uHoo is delighted to announce that it has secured a sustainability partnership with the Philippine’s most trusted telecommunications company, Globe Telecom, in making the Globe Tower the first building in the country to have 24/7 real-time indoor environmental monitoring and coronavirus risk management systems on almost every floor of its 27-storey facility.
As Globe continuously recognizes the importance of creating a healthy built environment, the telco company will be utilizing uHoo’s solutions and work on common strategies focused on better employee well-being, reduction of carbon emissions, and advancing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance.
“We are delighted to be partnering with Globe in bringing the benefits of health, safety and sustainability to the people at the Globe Tower,” Dustin Jefferson Onghanseng, uHoo CEO and Co-Founder, stated.
“As a company, we take the responsibility of operating sustainably seriously,” shared Raymond Aguilar, Globe’s Corporate Management Head. “We understand that the call to respond to climate change cannot be answered alone, which is why we see our partnership with uHoo as integral in helping us put into practice the use of greener technology in our own camps.”
Safeguarding the Health and Safety of Globe Employees
Using uHoo’s technology, Globe is able to monitor the 13 environmental factors affecting indoor air quality:
- Air pressure
- Carbon dioxide
- Various particles sizes (PM1, PM2.5, PM4 and PM10)
- Various types of airborne chemicals (VOCs, Carbon Monoxide, and Formaldehyde)
These parameters are monitored real-time using the uHoo Dashboard which can be accessed via computer or on the uHoo app installed on mobile phones. Its accessibility allows the Globe team to become more proactive in keeping the safety of its thousands of employees through proper ventilation and air control, keeping in mind the actual human traffic within the building.
Reports have shown ventilation and air filtration can help minimize the risks of virus growth and transmission, including the COVID-19, bringing trust and peace of mind to the building’s occupants.
Helping the Globe Tower Achieve its Net Zero Objectives
Office buildings are one of the greatest consumers of electricity and are the biggest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. Through the data conceived by the uHoo Dashboard, the Globe team can easily identify which areas of the building are using power and electricity excessively and make necessary adjustments that result in better energy use and a more comfortable workplace environment.
The incorporation of this technology enables smarter building management which leads not only to energy efficiency but also in lower greenhouse gas emissions and reduced carbon footprint—making the entire building operations future-proof, sustainable, and climate-resilient.
Innovation and ESG
In today’s business landscape, measuring ESG performance is essential to attract investors and to increase a firm’s financial value. According to a study by Fitwel, 89% of firms globally are adopting health and wellness into their ESG strategies. Indoor air quality is one of the top three metrics that firms track today to enhance and define health and wellness initiatives for their organizations. Healthy indoor air is the new minimum for buildings and workplaces.
Globe puts emphasis on the importance of addressing the S in ESG with the incorporation of innovative tech-enabled solutions like uHoo.
uHoo continues to enhance its technology and platform to make clean, breathable air accessible for everyone; allowing people to take control of what they breathe and create healthier and more sustainable homes and buildings. Moreover, uHoo’s focus on protecting human health, promoting efficient energy use and addressing environmental issues also contributes to helping Singapore achieve the 2030 targets of its Climate Action Plan.
By leveraging both companies’ collective strengths and their shared commitment to sustainable business practices, both organizations are confident that this partnership will empower Globe to advance its ESG performance, as well as generate key data points that can guide both companies in taking part in the global initiative for climate action.