Contact: Anton Cartwright Phone: 0847803450Email: anton"at"carbon.org.za
Technologies: Solarwater heaters, insulated ceilings, efficient lighting, Wonderbags
Project developer: Carbon Programmes Pty Ltd
Project description: In 2011 the team from Kuyasa in the Western Cape retrofitted 30 low cost houses in the Umuthi Mayche community of Cato Manor, KZN South Africa as a demonstration project for COP17. There are a total of 30 housing units (made up of semi-detached buildings with two homes connected). Each home has been fitted with a solar water heater, insulated ceiling, energy efficient light bulbs and has been given a Wonderbag (heat-retaining bag) for cooking.
Read the Green Building Council's project report here.