Green Conference for Public Health Facilities | Western Cape Government


Green Conference for Public Health Facilities

30 October 2014

The Western Cape Government’s campaign to go 110% Green will get a further boost on Friday, 31 October 2014 when the Department of Transport and Public Works hosts its second conference on sustainable design in public facilities at the Southern Sun Hotel in Newlands.

The theme of the conference is Strategies toward Greening Public Health Facilities. After key inputs by a number of experts, participants will discuss practical engineering design methods and approaches which are suitable for South African conditions.

The conference sponsored by Trane Inc. aims to bring the public and the private sector together in service of greener public health facilities design.


  • Infection and air quality control.
  • Health and safety in health facility construction.
  • Green health facilities.
  • Energy efficiency for health facilities.
  • Medical gas design.
  • Sustainable health facility design.
  • Criteria for rating green building products.
  • Progress towards greening public health facilities.
  • Energy building regulations.
  • Energy efficiency and plastic piping.
  • Alternative energy for health facilities.
TimesDescriptionPresenterInstitutional Affiliation
7:30 to 8:15Registration and refreshments
8:15 to 8:20Welcome by sponsorAlistair Sansom and Brad ScroobyTrane
8:20 to 8:30Opening remarksJacqueline GoochHOD, Department of Transport and Public Works

8:30 to 9:00

  1. Energy Efficiency Systems in Healthcare Facilities
Wael DeebTrane (Dubai)
9:00 to 9:30
  1. Infection and Air Quality Control
Tobias van ReenenCSIR/SAFHE
9:30 to 10:00Health and Safety in Healthcare Facilities ConstructionPeter DobsonACHASM
10:00 to 10:15Tea
10:15 to 10:45
  1. Energy Consumption in Public Healthcare Facilities
Andrew CunninghamChief Engineer, Department of Health
10:45 to 11:15
  1. Sustainable Healthcare Facility Design
Martin SmithAurecon
11:15 to 12:45
  1. Infrastructure and Engineering: Progress and Challenges
Dr Laura Angeletti du ToitChief Director, Department of Health
12:45 to 13:30Lunch
13:30 to 14:00
  1. Medical Gases Design/Installations/Standards
Johan CoetzeeCabMed
14:00 to 14:30
  1. Energy Efficiency and Plastic Piping
Dewald BurzynskiSerbco
14:30 to 15:00
  1. Energy Efficiency ISO-50001
Pieter HaasbroekSABS
15:00 to 15:15Tea
15:15 to 15:30
  1. Energy Savings on Commercial Markets
Wayne FortuinEskom
15:30 to 15:45
  1. Green Buildings Materials
Lizette SwaneveldreEcospecifier Global
Green Tag
15:45 to 15:55Questions and answersAll 
15:55 to 16:00Vote of thanks and closureWinton GibbsDirector, Department of Transport and Public Works


Media Enquiries: 

Al-Ameen Kafaar
Head of Communication
Department of Transport and Public Works
Tel: 021 483 9653
Cell: 083 383 3317

Byron La Hoe
Communications Officer
Department of Transport and Public Works
Tel: 021 483 9813

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