Below are useful resources on a variety of energy efficiency and home greening topics from various sources. They are shared with you by kind agreement of a range of organisations. In particular, the City of Cape Town acknowledges and thanks the following: Green Building Council South Africa and their My Green Home project (the source of many of these resources), Eskom and the 49M campaign, other local authorities eThekwini Municipality and Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, as well as Builder’s, Warehouse, EE Publishers, Eurolux, Green Business Guide, Greener House blog and Sustainable Energy Society of Southern Africa (SESSA) in South Africa.

Saving electricity for homes advice

Energy Efficiency for different parts of your home

Carbon Calculator

Get your piece of the sun

Bring some water to the boil, add elements of traditional South African sound, mix in a bit of folk, blues and indie-pop rock, stir well…and, there you have it — the recipe for the “Get Your Piece Of The Sun” song that the City of Cape Town commissioned to promote the sale of solar water heaters amongst Cape Town home owners.

The song was written by Andrew Janisch who works for the City of Cape Town, the song features Donovan Copley and his band Hot Water.

No danger diaries

No Danger Diaries are four regular Capetonians who want to do some good in the world, while having fun. See how they install a solar water heater, save the environment, some money and “Get their Piece of the Sun.”