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Energy Efficiency Forum for Cape Town’s Commercial Sector on 10th March


South Africa’s electricity supply shortage has reached crisis levels and it’s not going to go away soon. At the next meeting of the Energy Efficiency Forum, we will discuss options for commercial buildings and operations in this context. Sector players and experts will share their views, and be available for questions. The programme includes: panel discussion on way forward with small-scale embedded/renewable energy; a case study on the Hotel Verde’s performance and lessons learned as a green-designed building; updates from City of Cape Town, Eskom, Green Cape and SA Photovoltaic Industry Association, and resources and training opportunities.

The Forum is on 10th March 2015, from 08h30 for 09h00 until 12h00 at the West Campus Presentation Room at Old Mutual’s head office in Pinelands, Cape Town. Please also diarise later Forum meetings set for 11th August and 10thNovember 2015.

The current state of electricity has reached crisis levels and it’s not going to go away soon. At this Forum, we will discuss options for the commercial sector to deal with the crisis. Sector players and experts will share their views and be available for questions.

PART 1: WELCOME AND SETTING THE SCENE – 09h00 to 10h05
  • ENERGY UPDATES from Eskom, City of Cape Town, Energy Game-Changers & electricity tariffs 2015
  • DEPUTY MAYOR IAN NEILSON on ‘How can the City of Cape Town and the commercial sector work together to best address the electricity crisis’. (TBC)
PART 2: PANEL DISCUSSION on Way Forward with Embedded Energy – 10h05 to 11h15
  • PANEL INCLUDES: Black River Park, Cape Chamber of Commerce, City of Cape Town, Eskom, Green Cape and SA Photovoltaic Industry Association.

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PART 3: CASE STUDY – 11h45 to 12h10

CASE STUDY: Hotel Verde – Living up to green building design expectations – Performance results & lessons learned.

PART 4: ENERGY NEWS, EVENTS AND FEEDBACK – 12h10 to 12h30

NEWS & EVENTS: City’s electricity consumption, solar water heater sales, innovations, tools and resources, and forthcoming events and training opportunities.

FEEDBACK: Members rate this Forum and give feedback on key issues, and say what they want in future Forums.

 

The Energy Efficiency Forum  was established in 2009 by the City of Cape Town in collaboration with Eskom & South African Property Owners’ Association (SAPOA). It is currently co-funded by Old Mutual, and supported by other organisations. Membership is free. To join/RSVP, go to www.capetown.gov.za/EnergyForum or contact Kyle Swartz at 021 487 2014 or Kyle.Swartz@capetown.gov.za.

 

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