In support of the country’s efforts to accelerate Energy Efficiency (EE) interventions, the World Bank has agreed to support South Africa and seeks to understand the opportunities to further develop the ESCo market in South Africa, with a focus on implementation and business and financing models for ESCo market transformation that could contribute to the country’s global commitments for climate change mitigation, but also have the possibility of attracting more youth and women-owned businesses into the current fledgling ESCo Market in South Africa.
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On a global basis, the residential sector consumes one fifth of the world’s energy (International Energy
Agency 2018: 2) and has a large untapped potential to benefit from the multiple positive economic
and social impacts of energy efficiency. These benefits include increased disposable income, poverty
alleviation, improved health & well-being, improved energy security and macro-economic benefits
(IEA 2015: 31–37). Improved energy efficiency means that less energy is used while maintaining the
same level of service, or increasing service levels while maintaining energy use. In the residential
context this is achieved by utilizing more efficient appliances and by utilizing appliances more
efficiently, meaning that efficiency improvements may be affected both by investments in technical
interventions and by changes in behaviour.
The virtual presentation of the research results emanating from the South African Residential Electricity Consumption Study
Participants in the course will, on completion, have a solid understanding of the "big picture" as well as the tools to leverage their own expertise and interest to contribute to advancing energy efficiency in buildings.
The course syllabus is available to download here.
This is a free online course, which can be accessed over here.