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Buildings currently consume over 40% of the world’s energy and emit more carbon dioxide than cars thus there is a global surge towards designing greener – and more cost effective - buildings and cities.

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The South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre (SARETEC) is pleased to share it's latest news with you! From wind turbine donations from Nordex to training seminars in Germany, be sure to read the latest SARETEC info from the training centre at CPUT.

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The 25th International Union of Architects World Congress of Architects, UIA 2014 Durban, will be held at the International Convention Centre in Durban from 3-7 August 2014. Read more


The National Business Initiative (NBI) is implementing a Private Sector Energy Efficiency Project (PSEE) which aims to improve energy efficiency in commercial and industrial companies in South Africa through the provision of various services to assist companies in identifying and implementing energy saving measures.

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The Renewable Energy Forum South Africa (REFSA) will be taking place this 4-5 March 2014 in Johannesburg. 

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"South Africa is currently one of the world's leading examples in terms of sustainable government policy on solar," says Edwin Koot, CEO of Solarplaza, the leading global solar energy conference organiser.

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Green Cape is working closely with the Western Cape Government to help collate inputs into the development of an Integrated Energy Strategy. A key focus will be on investment opportunities to assist economic growth and employment creation in a low carbon manner.

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On behalf of GreenCape, and our presenters from CSIR, Emergent Energy and CCDI, we would like to thank all those who made it out to our networking event last week.

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GreenCape and SARETEC would like to congratulate the first class of Wind Turbine Technicians in South Africa. Well done guys! Read more


Green Cape is running a free facilitation service called WISP (Western Cape Industrial Symbiosis Programme) which assists companies to gain value to under-utilised resources. The programme is funded by the Western Cape Government and uses an industrial symbiosis approach to improve business profitability and sustainability.

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