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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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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Summary report on net zero pathway for cities

CSIR comments regarding the net zero carbon pathway for the SA C40 cities. This analysis was performed as part of the work done by the CSIR in support of the City of Tshwane updating of the Green Building Development Policy and By-law and is not a final report but a reflection of work in progress (CSIR, 2020).

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Building Consensus for Net Zero Carbon Buildings in South African Cities

This Situation Brief outlines the Status Quo of achieving net zero carbon building targets in South Africa. It considers the importance of net zero carbon buildings, the positions of international and local organisations and the progress made towards net zero carbon buildings in South Africa. Finally, it identifies key gaps that must be dealt with in order to develop consensus on the pathway towards NZC Buildings in South Africa. (Gardner, 2020).

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