To Whom it May Concern
The South African-German Energy Partnership implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) supports the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) in the compilation of a report on the state of research regarding energy efficient lighting in South Africa. The report is intended to showcase South Africa’s energy efficient lighting researchers and research themes and to highlight possible opportunities for collaboration on strategically aligned priorities.
SMEC South Africa has been appointed by GIZ to carry out the review and to compile a report on the results. During the study, SMEC representatives will contact key role-players and stakeholders for information and input. GIZ kindly requests that all possible assistance is afforded to SMEC to ensure that a comprehensive review can be carried out. The report will be presented to stakeholders at a SANEDI hosted workshop where potential collaboration between industry and academia will be explored with a view to secure potential funding.
Should you have any further inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Ms Sandiswa Tshaka on email@example.com
Ms Marlett Balmer, Head: Energy Efficiency
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To whom it may concern
RE: GIZ Energy Efficiency Lighting Research
SMEC South Africa has been appointed by the GIZ to investigate and catalogue the energy efficiency lighting research currently being undertaken in South Africa as per the attached letter of introduction.
The goal of the research is to provide an overview of current energy efficient lighting research being carried out in South Africa. All the key stakeholders and researchers conducting research in this area need to be identified.
Kindly answer the questions below:
|No.||Question||Response by researcher|
|1||Are you currently involved with any research projects pertaining to energy efficiency lighting projects? If yes, please continue to fill out the full questionnaire. If no, please respond to item 2 only.|
|2||Do you see any gaps where research should be conducted in energy efficient lighting?|
|3||Which sector does your research fall under? (a) Public sector and research facilities (b) Academic institutions (c) Private sector (d) If other, please specify|
|4||Which category does your research fall under?
(a) Daylighting design
(b) Photometric measurement systems
(c) Lighting simulation
(e) Surge protection
(f) Lifespan, Lumen maintenance / L70
(g) Standardised techniques for lifespan testing / warranties / standards
(h) Colour shifts with ageing
(i) Improvements in energy efficiency,
(j) LED Chip
(k) Emission spectrum
(n) Lens / diffuser improvements
(o) Smart control
(p) If other, please specify
|5||To what type of lighting applicable would you classify your research as most relevant to?
(a) Retail and commercial
(b) Stadium / Sports lighting
(c) Public lighting (road lighting and high mast area lighting)
(d) Traffic signals
(e) Industrial / warehousing
(g) If other, please specify
|6||Please provide your details.
Are you a rated researcher? If so, please provide your NRF rating.
|7||Please provide a short biography (3-6 lines).|
Please provide a short description of the focus of your research.
8.1 Summarise the topic.
8.2 What aspect of lighting are you focused on?
8.3 What are the potential impacts of your research
|9||Please provide a list of all recent (from 2015) published papers or articles of which you are an author.|
Please provide references to any other researchers/organisations in South Africa in the energy efficiency lighting research field.
Are you collaborating with any international institutions/universities?
|Name: Email address:|
|11||(Optional) Please include/share any other information you think would be valuable in this project.|
|12||(Optional) What, in your opinion, are the research gaps concerning EE lighting research in South Africa which is not already mentioned above?|
|13||(Optional) What are your recommendations for EE lighting research?|
Thank you for your collaboration. We look forward to hearing from you!
For any queries, please contact:
|Stephen Reyndersfirstname.lastname@example.org||083 468 3427|
|Krishna Chettyemail@example.com||060 838 7092|
|Bianca Harber||Bianca.Harber@smec.com||076 696 1473|
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On a global basis, the residential sector consumes one fifth of the world’s energy (International Energy Agency 2018: 2) and has a large untapped potential to benefit from the multiple positive economic and social impacts of energy efficiency. These benefits include increased disposable income, poverty alleviation, improved health & well-being, improved energy security and macro-economic benefits (IEA 2015: 31–37). Improved energy efficiency means that less energy is used while maintaining the same level of service, or increasing service levels while maintaining energy use. In the residential context this is achieved by utilizing more efficient appliances and by utilizing appliances more efficiently, meaning that efficiency improvements may be affected both by investments in technical interventions and by changes in behaviour.
Participants in the course will, on completion, have a solid understanding of the "big picture" as well as the tools to leverage their own expertise and interest to contribute to advancing energy efficiency in buildings.