This guide, produced by Western Cape Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, provides a broad outline of energy management as it relates to public buildings, the role of the public sector in energy management, and the proposed framework for energy management implementation, along with specific actions. (Western Cape Environment Affairs and Development Planning, 2008)
The CLEER Tool is a user-friendly calculator based on internationally-accepted methodologies, enabling users to calculate emissions reduced or avoided from clean energy activities (SA LED, 2017).
This document, aimed at architects, designers, planners and developers, provides practical guidance on designing energy efficient buildings. (City of Joburg, Gauge, CSIR, 2008)
The aim of the Green Building Guidelines for the City of Cape Town is to actively promote resource efficient construction of new or renovated buildings in Cape Town to minimise the negative environmental impacts of the built environment, while maximising positive social and economic impacts. (City of Cape Town)
A guide to support implementation of efficient traffic, street and building lighting for municipalities (Sustainable Energy Africa 2012)
A step-by-step guide on the use of the Energy Efficiency Planning for Built Environment spreadsheet tool. (Sustainable Energy Africa, 2012)
An Excel spreadsheet tool that provides a simple analysis of electricity savings impacts, capital costs and payback times from the implementation of established efficiency interventions across all built environment sectors (residential, commercial, industrial, etc.) within a municipal area. (Sustainable Energy Africa, 2012)
An Excel spreadsheet tool that provides a simple analysis of energy savings impacts, capital costs, payback times and emissions savings from the implementation of established efficiency interventions within municipal operations (street and traffic lighting, vehicle fleet, wastewater treatment and bulk water, etc.). (SEA and SACN, 2015)
The following document provides a guideline on the general issues surrounding Measurement and Verification (M&V), and the application thereof in the context of Eskom's Energy Efficiency and Demand-Side Management (EEDSM) programme. (Eskom,2009)
A step-by-step guide on how to implement green procurement within a municipality, with local case studies. (Sustainable Energy Africa, 2012)
This guide provides a list of sustainable options for products and materials in the upgrade of municipal rental units. (Sustainable Energy Africa)
An international guide on efficient street lighting. (European Commission, 2007)
This simple guide offers an overview of energy efficiency design and management interventions relating to heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and lighting in the commercial building sector. The information may be applicable to offices, large retail space or public buildings. (Carbon Energy Africa, Sustainable Energy Africa, 2013)
Support for local government on implementing energy efficiency and renewable energy options. Covers solar water heating, efficient lighting, efficient building management, public transport, waste to energy, solar PV and wind energy (Sustainable Energy Africa, 2009).
This guide provides a simple energy efficiency checklist for government-delivered housing. The list was developed through modelling of the impacts of each intervention; assessment of impacts and consequent prioritising, based on the criteria of financial feasibility; environmental impact; user acceptability; established technology; ease of implementation; social impact and job creation; and a review of international best practice. (Sustainable Energy Africa)
A Scope of Work document, produced by City of Tshwane Municipality, for the Monitoring and Verification of Energy Efficiency and Demand Side Management projects. This document can be used as a template by other municipalities. (City of Tshwane Metro Municipality)
A Scope of Work document, produced by Nelson Mandela Bay Metro, for the Monitoring and Verification of Energy Efficiency and Demand Side Management projects. This document can be used as a template by other municipalities. (Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Municipality)
Public Procurement of Energy Efficiency Services was based on an international review of country experiences that have used the energy savings performance contracts approach in the public sector, along with more in-depth country case studies. This guide offers cities operational guidance on how to get started with such programmes. (ESMAP, 2010)
This Resource Efficiency Criteria for Development document is a reference guide to a large number of policy and legal directives and guidelines that form part of City of Cape Town's overall sustainability framework related to the built environment (City of Cape Town, 2016).
