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Insulation Compulsory In All New Buildings
SANS 10400–XA: ENERGY USAGE IN BUILDINGS
SANS 10400–XA: ENERGY USAGE IN BUILDINGS is a new 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 is desperately trying to supply enough electricity to South Africa with limited power sources. Because increasing the supply of electricity (building new power stations) will take years, Eskom are trying 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 on themselves to help prevent the inconvenience of load-shedding. But complying with SANS 10400-XA needn’t be a grudge purchase: By fitting THERMGUARD, you get so much more than just power savings, whilst adding to the resale value of your home.
The roof insulation requirements for SANS 10400-XA are dependent on the climatic zones of South Africa. The thickness of the insulation needed is determined according to which zone your building is located in. Below is a map illustrating the different zones.
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