Case Studies

The National Cleaner Production Centre South African Case Studies

Through the use of case studies the National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) show cases the benefits and application of Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) methodologies.

The areas in which the RECP methodologies are applied are:

·         Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE),

·         Industrial Symbiosis Programme (IS Programme), and

·         Industrial Water Efficiency Project (IWE) Project. 


The Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE) Project’s Energy Management System (EnMS) Implemented by the National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA) in conjunction with UNIDO was identified as a starting point.

In the period 2012 – 2013, four projects were undertaken, resulting in a saving of 325,166kWh and R253,381 for an investment of R34,500. A reduction in GHG emissions of 321,914 tons CO2 was achieved, and a payback period of 0,14 years is envisaged.

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