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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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Regulating energy efficiency tax incentives

Globally governments influence energy and climate change policy by either taxing the excessive use of energy, or granting tax rebates on reduced energy demand. Locally the South African government has followed suit by offering tax rebates using section 12i, the Industrial Policy Project Investment incentive for manufacturing-related projects with a 10% energy demand reduction component, […]

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eta Awards introduce new category

The eta Awards, which have attracted hundreds of entries in their nine major categories for twenty-two years and are sponsored by Eskom and endorsed by the Department of Energy, have made some changes in their repertoire, including the introduction of a new category “Energy Savings in Households” and some fresh ideas to attract further entries. […]

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eta Awards – Turning Ideas Into Energy

In a quantitative research survey conducted by Ask Africa – one of South Africa’s leading research houses – among 320 respondents across the commercial, industrial and residential sectors, including women in communities and business, it was revealed that 78% felt that Eskom encourages consumers to use electricity effectively and see the utility as one of […]

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Energy efficiency and a fantastic climate with “intelligent” windows.

More than 50% of world-wide primary energy demand is consumed for the air conditioning of buildings. Mechanical ventilation and air-conditioning systems consume large quantities of energy and, based on their continuous operation alone, are real electricity eaters. Not to mention the space they require and the investment and maintenance costs, which are around 30% higher […]

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The Green Building Conference and Exhibition returns

The Green Building Conference and Exhibition returns to Sandton Convention Centre in 2011 and will provide a powerful mix of international and local content for built-environment professionals and stakeholders. World renowned designers and experts will accompany South Africa’s own leaders in sustainable construction in a new extended plenary format Opportunity to attend a real-time green […]

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Winners of the 2010 DesignHub student architecture competition announced

Winners of the 2010 DesignHub Respond Renew Revitalise student architecture competition were announced at Saint-Gobain Construction Products’ Samrand Innovation Station on Tuesday 22 February 2011. The competition, in its fifth year, saw students at participating South African universities recognised for their innovative and revolutionary approach to the rejuvenation of some of the country’s most well […]

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Casestudy: Maximum energy savings all year for green school

The situation: Cape Town-based Lunar Products, supplier of LLumar Window Film, was approached by DTM/Spoormaker Consulting Engineering to provide a window film to maintain maximum energy savings all year round. Their client, Gina Mattei, the principal of the Old Mutual Green’scool Early Learning Centre in Pinelands, Cape Town, a large crèche (280 children in a […]

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How the workplace can improve collaboration

By Linda Trim, Director of Giant Leap. Whether you design, manage or work in them, we can help you create high-performance, sustainable work environments that bring people together to focus, collaborate, socialize and learn. Converging spatial, social and informational trends are creating demand for workplaces that support new patterns of collaboration. Collaboration is one of […]

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