Project Description

Client – Asian Development Bank

Project – Strategic Energy Management, ISO 50001 Energy Management System

About the Client – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is a regional multilateral development bank headquartered in Manila, The Philippines. The ADB was established in 1966 to facilitate economic development in Asia. ADB now has 67 member countries, 48 of which are from within Asia and the Pacific, and 19 from outside. ADB is focused on eradicating poverty by developing and supporting sustainable economic growth across Asia. ADB are leaders in the fight against climate change with commitments to provide annual climate financing of $6bn/yr by 2020.

ADB’s Needs – ADB had identified the ability to manage energy in a more systematic and structural manner as being an ongoing challenge and were keen to adopt a recognised international best practice approach to overcome this challenge while also integrating with organisational sustainability and environmental objectives.

What Energy Services Did – Energy Services implemented an energy management system to ISO 50001 at ADB’s 140,000m2 HQ in Manila, which is home to some c.3,500 personnel on a daily basis. The brief included aligning and integrating ADB’s existing environmental and health & safety management systems (ISO 14001/18001) with ISO 50001, to form an integrated organisational management system. Emphasis was placed on systems optimisation, retro commissioning of the most significant energy users including HVAC, Lighting and IT loads, as well as training for staff in improved building management systems operational control.

The Results –

  • ADB were the first Multilateral Development Bank in the world to achieve certification to ISO 50001 for energy management.
  • Seamlessly integrated organisational management systems E2HSMS incorporating Energy (ISO 50001), Environment (ISO 14001), Health & Safety (ISO 18001).