Energy Efficiency Forum for Commercial Buildings

Date(s) - 16 Mar '17
9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Mutual Park


The Energy Efficiency Forum (EEF) will be taking place on 16th March 2017.


Water Crises – By popular demand, the City’s Water Services Department will explain the current water shortage, what the City is doing, and what is required from business in Cape Town. A new water rating system for companies will also be introduced.

Woolworths Retail Case Study – The Woolworths Palmyra store in Claremont is the first retail outlet in South Africa to achieve a 5-star Green Star SA rating for Existing Building Performance Custom Tenants from GBCSA. Justin Smith will share their water and energy efficiency initiatives.

Mayor’s New Top Energy & Water Councillor – Cllr Xanthea Limberg is the new Mayoral Committee member for water, energy, waste and informal settlement issues. She’ll speak about the water crisis, and City’s new Energy Directorate and its proposed programme for the next few years.

National Policy Inputs Needed -The Department of Energy currently have important policies out for comment- the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) and Integrated Energy Plan (IEP) by end March 2017 and the Post-2015 National Energy Efficiency Strategy by end February 2016. These will be discussed.

Proposals to Broaden the 12L Tax Incentive – SANEDI will share their proposals for alternative, cheaper M&V (dubbed ‘M&V Lite’) for the current 12L tax break, which could make it feasible for more commercial buildings. Give your input before it goes to National Treasury.

Updates from:

  • City of Cape Town – policy issues, and electricity & water consumption and small-scale embedded generation levels.
  • Earth Hour – annual event on Saturday 25 March this year – new CEO/CFO briefing tool for energy management and solar PV.
  • SANEDI –National energy service company (ESCo) register being established – including new Green Star SA Community tool for precinct scale.

The meeting will end followed by a light finger lunch.

TO RSVP email Or call Busiswa Galada on (021) 487-2022