The increasing demand on South Africa’s national grid has driven many businesses to invest in alternative energy efficient sources of power. One of South Africa’s leading consulting engineering firms, GIBB, has over the years been involved in numerous projects which require energy efficiency, environmental sustainability and green buildings.

The No 5 Silo building, located at the prestigious Silo Precinct, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town has become greener, thanks to the electrical engineering completed by GIBB. The project’s electrical and related construction costs were in the region of R21-million. GIBB’s role in the project entailed electrical engineering for the building as well as its anchor tenants. The scope of work included designs for Green Star points such as electricity sub-metering systems and energy efficient lighting, with a high percentage of the luminaires using LED light sources. In addition, electrical engineering solutions including lighting control system designs for daylight saving, occupancy sensors and timers were implemented.