Media walkabout of the first eco-friendly union office in Gauteng

Media Walkabout
The first eco-friendly union office in Gauteng
Tues 21 May (10.00-11.30)

In line with COSATU’s resolution for unions to take “reasonable steps to reduce each affiliate’s carbon footprint”, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has refurbished its regional office in 32/34 Eloff (cnr. Frederick St) Street in Johannesburg’s central business district (CBD).

The building is retrofitted with a 30 kilowatt peak (KWp) solar panel; motion and ultra-sonic sensors; low-energy fluorescent lighting; and a central control system that has the ability to switch on lighting and air conditioning on all the floors at preselected times.

The air conditioning system has inverters that have the ability to modulate compressor speed and that has soft start features to reduce power consumption by 50%. [A technical note on the renovations is attached].

A media walkabout to look at changes done to what undoubtedly is the “first eco-friendly union office in Gauteng”, takes place on Tuesday 21 May (10.00-11.30). Participating in the guided tour of the refurbished building will be NUMSA’s President Cedric Gina and Gauteng’s MEC for Economic Development Nkosiphendule Kolisile. The professional team of project managers, architects, surveyors and engineers will be on site to guide and answer questions.

Details of the walkabout are:

Date: Tuesday 21 May

Time: 10H00am

Venue: JCB House (Old McCarthy Centre)
32/34 Eloff (cnr. Frederick) Street
Johannesburg CBD

For further information about the event please contact Castro Ngobese at 011-691700 or 081 011 1137. Those that wish to attend, please send RSVP messages to