Innovations
Leading rigid insulation supplier of eco-friendly thermoset products, Rigifoam, first introduced “green foams” into the African market in 2003. The company has continued to improve and expand their range of environmentally-friendly foams and 2 component systems.
Friday, 12 November 2010 11:14

Improve your business energy profile

Although the current energy landscape in South Africa is challenging for companies, there are still viable opportunities if they are proactive about their energy usage profile and choose their projects wisely, says Golder Associates energy specialist Paolo Gianadda.
Thursday, 16 September 2010 10:08

Modern lantern design from SA design student

Lanterna, a simple, lightweight and practical LED lighting product in the shape of a kerosene lantern, recently received a Special Award at the 2010 Eskom Energy Efficient Lighting Design competition. Designed and constructed by Sanet Stegmann in her final year of her first degree in Interior Architecture at the University of Pretoria, the product forced judges and colleagues to take note of what local design students are producing.
Thursday, 16 September 2010 10:02

South African Risk and Vulnerability Atlas

On 13 August, South Africa’s Department of Science and Technology (DST) launched a risk and vulnerability Atlas with the goal of enhancing the country’s resilience to global change. Research for the project was done by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the atlas is designed to provide global change sensitivity and vulnerability information at regional, national, provincial and municipal levels.
Centron is a patented, EPA-registered diesel and petrol fuel saver that improves fuel economy by 10% – 20%. The product also dramatically improves air quality by reducing Nitrous Oxide output of your vehicle by approximately 42%,hydrocarbons by an average of 60% and Opacity (black smoke) by 50% or more.
Thursday, 16 September 2010 09:46

Making waste a useful resource with small plants

EECOFuels, a Gauteng-based green technology company, has been producing energy solutions since 2003 and has a string of high-profile clients such as Enviroserv, BHP Biliton and Sun International requesting energy solutions from the firm. Marcel Steinberg, Managing Director of EECOFuels, told 25º in Africa what types of renewable products are being used by South Africa’s commercial, energy-intensive industries.
Energy-efficiency and environmental sustainability has become a huge factor when making business decisions. Although there are products that claim to be efficient, one needs to assess whether the savings outweigh the capital cost of acquiring these items.
Tuesday, 06 July 2010 10:14

Specialist indoor air quality solutions

Indoor air has been to be found up to 70 times more polluted than outdoor air and, according to the American College of Allergies, 50 % of all illnesses are either caused or aggravated by polluted indoor air. In 1990, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ranked indoor air pollution as the greatest risk to human health above all types of environmental problems.
Tuesday, 06 July 2010 10:13

Turnkey lighting programmes

Over the past five years, Voltex Lighting has created a comprehensive, energy-saving lighting programme for South African companies. This turnkey operation includes site audits, payback statistics, design and installation, as well as a financing plan, where necessary for all upgrades.
South African-based mining group, Exxaro, is the country’s fourth-largest coal producer. This Johannesburg Stock Exchange listed mining company may be renowned for their commodity portfolio such as coal, mineral sands and metals, but their diversified energy strategy has transformed the company into one that is branching out and investing in sustainable energy solutions for the country.

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