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Tijsma, Lara (author)
The reduction of waste materials is an important step towards a more circular economy. Within the mattress industry, the focus on sustainability and recycling has increased substantially over the last few years. In the Netherlands and a few other European countries the recycling of mattresses is strongly encouraged or made mandatory by local and...
master thesis 2017
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Benjamens, Lies (author)
On 12 December 2015 in Paris, 195 countries reached the World’s first climate agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to reduce greenhouse gases emissions. At present, consumers are expecting companies to operate responsibly to address social and environmental issues (59% of global consumers have...
master thesis 2017
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Aarts, B. (author)
This thesis presents the conceptual design process of a new intervention to stimulate pro-environmental disposal behaviour. Littering is a growing problem in the world. Research shows that the brand which is found most between the litter in the Netherlands is Red Bull. Although many interventions have been applied to try to change behaviour of...
master thesis 2016
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Doolaard, J.M. (author)
In 2013 Delft signed the E-deal, an Energy-deal in which is stated that the city Delft needs to be energy neutral in 2050. TU Delft is one of the organisations that joined the challenge as well. This was the starting point of this graduation project. This master thesis presents the design process of the IDE Energy Challenge Network, a network...
master thesis 2015
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Peeters, A.L. (author)
This research and design graduation project revolves around two topics: sustainable meat consumption and the impact design can have on attitude-behavior consistency. The project is a collaboration between Wageningen UR Livestock Research (WUR) and Delft University of Technology. WUR is currently seeking solutions to increase the sustainability...
master thesis 2014
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Ingenegeren, R.A.C. (author)
Even though the Econova television of Philips has proved to be the best holistic environmentally friendly television, with an extremely low energy usage, it could still be improved by using lower impact materials. The eco-impact of printed circuit boards remains a main area worthy of further study. A first step is made in the direction of a...
master thesis 2011
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Van den Eerenbeemt, P. (author)
This graduation project is based on an active role of the consumer to be able to design, produce and use his/her own sustainable product. It combines Personal Fabrication and Co-creation with Sustainability in a product proposal for the company Enviu - Innovators in Sustainability. The three pillars of this project have been explored in the...
master thesis 2011
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Genoves, J. (author)
The present project is about making the toilet more water efficient. Standard toilets use 15 times more drinking water per day than a human does. The proposed concept is a toilet based on the waste separation principle. Considering that each type of human waste requires different amount of water to be flushed away, the new toilet adapts to male...
master thesis 2011
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Huovinen, P. (author)
The on-going literature review has revealed a platform of the 62 construction-related business management (BM) concepts, published mainly via the journals between the years 1990-2009. The aim of this paper is to enhance the managing of construction-related businesses in highly environmentally sustainable ways. A focused review resulted in the...
conference paper 2011
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Garcia-Erviti, F. (author), Valverde, L.R. (author)
This paper is presented in CIB: Management and Innovation Sustainable Built Environment 2011, as the study and analysis of the residential model of a rural area from the Iberian Peninsula, specifically applied to the case of the province of Cáceres, in the autonomous region of Extremadura, in Spain. To this end, from a database made up of...
conference paper 2011
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Huovinen, P. (author)
The background involves the multiplication of Porter's (1980) five forces framework and the prior design of the 8-arena framework for capturing complexity of managing businesses within each of hundreds of (inter)national construction markets. In turn, the aim of this theoretical paper is to advance environmental sustainability as part of...
conference paper 2011
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Sminia, O. (author), Vogtländer, J.G. (author), Brezet, J.C. (author)
The European Coastal Islands around the North sea, are joined together in a project that stimulates sustainable development. Within this 'Cradle-to-Cradle Islands' project, some islands were selected as breading grounds for potentially sustainable projects. One of these projects was the development of a device for transport: the “Vrachtfiets”. A...
conference paper 2010
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Sminia, O. (author), Vogtländer, J. (author), Brezet, H. (author)
The European Coastal Islands around the North sea, are joined together in a project that stimulates sustainable development. Within this 'Cradle-to-Cradle Islands' project, some islands were selected as breading grounds for potentially sustainable projects. One of these projects was the development of a device for transport: the “Vrachtfiets”. A...
conference paper 2010
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Reubens, R.R.R. (author), Brezet, J.C. (author), Christiaans, H.H.C.M. (author)
There is a growing demand globally for products which impact sustainability positively. Bamboo fulfills these criteria, since it is a highly renewable timber replacement material which does not cause deforestation. It simultaneously has the potential to create livelihood opportunities for both the urban and rural poor. The eco-friendly potential...
conference paper 2010
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Reubens, R. (author), Brezet, H. (author), Christiaans, H. (author)
There is a growing demand globally for products which impact sustainability positively. Bamboo fulfills these criteria, since it is a highly renewable timber replacement material which does not cause deforestation. It simultaneously has the potential to create livelihood opportunities for both the urban and rural poor. The eco-friendly potential...
conference paper 2010
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Zachrisson, J. (author), Boks, C. (author)
Increased focus in research on the environmental consequences of behaviour and product usage the last decade has resulted in a number of different design strategies. The strategies are meant to stimulate desired behavioural patterns or to avoid undesired ones. Although this provides understanding of how behaviour may be changed, there has been...
conference paper 2010
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Koren, G.W. (author)
An analysis and exploration of opportunities for the production of high value bamboo products by craftsmen for the Western market, using a new bamboo material.
master thesis 2010
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Stoop, J.A. (author)
This Master thesis shows how to create environmental awareness through the use of strategic brand and product design in the country of Costa Rica. An adaptation of the Delft Innovation Model has been constructed to determine the strategy for a new company. Using this model, the external factors (environment) can be analysed and the internal...
master thesis 2010
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Lavrysen, T.H.M. (author)
In this project, the interactions between parents and their children, while performing daily activities were researched, as well as their opinions on energy saving and playing games together. Using these insights, a product had to be designed that fits within the current activities at Philips and that brings together parents and their children...
master thesis 2010
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Van Toorenburg, H.M. (author)
The objective of this project was to develop a product that can be produced by basket weavers in Haiti for the Western market, creating employment and income. The product that was developed is a wicker cradle that is based on the sustainable thought of longer use time, natural material use and transparent business.
master thesis 2010
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