Providing Energy Efficient Solutions
at Grand West Casino

Grand West Casino’s main Casino air handling units have been in operation for over 22 years and been exposed to Cape Town’s weather elements and contamination from surrounding industrial areas- an upgrade was highly recommended. The first phase of the project was the replacement of the chilled water coils on four of the air handling […]

Shift to clean air tech can reduce energy costs by up to 25%

As commercial property owners and managers look for every available competitive edge to attract and retain good tenants, great indoor air quality (IAQ) has become more than just a compelling sales point. UV-C disinfection systems are not only delivering cleaner, healthier air, but can reduce energy costs by up to 25%. “South African commercial property […]


COVID-19 has rapidly accelerated our understanding of the impact of ambient air on health and, in response, so too should our approach to how we operate buildings. Literature reviews by agencies such as the World Health Organisation (WHO) and others have shown that long-term exposure to ambient air pollution increases mortality and morbidity from cardiovascular, […]

The Importance of Ecological Refrigerants

By: Kritika Lalloo Throughout HVAC history, the phasing-out of refrigerants and the introduction of new refrigerants such as combination blends of two or more refrigerants or using natural refrigerants have become exponential complex when choosing the ideal refrigerant for the application. The main criteria when choosing refrigerants is due to environmental impact therefore each refrigerant […]

SA corporates can achieve hospital-grade indoor air quality to give them the edge

Two years of Covid restrictions have given employers a taste of just how complex managing airborne pandemics will be in future. But smart managers have already understood the business benefits of supplying hospital-quality air management in our offices. From property owners looking to secure high-end, long-term tenants, to CEOs hoping to attract and retain scarce […]

New HVAC Solutions Installed at Workshop17 Kloof Street

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Workshop17 Kloof recently underwent a full retrofit refurbishment of their heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system, with the HVAC specialists at SFI. Workshop17 Kloof is a co-working space that offers tenants open plan working areas, 45 offices, multiple team spaces, meeting rooms, and boardrooms, plus a café in the bustling city centre of Cape Town. […]

Air quality an important differentiator

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Seen in CBN. As more businesses contemplate hybrid work models, facilities managers and property owners are looking for compelling value- to give them a competitive edge in a crowded market. Supplying the latest clean air technology not only keeps employees healthy and lowers absenteeism, but it also appeals to an increasingly health and lifestyle conscious […]

Is Air-Conditioning the Much-Needed Step Towards Greater Economic Stability?

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The role of air-conditioning systems in the regulation of indoor air quality in typical commercial office space  By Edward Hector As vaccinations roll out and we return to life in the “new normal”, indoor air quality and ventilation will be a key determining factor in convincing people to return to public spaces. Indoor air quality […]

Newlands on Main Upgrades Their Chillers for Improved Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

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Two new energy-efficient Trane chillers were recently installed at Newlands on Main by the HVAC experts at SFI, along with new energy-saving pump sets for the condenser and chilled water, plus IoT sensors for improved energy management. Newlands on Main – one of Growthpoint Properties’ A-Grade office spaces in Cape Town – is a highly sought-after space […]