Tuesday, 03 April 2012 10:52

Engineer receives award

Chris Adonis, a structural engineering technologist at Bosch Projects, received the Institute of Professional Engineering Technologists (IPET) award for achieving the best results in B.Tech Engineering (all disciplines) by a male in South Africa.

Vodacom and Vodafone are serious about green design. These companies recently put their money behind a project that explores innovation in energy-efficiency in building and the result is the greenest building in Africa. Vodacom unveiled the completed Vodafone Site Solutions Innovation Centre (SSIC), the first ever six-star Green Star South Africa design rated building, at its head office in Midrand. The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) states on its website that this rating is the equivalent of a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum status.

Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, went straight to the 26th place on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list. This classification cemented the group’s commitment to sustainable development.

The engineering consultancies DHV and Royal Haskoning recently announced that they will merge. The new company will become one of Europe’s leading engineering consulting companies.

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Michael Gibbon took up the position of chief executive at Bosch Holdings on 1 February. Gibbon was formerly the managing director of Bosch Projects. He replaces Clive Swaisland, who led the company since 2001.

Powertech IST Otokon’s compressed air project at Goldfields Driefontein received the Energy Project of the Year Award at the SAEE awards ceremony in November. As the largest industrial Eskom DSM peak-clipping project it over-performed by 40% and saved 33 tons of carbon emissions.
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 14:24

Keeping the snowman alive

The internet-based Snowman was kept alive by thousands visitors to the campaign site during COP17, making it a huge success.
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 14:23

SAEE Energy Company of the Year

In November last year Energywise Systems Magnet Electrical Supplies of KwaZulu Natal became the SAEE Energy Company of the year - an award for which Marlene E van Rooyen, the editor of 25º, was a judge. Energywise owner, Andrea Barausse has become well-known for his passion in investigating water and energy saving devices in a search to find products that deliver optimal energy and water savings.
Wednesday, 30 November 2011 10:28

Solar-powered internet schools launched

An innovative solar-powered Internet school model has been launched by Samsung South Africa at its Engineering Academy in Boksburg recently. Claimed to be a world first, the exclusively solar-powered, mobile and completely independent classroom is aimed at increasing accessibility to education and connectivity across Africa. It is designed particularly for use in remote rural areas with limited or no access to electricity.

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