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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.

  • Building life cycle and integrated design process

    Type: 
    Technology
    Objective:

    The life cycle and integrated design process can be understood as a design process to deliver a building, in which its relationship to the surrounding context, technical components and technologies are parts of a whole system, for the whole building life cycle (Larsson, 2005). This objective can be obtained once interdisciplinary professional team members work collaboratively right from the inception and conceptual design to make strategic decisions and address all design issues.

  • Daylight harnessing

    Type: 
    Technology
    Objective:

    Daylight harnessing technologies are applied to bring diffused daylight into the building interior. There are many available methods and technologies available to harness daylight and this section covers three selective technologies, which are commonly found in good practice and yet highly applicable in developing countries. They are light shelves, light pipes and skylights. They can be deployed independently or in combination, depending on the building’s configuration and functions.

  • High performance building facades

    Type: 
    Technology
    Objective:

    The building façade is the interface between the external and internal environments of a building. Therefore, it has a large impact on occupants’ interface with the surrounding environment; energy efficiency and the indoor environmental quality performance of a building, such as lighting and HVAC electricity loads; and peak load to maintain good lighting level and thermal comfort for the occupants.

  • 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.