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        Expertise offered for mandatory EPC

        building compliance

            utari, engineering consultants and trusted advisors with deep expertise in building
            services, including building management systems, is offering to assist clients to meet
        Zthe mandatory energy performance certification of their buildings.
           According to new regulations for the mandatory display of energy performance
        certificates (EPCs) of buildings, it is the responsibility of building owners to publicly display
        an EPC at the entrance of their buildings, within two years of the regulations coming into
        effect. The new regulations were promulgated in the Government Gazette on 8 December
           Given the limited timeframe afforded to the building sector to comply, the South African
        National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) has defined the process and undertaken
        the development of tools and guidelines to prepare all stakeholders and enable the efficient
        implementation of the EPC process.
           The new legislation affects public buildings over 1000 m  and private buildings over 2000
        m . To assist its clients to comply with the new requirements, leading consulting engineering   Yovka Raytcheva-Schaap
        and infrastructure advisory firm Zutari is offering its experience in this regard, highlights
        Yovka Raytcheva-Schaap, Associate, Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) Consulting &   Downstream assistance with the EPC
        Project Management.                                                       process
           “We offer a wide range of services from design and construction supervision through to   •  Automation of data collection and
        commissioning, building tuning, energy analysis, digital twining and strategy development   verification via the building management
        for net zero carbon, water and waste performance,” highlights Raytcheva-Schaap.  systems for subsequent EPC ratings
           The company will assist clients to meet the current most pressing requirements,   (implementation of a simple digital twin)
        such as transitioning to a low carbon economy, policy and legal compliance, and digital   •  Identify interventions for improving of
        transformation. It offers both upstream and downstream assistance with the EPC process.  energy performance towards net-zero
        Upstream assistance with the EPC process                                  •  Implement interventions – design and
        •  Identify and verify eligible buildings from the portfolio                installation supervision
        •  Obtain records and confirm performance period, occupancy type, occupied area, energy
           sources, and energy consumption over the performance period            Contact Rashree Maharaj,
        •  Calculation of preliminary performance and rating                      Phone 012 427-2000,
        •  Submit packaged building’s data to the independent inspection body for verification and,
           issuing of certificate                                       

        Promoted to drawing office manager

             ytec South Africa, a Bosch Rexroth   of the Group for 28 years and 8 months.
             South Africa Group company, has   “We thank both Sean and Geoff for their
       Hpromoted Sean Swarts to Drawing      positive contribution to Bosch Rexroth. We
        Office Manager, effective February 2022.   wish Sean all the best in his new role and
           Swarts joined the Group in 2006 as a   wish Geoff well in his retirement,” Mike
        draughtsperson. He was later promoted to   Harrison, General Manager, Hytec South
        the role of installations planner, and then   Africa.
        to drawing office supervisor in 2013. He
        brings extensive technical knowledge and   Contact Gillian Allin, Bosch Rexroth
        experience to his new role.          South Africa, Phone 011 979 4630,
           Swarts will be succeeding Geoff,
        Smith, who has been a stalwart member

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