49M corporate energy rating index
Implemented in 2011, the Eskom 49M initiative aims to mobilise all South Africans to take proactive step to reduce their electricity consumption through the adoption of energy efficiency practices. The initiative specifically aims to increase awareness amongst citizens, both individual and corporate, regarding the importance of energy efficiency, and secondly to provide advice and guidance around the implementation of energy efficiency measures.
The 49M Energy Rating Project is aimed specifically at Eskom’s corporate customers, and seeks to develop an energy efficiency rating system for the South African corporate sector.
The 49M Energy Rating Index (the Index) aims firstly to measure the comparative energy efficiency rating of the largest South African companies, according to energy consumption as a factor of usable space, and secondly to induce energy efficiency improvements in these companies, through the application of a range of technical and behavioural interventions.