"Our objective is to let principal and teachers to set a good example, not only to influence the students but also to their parents in promoting environmental protection."
--- Principal Ado Cheung, St. Bonaventure Catholic Primary School
5t. Bonaventure Catholic Primary School has been serving the community of Hong Kong for forty-nine years. - Currently there are eight hundred students und the curriculum focus on small class teaching. The Latin original of the school motto, "ubi Humilitas, lbi Sapientia" meaning where there is humility, there is wisdom, originates from the school Patron, St. Bonaventure. The school stresses on cultivating the moral character of the students, earnestly hoping them to be equipped with both knowledge and morality and to seek wisdom with humility and sincerity. Principal Ada Cheung began her tenure fifteen years ago and ever since she was on board she has formulated the school's environment policy and setting up of green facilities. The school has won the Gold Award of Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence which is a commendation for the school for its outstanding works in sustainability.
Principal Cheung believes that both education and practice should go hand in hand in promoting environmental protection among students. The most important thing is for the school to set a good example for the students. Over the years, the school has implemented many environmental protection measures with satisfactory results and gained full support from teachers and students, However, if scientific data is available, the school con better understand which measure is of higher efficiency and the analysis can help to further enhance the environmental policy. With the growing trend of digital campus and e-learning, there is an increase in the use of electronic devices and hence the energy consumption. The school is facing the challenge of balancing the electricity consumption and energy saving. If the school can save cost in energy consumption, the savings can be allocated to other resources for other educational activities.
FUJIFILM Business Innovation Hong Kong Limited has been recognized forts comprehensive efforts in leading and improving environmental, and the company has strived to achieve its goal of reaching zero-landfill through recycling. The company is committed to reduce the carbon footprint of its daily operations and to reduce electronic waste. Principal Cheung shares the same philosophy with FUJIFILM Business Innovation Hong Kong in environmental protection. The school has been using products supplied by FUJIFILM Business Innovation Hong Kong over the years and both are committed to conserve the environmental with utmost effort.
Moreover, the support service team of FUJIFILM Business Innovation Hong Kong hos provided customers with high quality service and be alert to customer needs and expectations. They will proactively
introduce new products or services to the school, among them is En-trakTM real-time interactive energy tracking system'. This system can monitor energy consumption in real time, provide monthly report, analyze on the consumption data and provide recommendations for energy saving. The school can base on this data to fine-tune its environmental protection policy and energy saving measures. At the same time, FUJIFILM Business Innovation Hong Kong has provided a series of training activities and workshops for teachers, students and related staff on how to use this system for energy saving. The school also encourages the participation of students, so that they con actively take part in protecting the environment and the school can achieve the objective of educating the next generation.
St. Bonaventure Catholic Primary School is the first Iocal school that has deployed the En-trakTM real-time interactive energy tracking system' provided by FUJIFILM Business Innovation Hong Kong. The tracking system covers the old and new school wings, which include the server room and elevator. The electricity consumption data has helped the school to pinpoint areas of previously unknown energy wastage. With detailed analysis, the school can then fine-tune the operation for effective deployment of resources. "Through the analysis of the school's energy consumption patterns, we found that the operation of the elevator consumes close to 7% of overall energy consumption. So we mode adjustments to the operating hours of the elevator and has successfully reduced power consumption, " said Principal Cheung. Based on this scientific data, the school can effectively analyze and fine-tune its environmental protection measures.
The key benefit of En-trakTM real-time interactive energy tracking system' is its analytical capability on comprehensive data. The customized reports can assist the school administrators to gain insights into the energy performance and take options to optimize energy efficiency. With the reduction in electricity cost, the school can release budget for other more important educational acclivities. The teachers have become role models for the students in environmental protection measures. In the beginning, only teachers were responsible for the analysis and later they engaged students in active energy management. Ultimately the school hopes to include this subject in the curriculum of General Studies. The school has also set up 'Green' groups which will base on the monthly data gathered by En-trakTM real-time interactive energy tracking system for discussion and provide recommendations improve the energy saving measures. The suggestions include: to encourage students to switch off lights when leaving classroom, to replace air-conditioning by fan if there are not many people inside a room, to turn off computers after use instead of switching to sleep mode. The rationale behind energy saving is not saving money but to be responsible to the planet and future of mankind. Principal Cheung said, "Our objective is to let principal and teachers to set a good example, not only to influence the students but also to their parents in promoting environmental protection." In view of the new environmental protection challenges, FUJIFILM Business Innovation Hong Kong has lived up to the expectation of Principal Cheung.