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.
Sunlabob’s auditors use a variety of techniques to determine the energy efficiency of companies. Some of the techniques include using a light meter to assess efficiency of lighting systems (luminosity), measuring power of electrical equipment with power meters to know how much power office equipment consume, and interviewing staff to understand their behaviours and habits.
Besides the Lao-German House, Sunlabob has also carried out audits at the International Union for Conservation of Nature, Vientiane College, Swiss Development Cooperation, J&S bakery, and DVV International. The company is also currently working with Phu Bia Mining Company and Inthi Group Hotels and Restaurants.