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  • Seoul Metropolitan Government Is Giving Out Incentives to 19 Large Energy-Efficient Buildings.

  • Integrated News SMG 1982

    The government chose the 19 most energy-efficient buildings from the 500 large buildings that were registered for Seoul’s eco-mileage system from January through June and will give a mayor’s reward with financial support from 5,000,000 KRW to 10,000,000 KRW for further energy efficiency investments in late September.

    “Seoul City’s Eco-mileage System” has been implemented since 2009 to give various incentives to citizens who reduce their energy use of electricity, water, gas, heating at home, or in general buildings.

    Civic groups and experts will participate in the process of selecting the outstanding buildings and will give an overall evaluation of the energy reduction rates and energy-saving cases. Outstanding cases will be published and distributed with the hope for other citizens to join the energy-saving movement.

    The 9 large buildings that saved a total amount of 2,953 TOE (tonne of oil equivalent) from their usual yearly energy usage amount of 2,000 TOE and more include Konkuk University Medical Center, Yoido Full Gospel Church, Techno Mart 21, International Electronics Center, BAUHAUS Mall, Korea University Anam Hospital, SK Telecom T Tower, APMMNC, and Central City. The saved amount is equivalent to the reduction of 7,847 tons of CO2.

    The other 10 buildings that were under 200-2,000 TOE included LG Electronics Inc. (Gangsuh), KT Inc., Gansuh Songdo Hospital, DAESDL Inc., Good Morning City Shopping Mall, Korea Securities Finance Corporation, Gold Century Building, Palace Hall, Taeyeong Management, and the KTB Shrines Building.

    TOE is equivalent to one ton of oil, which is approximately 107 kcal. This amount is enough for a medium-sized car to go to Seoul and return to Busan 16 times. With this amount of electricity, a regular household can use 280 kWh/month for approximately one year and four months.