Feilo Acous­tics praised for its en­vi­ron­men­tal ef­forts

China Daily (Canada) - - SHANGHAI - By YU RAN in Shanghai yu­ran@chi­nadaily.com.cn

Shanghai Feilo Acous­tics Co Ltd has since 2006 been tak­ing mea­sures to de­velop zero-pol­lu­tion LED light­ing prod­ucts and has in the past decade re­duced its car­bon diox­ide and sul­fur diox­ide emis­sions by over 5.98 mil­lion tons and 180,000 tons re­spec­tively, ac­cord­ing to the com­pany’s pres­i­dent Cai Xiaoqing.

The com­pany also said that its en­ergy-sav­ing and emis­sionre­duc­tion LED prod­ucts have been widely used across China’s ur­ban land­scape, from streets to tun­nels to bridges and rail­way sta­tions.

“We are keen to re­duce pol­lu­tion and cre­ate a bet­ter liv­ing and work­ing en­vi­ron­ment for peo­ple through our com­mit­ment to man­u­fac­tur­ing zero-emis­sion prod­ucts,” said Cai, who added that the com­pany’s projects have re­sulted in savings of up to 6 bil­lion kilo­watt hours of elec­tric­ity and 2.4 mil­lion tons of coal.

In April 2015, Feilo Acous­tics signed a strate­gic cor­po­ra­tion agree­ment with R20 Re­gions of Cli­mate Ac­tion to have its en­er­gysav­ing prod­ucts widely ap­plied in mem­ber coun­tries of the R20.

The R20 Re­gions of Cli­mate Ac­tion is a non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion founded in 2010 by former gov­er­nor of Cal­i­for­nia Arnold Sch­warzeneg­ger and other global lead­ers in co­op­er­a­tion with the United Nations. It pro­motes and im­ple­ment projects that are de­signed to pro­duce lo­cal eco­nomic and en­vi­ron­men­tal ben­e­fits in the form of re­duced en­ergy con­sump­tion and green­house gas emis­sions.

“The pol­lu­tion is killing 7 mil­lion peo­ple a year world­wide, which is many more than those dy­ing from ac­ci­dents, homi­cides, sui­cides and wars all com­bined. Luck­ily, we have enterprises like Feilo Acous­tics who are a part of the so­lu­tion,” said Sch­warzeneg­ger.

“In de­vel­oped coun­tries, around 12 per­cent of the elec­tric­ity used is ded­i­cated to light­ing. New tech­nolo­gies based on LED are easy to im­ple­ment and can be up to 80 per­cent more ef­fi­cient that reg­u­lar light bulbs,” added Sch­warzeneg­ger.

In early 2015, Feilo Acous­tics signed an en­ergy-sav­ing project val­ued 3 bil­lion euros ($3.4 bil­lion) with French com­pany INESA Europe, mark­ing its foray onto the world stage. The com­pany has since penned agree­ments with com­pa­nies from coun­tries in­clud­ing the United States, Brazil and Sin­ga­pore to tackle global cli­mate change.

The com­pany said that its co­op­er­a­tion with th­ese for­eign coun­ter­parts is ex­pected to save 8.4 bil­lion kilo­watt hours of elec­tric­ity and 3.36 mil­lion tons of coal, while re­duc­ing the emis­sion of car­bon diox­ide and sul­fur diox­ide by over 8.37 mil­lion tons and 252,000 tons re­spec­tively.

“We are deeply con­cerned about the fi­nan­cial and en­ergy savings in this sec­tor and we are look­ing for­ward to hav­ing more com­pa­nies like Fe­lio Acous­tics which can light up our streets and build­ings with en­ergy-sav­ing prod­ucts,” said Yuan Qing­hai, the chief en­gi­neer at the Eco­nomic and In­for­ma­tion Com­mis­sion of Shanghai.

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Former gov­er­nor of Cal­i­for­nia Arnold Sch­warzeneg­ger is one of the founders of the R20 Re­gions of Cli­mate Ac­tion or­ga­ni­za­tion.

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