Innovations
Tuesday, 10 November 2009 09:36

SA’s first media sustainability index

South Africa’s first Media Sustainability Index (MSI) which aims to assess companies’ relative performance on sustainability-related media reportage was launched recently by sustainability consultancy and publisher Trialogue, and co-creator analysis specialist Media Tenor. The MSI provides companies operating in the South African market with a strategic communications benchmarking tool through its quantitative and qualitative analysis of companies and issues under the sustainability spotlight in the media.
Wednesday, 16 September 2009 08:56

Tech transfer: 2 landmark reports

The fight against climate change will not be won unless a "revolution" in the use of existing low-carbon technology and numerous new inventions take hold, states the Global Climate Network (GCN) in its latest report. Entitled ‘Breaking through on technology', the report was released to coincide with the Group of Eight (G8) summit, and seeks to analyse how to overcome the barriers to the development and wide deployment of low-carbon technology.

Energy prices are continually rising, capacity restrictions are becoming critical and power frequency response and measuring services are becoming problematic. For electricity supply utilities, this calls for improved efficiency in all areas.

 

 

Wednesday, 16 September 2009 08:52

Liquid-mercury-free,energy-saving lamps

MEGAMAN has employed Amalgam in the manufacture of a full series of energy-saving lamps, making all of its products free of liquid mercury. By adopting this liquid-mercury-free policy, MEGAMAN has minimised the environmental impact of its products at different stages of the product lifecycle, protecting not only the workers during production and transportation, but also the end-users upon usage and disposal.
Making computing systems and data centres energy-efficient is an extremely challenging undertaking. Up to 50% percent of an average air-cooled data centre’s carbon footprint is not caused by computing, but by powering the necessary cooling systems to keep the processors from overheating – a situation that is far from optimal when one considers energy efficiency from an holistic perspective.
Wednesday, 16 September 2009 08:40

SAICA takes the lead with Green

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) has taken a significant step in positioning itself as a promoter of sustainable business and sustainability reporting in South Africa through the launch of Green, a book on why corporate leaders need to embrace sustainability to ensure profitability.
Friday, 17 July 2009 11:25

The sunflower- solar power producer

The Sunflower concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) system creates solar power by integrating photovoltaic modules, advanced tracking, one of a kind power optimisation, an embedded controller and wireless communication. This is all combined in one well-designed solution to produce cost-effective solar power.
Monday, 22 June 2009 10:44

SA’s first mobile carbon calculator

MyCO2Print provides users with an approximate rand value of the carbon emissions
Monday, 22 June 2009 10:42

The world is seeing dots

An exciting range of innovative DOT-it LED lights has taken the market by storm.
Imagine an old car part being recycled into a pen, or an old tyre recycled into a mouse pad...this list is endless.