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n Environmental Management - Energy efficient manufacturing of sustainable flooring : energy

Volume 2016, Issue 05
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Abstract

The current energy crisis in South Africa poses a serious threat to manufacturers and our GDP (gross domestic product). EM examines how Belgotex Floors produce sustainable floors through energy efficient manufacturing. Belgotex Floors have incorporated a resource efficiency and cleaner production strategy to reduce nonrenewable energy consumption and produce ecologically sustainable flooring. In order to move the company towards more sustainable energy sources and alleviate reliance on the national energy utility, numerous energy optimisation initiatives were put in place. These include the installation of a photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant and extensive plant upgrades to more energy-efficient equipment.

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2016-05-01
2017-10-22

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