REN21 Global Status Report
Emergent Energy was recently contracted by REN21, a global multi-stakeholder network with a Paris based Secretariat hosted by the UNEP and GIZ, to project manage the REN21 Renewables 2013 Global Status Report (GSR). This report is considered to be the leading international publication on…
Novo Packhouse Powers up with Emergent Energy
Farmsecure Energy, a division of the Farmsecure Group, recently awarded a competitive tender to Emergent Energy for the supply of a 200 kWp solar Photo Voltaic system to supplement the energy supply of the packhouse and reduce overall emissions. This system will be utilised at…
SANS 10400 XA
Under the recently released SANS 10400 XA regulations, all new buildings will have to meet specific energy efficiency criteria before being approved for construction. Emergent Energy is currently assisting a number of property owners in meeting and exceeding the standards, by guiding architects and engineers…
A Green Star Civic Centre
Emergent Energy recently completed a full energy analysis of the new Manenberg Civic Centre in Cape Town. Designed to be far more than a standard building, the new Civic Centre embraces several technological, structural and social innovations to create a comfortable, efficient, and attractive public office.
The building is currently under assessment for a Green Star rating, under the Green Star South Africa (GSSA) accreditation program. A core requirement of this program is the comprehensive and accurate simulation of the building’s energy performance, using hourly weather data over a full sample year. Using state-of-the-art software, Emergent Energy developed an accurate model of the building, and carried out this simulation: demonstrating the superior energy efficiency of the building’s design, as well as its HVAC, lighting and water systems.