National Productivity Organization (NPO) has developed capacities to enhance resources efficiency, reduce per unit production cost and decrease CO2 emissions. This was disclosed at a seminar hosted the APO-NPO Conference on energy efficiency and conservation here at a local hotel, said a press release issued on Wednesday.
The conference shared the progress of the Green Productivity Campaign, and energy efficiency campaign attempts to address the current energy gap and global environmental challenges through the creation of demonstration companies.
Mian Asad Hayaud Din, Additional Secretary In-Charge for Industries & Production delivered key note address. Among others Shinichi Honda First Secretary Embassy of Japan, Muhammad Ibrahim Shah Chairman Board of directors, Aziz Boolani CEO Serena Hotel, Abdul Ghaffar Khattak CEO NPO and Michel Galopin GM Serena Hotel attended the conference.
The speakers were of the view that with the Green Productivity Campaign, the APO enhanced the capacities of demonstration companies in energy conservation and efficiency resulting in reductions in cost, changes in the mindset of employees and laying the groundwork for the formulation of an energy policy. Serena Hotels, along with Pakistan Engineering Company Limited (PECO) and Asian Food Industries Limited, selected to be the demonstration companies.
The NPO, an arm of Ministry of Industries and Production in collaboration with the Asian Productivity Organization (APO) and other national and international organisations developed the capacities of the demonstration companies to enhance resource efficiency, reduce per unit production cost and decrease CO2 emissions. As a result of the intervention, up to 10% saving potential has been identified and more than 800 technical staff has been trained through class room and/or shop floor trainings.
Serena Hotels is collaborating with the NPO and the APO to develop a case study on energy efficiency and conservation with the support of Japanese experts and the NPO Green Productivity Centre. Experts from Japan led the program, sharing Japan's energy-efficiency schemes, best practices and technologies thereby contributing to sustainable development.
The demonstration company disseminated techniques for energy conservation to individual companies and encourages similar efforts by SMEs and public and private-sector organizations throughout the country. The demonstration companies will share examples of applications of energy management tools and techniques as well as the results achieved nationwide.
During the course of the campaign, the NPO-APO teams visited Islamabad Serena Hotel and Serena Business Complex multiple times making expert recommendations that were implemented at Serena.
The demonstration companies appreciated the efforts of Campaign as industries, commercial entities, large building complexes and public utilities can accrue substantial savings in energy bills by adopting energy efficient techniques, systems, and technologies in their processes and facilities and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. Environmentally responsible business practices also create a positive image of the company.-PR