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Coca-Cola Fortune Perseverance saves big with QDM & energy efficiency

In 2014 one of Coca-Cola Fortune (CCF) depots, Perseverance based in Nelson Mandela Bay approached local Energy Saving Company, Quality Demand Management (QDM), to assist in reducing their monthly energy account.

PE-based QDM, known for their roll-out of Eskom’s lighting and sensor retrofit projects in the province, conducted an on-site audit of the Perseverance plant and discovered sustainable energy savings opportunities.

Today energy saving is a fundamental component of South Africa’s energy and environmental policies as it reduces greenhouse gas emissions in a more cost effective way than any other energy or climate policy.

QDM has played an integral role in pioneering energy efficiency and saving in South Africa with customers benefitting from the reduction in energy costs. This drive for savings is spear headed by Jacques Engelbrecht and his team who believe that, more can be done to stop wasteful energy use.

Financial Investment

After consultation an investment was made towards energy saving lights and motion sensors. A first point of call for all energy saving projects is to upgrade the lighting fixtures according to the premises exact needs and installing updated technology which can significantly optimize power usage. Coca Cola moved away from the old technology and installed quality energy saving lights.

The QDM sensors installed regulate the lights and air-con in the offices and warehouse when there is no occupancy. In the office block savings of around 40% per year were forecast with this project with lighting and air-con expenses accounting for up to 60% of the buildings running costs per year.

Results and Return on Investment

The installation took three months as 921 indoor and outdoor lights were replaced and 497 sensors were installed. The project saw immediate savings of 45% peaking at 69% in January 2015 averaging out at 52% over the year. Savings accounted for 476 MWh in this 1st year producing an astonishing payback of 3.5 years.

To put that in perspective the savings equate to 331 metric tons of CO² or 162 000 kilograms of coal which could power 90 homes for a year or remove 140 tons of garbage sent to landfill sites.

The energy saving efforts have been driven by the management at the Perseverance plant with the good news story influencing the way the staff look at energy and how they use it in their own homes.

Coca-Cola Fortune Technical Support Manager: Dan Mashiane: “We are very pleased with the savings and will be rolling out this energy saving project to our other sites. QDM have done an excellent job to help us with our sustainability objectives and ensure we continue with responsible business in South Africa.”

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July 2015 – QDM is proud to announce the launch of our new division, QDM Solar. While QDM has been installing and living Solar since day one, we are excited to share this brand with you that will be specializing in affordable Solar Solutions in Nelson Mandela Bay and surrounding areas.

QDM Solar will be exhibiting at these 2 exciting expos – the HOMEMAKERS EXPO and POWER ON EXPO where we’ll be showcasing all of our imported products, load shedding solutions and energy saving services:

FIND US AT STAND W7, HALL 2 AT THE HOMEMAKERS EXPO BETWEEN 24 & 27 JULY!

QDM SOLAR, along with Microcare and Rubicon will be sponsoring the main prize at this event – A COMPLETE HOUSEHOLD SOLAR SOLUTION VALUED AT R100 000!  Make sure to visit Walmer Park Shopping Centre (in the basement parkade) on 8 & 9 August to stand a chance to win this major prize.

QDM welcomes Lea-Ann, Vuyani and Ockert to the team. Lea-Ann will be running operations from the office, Vuyani is our on-site technical assistant and Ockert joins us as a qualified electrician to assist our growing clientele.

Wondering about Solar geyser rebates?  So are we.  No rebates for NOW, but you’ll be the first to know once they’re re-introduced by the DoE!  

DID YOU KNOW QDM sells products? We sell a range of Lights, Sensors, Heat Pumps, Solar Geysers, Inverters, UPS systems, Solar Panels and Batteries. Check www.QDM.co.za for more on these products or find us on Facebook.

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Eskom SOLAR REBATE PROGRAM extended!

Following on from our previous communications regarding the Eskom rebate ending on 1 Feb 2015 we have received the GOOD NEWS that due to Dept of Energy (DoE) not being able to deliver on their deadlines ESKOM will extend the Solar Geyser rebate until the end of APRIL 2015!

Rebates will be processed according to the old system until the 29th April 2015 and DoE have promised to clarify the situation by the 1 May 2015.

For more on Solar Geysers & the savings they offer please click here

Regards, QDM Solar Team

Take Control of your own electricity & contact us today!

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PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ESKOM REBATE FOR SOLAR GEYSERS COMES TO AN END 1 FEB 2015. THE FUTURE OF THE REBATE IS UNCERTAIN AT THIS STAGE! 

Click here to request QDM to quote on a water heating solution for your building!

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What a year for QDM!

2014 was a significant year for Quality Demand Management (QDM) as we launched our new brand and new website www.QDM.co.za showcasing our expanded services in sensors, lighting and solar.  We added new faces to our team and increased the number of products and services we offer.  To top the year off, we were nominated for our energy-saving measures by the Eskom eta Awards!

This year would not have been possible without the support of our loyal clients, suppliers and friends. We have aimed to bring you the very best in energy saving products matched with outstanding service and project management ensuring that you have met your targets.

We are excited to announce that we will be kicking off 2015 with our new residential brand, Energy Sense (Pty) Ltd.  With the current load shedding taking place, our offices have received many requests for residential energy saving solutions, so watch this space!  We look forward to assisting you in taking control of your energy needs in the new year.

This year, our staff will be taking a well-deserved break so please note that our offices will shutting down from this Friday the 12th December and re-opening on Monday the 5th January.

QDM’s Jacques Engelbrecht: “Thank you for your partnership this year. We have had a very good year and know that it would not be possible without quality individuals who have grown with us. We wish you a wonderful Christmas, a Blessed New Year and safe travels should you be on the road. We look forward to partnering with you in 2015!”

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