Entries for the 2021 Ashden Awards are open; categories include innovation in energy access, climate solutions and sustainable cooling.
Despite a lockdown induced slowdown in new-build projects, engineering consultants Zutari says they are still receiving enquiries from property developers to pursue Green Star ratings that promote sustainable design principles.
While not all water desalination plants produce at the same efficiency levels, there are some incredibly positive examples of new technology.
Research and Development
Rwanda has launched the African Centre of Excellence of Sustainable Cooling and Cold Chain (ACES) to be hosted by the University of Rwanda.
The International Energy Agency’s Energy Efficiency 2020 report says the global rate measuring how efficiently the world’s economic activity is using energy will improve by less than 1% this year, the weakest since 2010.
A new report highlights the benefits, investment barriers, and the policies needed to drive the uptake of renewable heating and cooling worldwide.
Buildings presently account for about 40% of the world’s energy consumption, green buildings can help to reduce this consumption, writes Thabang Byl of Schneider Electric.
The growth in utility management interest occurred after Eskom said rotational power outages were here to stay until at least March 2022.
The South African Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) is rolling out 26,000m2 of cool roofing technology in Cape Town as part of the Cool Roofs and Insulation Collaboration.
The SA Industrial Energy Efficiency Project has won the International Energy Project of the Year.