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. 

Construction and engineering group reaps initial energy management rewards

The Aveng group is committed to a strict environmental policy published in its sustainability report. The group aims to use energy, water and other natural resources and raw materials effectively, and to prevent pollution by controlling its emissions, discharges and wastes, and disposing of or recycling materials in an environmentally friendly manner.
Its four-year-old asphalt plant is ISO 9001 certified and certification to ISO 140001 is on the way. 
Key Findings
Over the period 2014-2015, four projects were undertaken, resulting in a total energy saving of 59 795 kWh, valued at R 109 424, and with a very small investment, the payback period of which was immediate. A reduction of 60.69 tonnes CO2 (electricity) was achieved.
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