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Energy Efficiency and Management

Importance of energy efficiency highlighted at DoE conference

By: Simone Liedtke     9th December 2016 The importance of energy efficiency as part of policy is increasing in many countries, subsequently making it important to develop and maintain well founded indicators to better inform policymaking. 

Lite-C sensors allow for reduction in electricity bills

By: Simone Liedtke     9th December 2016 Energy efficiency solutions provider Magnet Energy has developed, designed and manufactured the Lite-C wireless lighting control system, which allows for a reduction in electricity bills of up to 43%. 

Lite-C sensors allow  for reduction in  electricity bills
AFTER INSTALLATION Lite-C sensors operate using radio frequency technology that allows input devices to communicate with and control output devices without the need for cabling over long distances

No excuses for noninvestment in greener buildings

By: Simone Liedtke     9th December 2016 With such a strong business case for energy efficiency and renewable energy, energy solutions provider Johnson Controls area GM Neil Cameron says South African companies do not have an excuse for not investing in greener buildings. 

No excuses for noninvestment in greener buildings
NEIL CAMERON The design and manufacturing of all the equipment that Johnson Controls provides is based on constant innovation to ensure more efficiency

Programmes heighten awareness and participation

By: Simone Liedtke     9th December 2016 The National Business Initiative’s Private Sector Energy Efficiency programme has, among others, not only reinforced the business case for energy efficiency but also raised the bar in terms of industry’s awareness and participation, says resource efficiency and management company Environmental... 

Programmes heighten awareness and participation
DAVID MERCER ERM has identified energy savings ranging from 15% to 20% through programmes it has run in conjunction with companies in different sectors

DoE launches ‘Save Energy’ campaign

     3rd June 2016 Last month, the Department of Energy (DoE) in collaboration with the Department of Public Works (DPW), the Department of Trade and Industry, and local and international partners unveiled the ‘Save Energy’ energy efficiency programme intervention, which is in support of the energy saving campaign... 

DoE launches ‘Save Energy’ campaign
Photo by Duane Daws
JACOB ZUMA The 2015 State of the Nation Address indicated that government buildings needed to become more energy efficient

Energy efficient solutions reduce carbon footprint, improve quality of life

By: Kimberley Smuts     3rd June 2016 Solar system specialist and engineering design company ZRW Mechanika has since 2012 supplied and installed up to 25 000 units of their solar direct current (DC) home power solution in low-cost housing units, called Siyakhanyisa. The renewable energy capacity of up to 500 kWp was installed in... 

Energy efficient solutions reduce carbon footprint, improve quality of life
Photo by Duane Daws
GREENER GATES ZRW Mechanika was involved in the LED retrofitting of the roughly 50 000 m2 mainline toll gate facilities

EPG products ensure consistent transfer of energy loads

By: Kimberley Smuts     3rd June 2016 Energy distributor Vert Energy was in March appointed the distributor for industrial control products supplier ASCO Power Technologies, whose products will form part of Vert’s range of energy efficient electric power generation (EPG) products in Southern Africa. Being a subsidiary of power... 

EPG products ensure  consistent transfer of  energy loads
ASCO TRANSFER SWITCHES Are are the only power transfer switches that conform to the stringent IEC 60947-6-1 regulation

Laser machine a first in Africa

By: Kimberley Smuts     3rd June 2016 South African manufacturer and distributor of cutting-edge capital equipment and consumables First Cut is aiming to complete the installation of an energy efficient Bystar fibre laser machine for a steel industry customer in November. “In Switzerland, the Bystronic laser range is currently at... 

Pilot project prepares clients for changing energy legislation

By: Kimberley Smuts     3rd June 2016 Environmental, health and safety consulting and training providers Green Gain Consulting aim to launch its DigiLex SA Energy Suite pilot project by the end of this month. It will be integrated with the Business Intelligence (BI) platform, DigiData BI and clients in maintaining energy savings... 

Pilot project prepares clients for changing energy legislation
DIGILEX SA ENERGY SUITE The suite informs and prepares for legal compliance with pending environmental legislation in South Africa

DTI-funded programme produces 78 expert level graduates

By: Dylan Stewart     5th June 2015 Since 2010, resource efficiency programme the National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa’s (NCPC-SA’s) expert-level industrial energy efficiency courses, have produced 78 graduates, says NCPC-SA marketing and communications manager Julie Wells. 

Electronics company launches green initiative

By: Dylan Stewart     5th June 2015 Power-saving technology provider Ellies Renewable Energy, a division of public diversified electronics manufacturer Ellies Group, launched the Ellies Green Initiative at The Pyramid conference venue in Village Deep, Johannesburg, last month. 

Energy consultancy assists local bank with efficiency strategy

By: Dylan Stewart     5th June 2015 Sustainability consultancy Environmental Resources Management (ERM) is involved in an ongoing energy efficiency project with one of South Africa’s big four commercial banks, ERM Partners Simon Clarke and Massimo Bettanin tell Engineering News. 

Energy management regulations out for public comment

By: Dylan Stewart     5th June 2015 The draft proposal requiring all businesses that use more than 400 TJ/y of energy, by law, to submit five-year energy management plans is out for public comment, reports business coalition National Business Initiative (NBI) energy head Valerie Geen. 

Energy management regulations  out for public comment
Photo by Bloomberg
OUT FOR PUBLIC COMMENT The draft regulations are part of a series of policy changes to promote behaviour change among businesses

Govt energy efficiency incentive programmes ‘petered out’, says Sessa

By: Dylan Stewart     5th June 2015 All government’s incentive programmes, aimed at encouraging energy efficiency in households, have petered out, says renewable-energy organisation the Sustainable Energy Society of Southern Africa (Sessa) water-heating division chairperson James Green. 

Sector bias causing renewable-energy market failure

By: Dylan Stewart     5th June 2015 Renewable-energy companies have been promoting their products in sectors where the products might not be the most appropriate for the task at hand, which has resulted in many consumers turning their backs on the renewables industry, says energy-saving solutions company Renu MD Ed Selley. 

South African company makes strides in energy storage

     5th June 2015 Local electrical storage solutions provider Leaper Innovate Green Energies (LIGE) was last month awarded the 2015 World Wildlife Federation Climate Solver award for its Eco-mc2 compressed air energy storage technology. 

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