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ENERGY CRISIS CALLS FOR A NEW WAY OF THINKING

South Africa’s energy crisis has everyone searching for solutions. We spoke to Evan Lockhart-Barker, General Manager Marketing for Saint-Gobain in Southern Africa, about Saint-Gobain’s move towards a more sustainable way of doing business. Who is Evan Lockhart-Barker? I was born and raised in Bloemfontein and graduated from St Andrews School before completing a degree in Marketing through […]

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SA’S GREEN BUILDING TREND ON UPWARD TRAJECTORY

High energy consumption, environmental stewardship and lower operating costs are among the top reasons for the spike in the development of environmentally friendly and ‘green’ buildings in the country, as is evident in the latest McGraw-Hill Construction’s SmartMarket Report, which suggests that the number of green buildings in the country is growing faster than in […]

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EcoAfribuild 2014: Leading the eco-friendly building market

EcoAfribuild 2014 is leading the transformation to eco-friendly and sustainably green building and construction on the continent. Co-located with Interbuild Africa 2014, the most iconic building and building services exhibition in Africa, taking place 20-23 August 2014, EcoAfribuild will focus on the next generation of building and infrastructure with a spotlight in energy efficient, resource […]

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Murray & Roberts sets its sights on African expansion

Mining, energy and infrastructure yield big opportunities for growth In November this year, South African construction and engineering company Murray & Roberts will add Mozambique to the list of African countries where it has a permanent presence. This follows operations opened in Ghana and Zambia in the last two years. The Group’s expansion across Africa […]

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Murray & Roberts sets its sights on African expansion

Mining, energy and infrastructure yield big opportunities for growth In November this year, South African construction and engineering company Murray & Roberts will add Mozambique to the list of African countries where it has a permanent presence. This follows operations opened in Ghana and Zambia in the last two years. The Group’s expansion across Africa […]

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ART Solar leads the way in BIPV in South Africa

“Building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) solar power systems, not only convert solar energy to electricity, but these modules, which are considered to be multifunctional construction materials, also form part of the building envelope,” says Dr Ronald Lange, chief operating officer for ART Solar, South Africa’s only locally owned PV manufacturer. “The new global trend is for photovoltaic […]

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ENERGY TRAINING FOUNDATION DATES FOR 2ND HALF OF 2013

The Energy Training Foundation (EnTF) is the approved training partner of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) for the Southern African region, affiliated trainer for the SAEE, and presents the following training courses: Certified Energy Manager (CEM) an AEE course – 5 CPD credits: *14-18 October 2013, Johannesburg Certified Measurement and Verification  Professional (CMVP) an […]

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INDUSTRY SHOULD MAKE SUSTAINABILITY DEMANDS WORK IN ITS FAVOUR

The coatings industry should use the global demand for increased sustainability to its advantage instead of regarding it as an obstacle to future profitability, Howard Harris, an independent Energy Consultant, told the recent Coatings for Africa 2013 symposium. Jointly presented by the SA Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA) and the Oil and Colour Chemists’ Association (OCCA), […]

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Energy Training Courses 2012

See below the scheduled courses for 2012 presented by the Energy Training Foundation (EnTF), a division of Energy Cybernetics, affiliated trainer of the SAEE, and approved trainer of the US-based Association for Energy Engineers (AEE), for events and calendar pages:   Johannesburg 21-25 May: Certified Energy Manager (CEM®) 21-24 May: Certified Energy Auditor (CEA™) 23-25 […]

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New sewage system making green living easier

Ozone Services Industries (OSI), a South African water, air and sewage treatment specialist, has commercially launched its Biozone Nokak Sewage Treatment Plant, a compact and affordable alternative to septic tanks and French Drain sewers aimed at golf estates, housing developments, game lodges, shopping centres, and mining villages.   The Biozone Nokak Sewage Treatment Plant is […]

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