An assessment to ascertain the potential for energy management in government offices have been conducted in the fourteen story Velaanage office building. The purpose of the assessment is to assess the baseline energy consumption and internal energy management practices.
In order to carry out the process smoothly and effectively, Ministry of Environment and Energy conducted the first meeting with the focal points from the offices housed in Velaanaage office building, on 20th February 2018. The purpose of the meeting was to introduce the focal points to the assessment and outline the support required for the assessment. In this regard, the focal points were briefed on LCEI Project and the activities being carried out by the project.
Focal points from the offices housed in Velaanaage office building facilitated the collection of information through a survey questionnaire about working environment condition and work habits of the employees which affect the electricity consumption.
This activity was carried out with support from the Ministry of Environment and Energy under the “Strengthening Low Carbon Energy Island Strategies” (LCEI) project.
The LCEI project is funded by the Global Environment Facility and implemented by the Ministry of Environment and Energy with support from UN Environment. The project aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency in the building sector. This will be achieved by developing appropriate policies, guidelines and standards and through public education and advocacy and by leveraging substantial investment in activities leading to increased energy efficiency; which will result in improved buildings and building management practices in the Maldives.