The Environmental Resource Management Center (ERMAC) has announced that over 60 percent of DLSU-D’s energy load is now powered by renewable energy.
According to a letter to the community by ERMAC Director Marlon Pareja, he explained that a national law which allows institutions with large power consumption to choose their preferred source of energy encouraged the University to enter into a contract with a retail electricity supplier that provides pure renewable energy through its geothermal plant.
This will be the first step to gradually switch to renewable energy (RE) sources with the aim of shifting to RE completely in the immediate future.
Because of the move, DLSU-D carbon footprint has been reduced by the equivalent of the following:
- Removing 1,781 passenger vehicles from the streets for a year.
- Saving 3,592,162 liters of gasoline
- Switching 146,759 of florescent lamps to LED.
- Planting 218,559 trees that will be maintained for 10 years.
- Protecting 220 hectares of our country’s rainforest from deforestation.