The Industrial Water Efficiency (IWE) Project completed its first year of operations on a high by recording actual water savings of 89 000 kl (or m3) from its very first case study. These savings translate to cost saving of R2.2 million, confirming positive rewards for industry that is willing to adopt water efficient processes and technologies.

 

 

The National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) held its third biennial Industrial Efficiency Conference, in Cape Town, from the 14th - 15th September UNDER THE THEME: “Transition to a low carbon economy”.

 

The event was aimed at equipping industry, including small, medium and large manufacturers, retailers and businesses, with an awareness of how to benefit from the implementation of resource efficient and cleaner production (RECP) in their processes in their journey to becoming cleaner, more sustainable businesses.

The Industrial Efficiency Conference 2017 focused on how industry can transition to a low carbon economy in a manner that enhances economic growth, job creation, sector competitiveness and business profitability.

 

The programme showcased case studies and best practice on how to integrate resource efficiency into an organisation – in line with the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In addition to the main themes of resource efficient and cleaner production (RECP), the conference demonstrated tools and programmes to support sustainable business growth. 

Thursday 14 September: Creating resilient companies and sectors

Cross-cutting Issues
 
Productivity and trade
Speaker Presentations
 
Green innovation for sustainability-supporting small  businesses with great ideas
Speaker Presentations
 
Supporting SMMEs
Speaker Presentations
 

Friday 15 September: The next step – from resilience to competitive advantage 

 
Sustainable Energy
 
Renewable energy options
Speaker presentations
 
Legislative environment – energy baselines and reporting
Speaker Presentations
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