Through a series of interviews with municipal staff, suppliers and installers, this review explores the experience of solar water heater roll-out to low-income households from a municipal perspective, considering the process from pre-installation through to post-installation and maintenance. A set of best practice recommendations are provided. (GIZ, SEA, 2015)
This Guideline provides a resource for municipal officials that addresses (1) the process in assessing and planning energy consumption reduction in water and wastewater infrastructure in a cost-effective manner, (2) how to choose the right energy efficiency technologies, and (3) cost-effective options for generating renewable energy from water and wastewater infrastructure. The guide is in draft format for comment by municipalities. (SALGA, 2014)
This toolkit aims to empower all municipalities in South Africa with the knowledge and a set of practical tools to assist them in effectively raising the funds needed to implement energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. The toolkit is in draft format for comment by municipalities. (SALGA, 2014)
This guide, compiled by the Sustainability Institute for Nedbank, gives guidance to architects on home design compliance with the SANS 10400-XA Energy Usage in Buildings building regulations. (Sustainability Institute for Nedbank)
This guide, compiled by the Sustainability Institute for Nedbank, gives guidance to developers on home design compliance with the SANS 10400-XA Energy Usage in Buildings building regulations. (Sustainability Institute for Nedbank)
This guide, compiled by the Sustainability Institute for Nedbank, gives guidance to homeowners on home design compliance with the SANS 10400-XA Energy Usage in Buildings building regulations. (Sustainability Institute for Nedbank)
A chapter excerpt from the Gauteng Integrated Energy Strategy. It highlights the potential impact of implementing energy efficiency interventions on a mass scale in Gauteng Province. (Sustainable Energy Africa for Gauteng Provincial Government, 2009)
This is the first Energy Efficiency Strategy for South Africa. The Strategy takes its mandate from the White Paper on Energy Policy (1998). It provides clear and practical guidelines for the implementation of efficient practices within the economy, including the setting of governance structures for activity development, promotion and co-ordination. (DoE, 2005)
This is the first review of the National Energy Efficiency Strategy for South Africa after its publication in 2005. (DoE, 2009)
This report on public buildings in South Africa consists of two parts. Part 1 covers the energy use baseline, energy savings potential and energy efficiency programmes in public buildings. Part 2 covers recommendations towards the development of a project proposal on V-NAMA (Vertically Integrated Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions) in the sub-sector of energy efficiency in public buildings. (Sustainable Energy Africa, 2012)
This policy aims to optimise the municipality's energy use through improving municipal infrastructure, providing an energy management systems approach and developing accurate energy monitoring. (EThekwini Municipality, 2012)
This national policy examines the current regulatory mechanism of implementing energy efficiency and demand side management (EEDSM) programmes through Eskom. The policy sets annual EEDSM targets and specifies the programmes that would qualify for EEDSM funding. (NERSA, 2004)
This policy is one of three related instruments, along with a Green Building Development By-Law and a Green Building Development Incentive Scheme, which the municipality has developed to ensure and encourage the development of a more sustainable built environment. The policy document includes mandatory and promoted green building development standards, submission forms for mandatory and promoted standards and a sample Green Building Development Incentive Scheme certificate. (City of Tshwane, 2009)
A comparative cost analysis of heat pumps against solar water heaters (Sustainable Energy Africa, 2008).
The project entailed analysing the potential energy savings that can be realised from energy efficiency in municipal facilities and operations in the nine South African Cities Network (SACN) member cities (South African Cities Network, 2014).
A presentation by the Lighting Research Centre (U.S.A) giving an overview of trends in energy efficient lighting technology. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2009)
The business scenarios in this study make the case for installing 150 lit solar water heaters in place of 150 lit geysers in GAP housing developments in South Africa (Sustainable Energy Africa, 2008).
The compendium shares local and state successes in energy efficiency and renewable energy in the U.S.A. (REEEP, Alliance to Save Energy, ACORE, 2010)
The purpose of this handbook is to advise Ekurhuleni stakeholders on simple energy efficiency measures and to capture some of the best practices within the metro. The main focus is on sustainable and efficient energy practices by residents business, industries and the municipality (Ekurhuleni Metro Municipality).
A case study of energy efficiency projects in Ekurhuleni funded through an electricity tariff levy. Projects included the retrofit of public buildings, the Chief Albert Luthuli Housing project and solar water heater roll-out. (Ekurhuleni Metro Municipality)
This document provides an overview of the energy performance contracting approach that is being used by the City of Cape Town for the implementation of energy efficiency interventions in its municipal buildings. (SALGA, 2014)
This case study explores regulating energy efficiency in all new buildings. It covers the benefits of energy efficiency in buildings to both building owners and the municipality, as well as a short, easy-to-read overview of the SANS 10400-XA requirements. (GIZ, SALGA, 2015)
EThekwini's Energy Strategy highlighted Energy Efficiency Clubs as a way forward for the industrial sector to meet its energy efficiency targets. Two clubs were initiated. This report summarises the main activities undertaken within each of the clubs and the results (savings and other benefits) reported by members. (Barclay & Mercer for EThekwini Municipality, 2009)
This report draws together the research undertaken with community members of Mamre through a programme of engagement that has worked alongside households to understand the impact of this retrofit intervention (Phillips, C., Silver, J. & Rowswell, P. 2011).
A letter from the National Department of Human Settlements on the new national norms and standards for the construction of thermally efficient stand-alone residential dwellings and the increase in the housing subsidy to implement these norms and standards. (National Dept. of Human Settlements, 2014)
An easy-to-read article providing an overview of the SANS204 energy standard on energy efficiency in buildings. (Barker, M.)
SANS 10400 Part XA is a set of new regulations that were passed into law in 2011. They stipulate that all new buildings (incl. alterations/renovations) have to pass the minimum requirements for energy efficiency. (SABS, 2011)