Building envelope thermal insulation

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    Completed
    Countries

    This Technology Transfer Advances Armenia's

    • Nationally Determined Contribution to strive to achieve ecosystem neutral GHG emissions in 2050 (equivalent to 2.07 tons/per capita per annum) with the support of adequate (necessary and sufficient) international financial, technological and capacity building assistance, and to ensure adequate technological assistance and create a favorable environment for technology development and transfer.

    Context

  • Date of submission
    Phase
    Completed
    Countries
    Objective

    This Technology Transfer Advances Albania's

    • Nationally Determined Contribution to "commit to reduce CO2 emissions compared to the baseline scenario in the period of 2016 and 2030 by 11.5 %. This reduction means 708 kT carbon-dioxide emission reduction in 2030".

    CTCN Response

    • Develop the first local-level plan for energy efficiency and achievement
    • Provide training to enhance understanding of national energy plans among regional stakeholders and local government employees
  • Objective

    Thermal insulation is an important technology to reduce energy consumption in buildings by preventing heat gain/loss through the building envelope. Thermal insulation is a construction material with low thermal conductivity, often less than 0.1W/mK. These materials have no other purpose than to save energy and protect and provide comfort to occupants. Of the many forms, shapes and applications of thermal insulation, this section focuses on those that are commonly used for building envelopes– i.e., floor, walls and roof, and have potential for South-South technology transfer.

  • Knowledge partner
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration
    Netherlands
    Relation to CTCN
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner
    Sector(s) of expertise
    Renewable energy
    Energy efficiency

    WECF is an international network of over 150 women's and civil society organizations implementing projects in 50 countries and advocating globally to shape a just and sustainable world

  • Knowledge partner
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration
    Ecuador
    Relation to CTCN
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner
    TA proponent
    Sector(s) of expertise
    Renewable energy
    Energy efficiency
    Transport
    Waste management

    IIGE is a research institute that promotes development, innovation and transmission of technology focused on energy efficiency and renewable energy.

  • Knowledge partner
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration
    Japan
    Relation to CTCN
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner
    Sector(s) of expertise
    Renewable energy
    Energy efficiency
    Forestry
    Transport
    Waste management

    The Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC) is an entity that supports the UNEP’s International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC), based in Japan.

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  • This invention provides an energy-efficient cost-effective and aesthetically pleasing water storage façade system for buildings with heat penetration reduction and heat storage capability. Firstly it can achieve energy savings for air-conditioning in buildings by using water as thermal insulation medium in building façades and harnessing the thermal energy absorbed and stored by water to reduce heat penetration due to the Sun’s Solar Radiation falling onto building façade walls.