Electricity and water usage
In South Africa, the Group has continued significant focus on reduction in the use of electricity. At Super Park only low energy lighting is used as well as in most of the Group’s dealerships and other offices. In many locations first generation low energy lighting has been replaced by second generation lighting namely LED lights. This initiative has already resulted in a significant reduction in electricity consumption. Throughout the Group similar initiatives have resulted in significant reduction in electricity usage. With the above inflation increases in electricity, these initiatives result in direct cost savings to the Group.
In a number of property developments completed or in progress, environmentally friendly features have been or will be implemented to reduce the use of electricity and water at these sites. These include the use of solar technology, natural light, grey water systems and energy-efficient lighting, cooling and heating equipment.