Energy Efficiency
Friday, 12 October 2012 10:49

Building a brighter future

Sasol ChemCity believes that entrepreneurship forms one of the cornerstones of driving economic and social change. As one of its key focus areas, this business incubator strives to build “dignified” homes by using several new technologies.

Friday, 12 October 2012 10:47

A new look at smart energy solutions

Senior executives and government leaders need fact-based strategic insights to tackle critical public and private sector issues with regard to smarter water and energy usage. One of the key aspects to consider is consumer education.

It seems that the South African labelling system will be based on the European Union EU) system. Research in the late 1990s in Europe showed that energy-efficiency isn’t the only or even most important criteria for consumers when buying appliances. This system can be used to influence markets if consumers take note of added information on products and base their decisions on it.

The introduction of appliance labelling in the commercial market aims to change the way South Africans use energy, not only altering citizens’ behaviour towards energy-efficiency but also saving valuable resources and reducing carbon emissions.

The Southern African Association for Energy-Efficiency (SAEE) is one of 72 international chapters of the American Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). As a chapter of the AEE, the SAEE is committed to increase energy-efficiency, utilise innovative energy service options, enhance environmental management programmes, upgrade facility operations and improve equipment performance – while at the same time bolstering the bottom lines of organisations.

Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a diversified health and well-being company, focusing on improving people’s lives through timely innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of “sense and simplicity”. With its headquarters in the Netherlands, Philips employs approximately 122 000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries worldwide.

Energy Cybernetics has been an active and leading player in the South African energy space since 1998, focussing on energy optimisation consulting, systems and services to a host of businesses. The Energy Barometer is proof of the company’s commitment to play an active role in securing South Africa’s energy future. The National Energy Barometer Survey is supported by the NEEA and the Department of Energy. During the past 12 years, the company has undertaken and completed projects in South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Angola, Zambia, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012 10:20

Launch of new healthcare solutions

The range of integrated healthcare solutions marketed by Legrand in South Africa encompasses antimicrobial systems for use in sterile environments, including hospitals, clinics, retirement establishments and laboratories.

Energy consumption can be radically reduced by a transition to efficient lighting. Country lighting assessments released at Rio+20 analyse the benefits of shifting from inefficient light bulbs for consumers, the industrial, commercial and street lighting sectors.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012 09:28

Waste not for those who are wanting

Whilst new communications technologies are making the world smaller and enriching our personal lives, it should not be overlooked that the energy spurring on this progress is not available to billions of our planet’s inhabitants.