Building materials

  • Objective

    Materials and products used in building, such as steel and aluminum, are created by a production process of raw material extraction, raw material process, melting, manufacture to final products, and transportation to building sites. Each of the steps consumes energy, which is also expressed in terms of carbon emissions. Total carbon emissions of all building materials and products and the construction involved to put them together is known as building’s embodied carbon. Embodied carbon accounts for about 20% of the carbon emissions from the building sector (Lane, 2010).

  • Knowledge partner
    Country of registration
    Netherlands
    Relation to CTCN
    Network Member
    Sector(s) of expertise
    Energy efficiency
    Infrastructure and Urban planning

    3 Ideas Ltd is an award winning consultancy specialising in technology development and transfer, architecture, design and cultural research.

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    Knowledge partner
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    Ecuador
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    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
    Country of registration
    Vietnam
    Relation to CTCN
    TA proponent
    Sector(s) of expertise
    Infrastructure and Urban planning

    The Ministry of Construction (MOC, Vietnamese: Bộ Xây dựng) is a government ministry in Vietnam responsible for state administration on construction, building materials, housing and office buildings, architecture, urban and rural construction planning, urban infrastructure, public services; and r

  • 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.

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

    Clean Energy Nepal (CEN) is an independent, non profit service oriented, policy, research and implementation organisation established in 1999 with a mission to educate and aware people on issues related to climate change, energy and other environmental issues and work for reducing air pollution a

  • Country of registration
    Finland
    Relation to CTCN
    Network Member
    Sector(s) of expertise
    Energy efficiency
    Industry

    Motiva Services Oy is a Private Sector Organization established in 2008 with a mission to create well-being by promoting the use of energy and materials that are as harmless to the environment and as productive as possible. Motiva Services Oy is fully owned subsidiary by Motiva Oy.

  • Objective

    This article gives an overview about low-carbon building materials. This includes sections about the feasibility of the technology and operational necessities, the status of the technology and its future market potential, how the technology could contribute to socio-economic development and environmental problems and financial requirements and costs.

  • Country of registration
    Vietnam
    Relation to CTCN
    Network Member
    Sector(s) of expertise
    Agriculture
    Renewable energy
    Energy efficiency
    Forestry
    Industry
    Water

    Established in 1998, the Centre for Energy and Green Growth Research (CEGR, formerly the Research Centre for Energy and Environment) is a not-for-profit research and consulting organization and a non-governmental member of Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA).&nb

  • Knowledge partner
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration
    Japan
    Relation to CTCN
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner
    Sector(s) of expertise
    Renewable energy
    Energy efficiency
    Industry
    Infrastructure and Urban planning
    Transport
    Waste management
    Water

    The Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center, Japan (OECC) is a non-governmental organization supported by the Ministry of the Environment of Japan, promoting international cooperation activities related to climate change, global environment conservation, research, capacity building, and support