SPH executive lauded for conservation efforts

SPH executive lauded for conservation efforts
Mr Wong Tat Choon (right), assistant vice-president of Singapore Press Holdings’ (SPH) production division (engineering) received his Outstanding Energy Manager of the Year award from Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, at the 4th Energy Efficiency National Partnership Awards ceremony

Green Day might be the name of an American punk rock band, but for Mr Wong Tat Choon, it is a day for him to spread the green message through entertainment of a different kind.

A performance of an environment-themed song harmonised to Michael Jackson's Heal The World, quizzes with prizes and a skit that offered tips on how to go green were just some activities he organised last October as part of an event called Green Day.

Mr Wong, assistant vice-president of Singapore Press Holdings' (SPH) production division (engineering), had wanted to raise staff awareness about energy conservation.

For his efforts, Mr Wong, 57, was one of three people named Outstanding Energy Manager of the Year at the Energy Efficiency National Partnership Awards yesterday.

He has helped SPH save almost $1 million a year for the last seven years or so.

Since 2007, Mr Wong has led the SPH Print Centre energy team to run energy audits, identify energy-saving measures and carry out energy-saving projects, such as introducing energy-efficient LED lights and industrial fans.

"Winning the (award) is an endorsement of the success and effectiveness of the energy conservation measures SPH has put in place," Mr Wong said.

Mr Lim Swee Yeow, SPH senior vice-president of production and head of SPH Print Centre, said: "(Mr Wong) was able to propose effective solutions that can be easily implemented without compromising operational efficiency and workplace health and safety."


This article was first published on October 03, 2014.
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