The Story of an International Knowledge Network in the Field of Sustainable Building


Like most good ideas, basin was conceived out of necessity. There was a need in the building sector

for more information on appropriate and cost-efficient building materials and construction technologies in the

developing countries, while the flow of knowledge between North and South and within the South was

sparse. Research and development activities were duplicated, and the knowledge of well meaning organisations

was insufficient. A hub for collecting and distributing knowledge did not exist.


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