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Mlecnik, E. (author)
It is expected that future buildings will be able to manage their demand and generation not only according to local climate conditions and user needs, but also related to changing grid requirements. This development will introduce new challenges regarding asset management, which so far have not been explored. <br/>This innovation adoption...
abstract 2018
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de Koning, J.I.J.C. (author)
Co-creation for sustainable products and actions is a new approach to most of Vietnamese enterprises and consumers. The co-design workshop between companies and customers is an innovative way to bring them together, create mutual understanding and put the spotlight on sustainability. Through the GetGreen Vietnam project promoting sustainable...
book 2017
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Cavallo, R. (author), de Waaijer, D.A. (author)
book chapter 2016
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Asveld, L. (author), Osseweijer, P. (author), Posada Duque, J.A. (author)
In this chapter we aim to give an overview of the main societal and ethical issues that are currently voiced around industrial biotechnology. We will illustrate this with some recent cases, such as the development of synthetic artemisinin, synthetic vanillin and vegetable oil produced by engineered algae. We show that current societal and...
book chapter 2019
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Stougie, L. (author), van der Kooi, H.J. (author), Valero Delgado, A. (author)
The selection of power generation systems is important when striving for a more sustainable society. However, the results of environmental, economic and social sustainability assessments are subject to new insights into the calculation methods and to changing needs, economic conditions and societal preferences. Researchers active in the field of...
conference paper 2015
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Castro, Maria F. (author), Mateus, Ricardo (author), Bragança, Luís (author)
The health sector has a strong influence on the economy of nations and their policies and is based in a group of buildings where the quality of the indoor and outdoor environment is quite important. The impacts of these buildings are relevant compared to other buildings because they are directly related to human health. The healthcare providers...
conference paper 2017
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Prins, M. (author), Mohammadi, S. (author), Slob, N. (author)
Recently the Circular Economy (CE) concept has gained momentum in the Netherlands, propounding that environmental impact reduction can provide a significant positive economical impulse. The government, larger parts of the industry as a whole, as well as the construction industry, has warmly received this approach. At first sight the CE concept...
conference paper 2015
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Bekebrede, G. (author), van Bueren, E.M. (author), Wenzler, I. (author), van Veen, A.J. (author)
Cities face a challenging task in reducing CO2 emissions. Multiple technical solutions on district level as well as household level are available; multiple stakeholders with different values and possibilities to intervene are involved; and their actions highly influence the performance. To get a better understanding of these complexities and to...
conference paper 2018
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Balkenende, A.R. (author), Bakker, C.A. (author)
Sustainability of electronic products until recently mainly focused on improving the energy efficiency. Recently, resource efficiency has become of growing importance. Due to the use of relatively small amounts of many valuable and scarce materials, often intimately mixed, the design of electronic products deserves specific attention. From a...
conference paper 2015
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Isabella, O. (author), Ganesan Nair, G. (author), Tozzi, A (author), Hernandez Castro Barreto, J (author), Chandra Mouli, G.R. (author), Lantsheer, F (author), van Berkel, S (author), Zeman, M. (author)
Photovoltaic (PV) systems are progressively used for decentralized electricity generation. To obtain the maximum yield from such systems, optimisation of all components is essential. In this contribution, we provide a comprehensive modelling and sizing of PV systems for any location. Three applications are here presented providing real time...
conference paper 2015
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Sauerwein, M. (author), Bakker, C.A. (author), Balkenende, A.R. (author)
Circular product design is a relatively new approach to design suitable strategies to realize circular products. Additive manufacturing (AM) is seen as a promising enabling production process. It has digital and additive characteristics, which makes AM different from conventional production techniques. However, it is yet unclear how this...
conference paper 2017
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Marrero, Madelyn (author), Martin, C.L. (author), Muntean, Radu (author), González-Vallejo, Patricia (author), Rodríguez-Alba, MD (author)
Several strategies are presented to teach university students and professionals in the sector how to reduce the environmental impact of our cities. First, the European City-zen project is summarized and its application to the city of Seville, more specifically to Tiro de Linea, a working class neighborhood, is described; the viability and...
conference paper 2018
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Heurkens, E.W.T.M. (author)
Strategies and partnerships for delivering sustainable private sector-led urban development projects are yet to be effectuated. Despite the fact that actors in real estate development increasingly incorporate sustainability features into decision-making, it seems that developing sustainable urban areas – taking into account more complex social,...
conference paper 2017
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Rieck, Frank (author), Machielsen, C. (author), van Duin, Ron (author)
Will the Automotive era come to an end in the 21th century? Looking at today’s environmental and economic challenges of the use of cars based on last century technology and listening to some trend watchers one could think so. Cars can be regarded, as an old school status product indeed, for which there is no use, no place, no money and no...
conference paper 2017
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Kiel, J (author), Taale, Henk (author)
In Europe, different road authorities have to face the ever increasing pressure to integrate their road network service provision with - often conflicting - different trends and conditions such as congestion, climate change, individualism, urbanization, safety, environmental issues and economic growth. There is also a need to cooperate with...
conference paper 2019
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Krah, S.C. (author), Magnier, L.B.M. (author)
The environmental burden of packaging is huge. However, redesigning packaging to make it more sustainable without damaging its other functions is not always easy and can have a negative impact on consumers’ choice. In this paper, we adopt a user-perspective and test the effects of packaging appearance and a better eco-label on consumers’...
conference paper 2019
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Kuijer, S.C. (author)
Sustainable design faces challenges at a scale and level of complexity that are ill at ease with design’s mainstream focus on products and users. Recently, social practice theory has been suggested as a promising theoretical framework to inform new ways of designing. In social practice theory, practices – socially shared entities such as...
doctoral thesis 2014
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den Hollander, M.C. (author)
This thesis argues that in order to increase the likelihood that product lifetime extension in a circular economy will be successful from both an environmental and an economic perspective, industrial designers need to be able to control not only the spatial dimension (materialization and geometry) of products, but also their temporal dimension....
doctoral thesis 2018
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Alghamdi, N.A.A. (author)
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has experienced a huge investment from the government in many sectors such as health, education, infrastructure, and so on. A special focus has been given to the higher education sector. This is because education, and higher education in particular, is key for the development of any country. To realise this, the...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Raji, B. (author)
With the aim to limit the number of ineffective designs, this dissertation has investigated the impact of architectural design strategies on improving the energy performance of and thermal comfort in high-rise office buildings in temperate, sub-tropical and tropical climates. As the starting-point of this research, a comparative study between...
doctoral thesis 2018
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