First Balfour Head OfficeIn its next step towards promoting sustainability, First Balfour has installed a 100-kilowatt peak solar rooftop in its corporate office in Sucat, Parañaque.
The 400-photovoltaic module system was energized in November 2016 in time for the company’s 47th anniversary. The solar rooftop is expected to generate an average of 144,900 kilowatt-hours annually. This will reduce the facility’s power consumption costs by 33% every month. Being the very first Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence (BERDE)-certified facility in the Philippines, the First Balfour head office is also equipped with a rainwater harvesting system and energy-efficient lighting. The BERDE program was developed by the Philippine Green Building Council as a response to the Philippine building industry’s need to proactively address the negative impacts of climate change. (Story/Photos by: Dolly Pasia)