Energy Efficient Building in South Africa (e-Book)

(6 customer reviews)


Energy Efficient Building in South Africa is a layman’s guide to ensuring that the energy efficiency regulations are met in terms of the building standards that are currently applicable in South Africa.

The purpose of the book is to provide a simplified guide to SANS 10400XA that has been implemented to ensure that all new houses comply with certain basic standards of energy efficiency partly to reduce electricity wastage and, more specifically, to improve levels of comfort inside a home.

However, Energy Efficient Building in South Africa also provides a range of useful tips and ideas covering the entire building process, making it an ideal introduction to building for the layman or for any first-year students considering a career in the building industry.

It is extensively illustrated, contains reference resources relating to the climatic conditions in South Africa’s different regions, provides guidelines of architectural styles and outlines and simplifies some of the complicated issues that face anyone building a home today.

It is not a technical manual but rather a layman’s guide, so it has been written in an easy, flowing style that eliminates jargon and demystifies many of the technically complicated aspects of building.

Energy Efficient Building in South Africa comprises three sections:

  • Section One: Planning Fundamentals
  • Section Two: Building Fundamentals
  • Section Three: Living Fundamentals

Energy Efficient Building in South Africa provides the reader with plenty of ideas for his or her own home and gives the reader practical guidelines on saving money and, most of all, making a home comfortable to live in for a sustained period. To read this book you will need Adobe Acrobat pdf viewer, please click the link at the top of the page (free).

6 reviews for Energy Efficient Building in South Africa (e-Book)

  1. Joao Paulo Pinto (verified owner)

    Excellent book to buy as it is the most up-to-date information and basic understanding the brief history and the trend surrounding that had changed in South Africa.

  2. Andy Densem (verified owner)

    Good introduction and explanations to Energy Efficient issues and terms and general information on materials and suppliers, good to have to explain to clients.

  3. Riaan Louw

    Would like to purchase “Energy Efficient Building in South Africa” @ R125.00
    Please forward bank account or procedure to purchase this handbook

    • Janek

      Hi Riaan, I have emailed you the details, thanks.

  4. Tumelo Tumza Mokupo

    How do I register
    I need to buy some books, interesting

    • Janek

      Hi Tumelo, You just select the books that you want then click on the “Checkout” tab and just follow the directions. Contact me if you need any more help 🙂

  5. Gradus Teseling

    Checkout does not have a “valid payment method” for where I stay?!

    • Janek

      Hi Gradus,
      Thank you for the heads-up with this system problem.
      There was a plugin update that disabled the link to PayFast our secure payment gateway.
      I have updated and the problem hopefully is now fixed.
      I have sent you an email as well, Thanks Janek

  6. L. Miller (verified owner)

    This did not download correctly

    • Janek

      Hi Lourens, I have emailed you.

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