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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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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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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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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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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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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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Meijer, F.M. (author), Tambach, M. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
Home-owners are in principal responsible for maintaining the physical quality of their dwellings. It is in their own interest to do this in an adequate manner, but all kinds of constraints can and do occur in practice. Lack of financial means and insufficient (technical or practical) knowledge are only two of the possible barriers. The quality...
conference paper 2012
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Visscher, H.J. (author), Meijer, F.M. (author)
conference paper 2011
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Costa Branco De Oliveira Pedro, J.A. (author), Meijer, F.M. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
Building regulations set minimum requirements for safe, healthy, energy-efficient and accessible buildings. To guarantee that these requirements are applied, a building control system is indispensable. The trend towards a common market for construction products and services justifies gaining a better insight into the building control systems in...
conference paper 2011
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Tambach, M. (author), Meijer, F. (author), Visscher, H. (author)
Dutch municipalities are faced with an ageing private housing stock, of which parts show a diversity of quality backlogs, including their energy quality. Dutch municipalities are in the process of developing a combination of communicative and economic policy instruments to seduce private homeowners to invest in their dwellings’ quality....
conference paper 2011
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Tambach, M. (author), Meijer, F. (author), Visscher, H. (author)
Dutch municipalities are faced with an ageing private housing stock, of which parts show a diversity of quality backlogs, including their energy quality. Dutch municipalities are in the process of developing a combination of communicative and economic policy instruments to seduce private homeowners to invest in their dwellings’ quality....
conference paper 2011
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Costa Branco De Oliveira Pedro, J.A. (author), Meijer, F.M. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
The purpose of this paper is to compare technical building regulations in European Union (EU) countries. Three research questions are addressed: what are the main differences and similarities? what are the main types of organization and formulation? what are the main trends and developments? The following tasks were carried out in order to...
conference paper 2010
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Visscher, H.J. (author), Meijer, F.M. (author), Itard, L.C.M. (author)
Since a few years the attention for building regulatory systems and enforcement procedures is growing. Various developments in society, politics and the construction industry have influenced changes in the systems of building control in the last 20 years. The influence of climate change and the related demands on buildings will have a very...
conference paper 2010
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Costa Branco De Oliveira Pedro, J.A. (author), Meijer, F.M. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
Building regulations set minimum requirements for safe, healthy, energy-efficient and accessible buildings. To guarantee that these requirements are applied, a building control system is indispensable. The trend towards a common market for construction products and services justifies gaining better insight into the building control systems in...
conference paper 2009
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Visscher, H.J. (author), Mlecnik, E. (author), Meijer, F.M. (author)
conference paper 2009
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Murphy, L.C. (author), Meijer, F.M. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
conference paper 2009
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Meijer, F.M. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
Electronic customer related services of governments have expanded enormously. In many regulatory domains the use of ICT services has become common property. This applies also to the field of building regulations. Main theme of this paper is the possibility to apply online for a building permit. The developments in 18 European countries are being...
conference paper 2009
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