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.
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Linking Heat and Electricity Systems: Co-generation and District Heating and Cooling Solutions for a Clean Energy FutureType:PublicationPublication date:Objective:Sectors:
This report highlights two underutilized but fully implementable technologies that efficiently integrate heat and electricity systems, provide flexibility and enhance energy security. It examines what restricts co‑generation and efficient district heating and cooling systems that can help de-carbonize the energy system.
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VIGMR, established since 1965 under MONRE, is leading research institute in Vietnam on Geosciences and Mineral Resources. With mandate to boost sustainable national development by geoscientific and technological advancement, VIGMR conducts researches, survey and development of georesources, R&D and achievements diffusion corresponding to geohazards and global environment changes. Geopark, renewable energy, waste treatment, phytoremediation of environment, CO2 mineralization and other climate change technologies, and community-based capacity building are some focuses of VIGMR.
Study of low energy buildings in China.
Demonstration of how the building integrates the various technologies in solar thermal, electricity and ground source heat pump, etc,
Demonstration of the ecological aspect of this zero-energy high-rise office building (Netherlands).
Demonstration of the ecological aspect of the 50 buildings newly built in the eco-district Llevant of Viladecans (Spain)
Demonstration of the ecological aspect of this center (Turkey).
An overall policy and recommendations for low energy buildings in China.
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The China National Engineering Research Center for Human Settlements (CNERCHS) is carrying out a REEEP project "Promoting low energy building program in China". This project supports the development of a strategy for the sustainable development of the energy consumption in the construction industry in China.