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Top energy ranking for Three Cities Bantry Bay Suite Hotel

Three Cities Management introduced the National Energy Barometer Survey (NEBS) to its portfolio of hotels so that an annual review of energy trends in each hotel could be analysed whilst instilling a sense of responsibility at each property from an energy management and sustainability perspective.  Three Cities Bantry Bay Suite Hotel, a Three Cities Management […]

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Building Insulation Pilot Project Has Potential for Emission, Energy and Cost Reductions

According to a new report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, South Africa is responsible for the majority of Africa’s carbon emissions as a result of its coal-intensive energy production. Key to preventing the “severe, pervasive and irreversible” impact of these emissions is to adapt to climate change while urgently lowering its […]

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SWITCH TO PORTABLE SOLAR POWER’ – SOLVING AFRICA’S PRESSING ENERGY PROBLEMS

Proudly endorsed by Jacques Kallis and Dale Steyn 575 million people across Africa, 10 million in South Africa alone, are not connected to any form of electricity.  Compounded by Eskom’s recent load shedding which has placed enormous strain on business and communities alike, the need for a safe, sustainable, cost-effective and environmentally friendly solution to […]

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Eskom wins Innovation in Power Generation Award:

Eskom, supplier of about 95% of South Africa’s power, has been honored for its innovative use of technology in power generation. Eskom’s Kusile power station, which is currently under construction near Emalahleni (Witbank) in Mpumalanga province, has been awarded first prize in the 2013 Be Inspired competition, in the Innovation in Power Generation category for […]

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FIRST WIND FARMS GO ONLINE AS ESKOM DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY

As Eskom declared 2014’s first ‘state of emergency’ last week, enforcing the contractual obligations of large users to reduce electricity consumption in order to keep the lights on, wind energy in South Africa has proved its viability as the first wind farms provide power to the grid. This latest declaration again highlights the vulnerability of […]

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Cavendish Square Shopping Centre wins Energy Efficient Forum award for 2013

Cape Town, 17 December 2013: Building on Old Mutual Property’s drive for a greener property portfolio, Cavendish Square has won the Energy Efficiency Forum award for 2013 in the single building category. The Forum aims to give commercial building owners the opportunity to share knowledge on energy efficiency, as well as to encourage supporting initiatives […]

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Old Mutual cuts energy bill, shrinks carbon footprint at Gateway Theatre of Shopping in KZN

At Gateway Theatre of Shopping in KwaZulu-Natal, energy tariffs skyrocket when power consumption exceeds the notified maximum demand (NMD). Since August 2011, however, power consumption has been closely monitored and managed, a move that will save property owners Old Mutual Property (OMP) a considerable amount in energy costs per annum.   Gateway is one of […]

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Eskom honours winners of the Energy Efficient Lighting Design Competition

After months of competition, nail-biting regional finals and intensive examination and appraisal by a panel of expert judges, South Africa’s latest group of energy efficient lighting designers were honoured with a total of R214 000 in prize money for their achievements at the awards breakfast of the 2012 Eskom Energy Efficient Lighting Design Competition held […]

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Voltex ushers in a new era as a collective powerhouse

Voltex, a market leader in the distribution and trade of electrical goods and lighting solutions as well as a member of the Bidvest Group Ltd, celebrated its 2012 Conference at the Indaba Hotel Johannesburg, from the 14th to the 16th of September. The conference was titled “Voltex Plug In” and held a sizeable gathering of […]

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South Africa takes up the energy efficient lighting design challenge

The fact that South Africans are embracing an energy-efficient and planet-conscious lifestyle has been highlighted by the more than 570 entries received from both professional and amateur designers for the 2012 Eskom Energy Efficient Lighting Design Competition.   With the introduction of the competition to secondary schools for the first time this year, through and […]

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