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Nedbank simplifies SANS 10400-XA

Nedbank simplifies SANS 10400-XA

May 22, 2014

The South African Constitution requires the protection of the environment for the benefit of all, and government is mandated to put rules and regulations in place to promote a more sustainable future. Following trends in other countries, our government is focusing on improving the energy efficiency of existing buildings by retrofitting them for energy efficiency, and ensuring that new buildings are designed to be as energy efficient as possible. In 2011 the SANS 10400–XA Energy Usage in Buildings, regulations were added to the National Building Regulations for Energy Usage in Buildings to improve the energy efficiency of our country’s buildings.

Iconic South African bank Nedbank is committed to doing its part to preserve and protect the environment. This also involves assisting and enabling other South Africans – individuals and organisations – to achieve and contribute to environmental sustainability in their home and work environments.

In supporting government’s efforts to encourage energy efficiency in buildings by simplifying and explaining the new South African National Standard (SANS) 10400–XA Regulations for the benefit of homeowners, architects and property developers, the company has developed a downloadable PDF – SANS 10400-XA Energy usage in buildings: An architect’s guide to compliance in home design. The document is useful not only to architects and designers, but to all construction and allied industries and explains which buildings are affected as well as how to achieve compliance, and what decisions must be made before plans are submitted to council.

Click here to download SANS 10400–XA Energy Usage in Buildings

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