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Ecological, Carbon and Water Footprints; What You Need to Know

With the growing global concern over climate change, footprints have become a popular concept. There has especially been increased emphasis on ecological, water and carbon footprints. These footprints provide nations with the information required to make the right decisions on resource management and sustainable development. What is an Ecological Footprint (EF)? First coined in 1992 by William Rees, the term ecological footprint refers to the pressure that human activities place… Read More »Ecological, Carbon and Water Footprints; What You Need to Know
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Optimization of industrial fans in Kenya

The expanding middle class in Kenya has put increased pressure on the country’s electricity demand. In response, from 2015, the Kenya Power Company commenced the Last Mile Connectivity project aimed at connecting a whopping 300,000 households to the national grid, in its first phase. Today (2018), Kenya Power is inking deals with local and foreign companies to have an extra 600,000 households in the low-income bracket connected within 18 months.… Read More »Optimization of industrial fans in Kenya

Steam traps for the Kenyan industry – All you need to know

A lot of times when looking at the efficiency of a boiler, facility operators will focus on optimizing the performance of their fuel and heat exchange systems, overlooking the entire systems; leaving steam traps out of the picture. In fact, the US Department of Energy explains that among steam systems that have not been maintained for between 3 and 5 years, about 15% – 30% of the installed steam traps… Read More »Steam traps for the Kenyan industry – All you need to know
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Water Management Experts: Promoting Sustainability in Kenya

According to the United Nations, the world will face serious water shortages by the year 2030. Since Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia are expected to face the biggest effects, Kenyans ought to embrace water management. The water crisis calls for water management experts; professionals that are in a unique position to make an incredible contribution to Kenya’s sustainable development. Who is a water management expert? A water management expert is… Read More »Water Management Experts: Promoting Sustainability in Kenya
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Production Control – Why Kenyan Companies are Embracing It

It’s now well over a century since the advent of the assembly line by Henry Ford. Thanks to the assembly line you see today, car manufacturing times back then were cut down from over 12 hours to about 2.5 hours. Decades on and manufacturing and processing facilities in Kenya (and Africa as a whole) have embraced numerous practices and strategies (Kaizen, lean manufacturing, six sigma protocol etc) with the aim… Read More »Production Control – Why Kenyan Companies are Embracing It
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Water Use Monitoring – Beyond the Water Meter

In order to ensure high water efficiency in your home or company, you will have to continuously monitor your water usage. This usually involves using devices like water meters, isolation valves, and alert systems. Benefits of Water Use Monitoring Helps you understand what affects your company’s water use Provides an understanding of potential hindrances to water efficiency Identifies opportunities to save water How to Monitor Water Use There are several… Read More »Water Use Monitoring – Beyond the Water Meter
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Kenya Malls and Energy Management. What Can Be Done?

Figure 1. Two Rivers Mall Kenya. Source – Construction Kenya Among your weekly errands is probably visiting a store in a mall. In Nairobi especially, standalone shopping stores are becoming fewer as investors are betting on adding to the already-present 30 malls. From the convenience of having many shops in a single location, to enjoying the buzzing ambiance of the recreational areas, malls have found a special place in every… Read More »Kenya Malls and Energy Management. What Can Be Done?

Energy Audit Levels in Kenya – All You Need to Know

Pursuant of the Energy Management Regulations (2012), every company and institution using more than 180,000kWh (units) annually, or about 15,000kWh (units) monthly of electricity is required to carry out an energy audit every three years  as well as: 1. Have a designated energy manager within the facility 2. Prepare their energy management policy that the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) will approve 3. Have audit reports as well as an implementation… Read More »Energy Audit Levels in Kenya – All You Need to Know

The Water-Energy Nexus

Over the last few years, it has become abundantly clear that water and energy are deeply intertwined and should as such be managed simultaneously for sustainable development. Great is this issue that the theme of the 2014 World Water Week was the water-energy nexus. This particular event was intended to encourage collaboration between the water, energy and food security sectors. It goes without saying that none of these sectors can… Read More »The Water-Energy Nexus