What If is a week long series showcasing some of the imaginative work produced by the UCT Architecture Masters graduates of 2012.
Edition 5: rules for infrastructure, for a new way of living.
In our fifth article in a series of 17 Sustainable Ideas for COP17, Dinika Govender explores the potential benefits which may overlap, when embarking on large scale community based renewable projects. The Kuyasa Energy Efficiency Project is one of those, which, while at some cost, is benefiting 2,300 homes, addressing environmental concerns and promoting skills and job creation. While negotiations around a Green Climate fund seem to be stalling, pro-active cities would be encouragedd to engage with agencies, locally and aboard to leverage financing for projects of this nature.
The new Khayelitsha District Hospital (which will be commissioned by mid-2011) has become one of the first newly constructed government buildings to join the global initiative to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions at its facilities by installing a solar and wind grid-connected power plant.
Power Solutions (Pty) Ltd is in the process of designing and […]