SANS 10400–XA: ENERGY USAGE IN BUILDINGS
SANS 10400–XA: ENERGY USAGE IN BUILDINGS is a law which makes it compulsory for all new buildings to be insulated as of November 2011. The law is a result of Eskom’s Demand Side Management (DSM) Plan. Eskom was desperately trying to supply enough electricity to South Africa with limited power sources. Because increasing the supply of electricity (building new power stations) would take years, Eskom attempted to address the imbalance between supply and demand from the demand side.
If thermal ceiling insulation and high-performance window systems were introduced today into all new residential and commercial buildings, an estimated 3500 MW in electricity could be saved by 2020. This is almost twice the electricity currently produced by our only nuclear power plant, Koeberg (1800 MW).
By fitting our homes with insulation, South Africans can take it upon themselves to help prevent the inconvenience of future load-shedding. Through installing THERMGUARD, compliance with SANS 10400-XA will not be a grudge. You will experience improved comfort and power savings, all whilst adding to the resale value of your home.