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A LADY LEADING THE WAY IN SUSTAINABILITY

Lisa Reynolds, Sustainability Development Director at Saint-Gobain, believes that while households can make a difference en-masse, industry needs to make the biggest contribution to sustainability, and erode the age old mind-set of purely driving profitability. “The environment must be a priority, businesses must implement sustainable practices, which will, in the long-run, result in major financial […]

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Osram lights up the Sistine Chapel

Shedding light on history

The Sistine Chapel in Rome has been illuminated by a novel lighting solution from OSRAM. After 500 years, this extraordinary piece of art history can now be experienced bathed in the light of more than 7,000 LEDs. The installation that has been put in place over the last few months is designed to protect the […]

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SA and UK Governments urge SA private sector to take up energy efficiency initiatives

NBI partners with UK and SA Governments for Private Sector Energy Efficiency project 4 December 2013: The National Business Initiative (NBI) has today announced the launch of the Private Sector Energy Efficiency (PSEE) project, aimed at encouraging all South African businesses to understand their impact on the environment and to participate in energy efficient initiatives. […]

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Fenestration trends for 2014

Fenestration plays a major part of the look and feel of any building. Cobus Lourens from leading wooden window and door manufacturer, Swartland, offers an overview on what is driving fenestration trends today.                     09 August 2013, Johannesburg: Fenestration is a fundamental element of architectural design – defining both the outside appearance of a building, […]

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AfriSam signs 49M pledge as commitment to long-standing energy efficiency

AfriSam has achieved another significant milestone in its history by becoming the first construction materials company to sign the 49M pledge. This step signifies the company’s commitment to the global agenda for energy efficiency and to playing a proactive role in contributing to energy saving across South Africa.   Launched in March 2011, 49M is […]

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Opinion Piece: Conserving water – the next step in efficiency

Energy efficiency has become a focus area for businesses as the cost of electricity has continued to escalate in recent years. However, when embarking upon carbon footprint reduction initiatives and when looking to reduce resource usage to decrease costs, many organisations fail to take one all-important area into account: water. Inefficient use of water, wastage […]

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Legrand’s Arteor lighting controls

Legrand’s range of Arteor wiring devices includes complete solutions for modern lighting management.   These energy efficient lighting controls, with the latest electronic technology and stylish designs, enhance aesthetics and offer various functions in offices, commercial and residential environments.   The versatility of the Arteor range enables users to create their own lighting scenarios, whether […]

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The Future of Residential Renewable Energy

By SESSA member, Dr Anthony Keen of Cape Town. Gazing into my crystal ball, I see a simple black box. It is a photovoltaic (PV) inverter and the device that I have been waiting for all my renewable energy life.   Into one side of this black box is plugged the power cable connecting me […]

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Dr Dieter Holm: Eskom eta Awards judge since inception in 1985

Since 1985, Eskom has been rewarding excellence in energy efficiency with their eta Awards. These prestigious awards recognise exceptional effort in the more efficient use of energy by businesses, industry and even individuals, encouraging people all over the country, in whatever capacity, to do their part in contributing to a “greener” world.   The independent […]

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Vodafone Innovation Centre receives the highly coveted 6 star Green Star rating

The team that worked on the Vodafone Innovation Centre will admit to this – the Vodacom Innovation hub is one of the most ambitious green buildings that they have worked on. With a ground breaking brief and an innovative team on board, it is no wonder that this project is indeed one of Africa’s most […]

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