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South Africa saved 350 MW during Earth Hour

South Africans saved 350 MW – enough electricity to power the city of Bloemfontein – when they switched off their lights during Earth Hour this weekend, power utility Eskom said on Tuesday. As part of its support for the Earth Hour campaign, Eskom measured the reduction in electricity used during the hour against typical consumption […]

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How can farmers adapt to climate change? Get ‘climate smart.’

A new “climate smart” tool can help farmers reduce production and operating costs, improve profitability by reducing energy and water consumption, generate new products from agricultural waste, and ensure more efficient use of fertilizers. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, agriculture is one of the leading causes of climate change, responsible for 14% […]

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SA construction firms starting to focus on green practices

As increasing environmental pressures take hold in South Africa, the country’s major construction companies showed that they were starting to focus on pursuing green practices and projects, particularly in renewable energy projects where opportunities were emerging. For Group Five in particular, a view has developed that climate change opportunities exceed risks, and the company sought […]

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Climate Sensitive Design for Buildings

A house or a building can be thought of as being an envelope, which shelters an indoor space from the weather outside. The objective of the envelope is to maintain a comfortable inside environment. One approach is to build the building and then force the inside temperature to be comfortable by using fans, heaters, air […]

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Earth Week and Green Office Week South Africa 19-23 April

A  Green Office Week   to South Africa 19-23 April Office workers everywhere now have the opportunity to add their contribution to eco-friendly workplaces. The week of 19 to 23 April is to be Green Office Week in South Africa, and is intended both to raise awareness of the importance of eco-friendly offices as well as […]

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