Kuyasa low-cost urban housing energy upgrade project, Khayelitsha (Cape Town; South Africa)



This project activity is aimed as an intervention in an existing low-income housing development with households in Kuyasa, Khayelitsha, as well as in future housing developments (100 ha) in this area. The project activity aims to improve the thermal performance of the existing and future housing units, improve lighting and water heating efficiency. This will result in reduced current and future electricity consumption per household, significant avoided CO2 emissions per unit. Improved end-use energy efficiency combined with the use of solar energy for water heating will result in measurable avoided pollutant emissions and measurable energy consumption savings. This contributes to ‘energy poverty’ alleviation.

Implementing Actor

City of Cape Town (Government)