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Daylight harnessing

Daylight harnessing

  • 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.

  • Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    Switzerland
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner

    The Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy (BASE) is a Swiss Foundation and Specialised Partner of United Nations Environment. BASE develops innovative ideas and tailored market-driven solutions to drive investment in sustainable energy and to meet the challenge of climate change.

    BASE has implemented projects incorporating locally appropriate climate technologies in North and South America, Africa, Asia and Europe.

  • Global Environment Centre Foundation

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    Japan
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner

    The Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC) is an entity that supports the UNEP’s International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC), based in Japan. GEC is dedicated to the transfer of environmentally sound technologies, in both developing countries and countries with economies in transition. The foundation aims to contribute to Japan’s international efforts on the environment, sharing project collaborations as well as promoting Japan’s rich conservation knowledge and experience in developing nations.

  • Improved Wireless Networked Lighting Interface

    Type: 
    Product
    Technology:

    More than one-third of the total primary energy used in the US is consumed by buildings about two-thirds of this building energy use is attributed to electricity about 30% of this electricity use is from lighting and consequently lighting dominates the potential energy savings for building electrical use. Although 25-40% of potential lighting energy savings could be achieved by daylight harvesting load shedding and scheduling etc advanced smart lighting control technologies are considered impractical for legacy buildings due to costly retrofitting.

  • Energy Efficiency Services Limited

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    India
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Sector(s) of expertise:

    Background & Objective: In order to develop a viable ESCO industry in India, Ministry of Power, Government of India has set up Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), to facilitate implementation of energy efficiency projects. EESL work as ESCO, as Consultancy Organization for CDM, Energy Efficiency, etc.; as a Resource Centre for capacity building of SDAs, Utilities, F.I's etc. EESL will also lead the market-related actions of the NMEEE. It is registered under the companies act 1956.

  • Photonic panels for passive daytime cooling

    Type: 
    Product
    Technology:

    Researchers in Prof. Shanhui Fan’s laboratory have developed a robust high-performance panel for passive daytime cooling. The device could provide air conditioning without electricity or improve energy efficiency of buildings and vehicles. Using an engineered nanophotonic material this technology incorporates a thermal emitter and solar reflector into one unit. The panel achieves net cooling power in excess of 100 watts/square meter.

  • Weather-Responsive Shade Control System

    Type: 
    Product
    Technology:

    The weather-responsive shade control system is software that controls one or more motorized window and/or skylight shade devices to provide: 1) optimum interior daylighting conditions 2) control direct sun glare and 3) control heat gain inside the building based on whether the building needs heating or cooling. The software uses light sensors to determine whether the sky is cloudy or clear and whether interior daylight illumination is within above or below a desired range.

  • Simplified Daylight Harvesting

    Type: 
    Product
    Technology:

    With support from the Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program of the California Energy Commission (CEC) the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) has developed the foundations for a simplified on/off and stepped dimming control system for bi-level lighting applications. The new simplified daylighting control system is composed of a microcontroller a photo sensor an optional occupancy sensor and optional user controls. These components can be integrated into single product/units or be combined through wired and/or wireless communications for a variety of products and systems.