Project Description

The project aims to promote sustainable energy management system and achieve energy efficiency best practices within the Philippine industrial setting with the purpose of achieving energy savings and contributing to climate change mitigation efforts.


This objective will be achieved through the introduction of energy management system (EnMS) standards (compliant with ISO 50001), systems optimization (SO) for steam, compressed air, and pumps, and financial opportunities for energy efficiency investments. The GEF has provided a grant of $3.166 million for the 5-year project period.


Project Components and Outputs


Energy Management Systems

  • Policy Support
  • National Awareness Campaign
  • Peer-to-peer network
  • Trained 40 local experts on EnMS (ISO 50001)
  • Trained 500 factory personnel on EnMS
  • Implementation of 40 EnMS projects in industrial facilities
  • Recognition program     




 Energy Systems Optimization

  • Training materials and tools developed
  • Trained 40 local experts on Systems Optimization
  • Trained 400 technical factory personnel on Systems Optimization
  • Trained 40 vendors on Systems Optimization
  • Implementation of 40 Systems Optimization projects in industrial facilities





Financial Capacity Enhancement

  • Harmonized energy efficiency project evaluation criteria
  • Training materials for financing institutions and industry management developed
  • Support to financing institutions for loan packaging for energy efficiency projects





Focus Sectors


Project Impact


The project will impact Philippine industry through the adoption of EnMS which provides a proven policy-driven market-based tool and best-practice method to integrate energy efficiency into industry corporate culture and daily management, as well as SO that focuses on system-wide improvements for efficiency gains, rather than focusing only on individual components. Through this approach, the project is bringing new concepts and opportunities to the Filipino industries in;


  • Reducing energy consumption and energy cost
  • Lowering GHG emissions
  • Improving operational efficiency
  • Increasing competitiveness


The enhanced capacity of local experts and factory personnel trained under the project will serve the market in the fields of EnMS and SO beyond the project period.


Estimated Direct Environmental Benefits


261,754 tCO2 equivalent emissions reduction from fuel and electricity savings