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Jia, L. (author), Qian, K. (author), Meijer, F.M. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
In China, majority of residential buildings constructed before 2000 remain poor energy performances due to few regulations on energy conservation before 2000. Thus there is a great potential for energy savings in China’s residential buildings. However, in the current situation it is difficult to this make full use of this energy saving potential...
conference paper 2017
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Wu, H. (author), Qian, K. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author), Straub, A. (author)
Sustainable development has been the focus of all major industries in the world, especially in the construction industry. As one of the sustainable construction modes, housing industrialization (HI) is now absorbing a growing number of attentions that lead the industry to go green. However, the implementation of HI in China is far from...
conference paper 2017
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Filippidou, F. (author), Nieboer, N.E.T. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
Energy renovations offer unique opportunities to increase the energy efficiency of the built environment and for the existing housing stock, they are the most important solution. Usually, energy savings are based on modelling calculations. However, recent research has shown that the predicted energy consumption differs largely from the actual...
conference paper 2017
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Visscher, H.J. (author)
The European Union formulated high ambitions of energy reductions to be realised in the built environment. The existing housing stock covers a major share of energy use and is seen as high potential to contribute to the savings. This should be realised in the first place by reducing the energy demand for heating by renovation of the existing...
conference paper 2017
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Visscher, H.J. (author), Meijer, F.M. (author)
The goals of energy saving and CO2 reductions to create an energy neutral building stock seem only to be reached by strict and supportive governmental policies. In Europe the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive and the Energy Efficiency Directive are driving forces for Member States to develop and strengthen energy performance regulations...
conference paper 2016
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Visscher, H.J. (author), Meijer, F.M. (author)
conference paper 2016
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Meijer, F.M. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
Demands on the energy performance of new and existing buildings hold a prominent place in the regulations of all European countries. The influence of EU policy goals and contents of EU Directives reverberate strongly in the energy regulations. Goals set by the European Union are that all newly built constructions must have a zero energy level by...
conference paper 2016
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Meijer, F.M. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
Traditionally quality control of construction work in Europe was a governmental responsibility. In most European countries local authority building control were responsible for the issuing of planning or building permits and carried out plan approval, site-inspections and checks on completion of constructions. During the last decades however...
conference paper 2016
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Zhuang, T. (author), Qian, QK (author), Visscher, H.J. (author), Elsinga, M.G. (author)
China’s fast growth of economy and urbanization has created a world record on its own since its reform and opening-up policy in late 1970s. This drives mass demolition and reconstruction and leaves a short lifespan of existing buildings through unsustainable urban renewal. Many developed countries/regions, such as the UK and Hong Kong, have long...
conference paper 2016
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van den Brom, P.I. (author), Meijer, A. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
The energy saving policies of governments are not resulting in the energy saving they were aiming for[1]. Theoretical energy saving predictions are an important and frequently used tool for policy makers to develop energy saving policies and to set energy saving targets. Majcen et al. [2] showed a discrepancy between actual and theoretical...
conference paper 2016
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Ma, J. (author), Qian, QK (author), Ye, Q (author), Song, K. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author), Zhao, Q (author)
In 2006, China published the first National Evaluation Standard for Green Building (ESGB), which soon became the most widely spread evaluation system in the country. With the fast growth of urbanization, ESGB 2006 version no longer meets the current needs and requires an update. Based on the implementation outcomes of ESGB 2006 and expert...
conference paper 2016
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Filippidou, F. (author), Nieboer, N.E.T. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
The existing housing stock plays a major role in the realization of the energy efficiency targets set in EU member states such as the Netherlands. The non-profit housing sector in this country dominates the housing market as it represents 31% of the total housing stock. The focus of this paper is to examine the energy efficiency measures that...
conference paper 2015
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Visscher, H.J. (author)
The housing stock has a major energy saving potential and is mostly considered to be the sector in which energy efficiency most cost effectively could be achieved. 30% of all energy use is consumed in the housing stock. The European union has formulated targets for a reduction of CO2 emissions to be achieved by a combination of energy efficiency...
conference paper 2015
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Visscher, H.J. (author)
The urgent need for a dramatic reduction of fossil fuels in the built environment is without any doubt. The energy saving potential of the building stock is considered to be large and to be the most cost efficient sector to contribute to the CO2 reductions. Goals set by the European Union are to build net zero energy buildings in 2020 and to...
conference paper 2015
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Meijer, F.M. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
Owners are responsible to maintain their own dwellings in an adequate manner. In practice however all kinds of constraints occur. Lack of financial means and insufficient (technical or practical) knowledge are the most important barriers. Because the quality of owner-occupied housing exceeds the individual interest; there are also general...
conference paper 2015
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Visscher, H.J. (author), Filippidou, F. (author), Nieboer, N.E.T. (author)
The European Union formulated high ambitions of energy reductions to be realised in the built environment. The existing housing stock covers a major share of energy use and is seen as high potential to contribute to the savings. This should be realised in the first place by reducing the energy demand for heating by renovation of the existing...
conference paper 2015
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Visscher, H.J. (author)
Energy performance contracting is based on the idea that the investments for the improvements of the energy performance of a building through better insulation and more efficient installations will be covered by the savings of the use of energy in the use phase. The external contractor takes care of all the investments costs and guarantees the...
conference paper 2014
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Meacham, B. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author), Meijer, F.M. (author), Chan, C. (author), Chan, E. (author), Laubscher, J. (author), Neng Kwei Sung, J. (author), Dodds, B. (author), Serra, J. (author), Tenorio, J.A. (author), Echeverria, J.B. (author), Sanches-Ostiz, A. (author)
This session brings together policy-makers, government officials, researchers and others to present perspectives on how innovation in building regulation and control, such as performancebased approaches, are currently being used to advance sustainability concepts in buildings, and where and how we might see further innovation in the coming years...
conference paper 2014
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Majcen, D. (author), Itard, L.C.M. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
In 2002 EU adopted the Energy Performance of Buildings directive which was subsequently adopted by the member states. However, more than a decade later, no national registers of certificates have become available publicly or to research institutions in order to give feedback on the introduced regulation. By exploring the 4 million certificates...
conference paper 2014
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Visscher, H.J. (author), Meijer, F.M. (author)
Considerations of climate change, but also other political and economic reasons urge for the reduction of use of fossil fuels and the minimization of environmental impact by the built environment. The energy saving potential of the building stock is large and considered to be the most cost efficient sector to contribute to the CO2 reduction...
conference paper 2014
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