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The contribution of energy efficiency towards the success of industrial organisations in South Africa
(Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2012-05)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Internationally, governments and lobby groups increasingly put pressure on organisations to reduce their impact on the environment. To this end, various studies show the drivers, barriers, and contributions ...
Perceptions of professional practitioners and property developers relating to the costs of green buildings in South Africa
(South African Institution of Civil Engineering, 2015-12)
Sustainable design practices are a key component in ensuring that the building and civil infrastructure industry does not damage our natural environment. Green buildings – and allied initiatives in other sectors of the ...
Critical review of the levelised cost of energy metric
(Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2016)
The purpose of this paper is to critically review the ‘levelised cost of energy’ metric used in electricity project development. This metric is widely used, because it is a simple metric to calculate the cost per unit of ...
Implications for the agriculture sector of a green economy transition in the Western Cape Province of South Africa : a system dynamics modelling approach to food crop production
(Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2017-05)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The Western Cape Provincial government in South Africa has introduced a green economy framework, ‘Green is Smart’, to create a more sustainable economy. This framework stipulates plans for the Western ...
An investigation into the normalisation of water and energy usage in the brewery industry
(Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2017)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Benchmarks are often used to assist brewers in identifying improvement opportunities; but a comparison of water and energy performances in breweries is deficient without normalising for differences between ...
Integration costs of renewable energy technologies in future energy generation scenarios
(Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2018-08-31)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The objective of the paper is to understand the integration costs of renewable energy technologies (RETs) in future energy generation scenarios for South Africa. The study used PLEXOS1 to conduct a bottom-up ...