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Greening the built environment

Greening the built environment

  • Green Zone - a Unique Model for Circular Management of Waste, Water and Energy

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:

    Green Zone is a unique pioneering project, proving that it’s possible to create an almost waste-free environment even when building and operating services like a car wash and petrol station. The synergy-based solutions for air, light, energy and water make Green Zone a centre for learning about circular sustainability. Green Zone in Umeå was the first of its kind when it was established in 2000, and it’s still a role model when it comes to energy efficiency, environmental sustainability and a circular approach.

  • 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.

  • Cool roofs

    Type: 
    Technology
    Objective:

    Cool roofs can help reduce the heat island effect and also help improving the energy performance of the buildings. A cool roof can reflect the sun’s heat and emits absorbed radiation back into the atmosphere at a higher rate than standard materials. The cool roofs technology has been used for more than 20 years (EPA, 2012). The cool roof basically helps in reflecting sunlight and heat, thus reducing the temperature of the roofs. 20-­‐25% of the urban surface is reported to be occupied by roof surface.

  • Greening the built environment

    Type: 
    Technology
    Objective:

    Greening the built environment is one of the most feasible and cost effective mitigation options for building sectors in rural and low density urban areas. Simple techniques, such as providing a garden and a pond, can be found in traditional houses in many countries. Taking a traditional house setting in Vietnam for example, plants in the garden provide vegetables and fruit, absorb carbon dioxide, offer shade and cool the ambient temperature.

  • 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.    

  • Lightweight Green Roof Media

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:

    This invention is a light-weight high-quality green roof soil media for green roof manufacturers. The product is a hybrid soil media that can be used in building green roofs for commercial and residential buildings. The media weighs 50% less than the typical soil media currently used in the market. The mixture involves the use of a proprietary mix that when combined in the right proportion in achieve weight-efficient and cost-effective media mixture for excellent plant growth on the roof.