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De La Salle University to represent PH in Go Green in the City 2017 regional finals

By Jonnah Pante - on 8 Jun 2017, 12:01am

De La Salle University to represent PH in Go Green in the City 2017 regional finals

A two-man team from De La Salle University Manila will represent the Philippines in the upcoming regional leg of Schneider’s Go Green in the City 2017 after ousting bets from University of the Philippines Diliman and Technological Institute of the Philippines – Quezon City at the country finals of the said competition held today at Ascott Hotel in Taguig.

Team Green Zone comprised of BS Mechanical Engineering student Aaron Del Rosario and BS Chemical Engineering student Iliana Tan will go up against ASEAN competitors this coming July 11 with their project called the RHR (Radiative Heat Recovery) Glass.

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The winning team was selected by a respective panel of judges which includes Schneider Electric Philippines Country President Claude Mazallon, Schneider Electric CFO for Philippines and Taiwan Junmin Shen, and Department of Energy Special Assistant Arwin Ardon, under the criteria of innovation (50%), feasibility (30%), and candidates’ profile (20%).

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“It’s wonderful to see the youth so involved, committed, passionate, and creative about solving the energy equation in the country,” mentioned Mazallon. “Evaluating all the submissions, now we’re down to the top three finalists, we have seen a lot of good ideas, a lot of efforts, and a lot of passion,” he added.

Now on its 7th edition, the Go Green in the City is a global business competition challenging students to partake in Schneider’s efforts on innovating solutions for safe, reliable, efficient, and sustainable energy, as well as gaining insights into the world of smart cities by producing their own projects.

Recognizing the Philippines as one of the top competitors of the Go Green in the City challenge, Schneider Philippines will provide mentoring sessions for Del Rosario and Tan in preparation for the regional finals.

The Philippines already has one championship title under its name after Alyssa Vintola and Lorenz Payonga of Ateneo de Manila University emerged as the champion with their project dubbed as Oscillohump for Go Green in the City 2013 global finals held in Paris, France.