Energy Efficiency Articles
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Draft regulations on Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) to be issued under Section 19 of the National Energy Act, 2008 (Act No. 34 of 2008) have been prepared by the Department of Energy. The...
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
The rolling black outs across the country as a result of load shedding have served as a reminder of just how much our daily lives depend on a constant supply of energy. Eskom has encouraged South...
Clicks Group awarded first place in the National Energy Barometer Survey in the head office category
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Clicks Group claimed the title of South Africa’s top ranking building in the National Energy Barometer Survey (NEBS) for the 2012 utility year in the Corporate Head Offices category. Clicks Group...
South Africa’s most energy efficient buildings – Results from the 4th National Energy Barometer Survey
Monday, June 9, 2014
The 4th National Energy Barometer Survey (NEBS) results from the 2012 utility year have been announced. The NEBS is an ongoing initiative which aims to contribute to securing the energy future of...
The ‘My Green Home Challenge’ invites South Africans to make changes to their home to help the earth
Monday, June 2, 2014
The My Green Home challenge follows the journey of a South African family as they change their mind set, alter their lifestyle and undergo a ‘green home makeover’. The Ngewana Family believe that...
Free and subsidised technical energy efficiency support and energy assessments available for small, medium and large companies
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Small, medium and large companies can register on the Private Sector Energy Efficiency (PSEE) website to receive a free or subsidised technical energy efficiency support and energy assessments before...
Monday, December 9, 2013
Located in a deep rural area in the Eastern Cape, 30 km south of Coffee Bay, the Bulungula Lodge is one of the first lodges in the world to be Fair Trade accredited. The Bulungula Lodge was founded...
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Toyota has achieved over R7 Million in energy savings over the last three years and is aiming to achieve a further R4 Million in savings in 2013 says Arden Wessels, senior manager environmental...
Monday, January 21, 2013
“Implementing an energy performance contract is suitable for large organisations such as municipalities, who consume a lot of electricity and a good way of ensuring savings when investing in...
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Sustainable Energy Africa (SEA), has released a brochure that guides local government officials in selecting energy efficient public lighting technologies. Efficient public lighting guide: In...
Friday, August 31, 2012
Municipalities consume substantial amounts of energy both in their own offices and in the process of delivering services. As a result in 2009, in response to the power crisis, the Department of...
Friday, August 24, 2012
The Cape Town Energy Efficiency Forum for Commercial Buildings has announced the launch of an annual Energy Efficiency Awards competition. “Many Cape Town commercial business and building owners and...
Monday, March 26, 2012
On 15th March 2012 the South Africa Bureau of Standards (SABS) introduced a standard for the energy efficiency of appliances. The standard, SANS 941, applies to non-ducted air conditioners, heat...
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Eskom has launched a lighting design competition that provides an opportunity to students as well as professionals to showcase their skills in designing contemporary lighting installations that use...
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Halogen downlights are very energy inefficient. While there are several alternatives to downlights, unfortunately it is not always easy to select appropriate alternatives. In particular, it is...