NET ZERO BUILDINGS

A net zero carbon building is a highly energy-efficient building, with the remaining energy requirements generated from renewable energy, preferably on-site, but it can be off-site if necessary. There should be zero net carbon emissions on a yearly basis. Four of South Africa’s major metros are implementing policies that require all new buildings to be net zero carbon from 2030. Net zero carbon buildings can result in quality housing, local economic development and establishing conditions for grid-interactive buildings of the future.

Net Zero Buildings

A net zero carbon building is a highly energy-efficient building, with the remaining energy requirements generated from renewable energy, preferably on-site, but it can be off-site if necessary. There should be zero net carbon emissions on a yearly basis. Four of South Africa’s major metros are implementing policies that require all new buildings to be net zero carbon from 2030. Net zero carbon buildings can result in quality housing, local economic development and establishing conditions for grid-interactive buildings of the future.

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SCODA Data Portal for Cities

A city-centric data portal that allows Cities to search and view data and metadata on common indicators that they report on has been recently launched by South African Cities Network (SACN)

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Tomorrow Cities

This thought-provoking video describes the state of South Africa’s cities including energy, transport and housing, and the impacts of climate change (SEA and SEED 2010).

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The South African Buildings Programme

This document shares the experiences of the four South African cities that are part of the South African Buildings Programme. The aim of the South Africa Buildings Programme is is

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State of Energy in South African Cities 2020

This 4th edition of the Report features 20 of South Africa’s most energy intensive cities and towns and tracks energy use in cities since 2007, presenting emerging trends in energy efficiency and renewable energy uptake, and examines the governance of transition. (SEA, 2020).

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