Launch of our Green Embassy initiative
On Friday 5 February 2016, Ambassador of France to South Africa, HE Elisabeth Barbier, launched the Green Embassy initiative at the French Embassy in Pretoria.
The Embassy has installed 175 solar panels to reduce its environmental impact in accordance with the decisions made at the COP21 conference in Paris in December 2015. The solar panels, when used optimally, will decrease annual electricity consumption by 90 500kW.
Since the initiative was first implemented more than a year ago, the Embassy has managed to decrease its electricity usage by 35 percent.
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