, 27 April 2010
Sunlabob established an Energy Efficiency and Energy Audit Department in April 2009, after seeing that companies could use a service to manage their energy usage more cost-effectively. Up to 50% can be saved after implementing solutions recommended from an energy audit.
In Jan 2010, Sunlabob completed its first energy audit at the Lao-German House. Based on Sunlabob’s recommendations, the Lao-German House implemented energy saving solutions such as installing cellulose into their roof thermal insulation, changing T8 fluorescent tubes for more efficient T5 tubes, and installing motion sensors in toilets to switch on and off lights automatically.