Energy efficiency regulations for new buildings published

Energy efficiency regulations for new buildings published

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has published amendments to energy efficiency regulations, which would make it compulsory for all new buildings to be designed to a standard that minimised the energy use.  The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on Monday invited interested parties to submit comments and input on the energy efficiency regulations for new buildings, which were published in the regulations section of Government Gazette No. 33265. The DTI said that the regulations would form part of the deliverables of the National Energy Strategy that were identified in the Industrial Policy Action Plan to strengthen South African standards and regulations for energy efficiency, and would be finalised by the end of 2010. The energy efficient regulations for residential and commercial buildings, places of learning and worship, certain medical clinics and other categories of buildings, would make it compulsory for all new buildings to be designed and constructed to a standard whereby the user minimised the energy required to meet the...
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So(lar), do you want to save money?

Look on The Supplier page on Eskom's Demand Site website (www.eskomdsm.co.za) to see which suppliers and products are registered with the programme.  A solar water heater can provide you with between 50% and 90% of a home's total hot water requirements, and since solar energy is free, this translates into a saving of up to 70% of your monthly electrical bill. Eskom's Solar Water Heating Programme means even more savings for homeowners – there are massive rebates to be claimed for those who are investing in solar water heating systems. What is Eskom's Solar Water Heating Programme? Introduced at the beginning of 2008, the Eskom Solar Water Heating Programme offers consumer rebates that are paid directly to consumers. The amount of rebate you will qualify for is entirely dependent on how much electricity the system you choose will displace, the rand value of which will be between R1 500 to R5 000. In order to claim this rebate, consumers need to choose...
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