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  • Written by Jahzeel Ramos
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Sa araw-araw na ating paglalakbay sa loob ng expressway, marami ang hindi gaanong pamilyar sa ating mga makabagong pasilidad upang makakuha ng assistance o impormasyong kinakailangan na may kinalaman sa NLEX. Ating isa-isahin at alamin kung paano sila makaka-kontak. VMS o Variable Message Sign. Ito ay isang electronic signage kung saan naka-display ang kasalukuyang status ng trapiko sa isang particular na bahagi ng expressway. Sinasabi rin nito kung saan ang mas mainam na alternatibong ruta sakali man na sadyang mabigat ang daloy ng trapiko. Ito din ay nagbibigay ng paalala sa patungkol sa ligtas na pagbiyahe. Kadalasan ito ay naka-puwesto bago mag-entry sa mga Toll Plazas. ECB o Emergency call Box. Ito ay mga maliliit na posteng kulay “orange” na kadalasang matatagpuan sa mga Emergency lanes. Kung sakaling ikaw ay magka-problema sa iyong vehicle, kaagad lamang magtungo sa pinakamalapit na ECB, pindutin lamang ito at direkta ka ng makaka-connect sa Traffic Control Room ng Nlex kung saan automatic na matutukoy ang iyong lokasyon. NLIGTAS mobile application. Real-time travel advisory na maaari ng mai-download sa GOOGLE PLAY para sa Android at sa PLAY STORE para sa Apple. Ito ay naglalayon na mas lalong palawigin ang impormasyon na nakikita sa website. Pwede rin itong gamitin upang malaman ang “ETA” o Estimated-Time-of-Arrival na inyong magagamit upang matantya ang oras ng iyong pagbiyahe mula sa iyong pag-entry ng NLEX hanggang sa inyong pag-exit. Sa pamamagitan din nito ay maaari mo ding matukoy kung saang bahagi mayroong isinasagawang pavement works. Hindi rin pahuhuli ang mga Social Media gaya ng Twitter. Para naman sa lahat ng aktibo sa nasabing site, i-follow lang sa @nlextraffic upang maging updated sa daloy ng trapiko. Nariyan din ang NLEX/SCTEX hotline (02) 35000 kung kayo ay nangagailangan ng assistance o nais magbigay ng saloobin patungkol sa kanilang karanasan sa NLEX o SCTEX. Ito ay bukas din sa inyong mga komento o suhestyon upang mas lalo naming mapahusay ang kalidad ng serbisyong ibinibigay. Bukas ang linyang ito 24/7. Hatid ng pamunuan ng Metro Pacific Tollways ang maayos at ligtas na toll roads upang makarating tayo sa ating mga destinasyon ng mabilis at ligtas. Kaya naman patuloy ang pamunuan sa pagsasaliksik ng mga paraan upang mas mapabuti pa ang serbisyo sa NLEX at SCTEX.

TIPS ON HOW TO LOWER YOUR ELECTRICITY BILL: “LIGHTINGS”

