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Building construction

Building construction

  • 3 ideas B.V.

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Netherlands
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    3 Ideas Ltd is an award winning consultancy specialising in technology development and transfer, architecture, design and cultural research. The consultancy was initially created in response to the need to preserve regional cultures, which are fast disappearing under the pressures of globalization.

    Technology Development and Transfer, Renewable Resources

  • Instituto de Investigación Geológico y Energético

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    Ecuador
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner
    TA proponent

    IIGE is a research institute that promotes development, innovation and transmission of technology focused on energy efficiency and renewable energy. The institute aims to contribute to the sustainable development of the Ecuadorian society, through the implementation of energy efficient and energy renewable policies and projects.

  • Soybean Oil-Based UV-Curable Coatings with High Bio-renewable Content

    Type: 
    Product
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    Technology:

    Background: UV-curable coating materials with high biorenewable content performance comparable to petrochemical-based formulations and lower cost are highly desirable. Commercialized soybean oil (SBO) derivatives such as acrylated epoxidized soybean oil (ASBO) are important starting materials for the development of soy-based materials such as coatings adhesives plasticizers inks and lubricants. Combining monomers possessing higher acrylate functionality with ASBO is expected to produce UV-curable coatings with better crosslinking and thus greatly enhanced coating film properties.

  • Sustainable Development in Poor Rural Communities (GEF)

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    Publication
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    The objective of the Sustainable Development in Poor Areas Project for China is to explore and pilot more effective and innovative ways of providing poverty reduction assistance to the poorest communities and households in Henan Province, Shaanxi Province and Chongqing Municipality (the Project Provinces) through community driven development and participatory approaches. There are five components to the project. Component one: community driven development (CDD).

  • Composite Foam made from Polymer Microspheres Reinforced with Long Fibers

    Type: 
    Product
    Technology:

    Technology Description:A new technological process was developed for the synthesis of fiber-reinforced foam to overcome the limitation of the use of long fibers in low-density reinforced foams. This approach does not have viscous flow and fiber arrangement limitations that are the inherent peculiarities of existing fiber-reinforced foam technology. This novel process for making foam is based on thermoplastic expandable hollow microspheres. Dry microspheres are combined with long randomly arranged fibers or fiber webs to achieve a composite foam.

  • Halogen-Free Flame Retardant Materials

    Type: 
    Product
    Technology:

    Background: Enzyme-mediated polymerizations as a new biotechnological methodology in the synthesis of new classes of FR materials with environmental compatibility unsurpassed efficiency and economy in synthesis stability and processing. Flame retardant (FR) additives are an important class of materials that have been used extensively to mitigate this serious deficiency of polymers. Halogenated materials account for about 30% (by weight) of all FR produced globally.

  • Local Energy Efficiency Policy Calculator (LEEP-C)

    Type: 
    Publication
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    Objective:

    The tool provides the opportunity to analyse the impacts of 23 different policy types from 4 energy-using sectors:

    1. public buildings,
    2. commercial buildings,
    3. residential buildings, and
    4. transportation.

    Impacts of policy choices are analysed in terms of energy savings, cost savings, pollution reduction, and other outcomes over a time period set by the user. The tool also allows for assigning the weights to different policy options based on community priorities in order to tailor policy development process to community goals.

  • Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    South Korea
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    KICT contributes to the development of the Korean construction industry, improves quality of life standards, furthers national economic growth and improves social welfare. KICT promotes original technology in the fields of land, infrastructure and construction.