ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Our cities are high energy consumption nodes in the country. Indications are that without intervention, South African cities’ energy consumption is set to double in the next 20 or so years. This is a challenge, but also a vital opportunity for cities to shift to a more sustainable energy path. The first step is to meet our energy needs with the ‘best’ energy service available: energy efficiency. This includes thermally efficient buildings, efficient water heating and ventilation, efficient industrial motors, community awareness and behaviour changes, as well as new planning approaches to urban development.

Energy Efficiency

Our cities are high energy consumption nodes in the country. Indications are that without intervention, South African cities’ energy consumption is set to double in the next 20 or so years. This is a challenge, but also a vital opportunity for cities to shift to a more sustainable energy path. The first step is to meet our energy needs with the ‘best’ energy service available: energy efficiency. This includes thermally efficient buildings, efficient water heating and ventilation, efficient industrial motors, community awareness and behaviour changes, as well as new planning approaches to urban development.

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Analysis Report: Baseline, Energy Savings Potential and Energy Efficiency Programmes in Public Buildings in South Africa

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)

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Electricity Efficiency Planning for Built Environment: Spreadsheet Tool

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)

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Mamre Ceiling Insulation Evaluation

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)

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State of Energy in South African Cities 2011

This report produced by the City Energy Support Unit of Sustainable Energy Africa provides an update on the 2006 report. It attempts to contribute to the body of work detailing and documenting city work and the policy arena relating to energy development. (SEA, 2011)

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SANS10400-XA Energy Usage in Buildings

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)

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Public Procurement of Energy Efficiency Services: Getting Started

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)

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