V&A Waterfront

V&A Waterfront’s holistic energy efficiency interventions have helped them achieve a reduction in total consumption of 26% from 2008 till 2015.

Bayside Mall

Their PV installation has resulted in average monthly savings of 11% and up to 17% in summer months.

Peninsula All-Suite Hotel

Ongoing initiatives are resulting in annual savings of up to 19% despite higher occupancy


Energy efficiency is embedded within the KPAs of every business unit, with energy champions from stores, distribution centres and Head Office.

Shared Energy Management

  • Contact Person: Patrick Costello
  • Address: 10th Floor, The Pinnacle, Corner Strand and Burg Streets, Cape Town, 8001
  • Website: www.semsolutions.co.za
  • Started in: 1997
  • Location: Cape Town
  • Affiliations:


    • 50% owned by Spoormaker & Partners (mech & electrical consulting engineers)
    • 50% owned by Johnson Controls Inc
  • Services:


    • Initial consultations: Yes
    • Preliminary audits: Yes
    • Investment grade audits: Yes
    • Installation: Yes
    • Monitoring and Verification: Yes
    • Maintenance: Yes
  • Other relevant Services:


    • Independent commissioning agent for Green Star buildings
    • Automated Meter Reading (AMR)
  • Financial models:


    • Turnkey contract: Yes
    • Shared savings: Yes
    • Guaranteed savings: Yes, subject to contract
    • Financed contract: Yes
  • Technology:


    • All energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies are considered
    • We are not related to any product but rather find suitable technology for opportunities that are identified
  • Experience:


    • City of Cape Town. Energy audits and implementation in 4 buildings (Guaranteed Savings Contract): R5m, 2011
    • Reference: Sarah Ward (021 487 2124)

    • PRASA. Lighting retrofit Salt River Station and Depot (Implementation Project): R2.1m, 2013
    • Reference: Kenneth Mhlarhi (011 7731619)

    • Long Street Pools Heat Pump Installation (Implementation Project): R0.5m, 2012
    • Reference: Rade Boskovic (021 444 0847)

    • Stellenbosch University. Installation of heat pumps at Goldfields residence (Implementation Project): R0.5m, 2011.
    • Reference: Ivann Willmot (021 808 9151)
  • Skills:


    • Patrick Costello – Professional Engineer BSc(Mech)
    • Menno Sulsters – Diplom Ingenieur (Mech), Certified Energy Manager (CEM)
    • Markus Konnel – Qualified Electrician
  • Subcontractors:


    • Electricians
    • Plumbers
    • Proprietary controls technicians
  • Monitoring and verification:


    • M&V performed by SEM, through Eskom projects an external M&V person will be used at no extra cost
  • Training for clients:


    • Client training on maintenance is part of the service
  • Project size limitations:


    • Turnkey: R20,000
    • Typically energy audits are not recommended for buildings with electricity bills below R200 000 per year, however only following an initial consultation can feasibility be determined
  • Additional information:


    • BBBEE level 3 contributor

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