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Energy performance certificates set to become mandatory for some buildings
Energy performance certificates set to become mandatory for some buildingsArticle

Some non-residential buildings will soon become required by law to display an energy performance certificate...

30 Apr 2021

A sustainable future: Green buildings key to reducing energy consumption
A sustainable future: Green buildings key to reducing energy consumptionArticle

Construction is a key sector to address South Africa's housing shortage and infrastructure needs, and thus is unlikely to slow down...

Thabang Byl 18 Nov 2020

Celebrating a decade of green economy growth
Celebrating a decade of green economy growthArticle

Since the official launch on 5 November 2010, GreenCape has leveraged its funding partnerships and industry networks to facilitate ~R41bn worth of investment into the South African green economy, supporting the creation of ~19,000 direct green jobs...

Issued by GreenCape 10 Nov 2020

New guide, Getting to Zero, launched on developing net zero carbon buildings
New guide, Getting to Zero, launched on developing net zero carbon buildingsArticle

A new guide has been launched for professional teams considering developing net zero carbon buildings...

7 Aug 2020

Reid Lifestyle Centre sets sights on Green Star, net-zero ratings
Reid Lifestyle Centre sets sights on Green Star, net-zero ratingsArticle

Having achieved six-star Green Star Public and Education Building (PEB) certification in May this year, Balwin Properties' Reid Lifestyle Centre is also targeting a Net-zero Carbon Level 2 rating...

22 Jul 2020

#BizTrends2020: Building for sustainability continues to promote valuable returns
#BizTrends2020: Building for sustainability continues to promote valuable returnsArticle

There is a direct link between the stability of an economy and ongoing development - and currently, the local construction and property industries are undeniably experiencing a lull...

Johan Piekaar 2 Jan 2020

Southern Africa Europe CEO Dialogue, the continent's major investment platform
Southern Africa Europe CEO Dialogue, the continent's major investment platformArticle

Johannesburg will host the pre-eminent platform for investment between some of Southern Africa and Europe's leading blue chip companies and business leaders in Sandton on 29 and 30 October...

Issued by Optimize Agency 2 Oct 2019

Seychelles floating solar energy project moves into next phase
Seychelles floating solar energy project moves into next phaseArticle

Africa's first utility-scale, private-sector funded floating solar project is continuing in the Seychelles on to its next implementation phase...

13 Jun 2019

Southern Africa strengthens relations with European Union at fifth South Africa-Italy Summit
Southern Africa strengthens relations with European Union at fifth South Africa-Italy SummitArticle

Some of the most influential business leaders from Southern Africa and Europe gathered in Johannesburg to explore exciting opportunities for growth and investment...

Issued by Optimize Agency 26 Oct 2018

African Utility Week Industry Awards finalists announced
African Utility Week Industry Awards finalists announcedArticle

The awards recognises pioneering utilities, projects and people in the energy and water industry...

8 May 2018

Energy intensity per square metre of buildings needs to improve 30% by 2030
Energy intensity per square metre of buildings needs to improve 30% by 2030Article

The buildings and construction sector needs to step up its efforts in terms of energy performance...

18 Dec 2017

Africa shows rising interest in green building design
Africa shows rising interest in green building designArticle

The UNEP Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative attributed 30% of annual carbon emissions to the global building sector...

Alison Groves 12 Jul 2017

Uganda's first solar energy plant will be up and running in seven months
Uganda's first solar energy plant will be up and running in seven monthsArticle

Uganda will have its first government-endorsed renewable energy in just over half a year, with the construction of the 10MW (14GWh/y) Tororo solar PV project...

21 Dec 2016

By Daniel Ladenhauf, Flickr, CC BY-NC
Our cities need to go on a resource dietArticle

Cities are the epicentres of human activity. They cover less than 2% of the earth's land surface but generate about 70% of GDP...

André Stephan et al. 1 Dec 2016

Another of Building Energy's African projects: Kathu Solar Park. Source: Building Energy
New solar project to light up UgandaArticle

Uganda's solar energy project in Tororo is set to provide 10MW of power and will be built at a cost of $14,7m...

7 Oct 2016

Finance leaders discuss robust global green finance mechanisms
Finance leaders discuss robust global green finance mechanismsArticle

The Paulson Institute in America and the Green Finance Committee of China Society for Finance and Banking recently convened a half-day symposium of global finance leaders and experts to discuss recommendations for the development of robust global green finance mechanisms and markets...

22 Apr 2016

Egypt awards solar project to Building Energy
Egypt awards solar project to Building EnergyArticle

Building Energy, an Italian independent power producer from renewable sources, and the New & Renewable Energy Authority (NREA), have signed a memorandum of understanding for two 50MW photovoltaic (PV) plants in Benban, Upper Egypt...

2 Jul 2015

eNCA to broadcast live from African Utility Week in Cape Town
eNCA to broadcast live from African Utility Week in Cape TownArticle

African Utility Week has entered into an exclusive television broadcasting partnership with eNCA and will receive live coverage during the conference and exhibition from 12-14 May in Cape Town...

Issued by Spintelligent 5 May 2015

How Africa can attract foreign and local investment for its power projects
How Africa can attract foreign and local investment for its power projectsArticle

Investing in the power sector in Africa can be very lucrative and the success stories prove it, according to Evan Schiff, event director of African Utility Week...

Issued by Spintelligent 30 Apr 2015

JOSHCO invests R1.8b into Joburg social housing
JOSHCO invests R1.8b into Joburg social housingArticle

Over the past 10 years, Johannesburg Social Housing Company (JOSHCO) has provided more than 7,000 homes, refurbished or constructed 8,749 units, and has an ambitious plan to increase the number of units to more than 13,600 by the end of June 2017. Totalling a R1,8 billion investment into residential property within the City of Johannesburg.

4 Dec 2014

Electricity prices hurt consumersArticle

Electricity consumers will have to dig even deeper into their pockets for the clean energy that Eskom will be buying from independent power producers (IPPs). The tariffs IPPs will receive are nearly five times the 61c/kWh that Eskom is now charging its customers.

Raoul Gamsu 11 Nov 2012

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