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Mooyaart, L.F. (author)
In the Netherlands 6,8% of the total electricity production came from renewable energy sources. Electricity was 17 % of the total energy consumption in that year. In total 1,2% of the energy consumption was therefore renewable. The objective of the cabinet to get 20% of the energy from renewable energy sources will therefore be a major challenge...
master thesis 2009
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Afman, M.R. (author)
Consumers largely use outdated and inefficient lighting technology. If 40% of the electricity consumed in residential lighting could be saved, a 320 MW power plant could be taken off the grid. The European Union has acknowledged this problem. Its `ban on bulbs'--regulation tries to force consumers to switch to more efficient lighting (such as...
master thesis 2010
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Slob, C. (author), Mohammadi, S. (author)
Our society and economy are constantly changing. In spite of this the demands and wishes of users also changes. Most of the current building stock is developed as mono-functional buildings to fulfil the demand at a particular moment. They are not designed for the lifespan in which they are functional. Because of their shortcomings in...
master thesis 2010
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Talsma, L. (author)
The housing stock in the Netherlands is not up to date when it comes to the energy ambitions of the government. The covenant Meer met Minder urges for the CO2 reduction of 30% in the built environment in between 2008 and 2020. This means that 2,4 million buildings in the country have to be energy renovated within a set time limit. Housing...
master thesis 2011
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Bouwhuis, T.E.L.M. (author)
Increasing interior comfort standard, rising energy prices, a tendency to use large glazed surfaces in architecture and growing environmental awareness are several important reasons for the use of sun shading. Ideally, a sunshade should sustain a comfortable interior climate by controlling the solar energy transmission through a window, with the...
master thesis 2013
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Heidegger, V. (author)
This Master’s thesis investigates the possibilities for the implementation of Building Performance Simulation in the early design stage by discussing the development of the EnergyFacade tool, an early stage façade design toolbox based on the principles of parametric and associative design, which were found to provide a suitable solution strategy...
master thesis 2013
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Mynett, L.S. (author)
If we look at the energy consumption of a household we see transport is number one. Open areas in a downtown area are not easy to find, which explains the long travel distance people make. Old harbors are located in the center of a city on the other hand are mostly wasteland. The rea- son is that the area has a high flood risk because it is...
master thesis 2015
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Allen Kaegh, J. (author)
The Waste and Energy industry is a huge problem in the USA but also a growing problem in all global cities. Interestingly the 2014 Rotterdam Architecture Biennale is dealing with similar issues; ‘Urban by Nature’ explores the implications on nature of overgrowing urbanity, a key issue with this is waste management and our growing need for energy...
master thesis 2015
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De Kloet, M. (author)
This report focuses on a feasibility study of a device that harvests electricity from the vertical motion of pontoons in tidal waves. The study includes an overall look into tidal prediction through laser satellite altimetry and converts the ocean based data of these models into near shore approximations. Furthermore the report compares several...
master thesis 2015
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Baldassarre, B. (author)
Thanks is a service based on a smartphone application, which enables companies to step up with corporate social responsibility (CSR) by reducing energy consumption in their office buildings while supporting one NGO working for environmental protection and conservation.
master thesis 2015
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De Vries, S.S.R. (author)
The increase of decentralized energy generation and the increase of global attention for sustainable energy usage are developments that increase the demand of consumers to get insight in their energy consumption and in possible improvements that could increase the efficiency and sustainability of the energy usage. Current products and services...
master thesis 2016
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Balkuv, Faik (author)
In recent years the world is becoming more aware on the burden of the fossil fuels on the planets ecosystem as well as climate. One of the major reasons is, due to greenhouse gasses in which most of them are caused by carbon release by consumption of fossil fuels. The building sector in almost every country is a major contributor to the...
master thesis 2017
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Schöffer, Samuel (author)
New technologies are being developed to produce electricity cleaner and more efficient. A promising technology among these is the solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC). It electrochemically converts chemical energy into electricity. This process is highly efficient and several types of fuel are suitable. Furthermore, the SOFC operates at a high...
master thesis 2017
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Weel, Joeri (author)
Long before the existence of today’s computer, information and communication technologies, the design of current energy grids has been set. Nowadays, ‘conventional’ energy grids – including electricity, gas and thermal grids – are being transformed into smart grids, which consist of various technological components such as smart meters, energy...
master thesis 2017
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Hunink, Yvo (author)
Technologies used in the energy sector, and many other sectors, are too complex for innovation by a single actor. Many influences from different types of actors are required to advance the technology, creating a collective innovation process. However, without the right accountability structures between different types of actors, unfavourable...
master thesis 2017
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van der Planken, Jonathan (author)
In this research the role of thick flexible soles in energy-efficient humanoid walking is analyzed. It is<br/>hypothesized that, the addition of underactuated degrees of freedom under the foot gives the robot<br/>the potential to execute a pseudo-passive walking motion 1, which yields a decrease in ankle torque<br/>and energy expenditure....
master thesis 2017
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Redekop-van der Meulen, Élan (author)
Though often successful in geopolitical and economical terms, the tendency to engineer infrastructures for ‘single purpose’ often resulted in disrupted landscapes and erasure of cultural and natural values (Strang 1996). Besides this, Tokyo deals with a wide range of problematiques, from the threat of earthquakes destroying its expressways and...
master thesis 2017
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Peluffo Navarro, Miguel (author)
The thesis explores the necessity of change for the building stock of Amsterdam driven by the cities climate and densification targets, to develop a design of a retrofit for a building typology that maximizes the areas ability to reach these objectives. The area analysed for the retrofit design was a defined region in Amsterdam Nieuw-west, a...
master thesis 2017
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Boerman, Max (author)
As a response to land scarcity, climate change, the decreasing stock of fossil fuels and the pressure on the drinking water system, this proposal proposes to extend cities onto the water within a floating, modular and self-sustaining neighbourhood. This proposal includes research into floating mechanisms, modular systems, and various systems to...
master thesis 2017
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Höfte, Vincent (author)
The global energy demand is increasing as a result of population growth and increased wealth standards. The share of local renewable energy supply is also increasing, driven by the urge to mitigate climate problems.<br/><br/>Residential energy demand and renewable energy supply are both intermittent; the demand profile depends on several aspects...
master thesis 2018
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