Entries now open for the Cape Town 2013 Energy Efficiency Forum Awards for Commercial Buildings

Submitted by: Tholakele Nene, Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Cape Town Energy Efficiency Forum (EEF) is inviting organisations that have implemented innovative energy efficiency methods in their commercial buildings to enter the second Energy Efficiency Forum Awards (EEF Awards) for 2013.

The deadline for all applications is 4th October 2013.

Entries will be judged on their implementation of energy efficiency methods, both technical and behaviour change, which have resulted in reductions in energy consumption.  A panel consisting of representatives from the City of Cape Town, Eskom and the South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) will judge the entries received.

To qualify for the awards applicants need to be registered members of the Cape Town EEF for Commercial Buildings and need to be located in Cape Town. According to the Cape Town EEF this award only applies to interventions that have occurred after the EEF’s first meeting held on 3 September 2009.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted in order for the judges to conduct site inspections and a review.

All applications must be submitted to rafeeqah.kamish@capetown.gov.za by 5pm on the 4th October 2013.


The winners will receive a plaque and marketing including:

  • Promotion through the City of Cape Town
  • Promotion through Eskom, SAPOA, Accelerate Cape Town, Cape Town Partnership and GBCSA media networks
  • An article on the Energy Efficiency Forum website and communication channels
  • Presentation opportunity at the April 2014 EE Forum Awards

Winners of the 2012 EEF Award included the V&A Waterfront and Vunani Properties, the developers of 14 Loop Street.

Visit the EFF website to download the 2013 Energy Efficiency Forum Awards application form, and for information on how to join the Energy Efficiency Forum group.

The Cape Town EFF is a body made up of Eskom, the City of Cape Town, South African Property Owners Association and funders. The aim was to encourage reduction in energy consumption by encouraging behavioural change amongst staff and making improvements in the area of lighting retrofits, mechanical and other upgrades in the Cape Town area.

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Tholakele Nene