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40% of your energy is being wasted.

Unlock Massive Energy Cost Savings through Energy Efficiency, Smart Metering and Optimised Tariff Management.

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Up to 43% of your businesses electricity is being lost due to energy inefficiency, which can easily be addressed.

With electricity prices soaring by 18% last year, and another 13% rise expected this year, the cost of inaction is higher than ever. Discover how our industry leading energy saving technology and service is your ally in cutting those losses drastically. The first step to sustainability is effective utility management.

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Energy Cost Reduction

Slash energy costs by up to 43%, turning wasteful expenses into profitable savings.

Zero Capital Expenditure

Implement GCX technology with zero capex and neutral opex, allowing for immediate savings without financial investment.

Regulatory Compliance

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Strategic Decision Making

Leverage granular data for smarter operational and sustainability decisions.

How our energy efficiency process works.

Energy Monitoring

Harnessing Data for Efficiency

We utilise real-time data to track and optimise energy usage across facilities, ensuring efficient operation and identifying areas for improvement to enhance cost-effectiveness.
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Energy Saving

Optimize Consumption, Minimize Costs

We analyse energy consumption patterns to identify cost-saving opportunities, including tariff adjustments, peak demand management, and strategic usage optimisations to significantly reduce operational expenses.
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Smart Buildings

Intelligent Building Design

We employ IoT and AI technologies to transform buildings into smart, adaptive environments that optimise energy efficiency and meet the dynamic needs of occupants.
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CASE STUDY | RETAIL

SPAR & Many Supermarkets

Overview: These two retail brands implemented a Best Energy custom commercial energy management solution which led to significant energy savings and improved energy management system for their country wide supermarkets. 

Industry: Retail | Supermarket

Business Size: Large commercial foundation with over 150 stores

Estimated kWh Saving: Over 4 million kWh annually

Projected Cost Saving: +15%

Hillsborough County Schools District

Overview: Hillsborough County Schools are achieving substantial energy savings and reducing costs through the installation of the Best Energy IoT energy management system and commercial energy management practices.

Sector | Industry: Real Estate | Education

Business Size: Large school district with over 300 schools

Estimated kWh Saving: 15-20% energy savings achieved so far

Projected Cost Saving:  R160m ($8 million per year)

TEX Plastics

Overview: TEX Plastics, an injection moulding company, leveraged the the Best Energy system  to achieve significant energy savings and cost reductions across their business facilities and manufacturing production line. 

Sector | Industry: Manufacturing | Plastic

Business Size: Medium-large sized manufacturing company with 13,300m2 of production capacity

Estimated kWh Saving: 26.7% total energy savings

Projected Cost Saving: R5.7m ($300,000 annually)

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Bernard Jacobs

DIGITAL DIRECTOR

After 14 years in the marine water sector Bernard joined GCX in 2013 and initially focused on water sustainability at corporate level. It was this process that highlighted that “most” corporates, with all good intentions, do not have the know-how, ability or understanding of how to go about gathering, managing and reporting responsible data.

During his tenure at GCX, Bernard combined his formal accounting training, his IT skills and worked together with the highly skilled technical team at GCX and its associates to develop the GCX GCX Data Analytics and Sustainability Hub (DASH-).

Ohad Shachar

SUSTAINABILITY DIRECTOR

Ohad joined GCX in 2008 and has over 15 years of sustainability management consultancy experience, specialising in the development and delivery of climate change response programmes. This has included carbon footprint analysis, life cycle assessments, GHG verification services, CDP reporting and GHG mitigation and adaptation strategies – all of which he has implemented with a portfolio of JSE-listed companies across various sectors such as Property, Insurance, Finance, Mining and Fisheries.

Ohad has co-authored various climate adaptation studies in agricultural and insurance sectors, and has assisted companies and cities in developing innovative climate risk and vulnerability assessment tools. He has a BSC Hons in Biochemistry, and an MPhil in Environmental Management.

Sandra Ririe

FINANCE & OPERATIONS MANAGER

Sandra is responsible for the financial and operational management of GCX. She brings rigour and discipline to the organisation’s finances and executes our strategy through efficient and sustainable operations management. Prior to joining GCX in 2012, she worked with a variety of companies to optimise their administrative processes and to build capacity internally, with a specialised focus on customer relationship management. Sandra holds a BComm Financial Accounting Degree from Stellenbosch University and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Enterprise Management from the University of Cape Town.

Kevin James

CEO & FOUNDER

Kevin leads a dedicated team of strategic environmental sustainability and project management experts. He and his team actively support the transformation of large, complex organisations into more responsible and valuable entities by unlocking fast-emerging green economy opportunities.

As a professional with deep experience in strategic corporate sustainability as well as in the development of green, low carbon projects, Kevin and his team have developed sector-leading technology within the design and implementation of business intelligence analytics. Kevin also holds non-executive Directorship in The Green Building Council South Africa.