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UAS respects, supports and promotes utility recoveries according to the SAPOA Guidelines.

Important points to take note of are as follows:

Page 3 – Point 2 SAPOA promotes engagement with the end user and the deployment of metering systems that will allow tenants consumption visibility.
Page 4 – Point 5 SAPOA also promotes the use of the Energy and Water Performance benchmarking (EWP) tool for office buildings to highlight buildings requiring consumption reduction interventions.
Page 4 – Point 6 SAPOA also promotes the reduction of operation consumption cost for each tenant.
Page 5 – – For HVAC, pro rate based on the area served by the HVAC plant or unit;
– Where BTU metering (measuring in kWh) is deployed and electricity / water cost are calculated on measured energy consumption, the COP of the HVAC plant must be factored into the calculation, either by measured value or by Mechanical Engineer advise.
– It is recommended that ideally, where possible, generator (self-generated) consumption at a tenant level should be specifically metered, with a transparent cost recovery model agreed with tenants.
Page 6 – – IEC approval and where required by law, SABS approval

SAPOA promotes the use of Smart Metering Technology that meets (at least) the following criteria:-
1) International accreditation – IEC standards (accepted by SABS)
2) Open Protocol Technology
3) Kva Demand and Time-of-Use capable

In addition, SAPOA promotes free flow of meter key files/codes between licensed companies (the key file belongs to the meter i.e. Landlord).
Page 7 SAPOA to serve as a single voice to Eskom and Municipalities. The SAPOA Members to identify the priority order and approach strategy.
SAPOA to engage with Eskom during September / October annually for tariff input.
SAPOA to engate with Municipalities during February / March / April annually for tariff input.