La Salle Dasmariñas goes green with EDC’s geothermal energy

De La Salle University-Dasmariñas (DLSU-D) and the De La Salle Health Sciences Institute (DLSHSI), both located in Dasmariñas, Cavite, have reaffirmed their commitment to a greener future by renewing their power supply contracts to continue to be powered by clean and reliable geothermal energy.

DLSU-D’s 27-hectare campus and DLSHSI will continue to be powered by geothermal energy supplied by the Energy Development Corporation’s (EDC) Bacon-Manito Geothermal Project in the Bicol region. EDC has been supplying DLSU-D and DLSHSI with geothermal power since December 2016.

“We are happy to continue our partnership with EDC in supplying of our energy needs. It is the perfect partnership, given our very own sustainability initiatives here,” DLSU-D and DLSHSI President Br. Augustine L. Boquer, FSC shared. “DLSHSI houses a big hospital, and DLSU-D hosts thousands of students. We just want this partnership done as it is for the well-being of our patients and our students.”

“We are honored to share our advocacy for sustainability with DLSU-D and DLSHSI,” said EDC Head of Business Development, Marketing, and Trading Marvin Kenneth Bailon. “We are happy to have a partner with a strong push for sustainability, and we believe this push will also be something your students can take with them into the future.”

DLSU-D currently ranks as the top Philippine university in the implementation of sustainability practices in the GreenMetric Ranking of World Universities conducted by Universitas Indonesia. It actively spearheads positive sustainable change through institutional programs and environmental awareness activities. DLSHSI, meanwhile, is a full-complement medical and health institution that provides premium medicine and health professions education, healthcare, and research services. It offers three major services, which are medical and health sciences education, healthcare through De La Salle University Medical Center, and the De La Salle Angelo King Medical Research Center.

De La Salle University-Dasmariñas (DLSU-D) and De La Salle Health Sciences Institute (DLSHSI) powered anew by renewable energy. The Energy Development Corporation’s (EDC) Bacon-Manito Geothermal Project in Bicol will continue to supply clean and uninterruptible geothermal energy for both DLSU-D and DLSHSI. Present during the ceremonial retail supply contract signing held last April 23rd in DLSHSI, Dasmariñas, Cavite were: (top photo, from left to right) Arlene Sy, First Gen Power Marketing Senior Manager; Marvin Kenneth Bailon, EDC Head of Business Development, Marketing, and Trading; Br. Augustine L. Boquer, FSC, DLSU-D and DLSHSI President, Arlene Lacorte, DLSHSI OIC Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance; James Antonio, DLSHSI Director for General Services; Engr. Benedicto Arde, DLSHSI Engineering Unit Head, (bottom photo, from third left) Deodoro Abiog III, DLSU-D Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administrative Services; and Arch. Dennis Pontanilla, DLSU-D Buildings and Facilities Management Office Director.