Posts tagged as efficiency

Starting the journey towards energy-efficiency

  According to the International Energy Agency, many companies are using up to 100% more energy than they would if they were best practice, energy efficient businesses. After the power crisis of 2007 and 2008, and the steep rises in electricity tariffs that followed, South African industrial groups moved quickly to reduce their energy consumption. […]

IEA report: Energy Efficiency Market Report 2016

  The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published a report on global energy intensity which shows that although energy intensity fell in 2015, the rate of progress needs to accelerate much more if sustainability targets are to be achieved. This is the executive summary of the report The full report is available here Global energy […]

Technical study to improve water heater efficiency in South Africa

  The residential sector accounts for approximately 17% of electricity use in South Africa, but as much as 35% during peak periods. Within households the electric water heater, commonly referred to as a geyser, is responsible for between 40 to 50% of total consumption and contributes substantially to morning and evening peaks. This study seeks […]

Energy efficiency conference announced

  The 2016 South African Energy Efficiency Convention and Exhibition (2016SAEEC) will take place at Emperors Palace on 8 and 9 November 2016. This event, which is hosted by the South African Association for Energy Efficiency, brings all energy stakeholders in the region together. The event serves the energy management-, environmental-, facilities building upgrades-, energy […]

Conference addresses energy efficiency and demand side management

  The Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) held its 13th annual Industrial and Commercial Use of Energy (ICUE) conference at the Vineyard Conference Centre in Cape Town recently. The conference addressed issues related to ensuring a sustainable energy future with presentations and plenary meetings which discussed matters pertaining to energy efficiency and demand side […]

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