  • Written by Engr. Jessie C. Paraan
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One of the biggest expenses in our household today is our monthly electricity bill. Maybe you have a question in your mind on how we can lower the cost of our electricity bill. To lower your electricity bill, you have to reduce your energy consumption. Here are some tips on how to lessen our energy consumption; LIGHTINGS (It contributes 20% to 30% to our total energy consumption.) - If do we have a habit of turning on the lights and letting it open 24/7 even you’re not using it, you will see below how much money it will cost you. Example: Let’s say we have 1 - 12Watt (CFL), Operating 24hrs. per day and Energy (1kilowatt-hour) cost is P10.00. Energy consumption calculation The energy E in kilowatt-hours (kWh) per day is equal to the power P in watts (W) times number of usage hours per day t divided by 1000 watts per kilowatt: E = P x t / (1000W/1KW) E = (12W x 24hrs/day) / (1000W/1KW) E = 0.288KWh/day
Energy cost calculation The electricity cost per day in peso is equal to the energy consumption E in kilowatt-hours (kWh) per day times the energy cost of 1kWh in peso/kWh: Cost (Pesos/day) = E (KWh/day) x Cost (Pesos/ KWh) Cost (Pesos/day) = 0.288KWh/day x P10.00 Cost (Pesos/day) = P2.88/day Cost (Pesos/month) = P2.88 x 30days Cost (Pesos/month) = P86.40/month
If we become more cautious and limit the usage of one specific light only into 10hrs/day the energy consumption E will be: E = P x t / (1000W/1KW) E = (12W x 10hrs/day) / (1000W/1KW) E = 0.12KWh/day And the energy cost calculation will be: Cost (Pesos/day) = E (KWh/day) x Cost (Pesos/ KWh) Cost (Pesos/day) = 0.12KWh/day x P10.00 Cost (Pesos/day) = P1.20/day Cost (Pesos/month) = P1.20 x 30days Cost (Pesos/month) = P36.00/month Savings per month will be: Savings (Pesos/day) = P2.88 – P1.20 = P1.68/day Savings (Pesos/month) = P86.40 – P36.00 = P50.40/month
- Use appropriate wattage rating of lights needed to illuminate the different part of your house. Use lower wattage rating in some parts of your home that don’t need much illumination such as door ways and fences. - Replace old technology lighting facilities. If you were still using incandescent lamp/bulb it consumes normally 30-60Watts. If we are going to replace the incandescent bulb with new lighting technologies available in the market like compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) and light-emitting diode (LED) it will saves energy and lower your electricity bill. Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) and Light-emitting diode (LED) consumes energy 60-75% lower comparing to incandescent lamp energy consumption. These type of lighting equipments are quite much expensive than the conventional lighting but it last 6-8 times longer than the incandescent bulb. - Use natural lighting in your home. Place your drawing or reading table near the windows where the natural lights can contribute to enhance the illumination. Also we may use skylights for us to use the natural light during day time instead of using light bulbs. - Right positioning of the lighting fixtures. Most of time we often to turn-on two light bulbs instead of one bulb just to get the right illumination in our area. Relocate the fixtures where we can get our desire illumination without opening more than 1 light bulb. Appropriate paint color and texture of your ceiling and walls also can contribute to improve the illumination of your area. - Regularly clean your lighting fixtures. Dust and spider webs contribute to lessen the illumination supplied by your lighting fixtures. Just make sure to turn-off the light’s switch including the power supplies before cleaning the lighting fixtures. Use dry cloth in cleaning the lighting fixtures. TMC and MNTC already started applying these tips in NLEX and SCTEX Do it with yourself, just follow these tips and guidelines and we’re sure you can save a lot in your pocket and saves energy too. TMC and MNTC will keeps on sharing tips and guidelines how to conserve energy and save your money.

NLEX, SCTEX Operator Develops Eco-Friendly Fence System

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The Tollways Management Corporation (TMC), operator of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and the Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) now ventures into producing and selling eco-friendly fence system named TeMCrete.

TeMCrete is a pre-fabricated concrete panel and post assembly fence system; the first of its kind in the country, considering that instead of steel, the fence is bamboo-reinforced making it energy efficient. It is easy to install, strong and economical too. The tongue-in-groove design of the post members makes the structure’s installation easier. The fence is durable, sturdy and protected against theft. Compared to other pre-fabricated and conventional fence sytem, TeMCrete is more stronger as it maintains a 3,000 psi concrete strength.

It took TMC about two years to develop the technology and secure the patent. Now it serves as the perimeter fencing system of both NLEX and SCTEX. The product is patented under the Intellectual Property Office and passed the requirement of the National Structural Code of the Philippines.

This innovative fencing system is now commercially available and can be used for residential subdivisions, property and land development enclosures. Among its initial clients include the BCDA and EEI.

Interested parties may contact TMC’s Business Development Team through Mr. Kenneth A. San Pedro (Mobile Number: 0908-892-0105; Telephone Number: (02) 580-8900/580-8500 loc 8869; email add: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)