The SAEEC announces its Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) one day training course with very favorable rates to members

While South African`s first batch of 1 million Covid19 vaccines arrived on Monday ,1 February 2021, Economists and South Africans are still unclear as to whether it is good or bad for us? Whilst these debates will continue for the next couple of months, we can say there is no need for confusion as to keep your SAEEC membership active this year.

The SAEEC would like to welcome all new members and we wish you a long and successful association. Please take advantage of all that we offer our members by regularly and frequently visiting our website for the latest activities like upcoming training, member webinars, energy awards, our annual general meeting(AGM), our Go2Energy platforms and other CPD activities.

The Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy has, under section 19(1) (b) of the National Energy Act published regulations for the mandatory display and submission of Energy Performance Certificates for buildings in Notice 700 of Government Gazette 43792 of 8 December 2020.

Briefly, if you own or are responsible for a building which has a total net floor area of over 1000 m2 in the public sector and 2000 m2 in the private sector, then these regulations do affect you.

Owners must display a certificate of the building’s “energy performance” at the building’s main entrance. The energy performance refers to the net energy consumed in kilowatt hours per square meter per year – including for heating, hot water heating, cooling, ventilation, and lighting. An energy performance certificate must also be submitted to the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) every 5 years.

EPC TRAINING

Date: 23 FEBRUARY 2021
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Training

The one-day Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Training Course addresses the requirements for EPC’s, the related standards that need to be taken into account, how to do the calculations and what information is required for assessment to have an EPC issued, as well as the various custodians of the EPC and the processes to follow. The course is aimed at facility managers, energy managers, consultants, owners of buildings who need to understand the EPC standard and related standards to complete the required information necessary to issue an EPC for a building, as well as prospective SANAS accredited bodies who wish to issue EPC certificates

The course covers the relevant legislation, standards and required documentation that relates to EPC. The building standard SANS10400XA and how it ties in with the other standards, calculation reference energy usage, climatic regions, building classifications, hot water, new vs existing buildings, design assumptions for new buildings and their consideration in existing buildings, building envelop requirements looking at orientation, external walls, fenestration, roof assemblies, floors and insulation. We look at categorisation of buildings, owners’ responsibility, and accreditation bodies, general details of energy performance assessment, timelines of legislation and enforcement, linking EPC to policy, implementation around the work, definitions and calculation of aspects such as floor areas, existing buildings, assessment periods, calorific values and meter calibration. The chapter on energy usage with cover boundaries, types of fuels, data collection, utility bills and their use for energy performance, types of meters, proof of metering, metering calculations and types of occupancy.

The certificate itself will be discussed in depth, with the various energy performance scales and what they mean, explaining the content of the certificate, notable required information, and determining reference performance. The energy performance assessment process is discussed step-by-step, acquiring the services of a SANAS accredited body for EPC, submitting the relevant information, and issue of the building’s EPC. The course concludes with duties of the facility manager and building owner, how to acquire the services of an accredited person, with exercises and examples and preparation of a practical assignment with the option to have it assessed.

This course has been developed by the Institute of Energy Professionals Africa (IEPA) trainers and EWSETA assessor and moderator, for presentation by training partners such as the Southern African Energy Efficiency Confederation (SAEEC).