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Manila (Philippines) - June 7, 2017 -- Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, held the Country Finals of the Go Green in the City 2017 at the Ascott Hotel in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, naming Team Green Zone from the De La Salle University-Manila as the winner of this year’s national competition.
Go Green in the City is a global business case challenge inviting students to undertake exceptional learning about Schneider Electric and gaining valuable insights into the world of smart cities and energy management. This competition aims to involve the younger generation to act on the current global energy situation that has impacted everyone. It also allows Filipino students to contribute to the search for solutions to the global energy challenge while allowing them to learn from industry leaders and experts. Schneider Electric also makes use of this competition to strengthen its bid for women empowerment by having at least one female student be part of each participating team.
From more than 300 applications, three were shortlisted to present at the Country Finals. The shortlisted projects were judged by Schneider Electric Philippines Country President Claude Mazallon, Schneider Electric CFO for the Philippines and Taiwan Junmin Shen, and Technical Assistant to the Office of the President, Department of Energy Special Assistant to the Secretary and Philippine National Oil Company Technical Consultant Arwin Ardon and were scored based on the idea and innovation they present, feasibility of the project, and even the students’ profiles and their potential to be part of Schneider Electric. The winning team has been awarded Php 100,000 and mentorship from Schneider Electric Philippines’ team of experts in preparation for the Asia Pacific Regional Finals on July 11, 2017 where they will be representing the Philippines.
The winners of this year’s Country Finals are Aaron Jules Del Rosario and Iliana Bernice Tan or simply Team Green Zone from the De La Salle University-Manila. The duo presented a cooling project entitled “The Radiative-Heat-Recovering (RHR) Glass.”
Team Green Zone’s Radiative-Heat-Recovering (RHR) Glass showcases a four-item design that altogether acts as an energy-absorbing insulation system, thereby reducing the total heat gain of a building while supplying energy for its own cooling system.
This groundbreaking integration of transparent solar tube collectors and vacuum-insulated glasses gives the RHR glass three main competitive advantages over existing cooling and building technologies -- it is versatile, extractive, and sustainable.
Claude Mazallon, Country Head, Schneider Electric Philippines said: “Go Green in the City is my favorite Schneider Electric event because it forecasts a message of hope for the future. It’s so wonderful to see the youth so involved, committed, passionate, and creative about fixing the energy equation of the country. Innovation, energy management, and industry automation are in our DNA and this is one of the reasons why we launched the Go Green in the City Competition a few years ago. In 2013, the Filipino team won the global championship. In 2015, we won the regional competition and became the second runner-up in the global competition. Based on all the submissions this year, we’ve seen a lot of effort and passion. We are sure that the final Filipino team today will carry the flag of the Philippines very high in the regional and global competitions.”
L-R: Schneider Electric CFO for the Philippines and Taiwan Junmin Shen; Schneider Electric Philippines Human Resources Country Head Tes Portillo; GGitC 2017 Country Finals winners Aaron Jules Del Rosario and Iliana Bernice Tan from De LaSalle University-Manila; Schneider Electric Philippines Country President Claude Mazallon; and, Technical Adviser to the Office of the President, Department of Energy Special Assistant to the Secretary, and Philippine National Oil Company Technical Consultant Arwin Ardon.
L-R: Schneider Electric CFO for the Philippines and Taiwan Junmin Shen; Schneider Electric Philippines Human Resources Country Head Tes Portillo; GGitC 2017 Country Finals first runner-up Carmelle Therese Pallilo and Jon Michael Mendoza from the University of the Philippines-Manila; GGitC 2017 Country Finals second runner-up Rowel Facunla and Meave Eilinger from the Technological Institute of the Philippines-Quezon City; GGitC 2017 Country Finals winner Aaron Jules Del Rosario and Iliana Bernice Tan from De LaSalle University-Manila; Schneider Electric Philippines Country President Claude Mazallon; and, Technical Adviser to the Office of the President, Department of Energy Special Assistant to the Secretary, and Philippine National Oil Company Technical Consultant Arwin Ardon.
Go Green in the City 2017 Country Finals winners Iliana Bernice Tan and Aaron Jules Del Rosario.
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