Cheers for the green team, as students from the De La Salle University in Manila emerged as this year’s winners in the country finals of Schneider Electric’s Go Green in the City 2017 held at the Ascott Hotel in BGC.

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Team Green Zone’s project was among the three that were shortlisted from a pool of more than 300 applications. Projects were judged by Schneider Electric Philippines Country President Claude Mazalion, CFO for the Philippines and Taiwan Junmin Shen, and Technical Assistant to the Office of the President Department of Energy Special Assistant to the Secretary and Philippine National Oil Company Technical Consultant Arwin Ardon, based on idea and innovation, feasibility, as well as the students’ profiles and their potential to be part of Schneider Electric.


The winning team was awarded PhP100,000 and mentorship from Schneider Electric Philippines’ team of experts in preparation for the Asia Pacific Regional Finals held last July 11, 2017.

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Go Green in the City 2017 Country Finals winners Iliana Bernice Tan and Aaron Jules De Guzman

The winner of this year’s Country Finals is Team Green Zone from the De La Salle University-Manila composed of Aaron Jules De Guzman and Iliana Bernice Tan with the project “The Radiative-Heat-Recovering (RHR) Glass.” Their project showcases a four-item design that serves as an energy-absorbing insulation system, reducing the total heat gain of a building while supplying energy for its own cooling system.

This innovative integration of transparent solar tube collectors and vacuum-insulated glasses gives the RHR glass three main competitive advantages over existing technologies: it is versatile, extractive, and sustainable.





Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.