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. 

Toyota Boshoku

TBSA needed to meet performance targets as prescribed by Toyota Boshoku’s global policy, as well as environmental targets as determined by their client, Toyota South Africa Motors. To achieve this, a total of 874 light fittings were replaces with energy efficient lamps, resulting in an average saving of 15,86kWh of energy per month.

Key findings:

In the period 2013 - 2014 one project was undertaken, resulting in a saving of 190,645kWh or R 165,203 per year. An investment of R451,840 was made, resulting in a payback period of 1.85 years. A reduction in GHG emissions of 188,738kg CO2 was achieved.

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