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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Organisational Capacity Assessment Chris Hani District Municipality

This is an assessment developed for SA-LED for institutional capacity assessments for municipalities. The assessment focuses on the important organizational dimensions of a municipality and identifies areas of strength and required improvement. The self-evaluation assessment also facilitates the implementation of a guided capacity building process. The assessment helps establish a baseline from which the municipality can measure progress. (USAID SA Low Emissions Development Program, 2017)

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Sustainable Energy Solutions for South African Local Government: A Practical Guide

This is the third iteration of a practical how-to handbook for local municipalities on the roll-out of sustainable energy measures. The first section focuses on governance and legislation (e.g. mandates, green procurement, institutionalising of sustainable energy concerns, etc.); the second on municipal sustainable energy initiatives (e.g. solar water heating, efficient buildings, sustainable transport, etc.); and the third on macro developments (e.g. smart grids, concentrated solar, ocean energy, etc.). Interactive icons assist in skipping between chapters. (SEA, 2017)

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CLEER Tool: Simplifying Greenhouse Gas Calculations

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. (USAID SA Low Emissions Development Program, 2017)

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Gamagara Enforcing Energy Efficiency in New Buildings

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)

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Review of Best Practise Solar Water Heating Implementation by Local Government

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)

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