Articles written by the First Look team.
In 2014, Hendry and I were involved in the Energy and Climate Change Strategy (ECCS) in Public Sector Buildings for the Department of Energy (DOE)
. One of the concluding recommendations made was to carry out a series of Pilot Project, financed by the DOE, aimed at proving the potential savings that would be achieved, should a variety of energy efficiency measures be implemented, together with the installation of a Solar PV system.
The ECCS programme put forward a selections of buildings to carry out the Pilot Project, one of which was Boekenhout Primary School in Eldorado Park
, as Suntricity had already carried out extensive monitoring to the electricity consumption of the school.
In March 2017, the DOE formally initiated the work, funded by SANEDI, where, as recommended, a number of initiatives were included:
- LED Lighting throughout the school
- Some classrooms fitted with Double Glazed windows
- Natural ventilation
- Lighting sensors
- Solar PV Electricity system
The outcome and deliverables are being monitored by the University of Pretoria M&V programme an the conclusion of the final report will be published during 2017.
We will do our best to bring the results to your attention.