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South African offices and other buildings will soon be forced to show how much energy they use




The Department of Energy has published new draft regulations which seek to make it mandatory for certain buildings to submit and publicly display their energy performance.


Staff Writer | Business Tech

The new regulations apply to both government and private buildings, and will be recorded in a new ‘building energy performance register’ to be created by the South African National Energy Development Institute.

The draft regulations defines ‘energy performance’ as net energy consumed in kilowatt hours per square metre per year (kWh/m2/a) to meet the different needs associated with the use of a building, which may include:

Upon submitting their usage, each building will receive an energy performance certificate which will be valid for no longer than five years, and must be posted at the entrance of the building.

BusinessTech broke down the types of buildings which will be required to submit this information below.


Government

The following buildings will be required to display their energy performance certificates at their entrances:

Private

The following buildings will be required to display their energy performance certificates at their entrances:

Regulations for the Mandatory Display and Submission of Energy Performance Certificates by BusinessTech on Scribd


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