This is the latest addition to the SAEE Confederation “family”. Energy efficiency would not be possible without those who evaluate current practices, equipment and conditions, propose solutions, and – most importantly – implement the proposed energy efficiency measures. It therefore makes sense that Energy Services Companies (ESCOs) should be part of the SAEE as the ESCO Association of South Africa (ESCA).
Southern African Females in Energy Efficiency (SAFEE)
The SAEE Confederation believes that equity in the workplace is of major importance. However, some women in energy efficiency may struggle to find their feet. Advice, guidance and/or mentorship from experienced and knowledgeable individuals can make all the difference in a young woman’s success. The Southern African Females in Energy Efficiency (SAFEE) initiative focuses on opening the energy efficiency industry to all women interested in participating in this space.
Measurement and Verification Community of Southern Africa (MVCSA)
The SAEE Confederation established the MVCSA as an independent body to ensure that credible and transparent quantification of energy and efficiency savings are reported. The quality of services rendered by the Measurement and Verification Council members and related service providers are held to the highest standards.
Majority of the Measurement and Verification fraternity has not been doing well during the past few years, prompting the Measurement and Verification Council of South Africa (MVCSA) to investigate possible solutions for its future. After consultation with stakeholders and some past members of the MVCSA, proposed solutions were received and discussed.
A decision was made to disontinue the MVCSA as an independent organisation and division of the Southern African Energy Efficiency Confederation (SAEEC), and transfer the assets and membership to live on as an Interest Group of the SAEEC, with the option to re-ignite the MVCSA as a separate entity in future should it become necessary. This allows for M&V professionals to still take part in the energy industry as members of the SAEEC by maintaining their membership there. The MVCSA is now represented as Measurement & Verification Community of Southern Africa (MVCSA).
Thermal Insulation Products and Systems Association SA (TIPSASA)
Thermal Insulation Products & Systems Association SA is a non-profit company that consists of manufacturers, suppliers, contractors and consultants in the South African Thermal Insulation Industry. The association has been formed to assist with the promotion, selection, specification and installation of thermal insulation products and systems to reduce energy consumption in buildings. www.tipsasa.co.za