WTC Colombo receives Energy Management System certification | Sunday Observer

WTC Colombo receives Energy Management System certification

2 May, 2021
From left: Electrical Engineer, Overseas Realty Ceylon Ltd (ORCL), Charitha Adikaram, Manager, Facilities Management, ORCL, Jayantha Madanayake, Coordinator, Facilities Management, ORCL, Milcah Fernando, Business Manager, SGS Lanka (Pvt) Ltd., Chamika Wimalasiri, Head of Facilities Management, ORCL, Jeewaka Samarasekara, Senior Executive, Facilities Management, ORCL, Chiranthi Fernando and COO, ORCL, Remaz Ghouse.
From left: Electrical Engineer, Overseas Realty Ceylon Ltd (ORCL), Charitha Adikaram, Manager, Facilities Management, ORCL, Jayantha Madanayake, Coordinator, Facilities Management, ORCL, Milcah Fernando, Business Manager, SGS Lanka (Pvt) Ltd., Chamika Wimalasiri, Head of Facilities Management, ORCL, Jeewaka Samarasekara, Senior Executive, Facilities Management, ORCL, Chiranthi Fernando and COO, ORCL, Remaz Ghouse.

In March 2021, the World Trade Centre Colombo (WTC) was recognised as the first-ever commercial building in Sri Lanka to receive the ISO 50001: 2018 Energy Management System Certification, a spokesman for WTC said.

ISO 50001 is the international standard for Energy Management Systems, created by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

The standard specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving an energy management system, whose purpose is to enable an organisation to follow a systematic approach in achieving continual improvement of energy performance, including energy efficiency, energy security, energy use and consumption.

The ongoing efforts taken by the WTC Colombo has enabled the building to receive one of the highest standards in energy management. A structured and systematic process was implemented by WTC to ensure continuity in reducing the energy consumption annually.

Retrofit of the HVAC systems along with identifying high energy consumers within the building and setting operational control procedures, optimising building management system (BMS), introducing an energy accounting system and replacing the conventional lighting with LED bulbs were some of the initiatives taken to reduce energy consumption at the WTC Colombo. 

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